Snow, Wind, Drifting, Very Cold

January 24th, 2014 at 2:09 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local    Friday 11:45 pm – Bands of heavier lake-enhanced snow amid with a general light snow.  The heaviest snow has been north of a line from Saugatuck to Ionia.   It’s still windy.  Some rural roads are drifting shut.   It stays windy with drifting snow all night, but we’ve already seen our fastest wind gusts.  Peak gusts Friday:  59 mph Ludington beach, 59 mph Holland beach, 58 mph Muskegon beach, 58 mph Grand Haven channel,  53 mph Roosevelt Park near Muskegon, 52 mph Muskegon Airport, 51 mph Castle Park – Allegan Co., 49 mph GVSU at Muskegon Lake, 49 mph Cadillac, 48 mph Cadillac, 47 mph Ionia, 47 mph Weare – Oceana Co., 47 mph Hersey – Osceola Co., 47 mph Allendale, 47 mph GVSU downtown G.R., 46 mph Boatwerks on Lake Macatawa – Holland,  44 mph Fremont,  44 mph Battle Creek, 43 mphWoodland – Barry Co, 43 mph Ithaca – Gratioit Co., 41 mph Daybreak Church – Greenville, 40 mph Portage, 38 mph Lansing,  46 mph Holland Airport, 39 mph Jenison, 37  mph Grand Rapids airport, 37 mph Kalamazoo Airport,  38 mph S. Haven airport.   Visibilities drop to 1/4 mile in the snow (and blowing snow) and it really gets nasty in the heavier snow.  The wind is causing drifting across mainly rural roads.  Coldest wind chills Friday morning:  -28 Kalamazoo, -26 Benton Harbor and Marshall, -25 Battle Creek, Coldwater, -21 Grand Rapids, -20 S. Haven, Holland and Ionia, -9 Big Rapids, -7 Muskegon

Expect winds this morning of  20-25 mph with gusts of 30-35 mph.  Gusts could top 45 mph at the Lake Michigan shoreline.  The wind will cause considerable blowing and drifting snow.  The coldest wind chill factors (mostly 0 to -10 this PM)  There will be more snow going sideways than coming down at times.  We’ll get more snow after sunset than before in areas southeast of G.R.  Roads will get snow-covered and slippery.  Visibilities will be quite low at times with the blowing snow.

Model update:  NAM (caribou) for G.R. has only 1/4″ of snowfall this afternoon, but a total of 3.7″ by daybreak Saturday.  The peak wind is 28 mph during the early-mid afternoon.  The maximum temp. is 25 before daybreak Saturday with temps. falling to 9 by Sat. evening and 3 by daybreak Sunday.   Then it has 7.7″ of snow from the 2nd system starting mid-morning Sunday thru Sunday night (the NAM (caribou is often too high with snowfall totals).  The temperature rises to 29 Sunday PM.  A cold front comes thru in the evening with the wind increasing to 25 mph.  We’re back to +3 deg. by daybreak Monday.           The GFS plot has a peak wind for G.R. today of 27 mph at 1-2 PM, snow starts about mid-afternoon in G.R. (earlier to the north and northwest) and 0.21 by Sat AM (most of the snow is Fri. night).   The maximum temperature is 27 before daybreak Saturday with the temp. falling to +5 by Sat. evening.  Snow starts to fall again Sunday AM and it snows, mostly lightly all the way into Weds.  0.13″ Sun./Sun. night (2″ snow) and an inch or two each for Mon. Tues. and maybe Weds., too.   The GFS plot has a Monday afternoon temp. of +9 and a Tues. PM temp. of just +4 (that’s all).  Weds. we’re back to 12 and Thurs. a balmy 23.  It also shows several inches of snow around Groundhog Day.  The European would give us close to 4″ of snow, mainly Friday evening and another 2-3″ Sunday PM/Night with perhaps an inch each day Mon-Weds.  The European has the temperature peaking around 29 at daybreak Saturday down to 4 above Sun. AM, then up to 25 in the snow Sun. pm…Monday’s high is 19 at 12:01 am and it’s 6 above at mid-afternoon, Tuesday’s high temp. is 8, Wednesday 14, Thursday mid 20s and then only mid teens on Friday, back to the upper 20s on Sat. the 1st of Feb.  We’re havin’ a winter!

