Snow Saturday Night

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Snow totaled 1-3″ from Allegan and Barry Counties south to the Indiana Border.  Clouds move east during the early morning and we’ll be sunny this Sunday with any snow melting quickly.  Rain is on the way for the period from Monday PM into Wednesday. 

Snowfall totaled 3″ in Oshtemo.  Kalamazoo (WMU) was up to 1.6″ which puts Kalamazoo AHEAD of Grand Rapids for seasnow snowfall.  G.R. current total for this winter is at 81.3″ (6.4″ above average) and Kalamazoo at 81.7″ (3.5″ above average). 

These were the counties under the Winter Weather Advisory:


 Here’s radar:

Click for latest Base Reflectivity radar loop from the Grand Rapids/Muskegon, MI radar and current weather warnings

and regional radar:

Central Great Lakes sector

More on thundersnow. 

 Average high temperatures for inland areas are now in the mid 60s…so even a day that’s 20 degrees colder than average still has highs in the mid 40s – so snow doesn’t stick around, especially with the high sun angle at this time of year. 

This has been a “bookends” winter…with snow at the beginning in November…then nothing much in December and the first two and a half weeks of January…then a lot of winter weather in late January and February with occasional snow events in March and now April.

The record daily snowfall for Grand Rapids on 4/27 is 0.2″ in 2004 and the record daily snowfall for G.R. on 4/28 is 0.9″ in 1961 (which was our snowiest April ever). 

Storm Team 8 talked about the snow potential on WOOD AM1300 and 106.9FM this Saturday afternoon, April 27 from 3 pm to 4 pm.  We’ll took your questions on the air.  You can go here and hear a recording of the show. 

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