Cold and Snow Update

Bill's Blog

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until noon Tuesday for these lakeshore counties: Ottawa, Allegan, Van Buren and Berrien Co. This is for isolated lake-effect snow, which has already totaled about 7″ in the Port Sheldon area of Ottawa County. Roads in that area of the lakeshore will be snow covered and slippery. Here’s radar:

Radar

There was also a Winter Weather Advisory for a portion of N. Illinois and NW Indiana – including the Chicago area. Chicago had another 3.9″ of snow Monday, bringing them to 32.4″ for the season. That’s 9.2″ ABOVE average for the winter so far.

Great Lakes Ice Extent – 2/8/21

Here’s the latest Great Lakes ice extent. The ice extent on Lake Michigan increased from 17.4% to 20.2% in the last 24 hours. While the amount of ice goes up and down depending on temperature and wind (strong winds break up the ice).

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