Tues. PM to Weds. NightDecember 31st, 2013 at 2:20 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Evening run of the NAM still showing lots of snow for I-94 area and south with 8″ for Kalamazoo and 9″ for Jackson. It’s been the model with the big snow totals all along. There’s a sharp north edge to the additional snow, with only a dusting north of G.R. The model is starting to pick up on the chilly start to Fri. with some below zero early morning lows -esp. northeast of G.R. We have a Winter Weather Advisory for Northern Indiana and the Michigan counties that border Indiana. The Advisory is for 2-5″. I would be on the high end of that for the advisory area (I’m going 4-8″ total this evening thru Thurs. AM along and south of i-94). . BTW, I took out the graphics thread. Those were graphics I was storing a couple years ago that I could use on the blog and I put the latest time stamp on that I could (12/31/2013). I just bumped the time stamp back a year…so see if it pops up again next year. I had a dr. appt. this am, so I didn’t look at weather until early PM.
Low temps Tues. am: -26 Wakefield MI, -43 Embarrass MN, -42 Babbitt and Brimson MN. The high/low on Isle Royale at Ojibway was -6/-10. That’s serious cold considering there is still open water in Lake Superior. The cold has moved south…Brownsville at the southern tip of Texas had 2.39″ of rain with a high of 49. Hilo, Hawaii has had nearly 9″ of rain in the last 48 hours. Duluth MN has had 39.9″ of snow this month – remember then had their snowiest month ever last April (yeah, APRIL!) and their snowiest winter last year. REcord highs of 66 in San Jose and 67 in Fresno CA Monday. ALSO: CFSv2 showing super cold air over Michigan and Great Lakes Jan. 20-30 – By then at least western Lake Superior if frozen over and there’s plenty of ice on Lake Michigan with only small warm-up of Arctic air crossing the lake. GFS for next Monday – Monster 1058 Siberian High Pressure blasting cold air into Michigan and the U.S. Happy New Year Hong Kong and Sydney and Dubai (with 400,000 fireworks in 6 minutes!!) and….on the beach in Rio (where it’s summer).
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, GFS snowfall for the next 120 hours and NAM model snowfall for the next 84 hours. 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.
Here’s the Consumers Energy Power Outage Map. We continue to watch for ice jams on Michigan rivers as the cold air continues. Here’s some river water temps. Check out our new Lakes and Rivers Webpage.