The Cool Pattern ContinuesApril 2nd, 2014 at 2:20 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
These pictures (click on the pictures to enlarge) were taken by Todd Anderson Sunday and Monday showing the snow on Mackinac Island and in Petoskey. That’s a LOT of snow and ice and anytime the air is coming down from the northwest, north or northeast, it’ll still be crossing a lot of snow, ice and cold ground. So, it’s quite likely that this cold pattern will continue.
The GRR NWS March 2014 summary shows that it was the 4th coldest March ever in G.R. and 5th coldest in Muskegon. We had an all-time record 20″ snow depth on March 2 in G.R., beating the previous March record of 15″ in 2007. Lansing set a record for the most days-in-a-row with at least 1″ of snow on the ground at 106 days (the old record was 101 days in 1962-63). Muskegon set a March snow depth record at 24″ on the 5th, breaking the old record of 22″ in 1963. Grand Rapids was 9° colder than average in March with an average of 26.6°. Lansing was 9.4° colder than average for March.