Thursday AM – Watch for a Slick Spot

March 19th, 2014 at 3:00 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local  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, TexasSomething worse than snow…these don’t melt.   More TumbleweedsIt was a cold February over much of the U.SPretty 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.

194 Responses to “Thursday AM – Watch for a Slick Spot”

  1. Eileen (Hesperia) says:

    Snowing here and 31 degrees.

    1. Jack says:

      You Can Keep IT… I don’t Want it HERE ! Lol… ;-)

    2. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:

      Snowing here too!

  2. Todd In Nunica says:

    here’s is the snowstorm!

  3. Michael g (se GR) says:

    If only we lived in the world that Accuweather, Weather Underground , and WXYZ forecast for. Snow would gone, flowers blooming, sun tans underway already.

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Yeah, over and over again all winter long…

  4. John (Norton Shores) says:

    knowing very hard here at the moment, already have about a dusting of new snow, ugh spring where are you? haha Matt you must be very happy right now! Enjoy it! :)

    1. John (Norton Shores) says:


    2. Todd In Nunica says:

      Hope he did not blink or might have missed it….

  5. Jack says:

    LOL@ Bill….Saying ” Mother Nature” is Dribbling !! Re: B-Ball ! BILL, I’m Ready For A SLAM DUNK March Madness FORECAST!!…..heee…heeeee….Staying CUEDDD…..BILL…. ;-)

    1. Jack says:

      Just took aGander out My Back Door and Darn…….” Little Tiny Flakes Falling from The Sky”…. :-( . Makes Me Sad & MAD.. Sick of Winter BILL… Bring on The REBIRTH of SPRING….TXS…..stay Cued… ;-)

  6. DF (SE Mich) says:

    Still about 60% snow coverage here in A2. I wish more would have melted… Currently 43*.

    1. Barb says:

      The snow is still up to my knees in places in the park behind my house in SE GR.

  7. John (Norton Shores) says:

    Puddles are freezing up fast.

  8. Debbie (Jenison) says:

    On my home from work today on I-96 west, I noticed the river, between Market and Baldwin is much higher today than yesterday. It is over the banks and even with Indian Mounds road that runs along side of it. Keeping my fingers crossed it doesn’t get much worse.

    1. Wswplz says:

      This was just put out at 5:45

      ISSUED AT 545 PM EDT WED MAR 19 2014


  9. fixxxer says:

    Is this damn winter ever going to end? Seriously!

    1. Jack says:

      It ” May” in ” May” is What I Say…..Stay Cued….FIXXXER… ;-)

    2. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:


  10. steven (Derby Lake) says:

    Got blizzard conditions going here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. steven (Derby Lake) says:

        1/4 mile visibility

        1. Jack says:

          Thank-U….. ;-)

  11. SW Kent says:

    Looks like 2 or 3 snowstorms on thee way.
    Who knew?
    Headed out for some cross country skiing.
    Get out and enjoy people.

    1. Jack says:

      Add….Rock n Roll will Never Die !!!!! Best Winter Ever !!!! ECT “………. ;-)

    2. Jack says:

      WHO KNEW?? CUE , The Who….Who Are You ?? :::: Stay Cued ! 4 SPRING!

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

      I’m planning on getting the snowmobile out tomorrow, and riding around on the fields behind my house. Looks like I’ll be snowmobiling around here next week as well.

  12. Wayne (South of GR) says:

    I don’t my lawn has ever looked this brutal.
    For all the cold and snow predictions on this blog, very little has panned out.
    The cold, yes.
    The snow, no.

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      It’s usually the case. Anyone with any sense knows that this (awesome) blog is 85% entertainment.

      1. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

        Sad to say but that is mostly true!

      2. SW Kent says:

        Mark, that is the most accurate thing I have read on here all day.

      3. suehelen says:

        Yeah, and that’s too bad.

    2. Barb says:

      I may not see my lawn until May at this rate.

  13. mr. negative says:


  14. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    It looks like our rain and then brief snow storm is not mostly over. While there must have been some snow melt with the rain and temps in the mid 40’s today its not all that noticeable. Looks like we should have another near average day on Friday and then a cold (for late March) week coming up. Its now down to 32° here.

  15. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Out side of a few personas who write on this blog (I am sure there are a few others as well) most people are now getting very tired of this cold winter and now want some spring like weather to come our way. We will have to wait for it a while longer lets hope it’s a nice and warm summer. Or if not that next winter brings us mild temps and very little snow.

  16. Currently I am at 34 with Cloudy Skies. That is down from a high of 34 earlier today.

    1. SW Kent says:

      Down to 2 inches Kyle

  17. Spring is 4 Hours, 12 Minutes, and 50 seconds away

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:


  18. SW Kent says:

    18z gfs showing a 60 for April 1

    1. Bring it! I would love it if we could get that warm! and just 2 inches left? we should have that gone by the end of the day Friday!

    2. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Hopefully… I should be sailing by now! I have dry suit to sail by this time of year.

  19. GunLakeDeb says:

    Just a hint of snow here – the kind where you have to squint, with a dark background, to see it?

  20. Barb says:

    If we have another winter like this one, I might seriously consider moving to a warmer climate, at least for winter.

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