Snow Report – Weekend Forecast

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First of all thanks for all the opinions on the state of congress yesterday – as always your opinion matters, this is a free country and we are all allowed to think and form our own opinions as long as they are educated notions on what is going on.  Generally I stay away from politics on here as it can be an inflammatory subject so I will leave it by the wayside and let it rest.


MDot has a new interactive map on the state of the roads as you travel from place to place – it contains current travel speeds, locations of incidents, highway webcams along with snow plow cameras. https://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/MiDrive/map#   – I will eventually try to figure a way to insert it here on the web site.


Below are the current snow fall amounts from NOAA as of yesterday – all of Michigan saw at least some snow, but the lake effect belts were hit particularly hard as frigid air passed over the warm lakes.:


We will remain cloudy today with a few peeks of the sun if we are lucky – this is the season when we generally see more clouds than sun in Michigan especially along the lakeshore counties.  Temps will remain below normal – mainly in the mid 30s right on through the weekend.  No big storms are predicted through the next several days so the snow pack will gradually melt away, with the exception of Bittersweet where they have been making snow.  Bittersweet is about a mile away from my house – to get there you take M89 west out of Otsego to Jefferson Road and follow the signs.


 

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Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

No worries, Slim. You will always be our resident statistician. But just for fun:

As of Friday, Key West has had 233 consecutive days of high temperatures 80 degrees or above — the longest streak of temperatures above 80 degrees in Key West’s records dating back to 1872, says the US National Weather Service (NWS).
The last time the daily high was below 80 degrees was on March 27 when the high only reached 78 degrees — which, let’s be honest, is still pretty warm.
Before this year, the NWS says, the previous longest streak was 225 consecutive days in 1965.

Slim

Nice find
Slim

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

🤘

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Nice afternoon. Sun came out, temps up to 40, and poof, almost all the snow is gone. Best thing about snow this time of year is that it rarely sticks around.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

We lost half our snow. For the most part, the roads are clear, and that makes me happy.

Slim

Here is Brett Anderson’s from Accuweather take on the extended period from November 25th to December 15th “Western ridge and eastern trough scenario will likely persist into next week across North America, but the direct connection to the Arctic will begin to be cut off as more of the air will be originating from northwestern Canada and the northern Pacific, so it will not be as cold in the eastern half of the nation. Farther down the road, there are indications that a fairly strong +NAO will begin to take hold late this month and into the first week or… Read more »

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Sounds perfect. Repeat of last December?

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Yet the cpc shows us with below normal temps through at least December 6th! Bring on the cold!

Slim

Welcome to the start of deer season 2019. The current temperature here at my house is 32 and there is still 2” of snow on the ground. Yesterday the official H/L at GRR was 32/24 and there was a trace of snow fall. For today the average H/L is 48/33. The record high is 68 in 1990 the record low is 10 in 1933. The record snow fall is 4.1” in 1969. Last year the H/L was 31/25 and there was 3.1” of snow fall.
Slim

Slim

Mid month summery. At the half way point one can say this November first half has been cold. At this time the mean temperature at GRR is 32.4° (-10.9°) if this were to hold this would be the 5th coldest November at Grand Rapids in recorded history. The warmest it has been so far is just 52 on the 4th and if that holds that would tie last year for the coldest maximum in any November. The low so far this is month is 15 on the 13th and so far, there has been 6.5” of snow fall.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Every year is different, but there sure is an uncanny resemblance to last Fall in many ways. What was the total snowfall last November?

Slim

For the month of November snow fall at Grand Rapids this year 6.5″ last year 14.4″ at Muskegon this year 10.6″ last year 12.5″ At Lansing last year 11.9″ this year 6.0″ The records at Holland are incomplete as to snow fall.
Slim