Winter Continues

The advisory continues until 3pm this afternoon – most of the snow is falling from I96 to the north at this time (7:30am) where 2 to 5 inches may fall.  Areas near or south of this area could see some freezing drizzle with some snow mixed in.  We currently have a dusting of snow here in Otsego with a temp of 21°.

The rest of the month through the first couple weeks of March don’t bode well for a pleasant beginning to meteorological spring.  However, we all know that Michigan weather can turn on a dime with one week of freezing temps going to summer like conditions skipping over spring entirely. Not saying this is going to happen or to put the snow implements away, yet…  We could see significant lake effect snow events coming in for next week…

As you can see from our weekly weather history the end of February into March can bring a wide variety of weather into the area…


Weather History

February 24

1989: Temperatures fall below zero as a late season blast of arctic air moves in. Grand Rapids falls to a record 9 below and Muskegon hits 2 below, just missing the record of 3 below set in 1924.

February 25

1957: Mild and rainy weather prevails with lows in the 40s and highs in the 50s. The low of 47 degrees at Grand Rapids sets a record for the warmest low temperature for the date. Over an inch of rain falls as a cold front moves through.

February 26

2000: Record warm weather continues during a week long spell of balmy weather across Lower Michigan. The temperature hits 66 degrees at Muskegon for a record high. The low temperature at Grand Rapids is 53 degrees, setting a record for the warmest low temperature for the month of February.

February 27

1976: Temperatures soar to the upper 60s during a spell of spring-like weather during the last week of February. Record highs include 62 degrees at Muskegon and 67 at Lansing.

February 28

1998: Record warm temperatures include the high of 53 degrees at Muskegon and 54 at Grand Rapids, helping to make this the warmest February on record at those sites.

March 1

1882: March comes in like a lamb with high temperatures in the 60s. Lansing hits 64 degrees, and goes on to reach 66 degrees the next day. This continued the warmth from the previous month, which was the warmest February on record at Lansing.

1962: Bitterly cold weather begins the month with morning lows below zero and high temperatures only around 10 degrees.

March 2

2002: A strong low pressure center moves across the Ohio Valley bringing record snows to Lower Michigan. Grand Rapids has 13. 9 inches and Muskegon 10.5 inches, both set records for their snowiest March day on record.


 

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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

The snow train just keeps coming! Nothing better than cold and snow in March! Enjoy the next 2 weeks of winter!

https://www.instantweathermaps.com/GFS-php/conussfc.php?run=2019022806&time=PER&var=ASNOWI&hour=240

Andy W
Andy W

For your viewing pleasure!! Check out this bad boy!! Look at all that snow for Kent County!

http://wxcaster.com/gis-gfs-snow-overlays.php?STATIONID=GRR

Andy W
Andy W

Here is the latest 5 day snow map!! Look at all that snow for Kent County!! What a Monster!!

http://wxcaster.com/gis-gfs-snow-overlays.php?STATIONID=GRR

INDY
INDY

Today’s blog cracks me up …Like Jack says batton on lol..INDY..

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

I plan to thoroughly enjoy the next 2 weeks of great winter weather! Skiing this weekend and then heading up to snow country the end of next week for a few days! I absolutely love it!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

This winter will go down as a record breaker even though the warm weather fanatics would have you believe we didn’ t even have winter this year! Talk about spin. What a joke!

Andy W
Andy W

What records are being broken???? Total snowfall? No. Coldest Winter??? No. It’s pretty average if you ask me.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Well there was the record for least amount of snow ever for the first 50 some days of Winter, so there’s that!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

What a winter and next week we will be way below normal with temps with tons of snow! Get ready to ROCK n ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andy W
Andy W

Well in your world tons of snow is like 2 inches, so yeah we might get that next week!! BRING ON SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! x10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Andy W
Andy W

Finally!! Winter’s awfulness is moving westward!! By that time in this model average high temps are in the mid-40’s so if we are a little below normal, there’s plenty of snow melting temps all day!

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Accuweather is backing this up too! Starting a week from Saturday! Let’s get SPRING ROCKIN!!

https://m.accuweather.com/en/us/grand-rapids-mi/49503/extended-weather-forecast/329374

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

SPIN – we will still be seeing snow during this time frame so face reality! Winter is in full swing!

Andy W
Andy W

Spin-no we won’t.

INDY
INDY

Seeing -20 to -25 below zero wind chills coming next week thats record cold for March standards… INDY..

