More Cold & Snow



I thought our neighborhood would get away without damage from the high winds however my neighbors car took the brunt of a weakened tree yesterday as it snapped in two and fell across the full length of the vehicle – ouch….  I also noticed a large rotted basswood tree in the woods next to my property was uprooted….

Here are the highest recorded wind speeds from NWS


I have the ticker up again for a winter weather advisory for Ottawa, Kent, Ionia and Clinton counties on to the north for three to six inches of snow.  Counties south of I96 may see a couple inches and may see some freezing drizzle tomorrow.

We have some light snow around the area this morning which will taper off this afternoon then redevelop tonight when the advisory goes into effect.


 

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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Here is the latest 5 day snow map! The snow just keeps coming! Rock n roll will never dies!

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

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

I am very excited that our winter will be going full strength for at least another 2 weeks.incredible!

Andy W
Andy W

Get out and play in the 1.5 inches of snow we got overnight and have fun in the freezing rain right now!! I’ll get outside again after this happens..,

https://days.to/until/spring

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Ha. Yeah some of us actually have to work.

Andy W
Andy W

Heard that!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

I would recommend retiring as soon as possible!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Retiring in my 40s? Not unless I start selling drugs.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

The roads are worse today that many of the previous snow days. Funny thing is, no school closures over here. Told our kids that from this point on, it will have to be really bad for schools to close.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

It is another great winter day in Michigan! Get outside and have fun!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Check out the latest nws discussion. If you like cold and snow you will love it! What a winter and the snow just keeps coming!!!!!!!!!!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Getting freezing rain/drizzle this morning. Windshield completely glazed over on the way to work. Chicago Drive is a sheet of ice between Zeeland and Hudsonville.

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Spring…Rising temps…comical. Our future is nothing more than temps in the teens for the next 90+ days. It may be hard to take, but overall, it’s a great reminder for residents of the Southern Arctic.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Snow has all but stopped here, and looking at the radar it is all North of us. About 1 inch total here.

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

It has been snowing here all evening. Looks like nice fluffy snow.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

It is an absolutely beautiful winter evening!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

It is. No wind and quiet. Looks pretty out there.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

We are getting pounded with snow! We are well on our way to at least 4 inches of beautiful fresh snow!!!!

Andy W
Andy W

Oh and I forgot, no sunshine for at least four months. Depression and cabin fever. White outs and then shoveling heavy slushy snow every day. Salt stains on everything. Gross slush in parking lots that soak your shoes and pant legs. Potholes. I’ll add to the list when I think of more.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Winter equals the best season of the year! Skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, snowboarding, ice skating, ice fishing, fireplaces, not dealing with heat and high humidity! I love it!

Andy W
Andy W

Winter is the WORST season!! Putting on 16 layers of clothes just to go out and get the mail. Having to walk out on icy sidewalks in the morning to start your frozen car. Scraping ice and snow off your car every day in brutal cold in the morning before work, then scraping again in the evening after work hoping you don’t get frostbite on your nose. Driving in the dark in the morning to work on awful icy roads, driving in the dark in the evening after work on awful icy roads! Weather too cold to do anything outside… Read more »

Andy W
Andy W

From Thrillist…. Winter in Michigan begins well before Thanksgiving and stretches far past Easter, which makes for four-to-six wearisome months of always-gray, always-cold, always-drizzly, but-rarely-snowy-in-a-good-way misery. Some other states may see colder temps or more snow, but Michigan winters are unrivaled for their utter lack of sunshine… For the Michigander, this is winter: you leave work at 5 or 6, already in the dead of night…You scrape off your car, then get stuck in traffic as the cars ahead of you gawk at the SUV that has slid into the ditch. You actually look forward to a proper snowfall, just… Read more »

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

LOL!!!

Andy W
Andy W

So true….

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Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Very true!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

The mid and long range snow maps are still looking Great! Bring it!

https://www.instantweathermaps.com/GFS-php/conussfc.php?run=2019022618&time=PER&var=ASNOWI&hour=384

Andy W
Andy W

Come on, these maps are way off, they’re not even showing the 10 inches of snow they were calling for in the Florida Panhandle yesterday!! Also where’s the 16 inches of snow for San Diego!! I mean they do show the normal 350 inches of snow for Grand Rapids over the next 16 days like usual but come on Southern Texas is feeling left out!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Wow, moderate snow for the last 2+ hours and nearly 2 inches already? Nothing better than temps in the teens with fresh SNOW! Keep it coming!

