Black Friday

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I am not one to risk life, limb and temper to foray into the jungle of commercial merchandise with others of the same mind to get limited bargains.  I often wondered why this event couldn’t be spread over a period of days rather than hours which can bring out the worse in people.  Meijers has it right this year offering deeply discount prices for the whole week.  Some of my kids look forward to Black Friday every year however they have more fortitude than I do in my golden years.

We now are officially into the Christmas season and it is time to decorate the house with lights and other ornaments of the season.  My neighbor and I light up the end of our dead end road so it looks like Christmas town down here especially when there is snow on the ground.  This is when I risk life and limb scrambling around on ladders and on the roof putting up the lights.  My wife gets the lights on the split rail fence out front plus most of the ornamentation in the house.  We have an artificial tree as I have become aware of the silliness of killing a pine tree for only a month of use.  Granted I was one of those who went out every year to get the perfect tree and delighted in the scent of freshness they would bring.  However, like cattle they are raised for slaughter and as such their lives are cut short for our base needs.

Sorry, just my opinion and thoughts on the matter – being older now I am not of the will and mind to go out in the cold to search for and cut a tree in the winter months.  Getting ones own fresh tree is a right of passage for many and can be enjoyed as a family event to get outside and into the woods or tree farm though arguments can ensue between husband and wife as to which one is the perfect tree.


We have winter storm watches across the central plains for this weekend which may give us some snow for late Sunday into Monday.  Saturday and Sunday will bring us rain as we will be in the 40s.  The storm track is still up in the air, however we may see two to five inches from this event.  I will have a better idea come Sunday morning and wouldn’t be surprised to see advisories in place tomorrow.  At this point there is a 50% chance of over four inches of snow and around 70% of over two inches.  After this event we could see the lake effect snow machine kick in next week.

This is why winter forecasting is difficult, you look at the models one day and everything changes the next. I would say it would be a good idea to get the outside Christmas decorations installed this weekend.

 


 

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INDY
INDY

Kyle Underwood Wood 8 just said several inches of snow coming Monday morning slick travel!! Kids getting a longer holiday break Stay Tuned …INDY!

INDY
INDY

Hey Rocky Winter storm watches out west of us no proof but for real I saw it on WGN news lol! INDY!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Nice day today, topped out at 53 here. As we progress along, this year is more and more resembling the past several where we don’t have much of a Fall, some lights snows in November, heavyier snow in December, and then that’s about it. January and February bring thunderstorms and 75% of our snow falls before the first of the year.

INDY
INDY

You forget about March and April ohhh they where below normal with snow!! Lol!! INDY!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Yes they were. But as I said, 75% of our snow fell before the first of the year. Very little fell of our total after that, spread out over several months. Not sure why you think that’s so funny, not a comedy blog here.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

And I guess if you’re trying to keep score for the year, I believe the total is below normal, 4 months, and above normal, 7 months.

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Facts are facts.

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Yep, rain on the way and then some cooler weather next week followed by more 40s and rain by next weekend. Who what have thought. Lol !!!

INDY
INDY

No proof but I would imagine Winter storm watches and advisories coming tomorrow for west Michigan this storm is coming together nicely…INDY..

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

But we’re all still waiting for your clipper snow storm from 3 days ago yet. 1 at a time please.

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

lol.

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Plan on 2-4 inches, widely scattered, from “the event”. Michigan loses by 28. Enjoy the weekend.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Nice day today. Hit 50° so I only needed a light jacket to get the exterior lights and decorations up. Interior will be done tomorrow.

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

47 outside is NOT really that cold. Lol !!!

INDY
INDY

I just came in the house its colder now then when I went outside around 1230 the sun has gone in the clouds. Sure was a beautiful day calm before the storm snow storm that is!! INDYDOG14!

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Yup, gotta love the rain were going to get. Lol !!!

Slim

At this time here at my house the sun is out and the unofficial reading I have is now up to 51° the last official reading at GRR was 49°
Slim

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

What a great pattern for winter. November will be the second straight month with below normal temps and December is forecast for more of the same! On top of that we are already well above normal for seasonal snowfall with a snow storm and lake effect snow brewing for next week! Awesome baby!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Not even December yet and the snow just keeps coming! Incredible!

INDY
INDY

+1000 INDY!

Andy W
Andy W

That “snowstorm” is not showing up in the GRR NWS forecast either. Looks like another long winter of crying wolf on these “major snowstorms hitting next week” on the blog again and then nothing happens! Oh well it’s good comedy for the season! Sunday A chance of rain and snow showers before 8am, then rain showers. High near 42. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Sunday Night Rain showers before 10pm, then rain and snow showers between 10pm and 4am, then snow showers after… Read more »

Andy W
Andy W

Hilarious what qualifies as a “snowstorm” these days…the graphic shows maybe 2” of snow for Sunday Night into Monday. Oh yeah, GET PREPARED, that 2” is absolutely FRIGHTENING!! I should probably book a hotel closer to work, so I don’t have to make that 15 minute commute on Monday!!

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INDY
INDY

It’s the calm before the storm on MV blog great to have everyone back the sun must be shinning lol! Andy get the spites ready we are about 24 hours away from the big game go Blue …INDY!!

Andy W
Andy W

Oh yeah INDY!! Can’t wait! Suns out today & WARMER!! Going to get our Chistmas Tree here in a little bit! Then going with my wife to some friends house tomorrow to watch THE BIG GAME!! GO BLUE!! Sprites all weekend long!!

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Lol !

INDY
INDY

Love your proof Rocky! Keep it coming with that said INDY will stick with his thoughts let it snow let it snow let it snow. Slim 27* degrees this morning out at thee YARDofBRICKS cold for this time of year …Go Blue …INDY!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

It could be time for a ski trip!!

https://www.nubsnob.com/conditions-new/

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Check this out from the GR NWS! Winter is here!

“Deformation zone light to moderate snow will potentially continue
across portions of our fcst area through Monday morning. Beyond
that the synoptic pattern is looking favorable for west to
northwest flow lake effect snow showers Monday night through
midweek.”

Slim

With clear skies the current temperature here is 28° Yesterdays high of 28° at GRR was the coldest high since February 12th when the high was 27°
Slim

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

We are still way above normal for seasonal snowfall and now a possible SNOWSTORM is bearing down! All of this before December hits! I love the fact this is all happening after most people said above normal temps and below normal snowfall for this season! All signs point towards a ROCKING Winter!

INDY
INDY

+1 INDYDOG14!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Ckeck out the CPC for the possible storm! HEAVY SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
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INDY
INDY

I been tracking that storm for a week now looks like a good 3-6 inches coming Monday Morning then the flood gates open with heavy lk effect snow kicks in ,we are getting our Christmas tree Sunday now before the storm whats your thoughts Rocky and slim? Love RACKING AND STACKING TRACKING this time of year …Bring it on!! INDYSTORM!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Indy you have been all over this possible storm even thought the warm weather fanatics never believed it! Keep up the good work!