Andy W
Andy W

Ughhh…winter is awful….Well at least those horrible brutally cold temps will help out with one thing by keeping the snow amounts low, per the NWS…

Lake effect snows are expected from Sunday into Wednesday as the
upper trough slowly moves through the Great Lakes. Accumulations
will likely be limited given the very cold temps.

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

You know it INDY and thanks for the winter facts unlike the propaganda that certain people post on this site! Keep up the good work!

Andy W
Andy W

Oh yeah, 25 below zero is great for outdoor activities! So fun!!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Next week looks very cold and snowy with possible records! Get prepared and embrace this great winter weather!

Andy W
Andy W

Lol! I won’t hold my breath! After the “devastating” storm that was supposed to hit last night and today produced a grand total of 1.5 inches of snow at my house and the totals for the “major” storm this coming weekend keep dwindling by the hour. I’ll wait and see on the boy who cried wolf predictions for endless snow all next week! BRING ON SPRING!!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Slim, are there records kept for the Holland airport regarding snowfall? The lakeshore has had considerably less snow this Winter than places inland, like you mentioned with Muskegon. I am halfway between GR and Holland, and even here we have had less than GR.

Slim

Marquette will get its own report. At Marquette as of February 26th they have had 87.3” of snow fall. since December 160.7” for the season they are now at 202.2” While this is well below the record for Marquette of 319.8” in the 2001/02 season it is still good for 18 place up there. The current snow depth of 49” is down from the 53” on February 24th That 53” on the ground on the 24th is the 2nd deepest snow depth reported at Marquette the most was 63.3” on March 15th 1997 (in March of 1997 Marquette also had… Read more »

Slim

Updated winter of 2018/19 snow fall totals. As of February 26th the official snow fall amounts at GRR are for February 19.3” since December 1st 53.0 and for the season 67.4” At Muskegon it is 14.7” for February 50.8” since December 1st and 63.3” for the season Muskegon is still -18.1” below average snow fall for the season. At Lansing February snow fall is at 16.9 since December 1st it’s just 22.5” and for the season just 34.4” and that is still -7.1” on the season. At Detroit the seasonal snow fall is now at 26.9” and that is -6.3”… Read more »

INDY
INDY

As of the Winter season 67.4 inches of snow in GR is above normal thanks for clearing that up slim…INDY

Slim

For the season GRR is at +3.5″ In the time period of December 1 to date it is -3.6″ but Grand Rapids is in a good position to have an above average season for snow fall.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Not much to clear up, pretty straight forward. If we don’t get 4 inches of snow by midnight tomorrow, the records will show GR with below normal snowfall for meteorological Winter.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

I love the blog post title “winter continues”. Cold and snow will rule for at least 2 more weeks! It was another bingo Friday for the RDB model. If you count the snow from yesterday afternoon and evening and the snow from midnight till mid day today I picked up 4. 5 inches of snow! Incredible! Keep it rocking!

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

You are lucky. In reviewing the COCORAHS reports from around the state, no else even came close to that much.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

I had 2 inches by 7:30 pm last night and I have over a foot of snow on the ground! Incredible winter so far!

Mookie
Mookie

False.

Andy W
Andy W

It’s the RDB 3x multiplier!! Even though the COCORAHS all say around 1.5 to 2 inches total around this area and Slim and I live near Rockford and we only got 1.5 inches of total snow, it’s the only thing I can think of that makes sense on that 4.5 to 5 inch snow total at only Rocky’s house!

Andy W
Andy W

Or maybe The RDB was in Traverse City last night?!

https://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/ListDailyPrecipReports.aspx

Slim

Cleared the driveway off and with the sun filtered thru the clouds it is not all that bad outside. And yes there is melting in in non shady areas. As of today the sun’s angle and length of day is the same as around November 6th Here at my house I had 1.3″ of new snow overnight and now have a good snow cover of 6.2″ the current temperature here is now at 28.6
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

FYI: A few days ago, WOOD had Friday in the low 20’s for a high. The current forecast is now 34 degrees. This is the second instance I’ve noticed a significant cold weather bias in their long range forecasting since I started tracking their forecasts in February.

Slim

If indeed it reaches only 34 on Friday that is still below average for the date.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Amazing that for all the hype, all the maps showing us getting hundreds of inches of snow, and all the non stop banter, after last nights devastating inch and a half of snow GR still remains about 4 inches BELOW normal for meteorological Winter! Unless we get 4 inches by midnight tomorrow, that is what the records books will show.

Mookie
Mookie

Well, Rocky and his models really missed again. Late last week, he promised us 8-12″ of new snow by today.

This latest “storm” was very underwhelming.