Note on the high temperature map from Thursday that Lake Michigan had a very significant warming effect on our air.  Muskegon had a high of 19 and Grand Rapids made 18.  To find a temperature warmer than that, you would have had to go at least as far as Paducah, KY.  The high temperature in Lafayette IN was only 3, Fort Wayne was 5, Dayton 6, Cincinnati 8, St. Louis 14.  Other cold highs:  19 Denver CO and Amarillo TX, 17 Harrison AR, 22 Nashville TN, 21 New York City, -1 Dubuque, -5 Minneapolis and Duluth, -2 Sault Ste. Marie.  There was snow down to S. Louisiana and one of our computer models is forecasting measurable snow for Talahassee FL with shovelable snow in E. Georgia and the coastal Carolinas!  Core of the cold – N. Plains, Great Lakes and NortheastHeavy snow possible in the Eastern U.P.

Also, the abandoned Ghost ShipCool rainbow pic.    24″ of snow in 36 hours on Beaver Is.   Comparison of Great Lakes ice cover in 1993 and 2014.   Green Bay has had 23 days below zero already this winter…5th most ever…2nd place assured, can they beat out 1976-77 for first place?   2nd highest ice cover on the Great Lakes for this date in the satellite era (since 1979).  Ice cover is more than double average for 1/24.

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 agricultural 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

1,178 Responses to “Snow, Wind, Drifting, Very Cold”

  1. Vincent(N.E.Kent CO) says:

    Down to 2° above here. Light snow.

    1. INDY says:

      Vincent is ready!! INDYY

    2. sharon says:

      Can anyone gauge what time I should leave Zeeland for Douglas Mi? Its noon no snow here right now.

  2. Michael g (se gr) says:

    Storm warning out for Lake Michigan, waves up to 20 feet. If you were planning on taking the boat out today, you might want to reconsider.

    1. Brenda (Otsego) says:

      Bugger!

    2. Jenn (Orangeville) says:

      LOL!!!

  3. INDY says:

    Very heavy snow with wind moving in !!! Thinking after dark will be the worse weather conditions is a little off today!! This clipper is moving in fast I said yesterday around 11am we would be getting hit looks on track…. INDYY

    1. Michael g (se gr) says:

      Sun is out here.

    2. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      You can’t call the snow blowing off your roof on to the bricks as “heavy snow”. :P

      1. INDY says:

        Look to your west on Radar Matt it’s coming!!! INDYY..

  4. Brenda (Otsego) says:

    This sunshine is very motivating! Inside the confines of my house, that is.

    1. yooper4021 says:

      LOL, agree! Looks nice outside my office window too.

  5. Michael g (se gr) says:

    Bottomed out at 1* here, back up to 2* with some sun.

  6. Yup (Grandville) says:

    I don’t know, I’m not sure why the WSW was called for. The conditions never really looked that favorable? Maybe I’ll eat crow regarding this later on.

  7. INDY says:

    Nice big crack of lightning and a loud boom would be warm/cool today!! INDYY..

  8. John (Norton Shores) says:

    Is it me or is that snow moving in much quicker than anticipated?

    1. INDY says:

      Yes it is!!! Fast moving clipper by dark it will be over all eyes will be on the next one!! INDY

  9. yooper4021 says:

    From the latest Gaylord NWS update (9:34am):

    ALREADY SEEING WIND GUSTS OF 50 MPH AT PORT INLAND AT THE NORTHERN END OF LAKE MICHIGAN. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AT TIMES EXPECTED ALONG THE LAKE MICHIGAN COAST FROM LATE MORNING INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. SOME OF THE WEST-EAST ROADS SUCH AS US-2 IN MACKINAC COUNTY WILL HAVE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS. STILL SOME QUESTION AS TO WHAT KIND OF LAKE RESPONSE WILL BE REALIZED THROUGHOUT THE DAY WITH RAPIDLY WARMING TEMPS ALOFT.

