Cooler With Snow Showers

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Yesterday was a pleasant 61° after a morning low of 41°.  Precip was .30 of an inch which brings us to 1.70 inches of rain and melted snow for November and 9.70 inches for the season. We have a temp of 37° at 6:30 this morning.

It will be colder today with highs in the 30s and gusty winds making it feel colder. Lake effect snow showers will develop by this afternoon and continue tonight with some accumulations around an inch or two along and west of a line from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo (the 131 corridor).  Another shot of cold air and lake effect could come late Monday into Tuesday of next week.

Looking at the latest snow cover maps there is snow on the ground mainly above the 45 parallel with the exception of western Europe.  The Hudson Bay remains mainly ice-free as are the areas around and south of Greenland.


Forecast Discussion

- Upper Troughing and light Snow Showers Today/Tonight

Cold air and cyclonic flow with inversion heights into the DGZ
about 5 to 10 kft AGL will mean snow showers today with amounts
expected to be an inch or less as surface temperatures will be a
bit above freezing in the mid 30s. Any moderate snow rates should
be enough for snow stick to surfaces. Rising heights and surface
ridging should end the snow showers by Friday morning.

- Storm late this weekend with rain followed by snow showers

Upper trough amplifying across southern Canada/Upper Midwest goes
negative tilt and surface low deepens across the central Great
Lakes late in the weekend with period of rain on Sunday followed
by another shot of lake effect snow on Monday. This cold push is
more impressive with 850 mb temps around minus 12C by late Monday
along with saturation through the DGZ, so lake effect snow could
whiten the ground across much of the western half of Lower
Michigan with some 2 to 4 inch totals possible by the time the
thermal trough moves east on Tuesday.

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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

We have been getting hammered with snow this evening! It is great to see all white on the ground! Just a sign of things to come! I love it!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

It is cold outside and that wind goes right thru you.

INDY
INDY

Yup even Zland Michigan is getting snow showers lol….InDY

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

lol!! I am sure they have snow too.

INDY
INDY

Let it snow let it snow let it snow ….InDY

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

The Christmas lights will look so pretty with the snow. I will say though it was different seeing the snow blowing across the road when I was driving. The closer I got to home the more snow was falling.

INDY
INDY

Yes …Its a winter wonderland outside…InDY

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

🙂

INDY
INDY

Loving the December feel outside winds gusty with temps in the 30’s wind chill in the 20’s ohhh and snow flurries fallen who knew??? InDY …

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Breaking new>>>>we will end up with another month of below normal temps in November! Incredible!

Slim

very light snow falling here with a temperature of 35.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

And with just over a month to go in 2021, it looks like it will end up as another warm year. I believe that makes 4 or 5 warm years in a row!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Lansing is +2.5 degrees for the year, GR is +1.7 degrees. Both are +0.7 for November.

Mookie
Mookie

It’s looking like a warm December is starting to be the consensus. Another short winter this year? It already looks like we will probably escape November without much snow.

While Novembers don’t average a lot of snow, we have had some very snowy Novembers in the past.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Get ready for the snow today, tonight, this weekend, this month and all winter! It is going to be a wild ride and I don’t understand why anyone living in West Mi would not look forward to multiple snowstorms! Bring it on!

Slim

WWMT Ch 3 Kalamazoo has put out their winter snowfall guess and you can see it on this link.
https://wwmt.com/news/local/weather-alert-network-holds-winter-weather-special-on-2021-22-snow-predications
In the Video they have some snow fall total from the last 6 years at their Kalamazoo station office. Kalamazoo is one of the locations that the NWS doesn’t keep official snowfall records. Now the station claims the average snow fall for Kalamazoo is around 65” The current 30 year average snow fall for Grand Rapids is 77.6” and for Muskegon it is 87.2” anyway if you get a chance look at their video for their winter guess.
Slim

Slim

It was a mild and wet day here yesterday with a high 58 and here at my house 0.66″ of rain fall. The overnight low here at my house was 36 and that is the current temperature with cloudy skies. It is somewhat breezy so that will make that 36 feel colder. So far November 2021 at Grand Rapids the mean of 42.1 is just -0.3 and there officially has been 1.50″ of precipitation and a total of 1.7″ of snow fall. All is all a rather typical November. The updated CPC long range guess will be issued later today… Read more »

Nathan (forest Hills)
Nathan (forest Hills)

I would say this has been one of the most normal Novembers you can get in Michigan, aside from the extremely late leaf color.
Also some random good news: we start to gain sunlight in the evening in about 3 weeks!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Thanks goodness for that. The one thing I really dislike about this time of year is the lack of daylight.

Nathan (forest Hills)
Nathan (forest Hills)

I agree, now that I am vaccinated against covid and the flu I feel comfortable going in public. So I typically run at 5PM and then go to the gym 6:15-8, which keeps me busy this time of year. Much better than last year!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Great job getting vaccinated, now if only the rest of the ignorant people in this country would follow your awesome example, we would not be running out of hospital beds! Keep up the good work and get your booster shot, as soon as you are eligible! Fantastic!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

It appears that the grass has finally stopped growing. Now if I can get the rest of the leaves to fall from our trees, I can prepare for winter.

Slim

I have one tree that still has almost all of its leaves still on it. Its like it is afraid to let them go.
Slim