Weather History – Winter Weather Advisory

Weather History for the Week

November 3

1966: A record early season snowstorm drops 6 to 12 inches of snow across southwest Lower Michigan.

1990: Heavy fog resulted in a fatal aircraft accident near Shelby, Michigan. A private plane trying to land at the local airport in the fog stalled and crashed, killing the pilot.

November 4

2003: Heavy rains of an inch or more across southwest Lower Michigan on this day set the tone for November, 2003. This turns out to be the wettest November on record at both Grand Rapids and Lansing.

November 5

1951: The temperature plunges to six degrees at Grand Rapids, a record for early season cold.

1990: Heavy rains inundate southern Lower Michigan. The 2.12 inches of rain at Muskegon makes this the wettest November day on record

November 6

1880: An early season snowstorm strikes during one of the coldest Novembers on record in Lower Michigan. At Lansing, a foot of snow is measured on this day.

1951: Snow and cold dominate the month of November across western Lower Michigan, especially the first week. The morning low of 12 degrees at Muskegon is the fifth consecutive daily record low temperature. Lake effect snow continues piling up at a record pace with more than two feet of snow falling at Grand Rapids in the first week of November.

1975: Record warm weather prevails across Michigan with Grand Rapids and Lansing both reaching 77 degrees.

November 7

1877: Record cold freezes Lower Michigan following a heavy snowfall on November 5th. At Lansing the temperature plunges to 4 degrees on the 5th and 6th, and 8 degrees on this day.

November 8

1921: A record early season snowstorm buries Lower Michigan with over a foot of heavy, wet snow in some places. Lansing measures 18.9 inches for its greatest November snowfall on record.

1991: A vast flow of arctic air dominates the Midwest during early November, 1991. Several inches of snow fall from the 2nd through the 6th followed by the passage of a cold dome of high pressure that sets record lows of 11 degrees at Lansing and 16 degrees at Grand Rapids on this date.

November 9

1913: A massive storm that became known as The White Hurricane sank numerous ships on the Great Lakes and caused millions of dollars in damage across Michigan. This storm was one of the deadliest and most destructive natural disasters to hit the Great Lakes, killing more than 250 people while wrecking 19 ships and stranding 19 others. The financial loss in vessels alone was nearly five million dollars, or about 100 million dollars at current value. Lost cargo, such as coal, iron ore, and grain was estimated at over 68,000 tons.


There is a winter weather advisory for Mason, Lake, Oceana, Newaygo, Muskegon, Osceola and Mecosta counties from 9am this morning through 7pm tonight for up to five inches of snow.

Snow will be moving in from the west this morning mainly north of Interstate 96. Impactful travel conditions are predicted for much of that region today and into the evening. During the evening the snow will be winding down. The main hazards will be slick snow covered roads and low visibilities.

South of the advisory area we will see some snow turning to all rain or a mix.

A more widespread and impactful period is becoming increasingly likely Saturday night and through Monday as an arctic airmass moves in. Well below freezing temperatures…accumulating lake effect snowfall and gusty winds are forecasted.

If you look at our webcams in the side bar you can see Houghton has had snow on the ground all week with more coming….

 

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Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

I was just outside with my dog and it is snowing huge, beautiful snowflakes. The grass is covered with snow. It is a sight to see the snowflakes in the light outside. Makes you want to get the Christmas lights up fast and turn them on. 🙂

INDY
INDY

Currently 31* degrees out at thee YARDofBRICKS with moderate snow falling the ground is about covered again who don’t love getting snow in November lol ….INDY …

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Bring it!

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Wow, were is all the snow that was predicted ..Another #Fail

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

I don’t think it was for your area. It is all north of GR. This morning here the grass was covered and that melted fast. Rooftops were white too. I will get the lake effect.

INDY
INDY

2 places that never get snow Sandy Portland and zland on this blog lol…Yes the snow is beautiful outside ….INDY..

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Too funny, there are delusional and will never admit that it is snowing and the forecast was correct! Incredible!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

The forecasts was on the money! What are you talking about?

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

I am starting to like the looks of the snow maps! Check out the UP and snow country! Can you say an early winter and skiing?

https://www.instantweathermaps.com/GFS-php/conussfc.php?run=2019110612&time=PER&var=ASNOWI&hour=384

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

WOW!!

Slim

It looks like the official low for the overnight at GRR will be 25° it got all the way down to 22 here at my house. And that brought down all the leave on the tree in my front yard (old news LOL) The H/L at GRR yesterday was 43/27 (that low of 27 was just before midnight) For today the average H/L at Grand Rapids is 52/36 the record high for today is 64 set in 1924 and the record low is 9 set in 1951 (so yes it can and has gotten very cold in early November) last… Read more »

Slim

With clear skies for much of the night the low here at my house reached 22° At this time it looks like the official low at the airport will be 25° This is the first hard freeze (below 28°) this season and wow there is a tree in my front yard that had all of it leaves on it yesterday and that tree lost ALL of its leaves overnight. Boy what a mess of leave for me to clean up now. And of course there is now a trace of snow on the ground with some light snow falling and… Read more »

INDY
INDY

Road’s very slippery around GR this morning lots of slide offs becareful this winter weather advisory should be for Kent county …Loving the snow falling have a super Wednesday…INDY

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

My thinking has always been:

If you are in a county adjacent to a weather-warned county, you may as well consider yourself warned, as well.

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

That is how I think too. I am in SE Ottawa right near Allegan. So if storms or snow is predicted there I keep my eye on it.