Snow and ColdJanuary 3rd, 2014 at 4:10 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Winter Storm Watch east of a line from Holland to Alma for +6″ of snow Sat. PM thru Sunday. Wind Chill Watch for everyone late Sun. night thru Tues. for wind chills as cold as -30. Gale Warnings for Lake Michigan. Flood Advisory for the Flat River near Smyrna where there is an ice jam. The farther SE you are, the more snow you will see from the synoptic (not lake-effect) system. There could be up to a foot of snow in Detroit and Toledo. Then the lake-effect snow kicks in with the heavier snow a bit inland from the shore with the strong winds Monday into Tuesday. The actual air temperature will not be as cold as it was this morning in most areas, but the strong wind will bring wind chills to 15-20 degrees colder than this morning. The fine snow will drift and blow, creating real visibility problems. I anticipate a lot of school closings Monday and Tuesday due to the cold and snow. Prepare now…fill your gas tank, observe odd-even parking, keep fire hydrants clear, make sure pets are in a warm place and out of the wind, keep your bird feeders filled – it’ll be tough for them as this cold, snowy pattern continues. Watch me tonight at 10 and 11 PM for the latest.