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End Of Another Year

We end another year with record or near-record warmth and a snow deficit.  We had 35.7 inches of snow for the year in Otsego and 34.33 inches of rain (as of 12 am this morning.)  The snowfall total since the end of October is only 9.5 inches.  There is talk of models depicting a flip […]

The mild winter continues

We are about to put 2023 into the history book and turn over to 2024. Some weather history for New years Eve and New Years Day at Grand Rapids. The average H/L for Grand Rapids on December 31st is 33.6/21.3 and for January 1st it is 32.4/21.0. The record high for December 31st is 60 […]

Weather Satellites

I thought I would put up a post on weather satellites to finish out the year.  Our technology since the 1960s when I followed the space program with great interest from the Atlas and Saturn space programs has vastly improved from the early anolog to digital control systems.  I am a model builder which began […]

Detroit NWS 2023 Review Pt 2

Temperatures will remain cool but still a little too warm for snow. Occasional drizzle or rain showers will continue into Friday as a slow-moving low-pressure system lumbers through the region. It seems the Detroit office keeps more elaborate records than Grand Rapids.  To be fair a lot of storms form east of Grand Rapids during […]

Noteworthy Weather of 2023 pt 1

I have been having second thoughts about putting the plow on my tractor and removing the mower deck this fall, seems we have been stuck in spring rather than winter. Below are some noteworthy events for this year’s weather.  Detroits summary is quite extensive so I will show this in two parts. From the Grand […]

Last Warm Day

I hope everyone enjoyed their warm Christmas.  We reached 58° in Otsego!  I think our high today will be 53° which we had at midnight before dropping off into the 40s as the day progresses.  Any light showers this morning will be moving out of the area.  Our rainfall total was .15 of an inch […]

Christmas 2023

Merry Christmas!!! The official H/L yesterday at Grand Rapids was 51/43 there was no rain/snow. For December Grand Rapids has a total of just 1.3” of snowfall that is -14.2” below average for this date. For the season so far just 3.2” has fallen and that is now -19.7 below average.  Yesterdays low of 43 […]

Merry Christmas!

I won’t be posting tomorrow so I will take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and safe travels. We have a dense fog advisory in place for much of the state which is set to expire at 11:00 am this morning.  Fog and clouds will persist for much of today with some […]

Warm Christmas weekend

Here is some weather history for Christmas Eve and Christmas day at Grand Rapids. The average H/L for both days is 34/23. For Christmas Eve the Coldest highs on record are 7 in 1983, 13 in 1989, 14 in 1990, 16 in 2004, 17 in 2022, 19 in 2013 and 20 in 1969. The coldest […]

Welcome to Spring ?

Seems we have our seasons mixed up this year with rain and warmish air in the forecast.  Most of the country doesn’t have expectations of a white Christmas this year unless you want to go to Alaska or some spots in the higher elevations of the Rockies.  A few light rain showers will be possible […]