Wind Chill AdvisoryFebruary 27th, 2014 at 3:34 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Just got word that the Amtrak train that comes from Chicago to G.R. is stuck in a snow drift south of Holland. A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for the entire area until 11 am Friday for wind chills of -10° to -20°. Here’s current temperatures – watch ‘em drop! At 1 AM G.R. is -9, Big Rapids -15, it’s -22 in Cadillac and it’s been as cold as -31 in Pellston. It’s also -18 on Beaver Is. and -25 at Houghton (Lake Superior looks pretty much frozen over again)! The high pressure center is over SE Lower Michigan at 1 AM. There will still be slippery spots Friday because of the drifting snow that we have had today. Temperatures will likely set record lows in most areas for the Feb. 28, and a few maybe for coldest ever so late in the season. Grand Rapids would have to get to -14 for that to happen and it could happen. Daily record low temperatures for 2/28 are -2 for G.R. in 1970, zero at Muskegon in 1925, 63 and 70 and -18 in Lansing in 1884. The lowest high temperatures for tomorrow are 21 for G.R. in 1900 and 1912, 18 in Muskegon in 1897 and 12 in Lansing in 1875 and 1884. Winds will pick up a little out of the southeast during the morning, keeping wind chills well below zero through the midday. NAM (caribou) forecast low temperatures tonight: -1 GRR (too warm), -16 LAN, +3 MKG (too warm), -7 KAL, -14 Jackson, -21 Mt. Pleasant (not impossible), -11 Cadillac (too warm), +5 Holland (too warm).
The morning run of the European model gives G.R. these high temps: Fri. 17, Sat. 27, Sun. 15, Mon. 14, Tues. 19, Weds. 23, Thurs. 34, Fri. 38, Sat. 33. The NAM (caribou) has 16 Fri., 26 Sat., 16 Sun. NAM snowfall for G.R. is 0.7″ Fri. night and 3.7″ Sat. night.