Winter Weather Advisory

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A nice coating of white over the ground and trees this morning which is creating excitement for some and grumbling with others.  I learned a long time ago one has to accept those things we have no control over.  Having lived in northern Appalachia I have come to love the cold and snow – the winters are colder and snowier in the mountains.  Here we have more grumbling when the snow falls in inches, out there we would celebrate with a beer in hand with every foot of snow which fell.  The snowmobiles, skis and snowshoes would come out as would most of the people.  We would use the lighter snowmobiles to break trails for the heavier machines.  Once you got the snowmobile moving you didn’t dare stop or you would become entombed in snow and have to dig out.  The first year I lived out there we had over 240 inches of the white stuff.  We never had a snow day from school and businesses ran as usual.

I bought a new Toro Powermax 24 inch two stage snowblower a couple years ago which doesn’t even have four hours on it.  I not only have to clean my driveway, I use it to make dog paths on the back yard and to clear the road along with my neighbor.  We live on a dead end road and the county plows generally gets to us last.  I also do some of the other neighbors driveways along with my mother-in-laws who lives down the road a ways.  Most of the snow which has fallen over the past few years has been the snow shovel variety rather than snowblower type.

I have a nice pair of official Swiss Rescue Skis I bought many years ago – they are used for down hill or cross country skiing and are wider than downhill skis.  Skis are a great form of exercise in the winter.  My knees are what they used to be so I don’t use them much anymore.


We have our first winter weather advisory in place for today through 7am tomorrow morning.  We could see a brief period of heavy snow this afternoon and then again between midnight through Saturday morning.

Total snow accumulations of 4-7 inches are expected west of US-131 and between I-96 and I-94. Wind gusts in excess of 35 mph will lead to areas of blowing snow this afternoon and tonight. Wind gusts may exceed 50 mph along the lake shore leading to near zero visibility at times tonight.  Below are the NWS graphics for total snowfall for today and tonight.


…and here is the latest total snow forecast through the 11th.


 

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Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Made a trip into GR today. Not too bad. Messy and foggy at the time. Coming home the closer I got the bigger the flakes.

INDY
INDY

Hey Rocky 1.7 inches of snow out at the YARDofBRICKS not a bad start to a snowy weekend!! LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW! INDYDOG14!!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Not bad at all especially after all the warm weather hype!

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Not much of a snow system. All gone here. In a couple weeks, we go back to above normal temps. Enjoy the snow while it last.

Slim

This mornings snow is now all gone. That is common in November. Will have to see how things play out tonight. The current temperature here at my house is now 39
Slim

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Where are all of the so-called above normal temps? Snow and a WWA in early November! Incredible!

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Wasnt warranted, roads were just wet. NWS jumped the gun once again. “Hype”.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

The advisory is mainly for tonight!!!!!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

The NWS even said the reason for the WWA was because its the 1st snow of the year and acknowledged that it would not meet the criteria in most places.

Our snow was gone by midday.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

+1

INDY
INDY

This beats the last 2 November’s in snowfall already looking like a snowy pattern shaping up we have a snow globe out at thee YARDofBRICKS …Lots of people are putting up Christmas decorations early due to the snow!! I have been waiting to say this since last March here we go LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW!! Enjoy Winters best INDYDOGSNOW!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Christmas TV commercials started immediately following Halloween, and Target released their Black Friday ad on 11/2. A couple of houses in our neighborhood have Christmas lights but at the same time, there are houses that still have their Halloween decorations and lights up.

Slim

There are times when I can not tell the difference between some of the Halloween lights and Christmas lights. I do not put up Halloween lights but my Halloween stuff is now down I do have a few Thanksgivings items left of the front pouch
Slim

Slim

First snow fall of the 2018/19 winter season here. At this time getting light to at times moderate snow fall. At this time the flake size is rather large and I have just over 0.7″ of snow on the snow board. The grass, car and roof tops are covered and areas where there are a lot of fallen leaves on the road are also snow covered, But the road and driveways are just wet. The current temperature here is 33° BTY the first snow fall last winter was on October 31 and the 2nd snow fall came on November 9th
Slim

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

No school for the kids today – prescheduled, not because of the weather. I have the luxury of being able to work from home. Sitting in my office, enjoying good coffee (not the rotgut at work), and watching the snow fall. The grass is mostly covered already. Have a good day, all.