Lots of Snow U.P. NorthMarch 25th, 2014 at 9:33 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Check out the snow they have at the Houghton County Airport (from Marquette NWS). We’ve melted a lot of our snow (Kalamazoo at WMU and Houghton down to 3″ – just a trace officially in Lansing and G.R.), but up north they are still close to maximum snow for the winter. Here’s some snowfall depths on 3/25: Painesdale 52″, Calumet 48″, Mohawk 48″, Big Bay 41″, Marquette (airport) 36″, Munising 36″, Tahquamenon Falls 34″, Paradise 34″, Newberry 31″, Ironwood 31″, S. Ste. Marie 28″, Gaylord 18″, Houghton Lake 16″. Mt. Bohemia in the U.P. is up to 301″ for the winter, Painesdale in the U.P. is at 290″ and in Lower Michigan, Maple City in Leelanau County leads the list at 247.8″. In our area, Holland is up to 150.4″, Muskegon at 131.1″, Oshtemo at 120.1″, Grand Rapids at 114.1″, Kalamazoo 112.8″ and Lansing is up to 68.4″.
Also, big haboob in AZ. More than 2,775 U.S. flights have delayed, another 337 have been canceled, according to FlightStats. 3.8″ new snow in Washington D.C. Cherry blossoms in D.C. delayed this year. Snowing in Nashville, Tenn. on 3/25. Death toll now 24 in the Washington State mudslide. Coldest U.S. October- March in nearly 100 years and quite a plunge since 2012. Heckuvan East Coast Storm: Monomoy section of Nantucket MA – second wind gust at 83 MPH. elevation above sea level on the island is 26 feet at 830 AM. PLAY BALL!!
Model update Weds. AM – The European gives G.R. an inch of precipitation from Thurs. AM thru Fri. AM (and another 0.48″ Monday). The NAM (caribou) has 0.69″. The GFS plot has 0.48″ with the warmest day Sunday at 51 deg. We are in the Storm Prediction Center General Thunderstorm Outlook for Thurs., though it looks pretty iffy to squeeze out a little lightning from this system. More snow for the Eastern U.P. Blizzard Warning for Cape Cod and the islands and also Eastern Maine. They warn of possible hurricane force winds and 40-foot seas! Here’s MA observations – Nanatucket as I write this has a north wind at 48 mph with a gust to 68 mph. Still only 4 very weak tornadoes this month in the entire U.S.!! GREAT LAKES ICE COVER 400% OF AVERAGE!