Thursday AM – Watch for a Slick SpotMarch 19th, 2014 at 3:00 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Rainfall through noon: 0.24″ Kalamazoo, 0.13″ Grand Rapids, 0.14″ Muskegon, 0.16″ Lansing, 0.16″ Jackson, 0.19″ Battle Creek. I don’t think this will cause any major issues on area rivers. The center of the relatively small low pressure system looks to be about over Baldwin at 12:30 pm. Here’s the current River Flood Advisories, including the Grand River at Ionia. Please advise the National Weather Service if you know that an ice jam has formed and is significantly backing up the water. Ice jams are quite possible (probable) this spring and there is danger, not only from rapidly rising water behind the jam, but also from the force of the ice moving along the shore. Roads will be wet today. The rain will likely change to wet snow (an inch or less accmulation) before it ends. Temperatures will drop a little below freezing Weds. night into Thurs. AM – so watch out for a slick spot early Thurs. As I write this, SPC has areas south of I-94 in a 10% chc. of a t-storm. Looks like now the general t-storm area has been moved east-southeast of Michigan.
Also: All the aircraft that have disappeared since 1948 (this isn’t the first)…Duststorm approaching Las Vegas NM…and the same duststorm coming into Amarillo, Texas…Something worse than snow…these don’t melt. More Tumbleweeds. It was a cold February over much of the U.S. Pretty pic. of Jupiter.
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.