My generator was unused yesterday which is surprising with the winds we had yesterday. Tree crews went through Otsego last summer to clear the power lines of tree limbs – M89 lost a lot of shade through the city however we haven’t had a power outage since. North of Otsego along 16th street has lost power affecting a couple hundred people. Currently there are around 49000 without power in Michigan. Here is the current outage map.
All of the warnings have expired in south Michigan – winter weather advisories are in place for the northern counties for snow and blowing snow – there are some areas where the roads are impassable due to snow drifts.
Don’t put away the shovels and snowblowers yet. This will be an active week for snow with two systems making their presence know. We may see light accumulations tonight in the order of an inch or so. The next system may bring in another 3 to 6 inches into the area Tuesday night into Wednesday, then another system is on track for the weekend which will bring more snow and temps dropping into the teens to single digits.
We currently have some light snow falling with a temp of 16° at 7:30am here in Otsego.
You have probably noticed the weather ticker on the site – for now this will only include advisories and warnings. If I had some night owls working here I would be able to have overnight updates – for now they will only be updated between 7am and 10pm.
I have also added Skywarn info to the site for those of you who can’t get out to the annual meeting – this part is a work in progress so check the pages for updates.
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