Melting Snow Monday

March 30th, 2014 at 3:53 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Rauwerda snow fort 2014   Rauwerda snow fort 2014  2 Here’s a couple pictures of the famous Rauwerda snow fort.  This one has stuck around the longest.  Here’s the video from 2013 to go along with it.  Check out their snow fort videos from 20082009, 2010 and 2011 and 2012.  A couple of the videos had over 100,000 hits and I know they got interviewed by a radio station from (if I remember right) Indiana.   The snow will be melting today as highs across the area should be mostly in the upper 50s to low 60s, the warmest day since last 11/17.  Enjoy the nice weather while we’ve got it….we may see a shower or two Monday night/Tues. AM as colder air starts to move back in and we go back to a cool and stormy pattern.

I’m worried on several fronts (weather term).  The first threat is freezing rain.  Everything is late this year and the weather is going to behave more like early March than early April with several storms on the way and the potential for rain/freezing rain and some snow on the back side of these systems as they lift out.  We could see a band of freezing rain set up across Lower Michigan Weds. night into Thurs. and again with the next system Fri. PM into Sat.  The best threat for that would be north of G.R.  All the snow to our north and the cold (and still frozen) Great Lakes mean an increased chance of freezing rain in early April.  The second threat is flooding as we get some decent precipitation later this week and probably into next week.  I guess I could add a third threat of severe weather if and when storm systems this month go NW of us this month and we get into warm, moist air.  A  fourth concern…a spring frost…like I said, there’s a lot of snow and cold water/ice to our north.  Blossoming later will be helpful this year and we have to keep hoping that the really moist Gulf of Mexico air doesn’t lead to heavy rain/flooding or tornadoes up here in Michigan. Hopefully, most of that will stay to our south and southwest.  Enjoy the warm air today.

144 Responses to “Melting Snow Monday”

    1. Wswplz says:

      Only this winter would you see headlines like this going into April. This is from the NWS forecast page. ( not to mention snow in our forecast into April )

      ” Blizzard conditions possible in parts of the northern Plains on Monday ”

      Grand Rapids, MI
      NWS Weather Forecast Office
      TONIGHT

      Mostly
      Clear
      Low: 29 °F
      MONDAY

      Mostly
      Sunny
      High: 58 °F
      MONDAY
      NIGHT

      Chance
      Rain
      Low: 42 °F
      TUESDAY

      Chance
      Rain/Snow
      High: 47 °F
      TUESDAY
      NIGHT

      Mostly
      Cloudy
      Low: 27 °F
      WEDNESDAY

      Slight Chc
      Rain/Snow
      High: 42 °F
      WEDNESDAY
      NIGHT

      Chance
      Rain/Snow
      Low: 28 °F
      THURSDAY

      Chance
      Snow
      High: 41 °F
      THURSDAY
      NIGHT

      Chance
      Snow
      Low: 29 °F

      1. Wswplz says:

        Whoops lol, didn’t mean to do that guys , sorry…

    2. Rodey (Rockford) says:

      RAIN and 40′s. Bring it. I love it. Fantastic. Who knew?

  1. Barry in Zeeland says:

    Well, with near 60 on Monday, the final day of March, we will finish the month with BELOW average snowfall. That will be a odd stat to look back on years from now since the temps have been a ways below average all month. Just proves that cold does not always equal snow.

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