Continued Cold

February 4th, 2014 at 2:36 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather  These are the 6-10 day and 8-14 day temperature outlooks from the Climate Prediction Center.  The cold pattern will continue for the Great Lakes for the next 10 days to 2 weeks.  You can see it finally gets cold in Alaska and the warm, dry conditions continue in California and much of the Western U.S.

Model update:  Snowfall for Tues. night/Weds. AM…the first number is from the NAM (caribou) and the second (and probably better number) is from the GFS (caribou):  Grand Rapids 5.6″, 2.7″, Lansing 6.0″, 3.5″, Muskegon 4.1″ (plus 1.4″ Thurs. from lake-effect), 1.8″, Kalamazoo 7.0″, 4.4″, Jackson 6.3″, 4.3″, Pontiac 5.3″, 3.7″, Big Rapids 3.3″, 0.8″, Mt. Pleasant 2.2″, 1.9″, Cadillac 0.5″, 0.1″, Ludington 1.4″, 1.3″, S. Haven 5.9″ (NA on GFS), Holland 3.7″ (NA on GFS).   The European has 0.16″ (maybe 2″, or 2 1/2″) for G.R., 0.10″ for Muskegon, and 0.31″ for Sturgis (4″).   Here’s the 1 PM temperatures for the next 7 days off the GFS for G.R. starting with today (Tue.) (not real warm):  24, 21, 13,  16,  21,  21, 18.    The average high for those 7 days is 32.  Highs would probably average about 3-4 degrees higher than the 1 pm temperatures here.    The European has the temp. back to the low 30s on Weds. the 12th and finally above freezing up to a high in the mid-upper 30s on the 13th.  We probably get another couple inches of snow Tues. – Weds. of next week, but no big storms.   Here’s GFS snowfall over the next week – storm track goes up the Ohio Valley.

Check out the ice storm in Slovenia.   WOW!!!  You’ve got to see this pic.!  Cowabunga – there’s a surfer out there!  Check out the snow in Scotland (highlands).  Here’s snow in the Italian Alps, 16.7 FEET deep!!

7 Responses to “Continued Cold”

  1. Matt(OceanaCo) says:


    1. Matt(OceanaCo) says:

      Sorry I’ve been reading this blog for years and just wanted to try it once!!! Lol!!!

  2. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    Wow, I thought we had a lot of ice in December!

  3. AlleganJoe says:

    The continued Cold and Snow is tiresome. :( Just Tooooo Much of the snow and the extra cold air….we need to get a nice warm-up and stay that way above freezing 40 degrees…..but I don’t see that happening soon. I will be SO Glad when Winter “finally” relents and Spring arrives. Cold/Snow–go away-!! :)

  4. Dan says:

    Is there still a decent potential for LES with the arctic air?

  5. Christian says:

    Athletic directors and coaches are loving that the storm track is going south now instead of right over Michigan, which it did all through January!

  6. steven (Derby Lake) says:

    Anyone not getting the ice storm picture from

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