SundayApril 5th, 2014 at 2:22 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
First, check out the flying porta-potty in the McKinney, Texas tornado on Thurs. Note the debris coming toward you at first and then going away from you. This what it looks like up by Marquette. The latest snowstorm dumped up to 17″ of snow in the Western and Central U.P. Here’s some U.P snow depths: 55″ Painesdale, 52″ Mohawk, 51″ Eagle Run, 44″ Nawakwa Lake, 41″ Grand Marais, 39″ Marquette (airport), 35″ Paradise, 31″ Ironwood, 26″ S. Ste. Marie. In Lower Michigan, 14″ near Mancelona (in the woods) and at Maple City, 12″ Gaylord, 10″ Boyne Falls. Not including Friday’s snow, Delaware was up to 296.5″ for the winter. Mt. Bohemia leads the list with 320″ for the winter. They report “epic skiing” with 12″ of new snow. Here’s downtown Houghton. Up to 17.2″ fell in NW Wisconsin.
Saturday AM Model update: Partly sunny, dry weekend…low-mid 40s Saturday, mid 50s Sunday. Rainfall Monday: NAM (caribou) 0.33″ for G.R., only 0.01″ for Muskegon (sharp NW edge) and 0.46″ in Jackson. The NAM has a couple weak snow showers north of Muskegon Tuesday morning. the GFS (caribou) plot has 0.25″ of rain Monday and a game time temp. of about 43° for the Whitecaps Tues. evening. It also gives G.R. low 60s on Thurs. The GFS plot has 0.17″ for G.R. Monday and 0.06″ on Thursday PM with a high of 59 on Thurs. The European model has 0.21″ for G.R. Monday and another 0.03″ Tuesday. That model is a little warmer on Tuesday with a Whitecaps game-time temp. in the upper 40s. The good news is, no flooding rains and we get another week when the pattern is cool and severe storms stay to our south. Have a good weekend. I’ll be rooting on my alma mater (Wisconsin) in the Final Four. Got a lot of work to do around the house and I’ve got a dinner to go to on Sunday. (pic. from www.uppermichiganssource.com)