Half a Foot of New Snow

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The system that moved through Wed. and Wed. night produced over half a foot of new snow in places. Cloverville in Muskegon Co. reported 6.4″ of new snow. Muskegon’s Airport had 6.2″ of snowfall as of midnight…and it snowed several hours after that. Other snowfall totals from the late evening: 6.0″ west of Mt. Pleasant and 5″ at Howard City, Twin Lake and Montague. 4.6″ at Mears, 4.0″ in Hart, 3.3″ at Houghton Lake (daily record), 2.0″ in Grattan, 1.5″ in Comstock Park and 0.7″ at the Ford Airport in G.R. The snowfall in Muskegon set a daily record for most snow ever on any Nov. 6:

Record daily snowfall at Muskegon

Here’s a couple pics. of the snow on the ground:

Snow in Howard City – by Jason Lund
Snow in Twin Lake from Norma Taylor
Watch out for a slick spot today…esp. north of a line from Holland to Lansing

. Here’s radar:

Click for latest Composite Reflectivity radar image from the Grand Rapids/Muskegon, MI radar and current weather warnings
Grand Rapids radar
Central Great Lakes sector loop
8-14 Day Temperature Forecast from the Climate Prediction Center

Above is the latest 8-14 Day Temperature Forecast from the Climate Prediction Center. Michigan and Much of the Eastern U.S. is expected to see below to much below average temperatures from Nov. 14-20. It stays warmer than average in the West and extreme southern Florida.

Over the last 13 days, Gr. Rapids has had just 13.1% of possible sunshine and over the last 26 days, Grand Rapids has had only 5 days that were warmer than average.

Here’s high temperatures from Wed. It was quite cold from Montana east to Upper Michigan. The afternoon high temp. was just 12 at Cut Bank MT, 19 at Minot ND and 23 at Ironwood MI. You can see a large area with highs in the teens. That air is coming down here early next week. G.R. had a high of 36°. The warmer air got up into the southern part of the state. Sturgis had a high of 54° on Wed.

It was warm in Florida (91° at Fort Myers FL), S. Texas (90° at McAllen TX) and in the southwest (95° at Palm Springs CA was the warmest in the U.S.).

and Regional Radar

Sunset at South Haven Michigan 11 5 19

We are down to 10 hours and 3 minutes of daylight (time between sunrise and sunset) as of 11/7. We are still losing around 2 1/2 minutes of daylight each day. Solar noon, when the sun is highest in the sky is now at 12:26 pm. The sun angle at noon is 31 degrees and today the sun is roughly 92,141,000 miles from the Earth. We have a waxing (means we see more of the moon each successive night right now) gibbous (3/4ths full) moon tonight. Venus is returning to our evening sky. Look it in the west-southwest shortly after sunset. Jupiter (southwest at sunset) and Saturn (south at sunset) are easy to see.

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