Another Advisory

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The feature is image, which I posted last night, show the demarcation of the cold front as is moved through SW Michigan bringing with it strong winds.  It is as if someone drew a yellow line on the map.  Temps rose to 46.5° at 1745 (5:45pm) and had dropped to freezing by 9pm.  Temps have continued to drop to our current low of 14.7° at 7:30am.

We have had about an inch and a half of rain for Wednesday and Thursday.  I live a couple hundred yards from the Kalamazoo river which has risen due to rain and snow melt.  The river elevation is approximately 580 feet above sea level, my location is around 700 feet so we don’t worry about flooding here.  Otsego and Otsego Township sit well above the river – if you ever walk the banks you would see they rise quite high on both sides of the river.

Over the past couple years the river through Otsego has been dredged and cleaned up as it was a super fund site for PCBs mainly caused by the paper mills from Kalamazoo, Plainwell and Otsego.  I remember when I was a youngster seeing the effluent pouring from the mills into the river and the stench it caused.  Back in the 1960s the river ran brown, now you can see the bottom.


We currently have light snow falling, or rather blown with gusts over 45mph.  We will see lake effect snows today with the largest accumulations of 2 or 3 inches from Kent, Barry and Kalamazoo Counties to the west.  The advisory in place lasts until 7pm tonight.  Tomorrow we should see a decrease in cloud cover and the winds calming down.  We may see some more light snow on Sunday before our next storm system moves in on Tuesday bringing with it the possibility of more ice.  February may become know as the month of ice storms in the record books this year.


Below are a couple photos from Sandy of the ice on the trees in Hudsonville – thanks Sandy…


 

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Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

Wow…..Folks what’s with the Bannter on here. I thought MV adressed This?
Carry On…KIDS!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

I thought a blog was for banter and discussion?

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

First thank-you MV for posting my pics. That is a hobby I enjoy. Well it sounds like the wind is finally dying down. It sure was wicked last night. Today I had some places to be not too far from home but the roads and whiteouts at times made it a challenge. Some of the traffic lights were out. I am looking forward to the sunshine tomorrow. My dog loves to lay in the sun puddles. 🙂

Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

Beautiful Pics. Sandy. Thanks for sharing. God Bless. ❤️✝❤️

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Thanks. I am glad you like them. It’s nice to see you on here. 🙂

INDY
INDY

With all the wind I’m thinking 4+ inches is a good bet today hard to measure out there! A nother tough day for traveling lots of accidents places closed power outages
ice jams still waiting on that big thunderstorm some talk about in the Winter we get! One thing for sure what a wild Winter we are having, one for the books…Shuuuu INDY…

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

We just had thunder 2 or 3 nights ago as well as last week. Do you even live in this area?

Slim

I can confirm that Indy lives here is west Michigan. Not so sure about one of the posters but that is not important as that poster never post conditions at his/her location but will use NWS GRR information and or WOOD TV information
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

I’ll take your word for it. Just seems like at times he is blindly making things up that no one else has seen or is reporting and never backs anything up with hard evidence.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

What a winter! The snow totals are climbing fast and schools are looking at record closings! How is this possible? Keep the snow coming for weeks on end!

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Ice jam here in Portland is historic. Water levels keep going as now they have all bridges closed in the city ..

INDY
INDY

Sundays snow event is coming along good I’m thinking winter weather advisorys come tomorrow afternoon another 2-4 inches for Sunday stay tuned..INDY!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Sounds good and I have picked up 3 inches of snow from the current winter storm! Incredible!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Just enough snow to almost cover the grass here, but you can still see the grass. Maybe an inch or so:

http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=jJm7XUcEEIyirVYXs6oJs4h4l5k2TGxc#.XF3Tw4xOmhA

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Were is that so called blizzard as some stated here. Lol !!!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

It has been so many years since we we’ve had a blizzard, I think they have forgotten what it is like. Every time it snows now, it’s a blizzard.

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Lol, yep.

INDY
INDY

We have snow covered grounds for most of us in Nothern Kent county now for 3 weeks straight no way not in February lol… Bring on more snow Sunday Tuesday Wednesday and Saturday…ROCK N ROLL WILL NEVER DIE..INDY..

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Sounds good and many times today the visibility was under a 1/4 mile! Wow!

