Winter Weather AdvisoryDecember 29th, 2013 at 6:49 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
There’s a Lake-Effect Snow Advisory for Allegan and Van Buren Counties until noon Monday for 3-6″ of snow for areas along and west of M-40 in Allegan Co. See the radar thread below for links. The NAM (caribou) would have 1-3″ overnight for S. Haven.
MODEL UPDATE: LOTS OF COLD AND SNOW ON THE WAY!!! Here’s forecast snowfall for Monday night (first number in inches) and then from Tues. night thru Thurs (second number): NAM (caribou): Grand Rapids 1.9″, 11.4″…Holland 3.9″, 11.9″, S. Haven 2.8″, 10.5″, Kalamazoo 1.3″, 6.3″, Lansing 0.7″, 9.4″, Ludington 3.1″, 10.0″, Cadillac 1.2″, 6.5″, Pontiac 1.4″, 8.9″, Jackson 0.5″, 5.6″, Big Rapids 1.4″, 8.9″, Muskegon 3.5″, 11.0″. The GFS (caribou): Grand Rapids 1.6″, 5.7″, Kalamazoo 1.6″, 8.6″, Muskegon 2.4″, 3.7″. The European has 0.08″ precip. for Mon. night (1 1/2″ of snow) for G.R and a total of 0.49″ from Tues. night thru Thurs….at a 20-1 radio that would be 10″ of snow. The GFS (caribou) has the temperature in G.R. down to -7 deg. Friday am. The European has -6 for G.R. on Friday and -11 on 1/7.
The picture on the right from this (Sun.) afternoon is the MODIS picture of Lake Superior showing classic lake-effect clouds with very cold air crossing the lake. At 6 pm (EST) Sunday – Duluth is -10 deg, the Grand Marais Airport is -17. In Ontario, Wawa is -11F, Marathon is -16F and -13F Thunder Bay