Cold & Snow

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This photo was taken out my kitchen window yesterday before the snow started to fall – there are five squirrels feeding on and around the bird feeders – they probably know the snow will become to deep for them to get to the feeders so they are getting what they can while they have a chance.

It is 4am as I write this – still a bit early to be going out for snowfall measurements though from eyeballing my deck from the window I would say about four inches thus far.  Temp is 12.5° with a feels like temp of 6°.  I suspect we will be in the mid teens through next Tuesday for daytime highs with nighttime lows in the single digits to -5° or less starting Sunday night.  Next Wednesday and Thursday may be our coldest days of winter as we drop to 0° to 5°.


Cold air has moved into the south with alligators freezing in place.  More on the extreme Arctic outbreak next week.  Storms and cold weather for Florida.  Ice castle parks in North America.


 

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Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

The first weekend with snow, and our kids school had to cancel ski club for this evening because of snow.

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Probably because it was a school club and school canceled today. The windchill is really cold and the roads are slick too.

INDY
INDY

EURO gives GR 17 inches of snow now by Tuesday crazzy ….Stay tuned …INDY

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Also wind and cold! Rock n roll will never die! The euro has us in the bullseye and the gfs has the bullseye a little north of us! Either way get prepared now!

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

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

The wind is so cold. I can’t spend more than a couple of minutes out there. The next week or so is going to be rough.

Wild bill
Wild bill

Very easy snow to push!!!! As it’s get colder the flakes get smaller, I mean the snow, not some people.. Sounds like after the snow storm on Monday/ Tuesday, it’s gonna be too cold to snow, yikes… Could that be a thing, too cold to snow???

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

The colder the air gets, the less moisture it can hold, so yes, it can get to cold to snow. For example, at the South Pole it rarely ever snows because it is to cold. If anything, they get little ice crystals. The heaviest snow will always be when the temps are closer to freezing because the air can hold more moisture.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

This storm will not be missing us to the south as some alluded to yesterday. There is still a chance the worst of the storm actually hits just north of us! Either way we will be seeing tons os snow. The only question is will it be 6 to 8 inches or 9 to 13 inches!! Mark it down and take it to the bank!

Alice (Cedar Springs)
Alice (Cedar Springs)

9-13 sounds good to me!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Notice where the cpc thinks the heart of the heavy snow hits for the Monday storm! Can you say bingo! Who would have thought?

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

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INDY
INDY

Snow bands are picking up again starting to get a southwest wind with some energy sliding by to our south going to flair up good old lk Michigan. We are getting a lot of blowing snow currently at the YARDOFBRICKS NE GR 10* degrees the winds are a lot stronger then yesterday .I’m thinking we have over 8 inches of snow on the ground it’s starting to drift hard to measure sure looks like it …Like I said Yesterday it may snow for a week straight it’s looking like that! Stay warm INDY!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Do think we have had a pattern change yet:)

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Breaking weather news>>>>>>the Monday storm is tracking right towards us! We will be placed in a winter storm warning and a possible blizzard warning! Moderate to heavy snow with, cold and wind and drifts! Buckle up! The very early preliminary RDB gives GR 8 to 11 inches! Stay tuned for later model updates!!

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Anyone heard the latest update on Monday’s possible storm ?

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

When i talked with Bill last night he was saying around 7″.. Dunno if that’s the case still or if were suppose to get more or less..

INDY
INDY

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been extended to 4am …Snow becomes heavy at times throughout the afternoon especially around 7pm 2-4 more inches may fall! Stay tuned INDY!

INDY
INDY

Good morning MV’S best we have a chance that Mondays storm’s low pressure shoots up over lk hurron Tuesday morning and bombs out with gusty NE winds giving lower Michigan a full out Blizzard or Blizzard conditions we need to monitor this major storm coming could be a BIG dady in west Michigan. Wednesday and Thursday heavy lk effect snows develops with a nother circulation low that may develop over lk Superior dragging big winds down and around the great lks berrying us in more snow and with that I introduce you to the Polar vortex with the coldest air… Read more »

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

About 3” here, but there wasn’t much on the roads coming in to work this morning. Chicago Drive was actually blown clear down to the pavement from the wind. Everyone was traveling at normal speeds at 5 a.m. Since we haven’t had any snow to fill the ditches yet, I’m guessing it all just blew into the ditches overnight?

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Thanks. I have to head that way this morning.

Slim

Here at my house I have 3″ of new snow and not have a total of 6″ on the ground. and the current temperature here is +11.3° with light snow falling.
Slim

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

We received just enough overnight to cover the grass. Maybe 2-3″ on the ground now.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

The blog post heading says it all! Cold and snow! The Monday storm is right on target to absolutely hammer us! Get ready!

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

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

If we get that much, that would be unbelievable. Clippers usually don’t drop a bunch of snow.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

This will be very strong clipper!

Alice (Cedar Springs)
Alice (Cedar Springs)

That much snow would be awesome!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Rock on Alice!