69 closings this AM – almost all in the lakeshore counties – New snow: 30″ Empire (Leelanau Co.), 24″ Bangor (Van Buren Co.) and Beulah (Benzie Co.), 18.3″ Keeler (Van Buren Co.), 17.6″ Grand Junction (Van Buren Co.), 16″ Suttons Bay and Leeland (Leelanau Co.)., 10″ Scottville (Mason Co.), 9″ Paw Paw (Van Buren Co.) and in Edwardsburg, 8″ Jackson, 6″ Battle Creek, 5-6″ Kalamazoo, 4-6″ Grand Rapids
Our Snow Futurecast thru Wed. night shows 1 1/2 to 2″ for Ludington…maybe an inch tops for Big Rapids, Fremont and Muskegon, with mainly just trace amounts south and east of Grand Rapids.
In N. Indiana – 13″ at Goshen, 12″ at Granger and Elkhart. In the U.P., 12″ in Twin Lake and in Alger Co., 10″ Wakefield, 9″ Grand Marais – 21″ on the ground there.
It was cold this AM – including 4 below zero at Gaylord, +3 at Alma, 17 in G.R., Today we’ll probably see the coldest high temperature ever on any Nov. 12.
At 9:25 am – there are only 30 Consumers Energy customers without power statewide…very, very few – no drifting with this snow. Many roads are snow covered and slippery.
We have a Winter Storm Warning for Allegan, Van Buren, Berrien, Cass, Manistee, Benzie, Leelanau, Grand Traverse Counties in Michigan and for La Porte and St. Joseph Counties in Indiana until 5 pm (Tue.). It runs until 6 pm for NW Lower MI.
Parts of Mason, W. Oceana perhaps, W. Allegan, Van Buren, Berrien and Cass Counties could see total snowfall of 8-16″ (it may settle some). The lake-effect snow will diminish as the snow bands come inland during the midday and afternoon.
There’s a Winter Weather Advisory for Mason, Lake, Oceana, Muskegon, Ottawa, St. Joseph (MI) counties. Here’s warnings and advisories for NW Indiana as of 9:25 am.
There will be slick spots today. Here’s radar:
and regional radar:
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Links to current Michigan weather observations, a current Michigan weather map and the latest forecast discussion of the Grand Rapids National Weather Service, the N. Indiana National Weather Service and the Gaylord National Weather Service.
Here’s an estimate of the daytime wind chill factor this week – pretty cold for mid-November…keep the winter coat handy.
The temperature was already below zero by 1 am in Gaylord and Grayling. The heaviest snow total thru late night was at Empire in Leelanau County.
Side note – some and maybe most areas will have tracking snow for the start of the firearm deer season this Friday.