Winter Weather Advisory – Expanded N. to G.R.February 4th, 2014 at 4:07 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
From the GRR NWS: “WILL SOON BE ISSUING A NORTHERN EXPANSION TO THE CURRENT ADVISORY… TWO MORE ROWS OF COUNTIES NORTH. EVEN THOUGH SNOW AMOUNTS WILL BE A LITTLE LESS NORTH OF THE CURRENT ADVISORY… THE BEST SNOW SHOULD BE OCCURRING SQUARELY DURING THE WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTE AND TRAVEL WILL BE HIGHLY IMPACTED. ALSO THE DEFORMATION ZONE ENHANCED CLOUDS HAVE TAKEN BETTER SHAPE NOW UPSTREAM ON IR SATELLITE AND LOOK A TAD FARTHER NORTH THAN ANTICIPATED. WILL NUDGE UP SNOW AMOUNTS ABOUT ONE INCH… WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS NEAR 6 INCHES EXPECTED ALONG/SOUTH OF I-94. WILL ALSO ADD SOME BLOWING/DRIFING SNOW ESPECIALLY SOUTHEAST OF GRR. “ Based on a quick look at model data…GRR looks to be up around 3-4″, Kalamazoo 5-6″, Muskegon 2-3″. The winds may be strong enough for a little drifting. We have a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 pm until noon on Weds. for Berrien, Cass, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun and Jackson Counties for 3-6″ of new snow and a Winter Storm Warning for St. Joseph, Branch and Hillsdale Counties in Michigan and for much of N. Indiana and Ohio. That’s for 3-6″ of snow in the Michigan counties and up to 10″ in Indiana. Check the thread below for model forecast snow totals and watch 24-Hour News 8 for the updated forecast. BTW, I put up the images going down into Indiana because it shows all the Michigan counties in our viewing area under Advisories and Warnings, there was nothing to the north of the I-94 counties and for anyone traveling south or checking the blog from down in Indiana (and I do have a few people that we’ve picked up from N. Indiana), we’ll show them the Warnings/Advisories.