  10. Vincent(N.E.Kent CO) says:

    Looking at Explore Munisings website on the Grand Marais webcam it is near white out conditions right now. Very cool to watch. Snowing in Munising but blizzard in Grand Marais.

    1. INDY says:

      Link it!! INDYY

      1. Vincent(N.E.Kent CO) says:

        A couple below INDY and you should be good to go man.

    1. INDY says:

      THANKS VINCE!! INDYY!!

      1. Vincent(N.E.Kent CO) says:

        The heavy snow has now moved east of Grand Marais. It was really coming down.

        1. INDY says:

          Yeaaa that’s whats coming here!! INDY

  11. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    In looking at the radar one has to wonder if this snow might be in and out earlier. It looks like the snow might be here around noon or so and maybe last to around 5 PM or so.
    SlimJim

    1. Brenda (Otsego) says:

      Just goes to show, one can’t predict this kind of weather accurately very far in advance.

      1. Michael g (se gr) says:

        Maybe. Hard to say the forecast was wrong before the weather even starts.

        1. Brenda (Otsego) says:

          Oh I never say it’s wrong. Just hard to predict, so I never get too hyped about it until it’s actually happening :)

    2. INDY says:

      Maybe some good lk effect will roll in after this blast Slim!!!INDYY

      1. Brenda (Otsego) says:

        Might as well. My driveway is already plugged up from the drifting. One thing I think we can all agree on…. it’s dang cold out there!

        1. INDY says:

          Plugged driveway…Like it!!! INDYY

  12. Storm waning says:

    Sun peeking through in SW corner of Kent. Occasional puffs of wind, cold but no snow. No big gusts. When?

  13. Jim S (Saugatuck Twp) says:

    12Z NAM has is showing even more snow over the next 3 days, with 15-18″ for some parts of far SW Michigan. I know no one will get that much. One model that nailed the lake effect event a couple days ago was the high resolution NAM. It only goes out to 60 hours, but shows where it thinks the heaviest snow will set up. As of 12Z, it has increased snow along the lakeshore north of Holland from the 06Z run, also has a bit more snow than the GFS for the clipper Sunday..but trends are a bit south with the heaviest snow from that clipper (especially the GFS).

    1. Irish coffee says:

      You KNOW no one will receive 15-18″ over 3 day period? Seriously? I could easily see it happening over portions of Van Buren cty given 2 synoptics w/ L.enhanced snow + LES over 72 hr timeframe…..just my $.02! ;)

    2. Jim S (Saugatuck Twp) says:

      Perhaps….maybe not quite as widespread as the NAM shows. That hi res model does show a more dominant band developing tomorrow somewhere between Holland and South Haven, so whoever gets under that, could end up in that range.

      1. Irish coffee says:

        agreed!

  14. Jim S (Saugatuck Twp) says:

    Thus far, persistent light snow, some decent wind gusts, but nothing too substantial yet.

  15. Brandon (Hudsonville) says:

    Calm Grasshoppers…Let’s not call this a bust before it starts

    UPDATE

    ISSUED AT 1008 AM EST FRI JAN 24 2014

    OUR CURRENT FORECAST IS ON TRACK. THE LAKE ENHANCED SOUTHWEST FLOW
    SNOW EVENT IS STARTING TO INCREASE AND SHOULD BE GOING STRONG
    BETWEEN 1 PM AND 5 PM. THERE MAY BE A SORT OF LULL FOR A FEW HOURS
    THEN THE MORE SYNOPTIC PART OF THE STORM KICKS IN AROUND 7 PM AND
    SHOULD GO TILL AROUND 6 AM. IT DURING THAT TIME MOST OF THE
    SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR.

