Weather History 1/28 to 2/3

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As January comes to a close I bring you the weather history for the end of the month into February.

January 28

1977: Buffalo, New York is hit with the worst blizzard in its history. Meanwhile, lake effect snow squalls also pummel areas in western Lower Michigan with more than a foot of fresh snow being piled into huge drifts by strong winds.

January 29

1909: A snowstorm dumps from 6 to 10 inches of snow across southern Lower Michigan.

1966: A week long cold snap reaches its nadir as temperatures fall to record lows of 16 below zero at Grand Rapids and 12 below at Muskegon.

January 30

1951: A huge arctic high pressure center moves south from Canada all the way to the Gulf of Mexico and brings snow to Florida. Temperatures fall to record lows in Lower Michigan. Grand Rapids sets their all-time record January low of 22 degrees below zero. Baldwin, Michigan plunges to 37 below zero.

2008: Rain changes to snow as an arctic cold front brings a flash freeze to lower Michigan during the night of the 29th, leaving a sheet of ice on the roads. Temperatures fall from the upper 40s to the single numbers, with occasional blinding white-out conditions in falling and blowing snow. There were numerous traffic accidents and some roads were closed for a time. School and event cancellations were widespread, and there were also sporadic power outages.

January 31

1914: A snowstorm drops from 6 to 14 inches of snow across southern Lower Michigan.

1977: One of the coldest months on record comes to a close with yet more arctic air and lake effect snow. High temperatures are only in the teens during the last week of the month with 2 to 4 feet of snow piled up along the Lake Michigan snow belts.

February 1

1918: February opens on a frigid note during one of the most severe winters in history across the central and eastern United States. Muskegon tumbles to a record cold 22 degrees below zero and Lansing also sets a record with 16 below.

February 2

1868: It is a chilly Groundhog Day as Lansing sets their all-time record low with a reading of 37 below zero.

2011: The Great Groundhog day blizzard struck bringing 10 to 16″ of snow to the area.  (photo above and feature image)

February 3

2007: Blizzard conditions prevail across southwest Lower Michigan as an arctic blast of frigid air moving over Lake Michigan produces thundersnow and whiteout conditions. Grand Rapids sets a record for snowfall for any February day with 11.3 inches of snow.


A deep low pressure system tracking east across central Canada , well north of Lake Superior this morning will more than anything else bring gusty winds and warmer temperatures. Any precipitation today would be limited to areas near and north of Route 10 this morning and that will mostly be light snow.

Two cold fronts trail this system, the first cold front comes through late this afternoon then the second during the mid morning hours of Thursday. The second front brings in the coldest air since early in January so temperatures will fall during the day into the teens by evening. Snow showers will be widespread but accumulations will be light.

Lake enhanced snow showers will continue into Friday afternoon. The northwest wind snow belt areas will see 3 to 6 inches of snow, locally more. High pressure will end the snow by evening but a storm system moving through Michigan over the weekend may bring a significant widespread snowfall to the entire State of Michigan.


Today: Patchy blowing snow before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 41. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

Tonight: Cloudy, with a low around 26. West southwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers after 8am. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 30 by 8am, then falling to around 18 during the remainder of the day. West northwest wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -5. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Friday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. West northwest wind 9 to 11 mph.

Friday Night: Snow showers likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Saturday: Snow showers. High near 30. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Saturday Night: Snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 12.

Sunday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19.

Sunday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.

Monday: A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 22.

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

Tuesday: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 25.



 

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Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Is everybody ready for the snow that is coming on the weekend??

Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

Nope…..I’m Ready For SPRING!

Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

Strain of the Day
@ Thee YARDofCUES ?
Sweet Island Skunk
Stay Cued…

INDY
INDY

Bring it on Rocky yeaaaa!! INDYDOG14!!

Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

Thee YARDofCUES will be racking tracking and Stacking Wax ….all Nite Long…..

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)
Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

6 to 8″ here! ?

