Winter Weather Advisory

February 26th, 2014 at 3:41 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

advisory  A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect funtil 3 pm Thursday for snow, blowing and drifting snow, slick roads, occasional low visibilities and low wind chills which could reach 10-20 below zero.  It’s a WINTER STORM WARNING for the lakeshore counties.   The GRR National Weather Service warns of “NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS POSSIBLE AT TIMES THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.”          Here’s the latest surface map.

Look at the ice reforming on the west side of Lake Michigan east of Milwaukee and Chicago.

395 Responses to “Winter Weather Advisory”

  1. Jeff (Fremont) says:

    Where’s the live chat link?

    1. Jack says:

  2. John (Grand Rapids) says:

    Man I am loving this winter! It makes up for the last two very poor ones.

    1. fixxxer says:

      You wont love it when its like this in may.

      1. John (Grand Rapids) says:

        hmmm….. Actually that would be kind of fun to have winter in May, we are already having one of the biggest winters ever, why not extend it.

        1. fixxxer says:

          You people need to be on meds.

    2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      + one gazillion!

  3. fixxxer says:

    Was talking at work and were all wondering if this could be the year without summer? We always talk about it on here. Hope not but we all have to admit this is the longest super cold stretch we have had. Not good in my book.

    1. Dan (Byron Center) says:

      Is there anything good in your book fixxxer? I mean really talking about no summer in February. Also, snow in May? You are joking right?

      1. fixxxer says:

        Just about everyone hates this winter danny. And no i cant think of a positive thing to say about the way the winter is and how the upcoming spring or summer will be. West michigan weather tends to suck. More so this year.

  4. Uncle Sparkee says:

    No summer, no problem, your ol uncle sparks has room for up to 30 more plants in the green room! It’s good it’s fine it’s green all the time!

    1. Jack says:

      Good special Coming Up Tonight on Tv Tonite. About Our Brothers & Sisters ( In BUDS) in Colorado !! CNBC I Think ? Stay Cued & Medicated ….Uncle S… ;-)

      1. Uncle Sparkee says:

        10 4 cuz jack, I have the dish in position I will check it out. Actually have some family in the great state of Colorado, plan on a trip out there this June.

  5. Nate says:

    I head that Bill was a Eagle Scout. And I Am Working on mine right now. I should be a eagle scout by August of Mid – September. I watch Daybreak every morning and the news at night. Really hope you receive this message.

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      Congratulations, Nate. I received my Eagle Scout badge in 1968. I was in Troop 6, Wilmette IL – same troop that the actor Bill Murray was in for a short time.

  6. SW Kent says:

    Wow, this sure is a snow starved pattern we are in.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Ya if you call snow about every other day and setting records as being SNOW starved!

      1. SW Kent says:

        Rocky, it’s cold. It has not snowed much recently and the forecast has very little snow in it.

        1. GunLakeDeb says:

          Weve pretty much had snow every day…..

        2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          You are delusional! Face the facts – SNOW, SNOW, SNOW!

        3. Sandy (Hudsonville) says:

          It has snowed here!

    2. yooper4021 says:

      You seem disappointed.

  7. John (Norton Shores) says:

    The wind seems to be increasing at this moment.

    1. paul m says:

      Were the lake snow at

      1. Michael g (se GR) says:

        Is that a statement? A question? A random sentence fragment?

        1. paul m says:

          When is the lake snow going to start?

        2. John (Norton Shores) says:

          Are you talking to me? if so a statement

        3. Bobby (Ada) says:

          No John, he was talking to Paul…. none of his comments seem to be discernible.

        4. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          + one trillion!

        5. John (Norton Shores) says:

          Oh okay thank you! I just was confused

  8. John (Grand Rapids) says:

    Looks like we are stuck in a cold pattern for the next week and a half! Many schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, and Monday for wind chills.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Now that is quite a prediction!

      1. John (Grand Rapids) says:


  9. Dan (Byron Center) says:

    Did Bill say several inches of snow from Friday/Saturday system on the 5:30 news? WOW!

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Yes he did and storm team 8 ROCKS!