    AS OF 10 AM WE HAVE WIND CHILLS OF 15 TO 25 BELOW OVER MOST OF
    OUR CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CWA AND BETWEEN 5 AND 15 BELOW NORTH OF
    THERE. AS THE WIND INCREASES TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO RISE SO I
    EXPECT OVERALL THE WIND CHILLS TO WARM SOME…BEING IN THE 0 TO 10
    BELOW RANGE BY LATE AFTERNOON.

    THE LATEST RAP AND NAM SHOW THE LAKE SHORE COUNTIES WILL HAVE 50
    TO 55 KNOTS IN THE MIXED LAYER (3000 FT IN DEPTH) FROM 1 PM TILL 5
    PM THIS AFTERNOON. EVEN WITH GUSTS OF 25-30 MPH RANGE MKG…GRR AND
    BIV HAVE VISIBILITIES UNDER 3 MILES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. ONCE
    THE SNOW RATES INCREASE BY EARLY AFTERNOON WITH WINDS GUSTING NEAR
    40 MPH WE WILL BE SEEING NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. WE WILL HAVE TO
    MONITOR THIS TO SEE IF WE NEED TO UPGRADE TO BLIZZARD WARNING…
    HOWEVER AT THIS TIME IT STILL SEEMS TO ME WE CAN GO AHEAD WITH THE
    WINTER STORM WARNINGS/ADVISORIES AS THEY ARE.

    ONE OTHER ISSUE TO ADDRESS LATER IS THE LAKE EFFECT BEHIND THE
    STORM SATURDAY. I COULD SEE EXPANDED THE WARNING INTO SATURDAY
    AFTERNOON FOR THE COUNTIES ALONG AND WEST OF US-131.

  16. INDY says:

    BLIZZARD WARNING BY NOON THATS MY THOUGHT NO HYPE JUST A THOUGHT!! BRING THEE BLIZZARD ON BRANDON!! INDYY…..

    1. As soon as the band of snow hits, look for visibilities to crash

  17. John (Norton Shores) says:

    I could see most schools being closed Monday-Wednesday next week with the extreme cold and blowing snow

    1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      Me too. As a teacher, snow days are bittersweet. I love the snow, but snow days really mess up our lesson plans.

      1. Julie (Muskegon/Oceana line) says:

        I’m with you. I love sleeping past 5:30 and spending unexpected time with my daughter, but the math isn’t going to teach itself. Plus, I know for some kids that school is their warm place with hot food.

    2. INDY says:

      I may be going to get my kids soon!! INDYY

  18. Look for a ton of schools to close in the next hour
    SSW-22 Gusting to 37mph Visibility 3/4 mile many roads including M46 starting to drift across the road in spots, back roads many drifts across the roads and will likely be plugged in the next couple of hours.

    1. Paul M says:

      Most of the schools are closed.

      1. Irish coffee says:

        Unfortunately(for my wife-teacher; & 2 teenage boys-final exams)So. Haven wasn’t 1 of them!…

      2. I’m talking in our area where no Gratiot county schools closed this morning, East & West of us many did.

  19. WickedTwister says:

    Out here in Rural parts of Caledonia winds are whipping right across fields! Gonna get Nasty the second any snow starts to fall

  20. John (Norton Shores) says:

    What’s up with the WOODTV website, it’s been down since last evening!

    1. INDY says:

      Uncle sparkee crashed it last night!! loololo!! INDYY

    2. INDY says:

      Some areas its out !!I think Comcast is messing up!! INDYY

    3. Brenda (Otsego) says:

      Try this. http://woodtv.com/

    4. WOOD-TV posted on their Facebook page that you may need to clear your cache to see the new version of the site.

      1. What in the world is a cache? lol

        1. INDY says:

          Maybe wood tv did not pay there Comcast bILLS!! INDYY

    5. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:

      I could access it since last night & I did everything it said to do on their Facebook page. No luck. I am now able to though. I don’t have Comcast.

