Weekend

February 28th, 2014 at 7:38 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local   We have a bit of a break from the snow, but there is more coming.  Grand Rapids added 0,7″ last night, pushing the season snowfall total to 108.5″.  Muskegon had 1.8″ of new snow last night and they are up to 125.4″ for the season.  Lansing added just 0.2″ and Lansing is up to 58.2″ for the winter.  The snow will taper off early Sunday and we may see a little sun in the afternoon north of I-94.  Monday to Wednesday look chilly, mainly in the teens with a couple nights dipping below zero in many places.  We may see some light snow on Tuesday, an inch or two.  We warm up closer to average later this week, along with a chance of a little snow or a light mix.  The pattern stays cooler than average into mid-March.  There won’t be a lot of melting snow during the first two weeks of March.   Melting picks up the last 10 days of the month…hopefully, we won’t get a deluge along with the melting snow…don’t need that.  The flood potential will remain high for April – until the ground thaws out and drys enough to hold a good rain.

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.

21 Responses to “Weekend”

  1. Sandy (Hudsonville) says:

    “FIRST” :)

  2. Wswplz says:

    Three inches of snow on the way.

  3. fixxxer says:

    Bring on spring so we can get rid of rj and his winter lover gang.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Have you heard? We have a ton of COLD and SNOW on the way! Get used to it!

    2. yooper4021 says:

      And then you’ll start to complain about the heat/humidity. Can’t wait.

    3. Tim (Spring Lake) says:

      Sure Fixxx…..poke the bear…go ahead….

  4. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Just the facts Bill! I love it! Little if any melting SNOW the first two weeks of March! 2-5 inches of SNOW this weekend! 2 inches of SNOW on Tuesday and COLD temps most if not all week! Imagine that!!!

    1. Wayne (South of GR) says:

      Yep, we will still have 15 inches on the ground March 15, then a thaw Rocky.

    2. Paul m says:

      It going to melt in week three !

  5. Travis Ulberg (West of Martin, Allegan County) says:

    I’ll take the 6-8″ that both the GFS and NAM are forecasting for Allegan County. Looks to be a snowy stretch over the next few days.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Who knew? Enjoy the trails baby!

  6. INDY says:

    Hey wayneo welocome to Bills blog look outside we have 45 inches of snow on the ground u better think past March 15th for a thaw!! Thanks for your thoughts INDYY!!!

    1. Wayne (South of GR) says:

      Hi Indy.
      You have 45 inches?
      Where do you live?

      1. Jeff says:

        He’s delusional

  7. INDY says:

    Thee YARDofBRICKS north GR on thee river!! INDYY!!

  8. mr. negative says:

    No flooding concerns…the “melt”, if it happens at all this year, will be hard to notice.

  9. Tyler says:

    26 below zero here in Escanaba. I think this is the coldest temperature here in years! Looking back I think it could have been early February of 1996 when the temp bottomed out at 36 below. Hey Bill think you could look up when the last time we were as cold or colder then -26 here.

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      Escanaba isn’t on my list thru the Threaded Extreme website. I looked at the monthly totals at Accu-Weather Climo just for Jan. and Feb. and you have to go back to the unbelievable cold of early February 1996. On 2/3/96, Escanaba was -36!

  10. Wswplz says:

    Drove back from FSU big rapids and it was snowing on the way home decent, nothing to write home about, but as forecasted it got lighter as I neared Rocford. I’m glad the snow is here in some fashion at least it keeps out the extreme cold. I hope we can squeeze out 3″‘total this weekend as this storm seems pretty hungry but not much food in our area, so hopefully an inch tonight and maybe 2 if we are fortunate tomorrow. We should be around 110″ for the year by Monday with a little luck. As for the next 20-22″ that seems like a tall order, but this winter has been anything but normal, sooo..until the fat lady sings!

  11. Vince Diotalevi says:

    Is there a link for those of us in Holland to check our snowfall data as we are closing in on seasonal record? Last I saw we were at 143 inches with 16 needed for the record. Thanks Vince

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