March 24th, 2014 at 8:45 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local   Craig James sent me this link.   Wednesday the 26th – The last lingering flurries will end this morning.  One more cold day with highs well below average in the low 30s.  As I type this at 3:30 AM – the temperature is +10 in G.R. and -10 at Cadillac.  We’ve had 3 days with highs of 26, 28, 28 – the average high is 46.  Grand Rapids is now 10 deg. colder than average for March and this is a top five coldest calendar year so far.  We’ve had only four days warmer than average in March, after having only four days warmer than average in February.

Links: Grand Rapids radar, Northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar, Detroit radar and Milwaukee radar. Here’s regional radar,  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.

31 Responses to “Wednesday”

  1. Resourceful Nana says:

    Is the clipper going to hit everyone, including the SW corner of the state?

  2. TomKap (Michigan St. & Fuller) Grand Rapids says:

    Can’t wait for this BS Snow to end!!!!!!! :(

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Keep the COLD and SNOW coming right through April!

      1. Florida1993 says:

        Give it up rocky. First week of April is going to be cooler, but wetter than average. Which means the vast majority of precip will be rain.

  3. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    Everyone drive safe Tuesday a.m. There will be some that has forgotten how to drive on snow.

  4. INDY says:

    3 more inches of new snow coming tonight!! INDYY!!

    1. Jack says:

      Indy…is it MAY Yet ??? ;-) . Stay Cued…..

  5. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    How is this possible? Accumulating SNOW? The warm weather nuts have been trying to tell me that winter along with the COLD and SNOW has been over for weeks now! Imagine that!

    1. Florida1993 says:

      58 next week baby. So long winter!!!!!

  6. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

    Be careful on the roads tomorrow morning! Got my car estimate today after my accident from this morning: 2000 bucks. I have to pay 500 and the insurance covers the rest. It’s not worth it to rush…you could end up losing a week’s paycheck. Or worse: killing somebody or yourself.

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:


    2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Great advise and I have been preaching that advise to people all winter! Instead they want to blame the SNOW for there horrible driving habits! Simply LEAVE EARLY, SLOW DOWN AND DON’T TAIL GATE! Very simply – who knew?

      1. SBPortage002 says:

        Tell that to people who have been injured and killed in accidents that were not their fault.

      2. dano (Norton Shores) says:


  7. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    60′s next Monday. A red wing black bird told me. lol

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      Hey Larry – a township Supervisor told me we’d work on getting that tornado siren installed ;-)

  8. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    I love that thread title “Daybreak SNOW SQUALL”! How can it be?

    1. SBPortage002 says:

      one half to one inch..oh no!! Time to get out the shovels…lol

  9. I sure hope to see an uptick in Severe Weather in the plains coming up soon. Every day that passes the closer I get to going to Kansas!

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      Are you a storm chaser?

      1. John (Norton Shores) says:

        Larry, he is going on a storm chase this spring, his parents let him, I think it’s his senior year, so a fun senior gift! Have fun Kyle! :)

        1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

          Have fun, hope you see a tornado and be safe.

    2. Jerry hoag says:

      Kyle, Can I go with you?????????? I really want to chase too!!! I would love to do this with you. Email me at if I can do this with you. Many thanks Kyle!!!

  10. Jacob G. says:

    So that snow squall means business looking out at the radar. Let’s see how the lake can enhance it but do not take this squall lightly tomorrow morning.

    1. Jacob G. says:

      Well worth staying up to see the snow squall line. I would say visibility is 1/4 mile up here in Kent City. I see on the radar returns some yellow showing up near by.

  11. Dan (Byron Center) says:

    2-3 inches of snow on the ground. Be careful driving and slow down! I already saw 2 slide offs and its early.

  12. AlleganJoe says:

    I drove home from Holland to Allegan this morning between 3-4a.m. during this snow squall!! It was really coming down-and-at times some big flakes. Visibility was Not good at all. Thank God for the rumble strips in the center and shoulder to let a driver know they are going out of their lane-the snow surely made seeing the road difficult!!! It was quite unpleasant to drive through!! Thank God-I made it home safely!! Thank You LORD for travel mercies!! :)

  13. Jim S (Saugatuck Twp) says:

    I keep looking at every new model run to see what the warm up will be like. Yesterday, the GFS had us going into the 60′s. Now, it barely shows us getting to 50 Sunday and Monday. I guess that will feel warm compared to what we have had.

  14. No snow on the ground this morning! a few flurries and that’s it, bring on the warmer temps!

  15. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    LOL @Craig’s link! Just about spit my coffee across the table.

    1. Brett says:

      The link is soo funny! I loved the quip about forcasting past 5 days…

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