Yesterday I offered up a brief explanation on isobars and wind barbs on weather maps due to the watches coming into play for Sunday. You have to know something important is going to happen when the NWS brings forth advisories and watches four days before a storm.
Slim and I write this stuff up to keep you informed and to instill an understanding of the weather, not only what is going to happen but also the whys. I designed the front page of this site to be auto updating which requires little to no human interaction. Very few weather sites offer these features on one page for the whole state of Michigan.
In my travels around Allegan and Kalamazoo counties I find a lot of people who are interested in the weather, especially in the Skywarn Department, which I will begin to feature here next month because many can’t make it to the annual meetings around the state. I have business cards I drop off at most of the locations I stop at around the area and spend a lot of time talking to people who are excited about having a non commercial weather site in the area.
My interest in the weather came well before the advent of personal computers and cell phones and a pencil and log book were the only means of recording the weather conditions for any given day. Now we live in an age where up to date weather information can be obtained worldwide.
The advisory starts at 7am Sunday morning lasting until 1am Sunday morning – this is mainly going to be a wind event with up to three inches of snow blowing around. Westerly winds could gust to over 60mph which can cause widespread tree damage and loss of power. This system will affect a good portion of the U.S. today through the weekend.
You could hear some thunder late Saturday and temps may reach the the upper 40s to near 50 overnight before falling Sunday into the 20s. Stay tuned for further updates….