Winter Weather Advisory

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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 ParaguayHeavy snow coming from S. Dakota to Upper MichiganOver 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 snowPretty mountain clouds in CroatiaRainbow in San DiegoBeautiful snow pics. form the Czech RepublicLenticular cloud over Mt. Etna in Italy.  Thundersnow in Pocatello ID – an inch of snow in an  hour.  5.2 earthquake in GreeceHeavy snow in France.  Hail covers the ground in AlgeriaHere’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 starfishSnow rollers in PeruWarm weather in RomaniaHeavy snow in Sweden.  Flooding in Australia.  Snow in ScotlandWildfires in ChileHeavy snow in the Czech RepublicBright meteor over Austria, Slovakia and HungaryHailstorm in ItalyMethane bubbles in ice.  

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