As of 7:22 am – 322 closings, 40,294 Consumers Energy customers without power – inc. 25,074 in Kent Co., 6,827 in Muskegon Co., 2,960 in Ottawa Co., 2,576 in Ionia Co. and 1,905 in Montcalm Co. A Winter Weather Advisory continues until 1 pm. Here’s the latest G.R. NWS discussion and current Michigan conditions. Closings here. Freezing rain fell across N. Illnois, SE Wisconsin and Lower Michigan overnight. There may still be some lingering drizzle/freezing drizzle until midday. Grand Rapids has had nearly 3/4″ of mainly freezing rain (some sleet) with temps. in the low 30s.
There will be a chance of thunderstorm south of Michigan later today:
There’s a Slight Risk Area (in yellow) from NE Texas to W. Kentucky and S. Illinois. There’s a Marginal Risk surrounding the Slight Risk Area (in dark green). The General T-Storm Outlook (in light green) comes up into S. Lower Michigan (generally south of I-96.
Also: California ski area on June Mountain closed because of TOO MUCH SNOW: 8 feet in 2 days. Breaks 100 year record. Warm push could send temperatures into the low-mid 70s as far north as Kentucky. Tornado in Paraguay. Heavy snow coming from S. Dakota to Upper Michigan. Over 60 tornadoes in S. Europe already this year. I think this includes waterspouts. Spinning low pressure system coming into California with cool rain and mountain snow. Pretty mountain clouds in Croatia. Rainbow in San Diego. Beautiful snow pics. form the Czech Republic. Lenticular cloud over Mt. Etna in Italy. Thundersnow in Pocatello ID – an inch of snow in an hour. 5.2 earthquake in Greece. Heavy snow in France. Hail covers the ground in Algeria. Here’s now much freezing rain fell in N. Michigan. Monday’s National High/Low temps: 86 at Edinburg, TX; -29 at Snowslip, MT. Nine-armed starfish. Snow rollers in Peru. Warm weather in Romania. Heavy snow in Sweden. Flooding in Australia. Snow in Scotland. Wildfires in Chile. Heavy snow in the Czech Republic. Bright meteor over Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Hailstorm in Italy. Methane bubbles in ice.