For those of you wondering about why a warning hasn’t been issued, our GRR NWS office is holding true to the criteria of what product needs to be made for this event. Yes, the snow is falling and the wind is blowing, however the advisory is closer to the criteria of what we have now.
Snow to water ratios are mainly around 5:1 which will mean less snow accumulation on the ground. Temperatures remained above freezing until 1am which meant we had about .20 of an inch of rain during that period from midnight until 1:30am. We do have a couple inches of snow on the ground at this point (5:am) and the temperature is currently at 30°. We will continue to see most of the heaviest snow falling between I96 and I94 through the morning commute which will include wind gusts of 30 to 35 mph. We should see this slowly end by late morning/early afternoon then the lake effect machine will kick in tonight with the NW wind which could bring another one to three inches of snow which will be of the lighter fluffier variety.
I will update this later when the storm ends….