Coldest Day Since Last February

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The pic. above is the snowman cam. from near Gaylord early Tue. afternoon. That’s a lot of snow…looks like about 16″ on the ground.

Tuesday was the coldest day in West Michigan since last Feb. 20. At noon it was only 19° in Gr. Rapids and 15° at Big Rapids. The high temperature of 24° in G.R. was 15 degrees cooler than the average high of 39°.

Winter Weather Advisory

Periods of light snow or flurries are still possible, mainly in the lakeshore counties this PM. The Winter Weather Advisory for Ottawa, Muskegon, Oceana, Mason, Newaygo and Lake Counties for 1-4″ ends at noon today (Wed.) and continues to 7 pm for Allegan and Van Buren Counties.

Season Snowfall as of Tuesday morning 12/7

Snowfall officially in Grand Rapids totaled 1.9″ on Monday and another 0.1″ on Tuesday, bringing the season total to 12.4″. Kalamazoo added 0.5″ – the season total there is now 10.7″. Muskegon had just 1/4″ of snowfall (the strong wind blew the more significant snow inland) and Muskegon has had just 6.4″ of snow this winter.or

Up north, Houghton Lake has 6″ of snow on the ground. Alpena has an 8″ snow cover. S. Ste. Marie added 3″ of new snow on Monday for a season total of 31.1″ and Marquette had 4.3″ of snowfall Monday for a season total of 32.3″. The highest season snowfall total in Michigan is a station 11 miles south of Munising. They’ve had 45.5″ of snow so far this winter.

Lake Michigan Waves on Monday – from Walter Elliott

Gale Warnings were out Monday and we had waves measured up to 10.8 feet on Lake Michigan. Waves should be back down to 2-3 feet today. The highest waves the rest of this week may come on Saturday,

Two-day snowfall totals in the U.P.: Houghton 13.4″, Kinross 13.0″, Lovells 12.5″, Gladstone 11.7″, Garden Corners 10.5″.

Snow on the ground Tue. AM: 23″ at Painesdale, 18″ at Grand Marais, 17″ at Kearsarge and Herman, 16″ nine miles SSW of Gaylord – the most in Lower MI) and at Michigamme, 15″ at Big Bay, Bergland Dam, Hancock and Munising, 14″ at Mancelona and Ironwood, 13″ at Paulding and Gladstone, 12″ at Houghton, 11″ at Mio, Grayling and Champion, 10″ at S. Ste. Marie and Lake City, 9″ at Kalkaska, Fife Lake, Benzonia, Grawn and Garden Corners, 8″ at Traverse City, Detour Village, Kingsley, Watersmeet, Sawyer, Escanaba and Newberry, 7″ at E. Jordan, Amasa, Stanbaugh and Norway, 6″ at Houghton Lake, Glennie, Hale Loud Dam, Jacobsville, Arnold and Chatham, 5″ at Atlanta, Beulah, Petoskey, Marquette and Harvey, 4″ at Cadillac, Harbor Springs and Green Garden, 3″ at Engadine, St. Ignace, E. Tawas and Stonington, 2″ at Gr. Rapids, Big Rapids, Grandville and Gladwin, 1″ at Hart, Fremont, East Grand Rapids, Hastings, Charlotte and Eaton Rapids and just a trace of snow on the ground at Muskegon and Lansing.

ALSO: Alaska is headed toward an ice age? Arctic ice volume is right on the 2004-2013 average. Watching a drop freeze. Sundogs. Pretty red sunset. There was a 114-degree difference from the hottest to coldest temp. in the U.S. on Monday: National High/Low temps for Monday December 06, 2021: 88 at Brownsville, TX, 8 miles southeast of Pharr, TX; -26 at Bottineau, ND. Low shelf cloud moving through. Indonesian volcano – 14 fatalities, dozens injured.

AND: How to see Comet Leonard. Record cold temperatures in AK, Russia, Sweden. Lake Superior ice balls. Series of earthquakes – magnitude 4.0 to 5.8 off the Oregon Coast. EF1 tornado in Kentucky. -58.9°C in Oymyakon, Russia. Zombie fires. Awesome sunset pic. from Grand Haven.

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