Winter Weather Advisories were in effect for Allegan, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph Counties and much of northern Indiana. Snow accumulated 2-4″ over much of the area. Plainwell reported the most snow with 4.6″, Paw Paw had 4.0″. Roads were snow-covered and slippery. Much of the snow fell over about a 8-hour period from 1 am to 9 am. There were still some flurries in the air Sunday evening.

Winter Weather Advisories

Here’s a map showing the Advisories in SW Michigan, N. Indiana and NW Ohio.

There were also Small Craft Advisories out for Lake Michigan Sunday morning for wind gusts to 20-30 mph and waves as high as 4-8 feet. The Muskegon Airport had a couple gusts to 40 mph Sat. AM.

Radar

We’ll see accumulating snow on Monday, when another 1-4″ of snow is possible. A few lake-effect snow showers are likely on Tuesday. Then we’ll see another round of light accumulating snow on Thursday.

Here’s season snowfall through 1/23. Grand Rapids tops the list with 41.6″ – about 3.5″ below average. The lakeshore has had a bit less because we had several snow events with strong winds that blew the heavier lake-effect snow showers inland to US 131.

Sparta reported 2-3″ of new snow Saturday morning, with 1-2″ in Comstock Park.

Snow Cover as of Sat. AM 1/22

Here’s U.S. snow cover as of 7 am Sat. 1/22. Note the lack of snow on the ground in southeast Michigan.

Sunrise in Lansing early Saturday AM 1/22 – pic. from WLNS

Lansing got to see a few minutes of sunshine Saturday morning before the clouds moved in – some light snow today in Lansing, but not much.

Temperatures early Saturday AM

ALSO: (unrelated to weather, but interesting): The history of the ballpoint pen. I’ll add one more interesting fact to this story…When Marcel Bich launched the sale of his ballpoint pen in the United States and England, he dropped the “h” from his name for the obvious reason. So, we have Bic Pens in the U.S. I’m old enough to remember having fountain pens in my early elementary. Many people back then (including my father) had excellent cursive writing. Side note: Mrs. Kooi, retired from Grand Haven Lutheran School had/has the best cursive writing I’ve seen.

AND: Snow in South Carolina. Snow in Virginia. Over 5″ in Norfolk. Caribou, Maine has tied the daily record low temperature of -27F Saturday AM, set in 1984. OTD IN 1904: An estimated F4 tornado leveled the northern part of Moundville AL just after midnight, killing 37. An engineer on a northbound Great Southern train saw the destruction and backed his train 12 miles in reverse to the town of Akron, where he sent a telegram for help. Hard Freeze Warnings all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. “Ice sickles” and sleet on the beach in North Carolina. Sunrise through the ore dock at Marquette Friday AM – this only happens twice a year and it’s cloudy there more often than not. -30F this AM at Canaan Valley W. VA.