Dry Weds.

April 14th, 2014 at 8:07 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local  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.

257 Responses to “Dry Weds.”

  1. Tyler says:

    My buddy who I went to NMU with from Grand Rapids tells me the winter was mild down there. He says it wasn’t that bad. What do you guys think that live down there?

    1. Josh says:

      Tyler, thats pure garbage. the southern half of lower MI had one of its coldest, snowiest winters on record.

  2. steven (Derby Lake) says:

    On top the of the 6-8 they just received.

    Winter Storm Warning in effect from noon Wednesday to noon EDT Thursday…

    The National Weather Service in Marquette has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow…which is in effect from noon Wednesday to noon EDT Thursday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

    Hazardous weather…

    * heavy and wet snow is expected to move into north central Upper Michigan early Wednesday afternoon. The snow will then continue heavy at times through Wednesday night before diminishing Thursday morning.

    * Snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected Wednesday afternoon…with an additional 5 to 9 inches Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Many locations…especially across western Marquette County will see storm total snowfall of around one foot.

    * East winds gusting to around 25 mph Wednesday night will likely lead to blowing and drifting snow along the Lake Superior shoreline.


    * roads will become snow covered and slippery Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Persons planning on traveling should be prepared for dangerous Road conditions.

    * The heavy and wet nature of the snow will make it difficult to shovel and plow.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions…

    * a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous.

    * Prepare…plan…and stay informed. Visit http://www.Weather.Gov/MQT

  3. Barb says:

    That would be it for me; I’d be leaving. Down here in GR has been bad enough.

  4. Travis Ulberg (West of Martin, Allegan County) says:

    Already down to 23.1° here. It’s looking like 10′s tonight will be likely.

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