Snow is Back!

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We have light snow over the area this morning – a few spots near Lansing saw around 6 inches of snow early on!

It is interesting to see the radar over Lansing showing the snow rotating from northeast to south west pretty much hanging out over that area.

There is a winter weather advisory for Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Calhoun and Jackson counties.  Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected. The storm total snow will be has high as 8 to 10 inches south of Lansing and north of Jackson.

Snow will continue into early afternoon from just east of Grand Rapids to Lansing south to the Michigan state line with Indiana.

Temperatures will stay in the 20s today. Some snow showers are possible near US-31 tonight otherwise it will partly cloudy Tuesday and cold with highs again in the 20s. A system passing north of Michigan will bring a period of light snow possibly mixed with rain during the morning.

The lake snow band will stay over Lake Michigan today and move inland to US-31 tonight and dissipate Tuesday before reaching US-131. The system on Wednesday will largely stay north of the area. Only light precipitation is expected, mostly near and north of US-10.

The colder weather that has been well advertised to return will keep a hold on Lower Michigan through the long term. This cold air will be accompanied by some periods of lake effect, and by at least a couple of systems that will bring some synoptic snow to the area. We will see the Wednesday system depart the area by Wednesday night, with lake effect snow showers trying to ramp up a bit in it`s wake.

The upper jet will drop through the area later Wed night and into early Fri. It looks like Thu will see a decent depth of moisture move in ahead of a short wave moving toward the area. This combined with plenty of over water instability could lead to snow accumulations in the NNW flow favored area.

Lake effect should trend down then by Fri. This occurs as the northern branch of the upper jet lifts north of the area, and as sfc ridging builds overhead. The break will be short however, as a system will approach the area from the west. Warmer air advecting into the cold air mass ahead of it will help produce some snow. In addition, the low level flow will support some Gulf moisture being ingested into the system. We are then also monitoring another wave that could bring additional snow late next Sun and beyond the long term.

Welcome back to winter!


Today: Snow before 1pm, then a chance of snow showers after 4pm. Steady temperature around 26. North wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph.

Wednesday: A slight chance of snow showers, mixing with rain after noon, then gradually ending. Cloudy, with a high near 45. South southwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.

Thursday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.

Friday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20.

Friday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.

Saturday: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 28.

Saturday Night: Snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 17.

Sunday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.


 

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ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Welcome back WINTER! I hope that you stay around for about the next 7 or 8 weeks! Bring it!

http://www.instantweathermaps.com/GFS-php/conussfc.php?run=2018012918&time=PER&var=ASNOWI&hour=360

INDY
INDY

Wow still snowing out at thee YARDofBRICKS who would of thought INDYDOG14!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Mid 20’s and snow, it doesn’t get much better than that! We have tons of SNOW on the way! Get ready now! A February to remember is almost upon us!

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

1100 AM HEAVY SNOW 2 E HASLETT 42.75N 84.37W 01/29/2018 E10.0 INCH INGHAM MI PUBLIC SEVERAL REPORTS FROM THE AREA OF 10 TO POSSIBLY 12 INCHES. APPROXIMATELY A 12 HOUR TOTAL.

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

This is not far from our place.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Wow! We didn’t even have enough to dover the grass here! Seems like it was a pretty narrow band of heavy snow.

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

A foot of SNOW! That is a monster – enjoy! We got about 2.5 inches and it looks great outside right now!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

MV- I emailed you some photos yesterday to the email address on the right of the page and they came back to me. They couldn’t be delivered. Is that the address I would send them to?

MichaelV
MichaelV

yes, click on the email link and it should open in your default email program – just tried it myself and it is working…

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Thank-you. What I did yesterday was copied the email address into my email. It should have gone to you just fine. Now I am wondering if the 7 photos were to much for your box. I will try again today.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Great to see you back again Slim! I really have missed your daily facts and stats!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

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Mookie
Mookie

I see WOOD bumped up temps this morning for several different days upcoming. According to the Euro, the coldest days will be February 7th and 8th before temps start rising again. The same time period we talked about weeks ago.

Mookie
Mookie

It was another horrible weekend for winter activities, but I was able to kayak in January for the first time ever! Sunny and low 50’s too.

Slim

It is time to get on the road here is a copy of last nights post On the way home. We are now at a motel in Ripley, WV the cruise was nice,Will post more on that when when I get home. The weather was nice in Florida when we left sunny and temperatures in the low 70’s We stopped at a friend of mine who lives south of St Augustine. There on the beach the temps were in the upper 60’s with the sun in and out. The trip from St Augustine to here started out cloudy and mild… Read more »

Slim

Good morning from Ripley WV at this time it is cloudy and the reported temperature is 32° will be nice to be home tonight and sleep in my own bed and be able to see our older real kids and our fur babies. I see Michigan has some moderate to light snow in the area. That 8″ that Mark reports looks to be heavy snow for there. I will report on the weather during our trip on my post on Saturday.
Slim

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Just got in from snow blowing and shoveling. We doubled our monthly snowfall in about 5 hours. We have a solid 8″ of heavy, thick snow. My mom, about five miles to the NW, only received an inch or two.

Mookie
Mookie

Eight inches?!

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

At least. There’s a 10″ measurement just to our south.

INDY
INDY

2 inches of fresh snow out at thee YARDofBRICKS and still snowing! Roads are slippery .. INDYDOG14!!