Light Snow & Warming Trend

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We are 20° warmer than this time yesterday morning, we currently have 13° in Otsego.  We are now up to 35 inches of snow for the season and just five inches short of last year’s total snowfall.  The big story this season is the bitter cold which we have seen the likes of in five years.

We have chances of light snow through the rest of the week which should be meager at best but will freshen up the 15 or so inches on the ground.  With the warmup in store for next week, the snow will compress and start to melt off.  This ‘may’ be the last of the deep Arctic air we see this winter.

Forecast Discussion

- Light Snow Today -

Light snow is expected again today as a system passes by to our
southeast. Significant snowfall is not expected, rather around 1
inch or less of new accumulation will fall for areas mainly south
and east of Grand Rapids. Snow will end tonight as the system
pulls away, but it will then be replaced by a digging shortwave
trough early Friday initiating some lake effect snowfall.

- Lake Effect Snow Friday -

As stated previously, a digging northern stream shortwave will cross
over the state kicking up some lake effect snow showers for Friday.
This quick shortwave will move through lower MI right around
daybreak, which is when the strongest burst of snowfall is expected.
Light snow showers will then continue into Friday evening and
overnight. Snow will come to an end Saturday morning as weak high
pressure moves in. Overall, around 1 to 2 inches of new snowfall is
expected mainly along and west of US-131, with some locally higher
amounts possible.

- Next System Early Next Week -

Saturday to early Sunday morning will see our last of the arctic
temperatures as high pressure rooted in the Ohio River Valley
extends northwards. Highs in the 20s will end the week, with lows
in the single digits expected one last time Sunday morning.

Our next system will then move into the area Sunday afternoon,
turning surface flow southerly and ushering in warmer air. Around 2
to 4 inches of snowfall is expected with this system, with precip
falling mainly Sunday night.

- Warmup Next Week -

The warming trend will persist through the first half of next week
with highs breaking above freezing by Monday. Conditions will stay
mostly dry with highs in the mid to upper 30s through midweek
allowing for a fair amount of snowmelt.

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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

We go through this every year around this time! The warm weather fanatics start begging for warm temps and say the warm temps will be here soon and then a week or so later we get plenty of cold and snow! Same thing holds true this year! Get ready for tons of snow! I love it! What a winter with great conditions!

Andy W
Andy W

We go thru this every winter too, Rocky saying tons of snow and cold to arrive in November and stick around til June! But much like this year, Winter doesn’t even show up til February and quickly leaves in March and we’re still a foot and a half below normal season snowfall!! Get ready for a front loaded Spring!!

Andy W
Andy W

Looks like the warmth is going to stick around for a while!! Who would have thought?!??! Front loaded SPRING coming up!

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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

There you go again posting the cpc maps! When will you learn? I would say never, based on your past actions!

Andy W
Andy W

As soon as you stop posting the instantweathermaps!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Ignorant!

INDY
INDY

Record snowfall and record cold February’s numbers are truly amazing!! Back loaded Winter 2021 fun who would of thought…INDY

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Too bad the warm weather fanatics can’t face the facts!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

What? It is snowing and more accumulating snow tomorrow and then more on Sunday night and then after a brief warm up, plenty of snow chances well into March! I love back loaded winters! Rock n Roll will never die! I love winter!

INDY
INDY

Yes no January thaws no rain storms and no 50”s this winter again this winter season probably one of he best winter seasons in years 2021 back loaded Winter of fun! INDY

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Despite the warm weather propaganda, the snow maps look great especially for snow country! Trust me the warm up will be short lived and then let the rock n roll party get cranked up! Possible polar vortex baby!

https://www.pivotalweather.com/model.php?m=gfs&p=snku_acc&rh=2021021806&fh=384&r=conus&dpdt=&mc=

Slim

Time to look at where we are in the snow fall department for this winter season. At Grand Rapids February is now at 27.0” for the season 42.2” that is a departure of -17.3” There is officially 13” on the ground here at my house I have 14” on the ground. At Muskegon February 14.3” for the season 37.0” a departure of -38.8” with 15” on the ground. At Lansing for February 19.7” for the season 40.4” a departure of +2.5” with 16” on the ground. At Detroit for February 18.7” for the season 38.2” that is a departure of… Read more »

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Thanks Slim! Those are some large departures from average in some locations, especially Marquette being over 50” below.

INDY
INDY

6* degrees cold this morning in my area the beat goes onnnnn…INDY

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Charlotte was 30 degrees warmer this morning than 24 hours ago. That was some serious arctic air.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Great news, the warm up next week will be short lived! By the end of next week high around freezing with more snow chances! Bring it!

Andy W
Andy W

BRING IT!!!!

Warmup Next Week –

The warming trend will persist through the first half of next week with highs breaking above freezing by Monday. Conditions will stay mostly dry with highs in the mid to upper 30s through midweek allowing for a fair amount of snowmelt.

Mookie
Mookie

WOOD says the warmup could last at least into March. And at that time, average high temps are approaching 40 degrees. I love it! Spring here we come!

Bernie (Hamilton)
Bernie (Hamilton)

Took the dog out for morning business at 6:30 yesterday morning, and, at -13*, I thought I was back in Minnesota! I’m going to miss the sound of that crunchy snow under my feet…

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)