Winter Storm Warning/AdvisoryMarch 10th, 2014 at 5:56 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
3 am – Meso discussion for 1-2″ an hour snowfall rates for SW Michigan, NW Indiana and NE Illinois. Heavier snow south of a line from Holland to Saginaw. Roads will get very icy as temperatures fall below freezing for the morning commute and stay below freezing during the day. The Winter Weather Advisory was upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning for Calhoun and Jackson Counties. It’s a Winter Storm Warning for Northern Indiana and the Michigan Counties that border Indiana. The Advisory has also been extended north to include Allegan, Barry, Kent, Ionia and Clinton Counties. Check out the dust storm approaching Lubbock, Texas at sunset this evening. Big barn fire north of Delton Tues. evening.
High temps. Monday: 48 G.R., Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, 47 Holland and 42 in Muskegon. G.R. dropped 3″ of snow cover from 9 am to 5 pm with the depth down to 13″. I had off Monday…I’m working next Sat. and Sun. and the following Sun. Actually, today (Tue.) I start a stretch of working 11 days in a row (and 17 out of 18 unless I can squeeze in a comp. or vacation day somewhere). I went to a funeral Monday and they to see the butterflies at the Meijer Gardens. I picked up the dry cleaning and then back home to enjoy homemade soup, a grilled-cheese sandwich and a cut up orange. The sun has been nice. There’s a lot of dirty snow by the side of the roads and some gigantic water-filled potholes.
Monday was the 3rd anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. On 10 February 2014, a Japanese National Police Agency report confirmed 15,884 deaths,6,148 injured and 2,633 people missing across twenty prefectures, as well as 127,290 buildings totally collapsed, with a further 272,788 buildings ‘half collapsed’, and another 747,989 buildings partially damaged. 4.4 million customers had no electricity and 1.5 million had no fresh water after the quake.
The temperature reached 80° in St. Louis on Monday. Despite that, the average temperature in St. Louis for March 1-10 was 7.4° colder than average in St. Louis. The 48° reading in G.R. was the warmest since the first week of December. It was only 6° warmer than the average high of 42°. Heavy snow has fallen in Afghanistan. Chairlift heavy damaged by an avalanche at Crystal Mt. Ski Area in Washington St. Here’s an interesting picture of the ice on Lake Michigan east of Chicago. Great pic. here showing the ice on central and southern Lake Michigan. Interesting pic. of a storm in Idaho. California needs more rain. How’s this for a sunset picture! Flooding in Bolivia. Meteorologist behind the Saffir-Simpson Scale (hurricane ranking) is 101 years old! Nice warm shot sends temps. into the 60s to low 70s across France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.