Snow Showers/Flurries and ColdFebruary 8th, 2014 at 10:15 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
I did a nearly 5-hour meet and greet at the Auto Show Saturday – a number of people mentioned the blog. EVERYONE wanted to talk about the cold and snowy winter. That continues. Look at the 6-10 day forecast off the European model. No big storms thru Thurs. We get light snow showers thru Monday AM, with a dusting to a couple inches. Thurs. night thru Friday looks like a couple inches, then we get more snow next Saturday. Thurs. we may get to the freezing mark, but overall, colder than average thru the next 10 days. We had another 3/4″ of snow Saturday and that brings G. R. to 91.1″ for the winter and Muskegon to 105.7″. Lansing is at 50.1″. Here’s more season snowfall totals from the GRR NWS as of Saturday AM. Check out the snow and ice storm in Solvenia. The cold pattern lasts into the middle of next week and we’ll have occasional periods of light snow or flurries. Tokyo has 22 cm (8.7″) of snow this month; last time they had this much snowfall was in Jan. 1998, Japan Meteorological Agency.
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. Here’s Closings.