Melting Snow MondayMarch 30th, 2014 at 3:53 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
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 2008, 2009, 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.