More Warnings & Advisories

This is the current warning and advisory map as of 7am this morning.  The blue is a winter weather advisory which lasts until 1pm tomorrow.

Muskegon, Montcalm, Gratiot, Ottawa and Kent counties can expect mixed precipitation. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to one to two tenths of an inch expected. Wind gusts in excess of 40 mph are possible tonight into Wednesday leading to areas of blowing snow.

For Ionia, Clinton, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ingham, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun and Jackson counties mixed precipitation expected. Total ice accumulations of one to three tenths of an inch and snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches expected. Wind gusts in excess of 40 mph are possible tonight and into Wednesday morning leading to areas of blowing snow.

In the warning area (pink) 4 to 8 inches of snow of the wet heavy variety.  Our main concern as with the last two storms will be the wind blowing down the tree branches weighted down by the ice and snow.

Another system will move in for Thursday with rain and mixed precipitation possible.

 

Hats off to our snow plow drivers, especially those who clean out driveways and parking lots.  These guys and gals are up early in the morning cleaning stuff up for us.  The heavy wet snow is hard on the vehicles and things can tend to break especially front end components.  Plus going forwards and backwards all day stresses transmissions and drive trains.  This can tend to get expensive…


 

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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Yesterday’s storm was another spot on bingo for the most reliable model on the market! The RDB rocks!

INDY
INDY

Maybe not the worse winter by the numbers in Grand Rapids Michigan but one for the record books with the coldest temperatures in a decade and probably the most costly winter ever in GR, major floods state of emergencys declared and record snow days for students that’s what this winter will be talked about for years to come how many days till spring lol…INDY…

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

When they post the numbers tomorrow we will be above normal for seasonal snowfall and I have been skiing and snowmobiling for 10 straight weeks! A winter wonderland! Get outside and enjoy!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Hundreds of miles away. Not around here.

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Barry, what happen to that so called storm later this week we were suppose to get. Unless some here call an inch or two a winter storm .. Oh wait, they do .. Lol !!!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Wow the snow just keeps coming! This has been quite a stretch of winter weather!

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

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Bill has 40 for Thursday and some more melting .. Facts ..

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

We have not been able to hold much of a snow cover this year. I was talking to one of my neighbors Sunday, he has 3 snowmobiles, and he has hardly been able to use them. The one week we had snow, it was so cold he didn’t want his kids outside very long, then the whole pack melted. You’ve got to have half a foot minimum unless you don’t mind shredding your yard to pieces, but we have had very few days with even that much. Like I mentioned before, that is why I sold mine off. Using them… Read more »

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

This weekend and next week we will be seeing below normal temps, so
let’s see a couple more snowstorms! What a winter so far!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

It has been a great winter day in Michigan! I hope for more of the same

Andy W
Andy W

Happy to see the snow totals have been knocked down for tonight and tomorrow! Tonight Snow showers. Patchy blowing snow between 10pm and 4am. Low around 22. Breezy, with a west wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Wednesday Snow showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Patchy blowing snow between 7am and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts… Read more »

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

NWS got it spot on the WWA they issued.. Nice job ! Amounts were lower than they were predicting.. More of a mix is why .. Some on here like to cry fowl because they wouldnt issue a WSW .. Lol !!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Can we hear some snowfall totals for the GR and Rockford area? Up here is TC they have picked up at least 6 inches with 3 to 5 more incheson the way! Snow country is fantastic!!!

Alice (Cedar Springs)
Alice (Cedar Springs)

I would say we got at least 6 inches of heavy, wet snow between last night and now. A little freezing rain was also mixed in this afternoon.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

It is a beautiful sight!

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Leonard Blush
Leonard Blush

Glad I don’t live out west! A hail storm delayed the golf tournament at Pebble Beach last weekend…looks like more of the same coming for them.

Mookie
Mookie

Snow? Ice? I’m in Florida on the beach. 83 degrees and not a cloud in the sky.