INDY
INDY

Andy after March 15th or so maybe 30’s with 40’s the longer it stays cold once it warms up it may not Jump back to cold that’s one good thing with a colder start to March I’m getting ready for Spring myself lots of yard work to do even know I love Winter it’s been a rough one .. INDY..

Andy W
Andy W

I hear ya INDY! I’ve got plenty of landscaping to do and I can’t wait to get started! Hey, I’ll take the warmth starting by March 15, it’s way better than last year! I’ll just have to stock up on Sprites to endure the rest of winter!

INDY
INDY

Thumbs up bud!! INDY!

Andy W
Andy W

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HURRY UP SPRING!!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

YES!!! We are waiting impatiently!! I know in Feb. it is still winter and sometimes into even April but honestly I am ready for some nice weather to get out walking. 🙂

Andy W
Andy W

Can’t wait for the bounce back on all these way below normal temps!! Once the warm temps hit Spring will be back with a vengeance!!! Can’t wait for Winter’s misery to be over so we can get back out and enjoy life outside of our houses! Also, to not have to risk my life every morning on these awful ice covered roads!!! BRING ON SPRING!!

Wild bill
Wild bill

Local Mets, 13 showed 3 inches but said she thought that was high, the chief on 8 showed 2 inches for Grand Rapids tonight and tomorrow…

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Forget the nws snowfall forecast of a couple inches, the latest RDB model gives gr 4 to 6 inches! Bring it!

Wild bill
Wild bill

Lol

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

People keep talking about this big warm up soon, however the latest cpc does not agree! Just the facts!

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INDY
INDY

20* degrees below normal today ..INDY!

Slim

The NWS has trimmed back on the snow fall for tonight to just 1 to 2″ at best.
Slim

Andy W
Andy W

Nice!!! Now get some warmer temps going and get Spring time melting ROCKIN!!!

INDY
INDY

I know average temperatures are going up now..INDY!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

The current point forecast for GR shows 4.1 inches and for Rockford 4.6 inches! So not sure what you are talking about?

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Slim you are the man! They just lowered gr to closer to 3 inches!

INDY
INDY

2-4 inches with closer to 5 inches across the Advisory area ….IWS…INDY!

INDY
INDY

Some places in the upper peninsula have over 5 feet of snow on the ground amazing.. Seeing some incredible pictures of cars being berry snow tunnels and mountains of snow roads closed what a winter ..INDY!

INDY
INDY

Crazzy getting this much snow this time a year …But whoe’s complaining ..INDY!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Getting snow in February is crazy? It used to be fairly routine to get snow during Spring break, and that’s not till April.

INDY
INDY

Probably record Snowfall for the month of February who would of thought!! INDY!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

I remember one Spring break when my kids were all in elementary school and we had 2 snowstorms that week.

INDY
INDY

With a average high temp 37* degrees now in Grand rapids Michigan it’s 17* degrees out a nother well be low average day.. INDY!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Bring on the snow and let’s keep winter rocking!

INDY
INDY

I believe someone said GR was 5 inches below normal Snowfall for the Winter meteorological season yesterday 63.5 inches is average as of today Grand Rapids Michigan is at 66 inches of snow now above average and after tomorrow’s snowfall no looking back into March…INDY!!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Nope. Since the start of meteorological Winter, December 1, GR is currently at 51.6”. The average by this date is 56.2, which puts us at 4.6” below average.

https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=grr&product=cli&issuedby=grr

INDY
INDY

Lol….Well since it starting snowing way back in November Grand rapids is above normal in snowfall and after tomorrow Meteorological snowfall will be above average a win win situation for snow lovers! Could you imagine how many inches of snowfall is not getting counted for due to all the winds crazzy..INDY

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Well you are free to speculate all you want on what may or may not happen, but the only thing that counts is what has happened. And in the books, 99 percent of this season has been, and still is, below normal.

INDY
INDY

We have had more winter weather advisory’s this Winter then I can ever remember pretty good I guess with a mild December we had.. INDY..