Winter Weather Advisory

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY – for all other counties until 1 pm Wednesday.

All Michigan but 2 counties in Michigan have been under a warning or advisory this early (Wed.) morning.  Only Lenawee and Monroe in the SE corner of the Lower Peninsula were not. 

Our Snow Futurecast showed 4-8″ of snow from the Holland Area to Lansing north (with a little more snow in this Wed. AM) and a couple of inches along I-94 before it went over to freezing rain/rain.  The model did a fairly good job with snow totals.  We got snow reports of 5.1″ at the Ford Airport for Tues..  Snowfall was heaviest in the U.P., where Marquette (airport) had 16.5″ in 15 hours – that was a daily record.  Before that snow started, they already had 31″ of snow on the ground.  A foot of snow fell in Escanaba, with 13.1″ at Ironwood. 

The 5.1″ of snow Tuesday in Grand Rapids was a daily record for Feb. 13.  Muskegon had a daily record 7.6″  Oshtemo recorded 3″ (they had some freezing rain before it changed to snow). 

As of midnight, Grand Rapids season snowfall is now at 57.8″ and that’s now 1″ above the average-to-date.  Muskegon is at 57.4″.  Holland had an earlier report of 50.1″ for a season total…not including part of what fell Tues.  Marquette in the U.P. is up to 148.3″ for the season. 

Here’s some peak wind gusts overnight.  The strong winds have caused some drifting snow.  Winds will stay brisk thru mid-afternoon.  Below is current radar:


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

and regional radar:

 
Central Great Lakes sector loop

We’ll see a little warmer weather Thursday – up to 35-40 deg. in the PM – then colder again for Friday and the weekend. 

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