Tuesday SnowDecember 10th, 2013 at 1:50 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Tuesday PM Leave a comment if you have a snow measurement for us. – 20-car pile-up on US 131 near 10 Mile Road. I shoveled 4-5″ of snow out of my driveway before I left for work. (Alpine Twp.) Heaviest snow along and just east of US 131. New data shows axis of heavier snow tomorrow from NE Allegan Co. across N Barry Co…4-8 inches could fall if a heavier single band develops. It still looks like a general 2-5″ snow for the weekend, more snow next Monday night. I know it’s waaaaay early, but the GFS is showing a Christmas Eve snowstorm with snow and drifting snow here, at least several inches and travel problems for many in the NE quarter of the U.S. Warmest temperature on the European is mid-upper 20s on Sunday. Watch the news tonight for the latest. Roads snow-covered and slippery, esp. side streets and rural roads that have not been plowed yet. Keep checking back here to look at radar and the links. Flurries early tonight, then the snow starts ramping up before daybreak.
Links: Grand Rapids radar, Northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar, Detroit radar and Milwaukee radar. Here’s the College of DuPage Radar Map (pick any radar in the U.S.), College of DuPage Grand Rapids radar, the West Michigan Lightning Tracker, National Lightning Tracker, the local warning/advisory map and the National warning/watch/advisory map, and a surface weather map. You can checkout the latest Grand Rapids NWS discussion, the Northern Indiana NWS discussion (includes the Michigan Counties that border Indiana), the discussion for Northern Lower Michigan, and Eastern Lower Michigan. Check out Storm Total Rainfall (until they reset it). Here’s the Spyglass Condos Weather Station the S. Haven GLERL station, the Muskegon GLERL station, the Grand Haven Steelheaders webcam and weather station, and the weather station at Holland State Park. Check out the Maranatha Webcam at Lake Michigan and links to webcams. Here’s the infrared satellite loop (night) and the visible satellite loop (daytime), Lake Michigan water temperatures (summer). Here’s storm reports from SW Michigan, Northern Michigan, NE Illinois, SE. Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and E. Michigan. Check out the wind and wave height at the South Mid-Lake Michigan Buoy, the North Mid-Lake Michigan Buoy, the buoy at Big Sable Point near Ludington, the weather station at Manistee Harbor and the weather station on the beach at St. Joseph. Here’s Michigan wind gusts from MesoWest, data from the MAWN agriculutural weather stations and Weather Underground (data at the bottom from private weather stations. Check out the webcam at Krupp’s Resort, where they are pushing toward 2 feet of snow on the ground. Check out the cold temps. on the U.S. Low Temperature map. Here’s the morning run of the NAM forecast snow amounts. Here’s a live look at the Houghton Bridge.
We’ll have to watch for ice jams on Michigan rivers as the cold air settles in next week. Here’s some river water temps. Also, many inland lakes will be icing up in the next 10 days. Beware of early thin ice.
If Philadelphia gets 4.4″ of snow today, they will have had more snow in 3 days than the last two winters combined!