Another Snowstorm for Michigan!April 16th, 2014 at 4:48 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
New Snow: 15.1″ North Branch MN, 13.5″ Grantsburg MN, 10″ Sawyer WI, 6″ Ironwood and Wakefield MI. Check out Elk River MN…and near Colorado Springs…and Duluth MN. Here’s the WRF model showing the same thing. Grand Marais still has 40″ of snow on the ground. Houghton had a high temperature of just 23° on Tuesday. Lake Superior is still over 60% ice covered! On Tuesday, the Great Lakes still had a 39% ice cover! Lake Michigan had a 21% ice cover yesterday – the highest ever this late in the season. Check out Tiger Stadium Tues. AM. Freeze Warnings this Weds. AM go almost all the way to the Gulf of Mexico! Rochester NY was 48° colder than they were 24 hours ago!
Low temperatures Weds. morning: 22° GRR, MKG, Kalamazoo…21 Coldwater, Battle Creek, 20° Big Rapids. Marquette dipped to -5° this morning – the latest they have ever had a below zero reading! They broke their daily record by 12° The coldest spot in the U.P. was Spincich Lake with a low of -9°. That’s outrageously cold for 4/16 in Michigan! It was the coldest April 15th ever over much of Lower Michigan, with record low maximum temperatures of 35° in G.R., 33° in Muskegon and 34° in Flint. It was a record low maximum of 40° in Indianapolis and Dayton, where they also a daily record for snowfall at 1.1″. Boston had a high temperature of 68° Tuesday – 12 hours later it’s sleeting there. Washington D.C. had a high of 72°, then in the late evening, this is what happened. New York was getting accumlating snow overnight, so is Baltimore. Thunderstorms brought wind damage to central Florida Tues. PM. Landslide destroys six buildings in Quebec. A good example of correlation without causation.
Weds. AM – Consumers Energy is down to 412 customers without power statewide with the most in Ogemaw (187) and Newaygo (120). Some customers may have had the electricity shut off because of floodwaters. From a statewide peak of 150,000 customers without power and the strong wind that knocked out another 16,000 Monday AM – that’s quite a quick recovery. Additional crews were brought in from IN and OH.
Here’s the latest Flood Warnings. The Muskegon River at Evart set an all-time record. The level of 16 feet and a flow of 10,400 cubic feet per second is 4 1/2 times the average flow for mid-April. Significant flooding is occurring on the Muskegon, White, Chippewa and Pere Marquette Rivers. Here’s where you can look up streamflow on Michigan Rivers. The Rogue River at Rockford has crested. It did get above flood stage. The White River at Whitehall crested about 9″ above flood stage. The Grand River crest is close to Ionia.