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

>>>>BREAKING WEATHER NEWS>>>>The preliminary RDB snowfall forecast for GR for Saturday is 3 to 6 inches! Stay tuned for further important RDB updates!

Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

This Weekend is just a Precursor To The Blizzard to Remember in Feb.
Per: The Famous JEM Long Range Forecast…..
Stay JEM cueDDDDDDDDDDDDD

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Hopefully the JEM gets one right this time! It struck out on the prediction for a big snowstorm from the 25th thru the 30th! Bring on the BLIZZARD!

Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

IF the Rain WAS Snow it Would Have Been a BINGO.

INDY
INDY

I’m thinking WWA coming for Saturday Superbowl Sunday like Christmas day looks very snowy and cold great day to make some firecracker Chicken wings Go Eagles .. Many sky resorts been skiing since the end of November!! What a wonderful Winter this is shaping up! Great Sprites! INDYDOG14!!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

You know it INDY! A WWA is coming! What a weekend! COLD, SNOW and the SUPER BOWL! I am not sure how it could get any better! Go Eagles sounds good to me, however it is hard to bet against Tom Brady!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Direct form the CPC for next week! Colder and SNOWIER than normal! Just the facts!

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ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

More actual SNOWFALL FACTS!!!!! For GR for the combined months of December and January we are above normal in actual SNOWFALL! February will also be above normal! What a winter! Skiing here I go!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Get ready we have a lot of SNOW coming this weekend! This is form the GR NWS! Who knew?

“Confidence is increasing for a period of moderate snow Saturday
afternoon into Saturday night as sfc wave tracks along arctic
front draped across the lower Great Lakes. F-gen forcing should
be sufficient for banded precip and model soundings show lift
through a deep, saturated dendritic growth zone from Saturday
afternoon into the early morning hours of Sunday. As we have seen
recently, these type of f-gen events can bring locally heavy
amounts where the narrow bands pivot…so local amounts over 8
inches are possible by Sunday morning.”

Mookie
Mookie

“The outlook for the next two weeks doesn’t show heavy snowfall in most of Michigan.”

http://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2018/01/heres_a_snowfall_tally_on_mich.html#incart_2box_mlive_homepage_featured_entries

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

hTHey are wrong and you are wrong!

INDY
INDY

Close to a foot of snow by Monday for GR! Who would of thought! Like I said a week ago don’t put your shovels away for rakes ..Being on the rest of Winter yeaaaa! INDYDOG14 !

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Don’t tell Mookie, because it never snow at his house!

Slim

A quick look at this winter’s total snow fall at several Michigan locations. Grand Rapids 46.1” Muskegon 60.7” Lansing 30.0” Detroit 31.7” Flint 43.7” Saginaw 17.6” The NWS office in Gaylord makes it easy as they have a nice chart to keep track of the seasonal snow fall totals
http://www.weather.gov/apx/snowgraph_ytd
In the UP Marquette as of today the total there is 98.9”
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

Every location up north is now below average snowfall, along with most in southern lower Michigan.

Mookie
Mookie

Extreme record warmth in Siberia right now. Something to keep an eye on as it usually affects our weather a month or two down the road. Average high is -26 degrees, but they hit 38 degrees. That is 64 degrees above average!

http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/the-temperature-in-siberia-rose-more-than-100-degrees-in-two-weeks/ar-BBIu8Dw?ocid=ientp

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

They are wrong and you are wrong!

Mookie
Mookie

Well, we finish January warmer than average with less than average snow. This marks 2 out of 3 months this winter with below average snowfall. What’s funny is if you go back to late December posts. Most on here were saying get ready for a cold and snowy January – just like they are saying now for February.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

What I find really impressive is the fact that a week or so into January, we were something like 18 degrees below average, but our warmups have been so intense that we will now end up above normal for the month. That is a huge negative to wipe out in such a short time!

Mookie
Mookie

It was very impressive! One very cold week followed by a very warm rest of the month.