Sunday Night/Monday SnowDecember 29th, 2013 at 2:21 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Here’s the Consumers Energy Power Outage Map. At 7:45 pm Sunday, 634 Consumer’s Energy customers were still without power (313 in Genessee Co, 123 Clinton Co., 110 Ingham Co., 56 Barry Co., 19 Livingston Co., 3 in Kalamazoo Co., 2 each in Calhoun and Eaton Counties and just one customer in Kent Co.). Thanks to all who helped – in state and out-of-state. A band of lake-effect snow will produce a couple inches overnight in W. Allegan and Van Buren Counties…inland a dusting of flurries and cold. There were many temps. in the northern half of Minnesota that didn’t get above -10F Sunday PM. Check out the weather observations from Fargo ND. At 1 am Sat. they were 35 deg. with a SE wind at 6 mph. 24-hours later at 1 am Sunday, they are -13 deg. with a 23 mph north wind and a wind chill of -41!! The overall pattern for this week into next week is cold and snowy.
Florida is the place to be this winter so far if you don’t like the cold. Tropical Cyclone Christine coming into NW Australia. Also, Michigan loses to Kansas St., which had a nearly 11-minute advantage in time of possession. Notre Dame beats Rutgers…the Lions close out a disappointing season against Minnesota. The Lions season ends with another loss. Green Bay, with Aaron Rodgers back, takes the division.
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 Precipitation (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 (Apr. to Nov. only), the North Mid-Lake Michigan Buoy (Apr. to Nov. only), 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 3 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.