Winter Storm Warning, Wind Chill Warning

Bill's Blog

First some links:  Michigan weather observations, a surface weather map, the latest closing list, (over 800 closings Weds. AM) the G.R. NWS forecast discussion, WOOD webcams, and current U.S. wind chills. Here’s current temps. and wind chills in MN.  Here’s a map showing the forecast lowest wind chill over the next several days.    Here’s current radar:

Click for latest Base Reflectivity radar loop from the Grand Rapids/Muskegon, MI radar and current weather warnings
It’ll be breezy and very cold today (Wed.) with temps. much of the day near zero and wind chill temps. down to -20° to -40°.  We’ll continue to get snow showers and another 1-4″ of snow will fall in the warning counties.  The Winter Storm Warning and the Wind Chill Warning (which is for all counties) will continue until Thursday at 1 pm.  Today will be the coldest day, though it’ll be nearly as cold tomorrow (Thu.).  Where the WSW wind misses Lake Michigan, wind chills could be as low as -30 to -40 generally south of a line from south of Benton Harbor to just south of Lansing.  Most schools will be closed today. 
Here’s the graphic on today’s weather from the National Weather Service in N. Indiana: 
Here comes the Polar Vortex!  Right over W. Michigan today (Wed.).
Above – forecast wind chills for 8 am Weds.  It may be a little on the cold side…but this is really heavy duty cold.
Also:  Some snow will fall in parts of Alabama, Mississippi and perhaps Louisiana.  Wind turbine breaks in halfIce storm in RomaniaSaharan dust blows toward Crete, Turkey and GreeceBig waves in Turkey.  Tips for your vehicle in the cold season.  Ka-BOOMFlooding in Spain.  Record snowfall of 9.2″ at Houghton Lake.  Heavy snow in Bavaria.  From Joe Bastardi:  “In the 3 January’s it has hit -20 or lower at midway, the following Februarys look like this, very close to what the Euro weeklies show tonight. Bounceback warmup for 4-7 days then cold is coming again IMO for Feb into March, Winter no where near over IMO”.  8-14 Day Outlook is also colder than average for Michigan.  Forecast of all-time record tying -27 in Chicago and -15 in Kalamazoo.  Cool snowflakes.  Brutal cold in Scandanavia.  The Glacier Express Train in Switzerland.  Awwww.  Cool pics.  How cold is it?  Looks dangerous. Sun dogsSnow rollersPretty neat trick.  Storm pjushes porta-potty down the street.  Heavy snow in FranceLandslide in Bulgaria
Sorry, Lakana blew out most of my links…

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