INDY
INDY

My forcast yesterday on my weather page was blowing snow bands 3-6 inches of snow Grand Rapids west I’m over half way there not a bad forcast … Let it snow let it snow .INDY..

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

I expect the Tuesday storm to trend to the south and give GR and points north mainly snow!!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

You always expect that. Fact is, this Winter has had more storms give us rain, and this week ice, than storms that have given us snow.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Well now the Zeeland area has been hit with power outages. Odd because every house around us is out, but ours is still on. We did lose our phone and internet, but we have plenty of backup options. And of course power or no power don’t matter because we burn wood, and there’s plenty of it. Checked at the beginning of the month, and we have only used 20% of what I had cut for the Winter yet because of the mild first half.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Our local met this morning said at this point, we’re looking at another ice event for Tuesday. I think we’ve had enough for this season.

INDY
INDY

Currently heavy snow falling out at the YARDofBRICKS NE GR BIG flakes loving it..INDY..

Slim

Getting a moderate to at times heavy snow shower here as well.
Slim

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

No doubt we are seeing near BLIZZARD conditions!

INDY
INDY

No dout seeing blizzard conditions is different then saying we are having a blizzard everytime it’s snows..lol..INDY

Slim

Getting light to at times moderate snow and blowing snow and the temperature is now down to 14.8° here.
Slim

INDY
INDY

Anybody who needs any kind of Storm shelter they can call 211 a 24 hour service they will assist you with help yes be safe out there save a life or your own ….INDY

Alice (Cedar Springs)
Alice (Cedar Springs)

The ice is all off the trees at my house. Thanks goodness! My willow tree was not enjoying the ice (I have a lot of clean up to do in the spring!). The snow/strong winds are making a pretty awesome 1 1/2 ft drift in my driveway. Stay safe today, everyone! Make sure to spread the word about warming shelters and food for people who may be in need. https://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapids/grand-rapids-public-schools-opening-two-warming-shelters/1763227846

INDY
INDY

I was reading on Tom Skilling’s weather page yesterday he was saying he is seeing 6 snow systems on the way for Chicago in the next 2 -3 weeks I would have to agree with him on this one the way the jet stream is setting up shop just to our south we are in a colder stormy pattern and we still can’t forget the Lk effect which is hammering us today I’m thinking we will be paying for a quiet December now well into March with cold and snow ..Be safe out on the roads ..INDY..

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Yes and that is exactly what the cpc is showing, even though the warm weather fanatics will not admit it! What a winter!

Slim

Indy, That is what I was thinking but now there is a “Major stratospheric cooling” taking place and that could lead to a warm and wet pattern setting up for March and early April. We shall see. As for the storms potential many of the models are hinting at hard cutters and that could put West Michigan on the warm side of the systems so more freezing rain and rain could also be in the offering. But it only takes one system to go just to the SE of us to produce a major snow storm lets hope there is… Read more »

INDY
INDY

Slim wonderful storm pattern we are in reading some of the head lines for Tuesday storm possible more freezeing rain in Michigan with more power outages I love storms but we don’t need anymore ice storms like I was saying the other day this is becoming a costly winter for a lot of people in a hard way..I was just thinking the same thing this morning if all this rain was snow falling we would be berryed in. Mother Nature does thing for reasons anyways this will be fun tracking it in. Be safe Slim lots of ice under the… Read more »

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Here is the NAM version. Plenty of snow yet to come!

http://wxcaster.com/gis-snow-overlays2.php?STATIONID=GRR

INDY
INDY

Rocky we have another snow system coming Sunday snow storm on Tuesday and possibly of a nice snow storm next Saturday models are looking really good I can see snow maps looking beautiful for awhile ..INDY.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Now you are talking and keep the facts Rocking and Rolling!

Slim

Don’t worry there will be some one coming telling every one how warm it has and will be.
Slim

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Let’s review the the current conditions. Moderate snow, 30 to 35 mph winds and poor visibility along with very slippery roads! What a storm!!!

Slim

Getting light snow and blowing snow here at my house with about 1.5″ of new snow but it is blowing around a lot. As had been stated before many people are without power here in west Michigan My son came over last night his power is out and may be out until Sunday. There is a reported 150,000 plus with out power in west Michigan still at this time. Here is a list of some of the shelters open in the city of Grand Rapids and Muskegon. The Rapid Central Station, 250 Grandville Avenue SW in Grand Rapids, from 11:30… Read more »