Tuesday Weather

First – here are the answers to the quiz from yesterday:

  • D
  • False
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • True
  • False
  • True
  • B
  • C
  • A
  • divergence, convergence
  • B
  • A
  • D
  • A
  • C
  • C
  • D
  • B

I pulled the info from the NWS Jetstream Library – I have noticed the NWS has a lot of broken links on their educational materials so I have been trying to get the info here on this site before it is lost.  There are three pages to the quiz – I hope you got them all.

Kind of brought me back to my college days taking my computer science classes sweating out the weekly exams and the thesis’s for the semesters – I am happy to say I pulled it off with straight  A’s through it all.  I went to college in my 40s and my classmates were 20 years my junior and I was the same age as most of my teachers.  The problem with computer science is the technology is always changing and one has to keep up with it, kind of like auto mechanics.


The cold, the rain and snow will be sneaking in after a nice day yesterday.  Normal temps are in the low 50s – we will be 10 to 15° below normal.  We reached 53° yesterday in Otsego – we won’t see that again for awhile.  We may see a few snowflakes in southern Michigan, the best chances will be north of Grand Rapids where accumulating snow may fall.  The best chances for lake effect will be coming late in to the weekend when a cold shot of air moves in.  Whether this is a prelude to what winter will be like remains to be seen – time will tell.  It has been a lot of years since we have had snow on the ground for the whole winter.  Below are the comparisons in snow cover between this year and last.

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INDY
INDY

Currently 34* degrees out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR temps in the 20’s overnight cold cold cold love it!! IINDY

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Well they came thru here and cut grass and picked up the leaves. I think that is it now till Spring. I have been thinking of putting up a couple of Christmas decorations before the real cold weather sets in. I just don’t turn them on till day before Thanksgiving. I hear they have Christmas songs on the radio. I don’t think I ever get tired of it. 🙂

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We hung ours the past few days. Only had them on to check them out. Lol

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

CONGRATS TO BILL on 45 years! He is the best!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Yes Bill is on the work 50 yrs and out plan!

INDY
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He told me when the Tigers win the word series he will call it quits lol ..INDY

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

That might take another 5 to 10 years!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Who loves winter and who wants to see about 100 inches of snow this Season?

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Or better yet, who wants to see us stay below average in snowfall this season as we currently are right now? I think I know which one would win in a vote. Maybe MV can put up a poll question to find out.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Lol

INDY
INDY

Mokie may fly In for that vote lol….Summer warmth seems so far away darn…INDY

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Our below normal temp pattern just keeps rocking! November will make 9 out of the last 11 months in GR with below normal temps! Get ready for winter and keeps those cold temps coming!

INDY
INDY

Amazing! 9 out of 11 months a cold man’s dream …INDY..

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

4 out of the past 5 months have been the warmest on earth in recorded history, so there’s that.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

We are talking GR baby not the World! Maybe you should share the world stats with the politicians who continue to deny global warming are intent on destroying our environment to make more money! Despicable!

INDY
INDY

Winter weather advisory kicks in at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning for Newaygo Mason Muskegon county’s 2-4 inches of wet snow coming…INDY

Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

High Folks…..Hurry Spring 2020.

INDY
INDY

Welcome back UJ …. Spring lol…INDY

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

All the talk about snow brought you back!! Welcome back! How many days till Spring? All I hear is how many days till Christmas break from the grandkids. LOL!!

INDY
INDY

Currently 39* degrees out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR struggling to make it into the 40’s today even know the sun is shining don’t let that fool you it’s cold outside …INDY

Slim

That is true, I went for a walk and the wind is cold and there were a few snow flurries as well. A little warmer 42 here at my house.
Slim

INDY
INDY

Loving the west wind let’s hope it stays windy through April and dumps tons of lk effect snows on west Michigan …lol..Stay warm Slim ..INDY…

Slim

First off if anyone is wondering if a cold and snowy November leads to a cold and snowy winter. Well no two seasons are alike, but if you like analog years and like a lot of cold and snow looking at 1991 may not be one you would want to use for this year. That year early November was very cold and snowy. On November 3rd Grand Rapids had 10.4” of snow. The high on that day was just 23. For the month there were 5 days that did not get out of the 20’s and the low for that… Read more »

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Yes, that year is a good example. It’s always rather humorous when we get some November snow and there are some who will insist that it means we will get snow nonstop till April.

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Yes, some like to over state there own opinions ..Lol ..

Slim

OK as for the number of days with at least 1″ of snow cover at Grand Rapids the most days is 124 days in the winter of 1903/04. In more recent times in 5th place is 2013/4 with 109. In 14th place is the winter of 2009/10 with 94 and in 19th place is the winter of 2007/08 with 92. On the flip side the years with the least number of days with at least 1″ of snow on the ground at Grand Rapids in 1st place is 1982/83 with just 23 days for more recent winters 2011/12 is in… Read more »

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

So far this Fall sure seems close to identical to last year. Both Septembers were close to the same, both Octobers played out the same, and now this November is looking a lot like last years trend. Could be a mild and snowless December on tap again?

Slim

Cold and snow in November may not lead to cold and snow for the rest of the winter season. While I sure it cold happen it has many times gone the other way with less cold and snow over all for the winter season, we shall see.
Slim

INDY
INDY

First I like to say congrats to Bill Steffen on 45 years on tv the best weather man in west Michigan so glad to have him as a friend …As we struggle to make it into the 40’s today now seeing 30’s and even 20’s as far as the eye can see that’s record cold for this time of year and with a warm lake Michigan snow out so long 40’s and helloo cold and snow..longer quiet times ahead I can read on the blog coming up lol…Have a super Tuesday dont forgot to vote …INDY

Slim

Bill has been doing the weather for a long time a lot of experience in his head. And yes congrats on his 45 years here.
Slim

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Congrats Bill on 45 years (if you come here to check on your old crew!)

Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

In Bill We Trust. And Yeah he is our Close Personal FRIEND!