Seems we have been under one advisory or another over the past couple weeks – I wonder as we move towards spring if we will see an active storm season this year. Speaking of storms the annual Skywarn training in Shelbyville is less than a month away, more on that in a later post.
Thanks for the reports on the ice event yesterday – this is why I have these posts as a repository of records for such events in SW Michigan. I am hoping to find a person of the younger generation someday to take over this site as I am in my golden years and need an apprentice to mentor to take this site through another generation. I am not a meteorologist by trade, I am still learning as many of you. My training is more on the software side in designing this site to bring in current weather from multiple sources. Slim is the weather guru of the site and he is a welcome addition to the Center bringing in historical records from the past.
As most of you know this site and the Coffee Shoppe were brought about to have a place for the members of Bills Blog to have a place to congregate after WOOD closed his commentary section. From those building blocks I have built what I think is a fairly professional site which I hope will continue on through future generations. The main focus beyond the blog and current weather is having a training tool for all to have a better understanding of the weather.
We have another wet day in store for I96 on to the south. Yesterday we had .72 of an inch of rain and .40 thus far today (at 8am). A few rumbles of thunder are not out of the question today as conflicting air masses move through the state. In the U.P. there are blizzard and winter storm warnings – Copper Harbor and Calumet could see up to 18 inches of snow with 12 inches through most of the U.P.. The northeast lower peninsula is under a warning for heavy mixed precipitation.
Areas north of I96 could see up to a quarter inch of ice. Wind gusts up to 45mph will muck up the works which could cause more power outages in the areas which see freezing rain. Areas south will see temps warm into the upper 40s once again before crashing around sunset into the teens with snow showers mainly west of 131. Tomorrow will be cold and windy with snow showers. Below are the NAM model guesses for precip and temps through Sunday.