      1. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:

        I couldn’t access(is how it should read)

  21. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Its very important that if a blizzard warning is issued, many businesses are prepared for it. The building that I swim in automatically closes with a blizzard warning, so Ill be keeping an eye out for that. Hopefully they just go with a WSW and call it good.

    1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      A WSW can mean practically just as harsh of conditions. Be careful.

    2. Irish coffee says:

      Just because the building closes, doesn’t mean you can’t sneak your way in…if you REALLY want to swim that is- just sayin’ (+ there’s always the BIG lake- just wear an insulated wetsuit/ and watch for 15ft+ waves/freezing spray impeding your agility

  22. INDY says:

    BREAKING NEWS BLIZZARD WARRNING COMING!!! INDYY…

    1. Irish coffee says:

      Alert: “The NOAA office has CANCELED the global warming warning that was in effect for the greater Flint area, and replaced it with a ‘colder than a witches …broomstick’ advisory effective immediately and lasting until Travis yells uncle sparkeee!…..details will be highlighted @ 11am on 8WEST w/ on location reporting from Rachel Ruiz wearing a space suit and interviewing Al Gore’s grandchildren- stay tuned and take it slow in trice the snow!!

      1. INDY says:

        lololololo!!Welcome back Irish….INDY says SPRITE IT UP!! INDYY!!

        1. Irish coffee says:

          Thanks INDY!….nice to see you still in here– been very busy w/ 4 kids, full-time work(hi fixxxer;)and trying to keep a smile on my mothers’ face/groceries in her house,etc after dad’s passing last fall…..it is definitely acting like a mid-late 70′s winter pattern this year! Haven’t even had time to snowmobile like usual(figures)…take care, & enjoy the show

        2. Mark (East Lansing) says:

          Sorry for your loss Irish. But it is nice to see you back.

      2. Dan says:

        Yes good to see you back Irish!

      3. Dan says:

        Hilarious post Irish! True and Funny. Sorry about your loss!

      4. irisher says:

        hilarious thanks for the laugh

  23. John (Norton Shores) says:

    Schools that are open today are beginning to let out early, Big Rapids was open today but they are letting out early

    1. Irish coffee says:

      CHEERS!! 3 OF ‘EM..HIP HIP HURRAY!

    2. None really in Kent. South Christian is, they are about 3-4 miles ENE of Byron Center High School. Given our history, Byron Center won’t. We never have and probably won’t

      1. John (Norton Shores) says:

        Depends on what the superintendent thinks, if he/she thinks you guys can make it home today then you are probably right but if he/she thinks it’s going to be too nasty they might do an early release you just never know

        1. The part I don’t get is South Christian is run through Byron Center schools and they use our buses, so thats confusing

        2. WickedTwister says:

          Kyle as a former south student they do not use Byron. Center busing the school is not located in Byron Center. Students all have to drive into school.They are in Grand Rapids according to there address. They usuall close when Kentwood does, or if there feder schools are closing

        3. Yup (Grandville) says:

          Had a hard time reading that one there Wicked :)

      2. WickedTwister says:

        At most Byron may send a bus for swim. Team as they are combined. But never saw a bus there in my 4 years

        1. You guys use about everything of ours! Busing as well as our football field, so in a sense, yes we do run south christian in a way

  24. steven says:

    Anyone having problems with getting to the CH.8 mobile site to work, not the apps?

    1. Bobby (Ada) says:

      touch.woodtv.com

    1. irisher says:

      can someone tell me what the green actually is?

  25. Dan says:

    Cold and windy. Looks like snow is coming on shore now! Watch out and be safe!

  26. INDY says:

    I have not been able to get on 8′s line since Sparkee sparked one up on some yesterday!! INDYY

    1. michael g (SE GR) says:

      Yeah, if we all lived a mile up that would be impressive. Almost none of that is reaching the ground. Hasn’t snowed at all in Milwaukee yet.

