Season Summaries

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Amazing to say we had a normal to near normal snowfall accumulation in this back loaded winter.  Makes one wonder what our winter would have been like if it snowed all three months.  Here is a summary of this past winter:

 

Grand Rapids:

POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   17
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         68

 Kalamazoo:

AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           17
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             16
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         57

 Lansing:

AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           14
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             23
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         53

 Holland:

AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             17
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         61

 Next we have the seasons precipitation (liquid) values:


And the Temperature Values:


Most if not all of the snow pack is gone – we still have have a couple inches on the ground here at the station ( we are mostly shielded from the sun and wind here due to being in a valley and surrounded by woods.  Uphill both Otsego and Plainwell are reduced to piles of snow from plowing.  I figure it will all be gone by Wednesday and Bittersweet will struggle keeping snow on their hill especially with predicted temps in the mid 60s on Thursday.

We could hear some thunder on Thursday accompanied by strong winds, also some sunshine and then snow showers – so a little variety for everyone.


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Mookie
Mookie

More above average temps after this week’s big melt!
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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Wow, still posting the cpc maps! Incredible!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

It is just another typical below normal temp day in March in MI! Who would have thought?

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

I appreciate you including the Lansing data.

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Snow drought, snow surplus. Unfortunately, ADA has snowcover as far as the eye can see. It’s the standard “dead of winter” for us. A mild day in our future, while welcomed, simply won’t change “our” view of a snow covered March and April.

Mookie
Mookie

The models for Wednesday/Thursday are starting to look really cool for us weather geeks! Could be some historic low pressure readings in the plains, and the storm could very well have an “eye” like a hurricane.

INDY
INDY

Not as strong as Bombo Geniuses darn! INDY!

Mookie
Mookie

Probably stronger of a storm

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Bombo Geniuses – that gets me every time. LOL

Slim

Some indications are of winds in the 60 to 70 MPH range
Slim

INDY
INDY

Possible in Kansas heavy winds lastest GFS model looks like storm losses it’s punch moving into the great lks…INDY!

Slim

yeah I should have pointed out that the winds are not for here. Thanks Indy
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

Last significant snow was 6 days ago, and still no significant snow in sight. I love it!

Slim

The average last 3″ snow fall for GR is March 6, for 2″ it is March 17 and for 1″ it is March 28 so the snow season is way past its prime and coming to a end.
Slim

INDY
INDY

With strong winds snow pk on the ground and rain showers Thursday will be interesting to see how warm we really get ..I hoping to get the grill out I’m ready for a grilled hamburger ..Have a sunny Monday ..INDY!!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

The winds will be coming out of the South-Southwest where there is no snowpack, so no cooling of the temps.

INDY
INDY

Lol…Good bring on 70’s so ready! INDY

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

🤘

March Madness, spring training, longer days. I love this time of year.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Give a couple months of summer and then I can’t wait for winter and tons of snow!

Slim

There will be cooling from Lake Michigan so areas near the lake could be cooler by several degrees and that could be the case for some time
Slim

Slim

There is a big difference in the snow pack here in the Grand Rapids area. Here at my house there is still a good 5”of snow on the ground but in the just to the south and east on here there is a lot of bare ground. Any way the one day big warm up is coming and most of the snow will be gone by this weekend. The big snow piles will hang on for some time yet.
Slim

*SS
*SS

Slim or MV…they said if we hit 64, it will first time since Oct 9th (I believe). It seems like Halloween was pretty warm though. Just wondering how long it has been.

Mookie
Mookie

It’s pretty crazy how much colder GR has been than Detroit.

Detroit hit: 86 in October, 58 in November, 60 in December, 52 in January, and 56 in February
GR hit: 84 in October, 52 in November, 53 in December, 51 in January, and 48 in February

Slim

Crazy or not here are the warmest and lowest temperatures by month here in Grand Rapids since last September. March (so far) 42/8, February 48/-2, January 51/-10, December 53/13, November 52/20, October 84/27, September 90/40. It has not been 60 or more since October 14th
Slim

Slim

The high reached 84 on October 9th and it was 72 on the 10th and 62 on the 11th and 60 on the 14th but has not been 60 or more since.
Slim

*SS*
*SS*

Thanks…. I thought it felt warmer on Halloween… Maybe because it was actually nice this year!!! LOL!!!

Slim

The high on Halloween was 57
Slim

*SS*
*SS*

Is that in GR?!? I am more down in the area of MV…so it tends to be a little warmer.

Slim

yes
slim

*SS*
*SS*

Thanks for all the info!!!!

Mookie
Mookie

Last Friday, WOOD had forecasted high temps starting Tuesday of: 39, 44, 55

Today, these forecasted high temps are: 44, 49, 64

In other words, their forecast was more than 6 degrees colder than today’s. This is now the 5th time out of the past 6 weeks that I’ve noticed WOOD’s forecasts being significantly “too cold.” I have yet to find a forecast where WOOD’s forecasts have ended up being significantly warmer than what actually occurs.