INDY
INDY

Ahhhh have a Sprite for me…Have fun be safe ..Glad to here from you Mookie..INDY

Andy W
Andy W

Wish I was there Mookie! Awful weather here! Looking forward to my trip to Florida in April! Can’t wait for Sprites by the pool!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

ENJOY!! Have a great time.

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Right on schedule…heavy lake effect
🙁

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Just like they said. It is really coming down.

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Whoops…not lake effect yet, still system snow. Temp must have risen, as flake size has increased ×10.

INDY
INDY

Currently Moderate snow falling out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE GR 28* ..INDY..

INDY
INDY

Second phase like Rocky said of this storm is about ready to move in to west Michigan lots of rap around snow and wind stay tuned ..INDY..

INDY
INDY

NWS the worst conditions will happen over night into tomorrow from this storm . Off the topic Anybody herd from mokiee or is he or she finally back to one name?? It’s been awhile….INDY!!

Andy W
Andy W

I think he just does the cold weather disappearing act like Rocky does when there is an extended warm period!

INDY
INDY

I’m thinking your right Andy I just hope all is well we have had some crazzy weather. The rain outside made me think of him ..lol..INDY

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

I have enjoyed not hearing a peep out of mookie. He is warm weather hype machine and spews fake news!

Andy W
Andy W

Temps climbing here too in Northern Kent with some rain.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Light rain and 33° here.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Starting raining here again, temp at 29. Haven’t had any snow yet, but we don’t need any more ice.

Andy W
Andy W

Yep and looking like another melt coming Thursday! Who knew?!??

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BC (Otsego)
BC (Otsego)

Raining here as well and 34.

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

ADA- Three inches of “very heavy” snow. Putting shovel away, fueling the snow blower (embarrassing for three inches). No ice on vehicles.

BC (Otsego)
BC (Otsego)

It’s like shoveling sand.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

The snow maps keep getting better and better!

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

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Traverse city is getting absolutely pounded with snow and the forecast calls for 8 to 11 inches!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Check this out. Snow, snow and more snow! Who loves winter?

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

INDY
INDY

4.3 inches of snow now out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE GR roads are terrible I told my gals this morning only way you won’t have school the rest of the winter will be because of no heat or power 12 days they have missed thats enough probably a record..INDY..

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Schools will be closed on wed

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

This will be from the second batch of snow that rolls in tonight and Wednesday morning, with wind and near blizzard conditions! Don’t say that you haven’t been warned. There will be more schools closed on Wednesday than today!

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INDY
INDY

I’m thinking winter storm warnings for tomorrow is a good bet ..Going to be way worse then today ..INDY..

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

We received approx 2″ of snow and then a bunch of sleet. Kids may be going to school until Independence Day.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Here’s a pic of the glass in our sun room. Solid sheet of ice:

http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=jJm7XUcEEIwuxDy2D4pt%2B4h4l5k2TGxc#.XGLRq4xOmhA

*SS*
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You know people pay good money for that effect… Lol

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

We must be close to the rain/snow line as we have received zero snow and all rain and sleet. Had to help my son get into his car, took 15 minutes to get the doors open and the windows scraped off. Not very thick, but hard to scrape off. Temp at 27.

Slim

Took some snow fall measurements and have 3.5″ of new snow here at my house. At this time I am getting freezing rain with a temperature of 26.

INDY
INDY

Must be a lot warm air aloft over us for it to be freezing rain with a temperature of 26* Slim …INDY..

INDY
INDY

Lk effect snows going to kick in hard and heavy tomorrow stay tuned INDY..

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

What a winter! This could go down as a winter to remember! Above normal snowfall, multiple ice events, near blizzard conditions, record school closings! Keep in mind we have at least 4 more weeks of cold and snow! Get ready!

INDY
INDY

Winter has been kicking this Friday will mark a month straight with accumulating snows on the ground out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE GR INDY..