Ice at the Lake – Warm WeekendApril 11th, 2014 at 12:42 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
If you are along the lakeshore north of S. Haven and south of Whitehall – you may be looking out and seeing ice on Lake Michigan. The ice cover on Lake Michigan this (Fri.) morning was at 23% and for the entire Great Lakes, we were at 48% on Thursday. As far as I can tell, those are both records for this late in the season. The first picture here is Weds. from NOAA/COASTWATCH and you can see where the ice is along the shore (and also over Green Bay and the far north part of the lake). The next two pictures (from NOAA GLERL) are at the Muskegon Channel from this (Fri.) morning. The last image is the ice extent on the lake (from NOAA GLERL). At noon it was in the low 60s inland and low 40s at the Lake Michigan shoreline.
New data starting to come in…there is a chance of a light shower/sprinkle north of Kent Co. tonight – most of us stay dry. Most of Saturday will be dry. The NAM has rain starting in G.R. (and points north and west) in the early evening. On the NAM (car.) G.R. gets 0.35″ Sat. night. Cadillac gets 0.74″. While we continue the chance of showers or a thundershower on Sun. there may be more hours without rain than with rain. On the NAM (car.) the cold front comes thru Sunday night. After highs in the mid 60s to low 70s Sat./Sun. it’s back to 40° Monday AM and holds there most of the day. The NAM (car.) has an additional 1.11″ of rain for G.R. and it’s rain. Cadillac gets a dusting of snow, but most of the area gets trace amounts or nothing.