Dry Weds.April 14th, 2014 at 8:07 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Weds. am – Dry today New snow Monday night: 3.5″Allendale, 3″ Grandville and Walker, 2″ Grand Rapids, 1.5″ Kalamazoo. Grand Marais in the U.P. had 8″ of new snow and they are back to 41″ of snow on the ground!! Detroit and Flint have now had their snowiest winters ever! The temperature Tues. morning got to +3° in Marquette, -2° in Champion and -3° in Kenton. The Muskegon River at Evart is at an all-time record 16.0 foot flood stage. Consumers Energy is down to 412 customers without power.. Season snowfall in G.R. up to 116.0″. The average high/low for today is 58°/37°. Clouds prevented most of us from seeing the total lunar eclipse. Cold start to Tuesday over much of the country, with some record lows in the South. Waco, Texas tied their latest freeze ever with 31° this morning. It was 19°in Marfa, TX, 23° at Hebron OK, 11° at Sioux Falls, SD -7° at Land ‘O’ Lakes WI, and north of Lake Superior, Landsdown House, Ontario reached -21°F! Monday, Chicago had a high temp over 60ºF AND more than 0.5″ of new snow in the same day for the first time ever recorded. On April 12, Antarctic sea ice area was above normal by an area almost as large as Alaska, and the highest on record for any April 12. Global sea ice well above average…could reach highest since 1996. A citrus-greening disease is ravaging trees in Florida, the world’s second-biggest orange grower. Orange-juice futures climbed 7.2 percent last week on ICE Futures U.S. in New York, after the USDA projected this season’s Florida orange crop will be the smallest in 29 years. Atlanta hits 3 home runs in a row in the 8th…wild game 12 runs scored in the last inning and a half.
Updated season snowfall totals: Grand Rapids 116.0″, Muskegon 132.7″, Lansing 69.1″, Kalamazoo 115.3″. On April 14th, Grand Rapids had both a high temperature of 65° AND a record daily snowfall – on the same day!
Links: Grand Rapids radar, Northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar, Detroit radar and Milwaukee radar. Here’s regional radar, the College of DuPage Radar Map (pick any radar in the U.S.), College of DuPage Grand Rapids radar, GFS snowfall for the next 120 hours and NAM model snowfall for the next 84 hours. the West Michigan Lightning Tracker, National Lightning Tracker, the local warning/advisory map and the National warning/watch/advisory map, and a surface weather map. You can checkout the latest Grand Rapids NWS discussion, the Northern Indiana NWS discussion (includes the Michigan Counties that border Indiana), the discussion for Northern Lower Michigan, and Eastern Lower Michigan. Check out Storm Total Precipitation (until they reset it). Here’s the Spyglass Condos Weather Station the S. Haven GLERL station, the Muskegon GLERL station, the Grand Haven Steelheaders webcam and weather station, and the weather station at Holland State Park. Check out the Maranatha Webcam at Lake Michigan and links to webcams. Here’s the infrared satellite loop (night) and the visible satellite loop (daytime), Lake Michigan water temperatures (summer). Here’s storm reports from SW Michigan, Northern Michigan, NE Illinois, SE. Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and E. Michigan. Check out the wind and wave height at the South Mid-Lake Michigan Buoy (Apr. to Nov. only), the North Mid-Lake Michigan Buoy (Apr. to Nov. only), the buoy at Big Sable Point near Ludington, the weather station at Manistee Harbor and the weather station on the beach at St. Joseph. Here’s Michigan wind gusts from MesoWest, data from the MAWN agricultural weather stations and Weather Underground (data at the bottom from private weather stations). Check out the webcam at Krupp’s Resort, where they are pushing toward 3 feet of snow on the ground. Check out the cold temps. on the U.S. Low Temperature map. Here’s the morning run of the NAM forecast snow amounts. Here’s a live look at the Houghton Bridge. Here’s the Consumers Energy Power Outage Map. We continue to watch for ice jams on Michigan rivers. Here’s Closings.