        1. INDY says:

          Is Milwaukee in Michigan? INDYY

        2. michael g (SE GR) says:

          You tell me.

        3. yooper4021 says:

          Milwaukee? The radar barely shows anything over Milwaukee. Plus, no lake enhancement on that side of the lake. Pretty sure that’s what most everyone is banking on here.

        4. INDY says:

          Good thought yooper!! INDYY

      1. michael g (SE GR) says:

        Ok. You all are right. None of that is virga. It’s just been moving east and not getting anywhere for hours now because of magic.

      2. DJ2450 says:

        Ludington is reporting snow with a visability of 1/4 mi.

    2. Julie (Muskegon/Oceana line) says:

      Well all that green just went over me, and it wasn’t much snow at all. Sitting in the woods, this looks like a light dusting. Out in the open, it’s like a blizzard, but that’s because of blowing snow, not falling snow.

  27. michael g (SE GR) says:

    You know it’s been a cold winter when you go outside and it’s 4* and windy and it doesn’t fell much different than every other day.

    1. Brenda (Otsego) says:

      To add to that, you knows it’s a cold winter when the birds crowd around and stand in line at the thistle feeder to fuel up.

  28. INDY says:

    Better call Bill get him out of bed!! INDYY!!

  29. clear Sky says:

    I just thank my lucky stars that i wake up every day in sunny warm Arizona.Sure happy i left the snow and cold to you people.By the the way it is sunny and 68 degrees so far today.

  30. gostateorgohome (zeeland) says:

    Where exactly is the heaviest snow going to fall?

    1. clear Sky says:

      not here in Arizona,Just to WARM

  31. iseeplanes(GR Airport) says:

    visibility 7+ at the airport. Planes are coming and going as scheduled (for now).

  32. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Thats some nice moisture over the lake! It appears to be heading toward Muskegon right now… we will have to see how far inland it travels with all of the wind.

  33. Brenda (Otsego) says:

    http://woodtv.com/ Posting this for those having trouble getting on the site.

  34. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    WIND CHILLS BETWEEN 15 AND 25 BELOW ZERO THROUGH EARLY THIS
    AFTERNOON. WIND CHILLS BELOW ZERO WILL CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT.

    * WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO GUST OVER 40 MPH. THE STRONGEST WINDS
    WILL BE AT THE BEACHES ALONG THE LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE.

    * SNOW WILL CONTINUE WEST OF US-131…NORTH OF GRAND HAVEN
    THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

    *SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA BY EARLY THIS
    AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES WILL BE BETWEEN 7 PM AND
    5 AM. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES AN HOUR ARE POSSIBLE.

    * STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM 4 TO
    8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE.

    * BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY THIS
    AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH THIS MOST OF THE NIGHT.

  35. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Its 3 degrees here with a wind chill of -21!! It is WAY WAY warmer by Lake Michigan. Muskegon is 17 with a wind chill of -4!!

    1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      I like the looks of that!!

    2. yooper4021 says:

      Good stuff John

  36. Todd In Nunica says:

    Well, after a blown transmission in the plow truck, a 40 hr time frame awake,(working pretty much the whole time I stopped to eat) still hoping its fixed by the end of the day, and having to resort to begging/threatening/pleading to get some customers that seem to not want to pay for snowplowing (its incredible how much was overdue more than I have ever seen) in order to get the funds to get the transmission rebuilt, I am officially ready for spring, I am joining the fixxer crew (sorry guys)

    I dream of firing up the mower and getting dusty and dirty…..lol

    I AM happy its the weekend, eases up on what I need to do each day, most of my businesses are closed both days, kid is safe at home with the wife, not having to get the kid to school, pick her up, try to fit sleeping into the equation, ect eases the stress level on weekends.