  10. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Well it is pretty windy here with blowing snow… WWA number…100?… begins!

    1. John (Grand Rapids) says:

      I think that if it gets bad enough they could upgrade the next line of counties in to a WSW.

      1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

        We are only gonna get a couple inches of snow with 35 mile per hour gusts (not constant either), so I don’t think they will.

    2. Cort S. says:

      GRR NWS has issued 28 winter weather advisories, 5 winter storm warnings, and 1 ice storm warning this season. Maybe we’ll do some research toward the end of the season to see how it compares to other years.

      1. snowlover Wayland says:

        Wow. Those numbers actually seem low. Maybe I’ve just lot perspective.

  11. Brett says:

    Wow! Just got done ice fishing reeds lake. It is EXTREMLY cold and windy the coldest I’ve felt all year! Many many schools will be closed tomorow

    1. John (Grand Rapids) says:

      Certainly along the lakeshore, maybe not inland.

      1. Brett says:

        No I’m inland and it is

        1. John (Grand Rapids) says:

          I mean the school closings… Certainly along the lakeshore, we will have to wait and see for the inland locations. If Wind Chills get below -15 then yes, schools will be closed.

    2. There will be hundreds of school closings tomorrow, central Michigan / Gratiot county is flat flat flat and with lots of tall rural road snowbanks will see roads drifted shut, already getting bad. we drift as much as any place in the state as winds are very strong here with little friction much like the lake shore “almost”.

  12. John (Grand Rapids) says:

    Anyone thinking there will be a Wind Chill Warning for Monday Morning?

    1. John (Grand Rapids) says:

      I mean Friday Morning*

    2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      No the winds will be calm!

    3. John (Norton Shores) says:

      Wind chills do not look to approach or exceed wind chill warning criteria Friday morning, maybe wind chills advisory, but one thing is for sure it will be downright cold Friday morning, even at the lakeshore.

  13. Stacsh says:

    Winter storm warning will be dropped by the morning

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Ya right!

    2. John (Grand Rapids) says:


  14. Dan (Byron Center) says:

    WSW HERE WE GO! Hey guess what? Its still Winter time!

  15. Uncle Sparkee says:

    Is paul self medicating, if so good for him, it seems to be working

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:


    2. Jack says:

      LOL… Puff, puff, Pass…… Uncle S, The Marijuana in America .Special is on at 10 Pm, on CNBC ! Speaking of Medicating, my.Last Crop, of Meds. Was ” Casey Jones ” ,,,,, Works Very Well. Hey Sparks You ever Get STRAIN Lock ?? Know What I’m Talking About !! Stay Cued…… ;-)

      1. Uncle Sparkee says:

        Yes cuz jack! Lucky I have a very comfortable “couch” even tokes the blood hound chills on the high side of the circular rizer.

        1. Uncle Sparkee says:

          Night train cuz jack. I’ve had my illegal dish locked on the Russian weather channels for the last few weeks, those weather chicks r crazy. I will reset back to tune in my Colorado blood brothers. Let’s hope the high winds of change blow east!

        2. Jack says:

          I’ve Thought about Moving 2 Colorado ! If I could afford it That Is, I’d Be WILLIN’ to be Movin…. CUE, The LateGreat Lowell George & Little Feat HERE >>>>. Peace.,,, Brother Sparkee… :-)

  16. SW Kent says:

    Rocky, it’s cold. It has not snowed much recently and the forecast has very little snow in it.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      You obviously don’t believe in Bill’s forecast then do you? 2 inches tonight and then several more this weekend! It sure sounds SNOW starved to me!

      1. SW Kent says:

        We will see.

      2. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

        You’re delusional rj.

  17. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Check out the winds that are rotating down and converging right over us in a few hours! The fun is about ready to begin!

  18. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    I noticed that although we will be getting cold tonight, lake michigan is still blocking us from the super frigid air. Chicago was only 2 degrees a few hours ago (data is a few hours old, but you get the point) while Muskegon was 15 degrees! The temperatures then dropped off as you went inland, with GR at about 8 and Lansing about 7. Winds are definitely strong here too with gusts over 30 at times right now, at least according to my measurements.

