Snow yesterday, totaled a little over an inch up toward U.S. 10 to around 2 -3″ in the Gr. Rapids area to 3 – 6″ along I-94 to 6 -8″ in Detroit, Fort Wayne IN and Toledo OH.

The map above was the European model snowfall forecast for the next 24 hours showing the model’s expected snowfall and it was a pretty good forecast.

This was the Winter Storm Warning (in pink) and Winter Weather Advisory (in purple

Here is the Winter Weather Advisory. It ran from 5 am to 10 pm today and it included Allegan, Kent, Ionia and Clinton Counties to the south. Roads varied from snow covered to just wet. With temperatures around freezing, snow pretty much melted on treated roads in the G.R. area.

The N. Indiana National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning (in pink on the map above) for 5-8″ of new snow and a Winter Weather Advisory (in purple on the map above) for 3-5″ of new snow. Here’s the latest Grand Rapids National Weather Service Forecast Discussion.

Regional snowfall forecast – percent chance of +2″ of snow – highest southeast of G.R.

Additional snow/snow showers are likely Friday (1-4″ – heaviest along the lake) with more snow and at least light accumulations over the weekend as we get into a colder and snowier pattern.


A major severe weather outbreak occurred in SE Texas and SW Louisiana Tuesday PM

Severe Weather Outlook Map for this Tue. 1/24

This was the Severe Weather Outlook Map from the Storm Prediction Center for Tuesday PM with an Enhanced Outlook along the Gulf Coast from southeast Texas east to northwest Florida. SPC said: “…Severe thunderstorms are expected today from the middle to upper Texas Coast, spreading eastward across southern Louisiana and into coastal Mississippi, Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle by Wednesday morning. Damaging winds and several tornadoes are anticipated. A few strong tornadoes are expected.”

A total of 14 tornadoes were recorded. There was very significant damage in Pasadena, Texas with roofs torn off buildings and vehicles flipped over. There was at least one injury there. Three people were injured by thunderstorms winds at New Roads, Louisiana. More tornado stories here.

This was the forecast probability of a tornado within 25 miles of a given point Tue. PM/night

The map above showed the forecast probability of a tornado within 25 miles of a given point today/tonight. The hatched area was at least a 10% chance of a strong to violent tornado (EF2 and above) within 25 miles of a given point. This was a pretty good forecast.

Severe Weather Outlook Map for today (Wed.) and tonight from SPC

This was the Severe Weather Outlook Map for this Wednesday (1/25). There was a Slight Risk of a severe thunderstorm from the Gulf of Mexico, across north Florida, south and part of central Georgia, the southeast half of South Carolina and the east third of North Carolina. SPC warns of “The potential for damaging thunderstorm winds will exist across parts of the Southeast today. A few tornadoes will be possible from the Florida Panhandle into southern Georgia early in the day, and over the eastern Carolinas by late afternoon and evening.”