    Screw this winter :)

    1. michael g (SE GR) says:

      Bad news for you. This morning’s GFS continues the arctic express right through at least the 10th of February. Unbelievable!

      1. Todd In Nunica says:

        Well, Ill continue to take money for plowing…lol My brain is just fried right now, Ill be better once I get the truck back…

    2. Yup (Grandville) says:

      Far cry from the last two winters right?

      1. Todd In Nunica says:

        Well the 6 weeks of last winter were bad for me, we got like 85″ between Jan 20 and Feb 20, Think I worked every night for for that whole month.

        But as a whole yea a winter to remember. We have been spoiled last few years when we get our whole winter season in 2 months. Also gotta keep reminding myself it HAS ONLY been 2 months of winter this year so far…..

        1. Yup (Grandville) says:

          LOL!! Right on.

    3. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

      Noooooo, don’t abandon me, Todd! You love winter. :P if you need somebody to help out shoveling or clearing sidewalks, I’m not too expensive help. :)

  37. Paul M says:

    The wind in GrandHaven is very strong!

  38. INDY says:

    30MPH+ RIGHT NOW OUT THEE YARDofBRICKS…..INDYY.

  39. Brenda (Otsego) says:

    The winds are really ramping up and sending snow from the ground due east!

  40. Debbie (Jenison) says:

    Wind has really picked up here in Jenison. Trying to limit my trips outside, it is cold!!!! Waiting for the mail man so that I can grab the mail, garbage can and newspaper all in one trip. LOL Everyone stay safe out there!!!!!

    1. Todd In Nunica says:

      glad you said something…I was like “on my gosh the trash can”…lol was only half way in the street…lol

      1. Debbie (Jenison) says:

        Haha, I keep checking mine to make sure it hasn’t ended up in the street. Especially since I live on a main road in Jenison. Glad I reminded you!

    2. Brenda (Otsego) says:

      I do that too Debbie!

  41. INDY says:

    I still say Blizzard Warnings are A Coming!! INDYY

    1. Andy says:

      HAHAHA…you said by NOON…guess you don’t know everything dude!! HAHA…leave the weather to Bill Steffens.

      1. INDY says:

        Winds over 35mph now out at thee YARDofBRICKS…INDYY

        1. Andy says:

          Still dude…NO BLIZZARD WARNINGS as you SAID there would be by now!! HAHA

      2. Ansel says:

        I don’t know which wind will blow harder, the storm we are going to get or the hot air hype machine coming from Indy….y’s mouth!

        1. Jo B. says:

          lol INDY’s mouth!! lol He is like my little kids that eat too much candy!

        2. Andy says:

          INDY’S MOUTH!!!! Man is like an overhyped child. LOL

  42. Todd In Nunica says:

    WOW wind has arrived in downtown Nunica!

    Should be a BLAST putting both plows on the truck this evening….WOOHOO

  43. INDY says:

    Temp is going down winds are a roarrring snow is close going to be a fun day sprites are on ice we have winter at it’s best on or heels !!! Stay tuned!! INDYY

  44. michael g (SE GR) says:

    Well looky there. Another half hour, and that snow (virga) still isn’t making any progress to the east. Indy’s 11:00 start time has come and gone.

    I don’t mean any offense to the many useful bloggers here, but I have been defeated by stupid and need to check out for a while.

    1. yooper4021 says:

      There are snow observations all up and down the lakeshore at Noon, from Muskegon to Traverse City, and based on the loop, it’s dropping SE. Patience, my friend. It’s going to get worse.

      1. Andy says:

        I think we all know its going to get worse…we just are smart enough to not believe INDY on how bad it will get!! haha Thank god he isn’t a meteorologist…just an overhype-ist! HAHA

    2. INDY says:

      Lol is it snowing in west Michigan ???? INDY!!

  45. Yeah its not making it passed Muskegon. Norton Shores over to Sand Lake to the south is getting nothing as of now. Hopefully that doesn’t last long.

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