WednesdayFebruary 26th, 2014 at 2:28 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Relentless! Snow showers, bec. windy and very cold today. There will be drifting snow, esp. in the outlying areas. We’ll be doing the 5 -6:30 pm newscasts live by the Grand River by the Ford Museum this Weds. evening. You’re welcome to come down and watch us. There will be a lot of weather info. along with the day’s news, so tune us in tonight.
Season snowfall update as of midnight: Grand Rapids 103.9″, Muskegon 122.2″, Holland 141.1″, Kalamazoo 98.0″, Lansing 57.2″, Oshtemo 105.5″. Model data: The European has highs for G.R. beginning this Weds. PM of 14 (evening), 9 Thurs. PM, Fri. 16, Sat. 25, Sun. 12, Mon. 15, Tue. 12, Wed. 15, Thur. 19. The Euro. has a low of -11 Fri. AM and we’re a little below zero 2 or 3 nights next week. The Euro. has snow showers today and tomorrow…and about 3-4″ of snow Sat. into Sat. night. The NAM has a low of -3 Fri. AM and 1.9″ of snow Weds. night into Thurs. (for G.R.) and couple inches from Fri. night into Sat. The GFS-plot has a low of -7 Fri. am, about an inch of snow for G.R. on Thurs. and about 4″ of snow from Fri. night to Sunday. That model has highs of 11 today (Weds.), then 15, 12, 24, 12, 17, 20, 10, 13, 22 (on the 7th)…a relentless feed of Arctic air. The GFS-plot does have several days in the low 30s during the second week of March. Stay warm! Guess we could have worse to deal with.
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.