Continued ColdFebruary 4th, 2014 at 2:36 am by Bill Steffen 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!!