  19. Cort S. says:

    HRRR model shows the circulation of the low-pressure system to the north which will be responsible for tonight’s weather. click here

  20. Brian(Grandville) says:

    Looking like a slow start with any snow tonight. Not much on the radar until you get into n.w. Wisconsin, and that’s a long ways away.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Wait till around 1 AM and then look out your window! Get ready to ROCK!

  21. John (Norton Shores) says:

    Those back roads are already starting to become impassable and drift shut, can’t even imagine what adding more snow tonight will do to them.

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      Yeah, our local roads are getting patches of black ice where snow has blown across….

  22. What time are we expecting the snow and white-out conditions to pick up?

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      1 AM till about 10 AM!

  23. peggie says:

    is this a weather blog or a weed blog? get a room guys

    1. Jack says:

      CUE::: Mojo Nixon ~ Legalize It – YouTube
      ► 2:31► 2:31 ;-)

      1. Ansel says:

        hahaahh yes jack

    2. Uncle Sparkee says:

      Pigs on a wing, legalize it!

      1. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:


      2. Jack says:

        Blow The Dust of this 1968 SONG !!! SPIN::: David Peel & the lower east side legalize marijuana – YouTube
        ► 2:53► 2:53
        Talk about a Song, ahead of it’s Time !!!! Stay CueDDD…. & Stoned….. ;-)

    3. bobcat says:

      Agree! Scrolling through this crap to find weather info has gotten old!

  24. mk says:

    The road Rocky’s on leads now are?

  25. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    The SNOW is starting to develop fast over in WI and wait till that rotates over the lake! Lake enhanced wind driven SNOW baby! I love it and bring it!

  26. Jeremy (Three Rivers) says:

    So is there a big system this weekend or several small ones? The latest GFS and NAM have large forecast differences. I’m on the edge of 6-8 inches on both, only the GFS – – is south and the NAM – – is north…

    1. Jeremy (Three Rivers) says:

      NWS Northern Indiana gives me moderate accumulations Saturday night. I hope I can make up to Grand Rapids for my Grand Rapids Youth Symphony concert on Sunday. We have 4-Wheel Drive, so it shouldn’t be a problem.

    2. Wswplz says:

      Yes there is more than one low, you are correct Jermey.

  27. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    The GFS is out to lunch and the system for this weekend will be farther North! Mark it down!

    1. Jeremy (Three Rivers) says:

      The snow has actually inched a little north but you guys up there need a much larger shift… The morning GFS: And this afternoon’s GFS: . The 6-8 line has crept a half county north. (Watch the border counties.)

  28. Maybe that bull that was running through Wayland was trying to run its way out of Michigan to the south for the warmer temperatures.

  29. Uncle Sparkee says:

    Weed whites and wine, and don’t forget about tokes and your sweet aunty Edna’s apple pie, oh I’d be willin! Gettin windy and crazy in the back woods tonight. If you blend weather with gods given natural erb it’s a blend of unforgotren love in the highest form of colorful dots.

  30. Daniel says:

    Why is it that there is one lone county in Minnesota with a blizzard warning, detached from the others along the Minnesota-Dakota boundary? Did anyone else see that? Is it really that bad in Minnesota? Worse than it will be here tonight?

  31. 10 minute wind average 18mph, Gust 29mph and peak 33mph

    1. Jim S (Saugatuck Twp) says:

      Winds are shaking my doors and windows. This isn’t even the worst of it yet. Gonna be a long night.

  32. Randall says:

    SE Grand Rapids looking like Siberia at the moment!

  33. Katie in Kentwood says:

    Just went to start my car to leave work and WOW its windy and cold out!!

    1. Jack says:

      Drive Safe KATIE !!

    1. Wswplz says:

      Whoops didn’t mean to post…

  34. Wswplz says:

    Some good winds coming through the area, they don’t look as strong as the winds from Friday however, but still making some noise.

    1. Wswplz says:

      Some decent snow looks to be developing in the SE part of GR…

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