This clipper system means businessDecember 16th, 2013 at 1:33 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
This clipper system means business. I won’t stay up to see if NWS issues advisories. I’m on vacation this week, so I’m not spending my usual time analyzing weather. Clipper systems like this often manage to squeeze out available moisture, have high snow to liquid ratios and often overperform model guidance. This will be a combination of the clipper and lake-enhancement. Look for a general 1-4″ with the heaviest band in the 4-7″ range (mostly NW of G.R.). Here’s snowfall from the overnight NAM (caribou) thru Tues. evening: 1.8″ Lansing, 2.1″ Kalamazoo, Jackson and Mt. Pleasant, 2.2″ S. Haven, 2.4″ Gr. Rapids, 3.3″ Holland, 3.6″ Cadillac, 5.6″ Ludington and 6.1″ Muskegon. The GFS (caribou) has 2″ for G.R. and it doesn’t get warmer than 34 on Thurs. Muskegon gets 4.1″ on the GFS (caribou) with the wind up to 24 mph at midday Tuesday. Keep up with the latest StormTeam8 forecast and with 24-hour News 8 for the updated forecast, and the latest on road conditions and school information.
9 SSW of Gaylord reports: “CALENDAR DAY Sunday TOTAL OF 16.0 INCHES. 12 AM SNOWDEPTH OF 22 INCHES.” Alba in Antrim Co: “17 INCHES IN THE LAST 12 HRS. SNOWDEPTH 25 INCHES”. Frederic in Crawford Co: “M9.2 INCHES IN 3 HOURS! NWS EMPLOYEE 540 PM. SNOW DEPTH 20 INCHES. East Jordan had 11.5″ in 12 hours. Here’s snow totals from the U.P. – another half a foot at Marquette and Houghton.
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. Check out our new Lakes and Rivers Webpage.