Still a few flurries in the area this Thursday morning. Many areas have had a dusting to an inch overnight and that’s enough for some slick spots on the roads. Total snowfall was 2-3″ from Lansing to Northern Kent and Newaygo Counties…about an inch and a half in Muskegon and Grand Rapids. Winds have been light, so no drifting and temperatures have fallen to the upper teens to mid 20s overnight. Where it cleared out it’s down to -5 already at Grayling. Season snowfall now up to 54.5″ for G.R. and 58.0″ for Muskegon.
Grand Rapids has had 2.6% of possible sunshine over the last 8 days or 1 hour and 50 minutes total sunshine in over a week. January is still 5° cooler than average. We have had only 3 days this month without at least a trace of snow.
The state with the most area under a Winter Storm Warning this morning is New Mexico. Heavy snow extends into NW Texas. Temperatures hit a scorching 118 F in Carnarvon and 117 F at Shark Bay, Australia
Here’s Grand Rapids radar and Northern Michigan radar, NAM model 3-day snowfall forecast and GFS model 5-day snowfall forecast (totals increased on the Sat. overnight model run). Storm Total Snowfall will show the heaviest snow and Milwaukee looping radar. Regional radar and the Updated GRR NWS Short Term Discussion. More links: Grand Rapids radar, Northern Indian radar, Chicago radar, Detroit radar and Milwaukee radar. Here’s College of DuPage Radar Map (pick any radar in the U.S.), College of DuPage Grand Rapids radar, the West Michigan Lightning Tracker, National Lightning Tracker, the local warning/advisory map and the National warning/watch/advisory map, 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. 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 recent 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 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). Here’s the Consumers Energy Power Outage Map