Snow Ending then Cold

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I took a few preliminary snow measurements this morning on my deck and it appears we can add another 4.5 inches to our totals for the season which brings us to 34.5 inches.  Temp is a balmy 7.7° at 6:30 am.

There is still some light snow around the area which should be moving out this morning then the coldest air of the season thus far will move into place.  Temps tonight could dip into negative territory a cold we haven’t seen in a couple of years or so (Slim can verify this I am sure).   All of our advisories and warnings will expire at noon.

Temperatures will plummet overnight tonight into Wednesday morning thanks to clearing skies, light winds, and a fresh snowpack. Temperatures will drop into the negatives, with wind chills as low as -20. Wind chills as low as -18 can result in frostbite in as little as 30 minutes for exposed skin, so bundle up!

 

Our furnace is good to go once again – had to install a new ignitor.  Luckily we have alternative sources to keep us warm.  We have an Amish fireplace which we used yesterday.  I also have a kerosene and propane heater which we didn’t have to use (they put out odors).



Forecast Discussion

- Snow Comes to an End Today, Then Very Cold Wednesday Morning -

The surface low that is currently tracking through eastern OH and
western PA will shift further northeast causing snow to slowly come
to an end through mid-morning. Meanwhile northerly winds will
persist supporting an offshore lake effect snow band that will
mainly impact northern IN/IL, however Big and Little Sable points
could see a few snow showers as this band pivots.

By tonight into Wednesday morning, radiational cooling will be
supported with clearing skies, additional fresh snowpack, and light
winds helping temps plummet. Low temperatures Wednesday morning
could very well drop below zero across the state, with the warmest
temperatures expected along western counties along the lakeshore.

- Possible System Thursday Night into Friday -

Wintry weather will continue through the rest of the week with
another shot at accumulating snow Thursday night into Friday. The
main setup for this system appears to be a southern plains shortwave
that lifts north into the Ohio Valley while another northern stream
attempts to phase with it. More recent model output has pushed the
track of this system further east, suggesting the bulk of the
precipitation should stay to our southeast, but it`s still a bit
early to rule out precip chances for our area.

Otherwise, we can expect to be pretty socked in the cold air still
with highs in the teens to 20s and lows in the single digits to
teens to finish off the week.

- Late Weekend System With Some Warmth -

Sunday will bring another possible system, and with it the
possibility for warmer temperatures. In this event a system will
track further north, setting the stage for mixed precipitation
with a surge of warmer air. Temperatures will steadily rise
through next week, with highs breaking 30 on Sunday, then low to
mid 30s Monday, and possibly mid to upper 30s for Tuesday.

While the warmer temperatures will feel like a much needed reprieve
from the frigid conditions we have been enduring, we will want to
remain vigilant to any possible hydro issues as our snowpack
quickly melts and enters nearby river systems.

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Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

-4 in Allendale

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Great news! We have multiple snow chances, this week, weekend and next week! I love it!

Nathan (Forest Hills)
Nathan (Forest Hills)

Sure seems like almost a half foot of snow fell here last night. The snow cover is incredibly deep, and more snow is on the way Thursday and Friday.
I imagine we are approaching peak season snow cover, as the warm up next week should start to eat away at the snow.

Sheri (Eaton Rapids)
Sheri (Eaton Rapids)

They kept us in a Winter Weather Advisory and i believe we got at least 7 if not 8″. I am just south of Lansing and they were in warning but across the county line.. kept us in advisory. Too funny 🙂

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

What a gorgeous winter day! Dress for the weather and get outside and enjoy the winter wonderland! Incredible!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Bring on the next snow storm! We are having some great winter weather right now! Keep it up!

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Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Just finished clearing the snow. I took ten or so measurements throughout the entire driveway. 8-11″, no joke. Easily the biggest dump of snow in a long time here.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

As per the NWS GR, the official snowfall reports in my immediate area say 8-9″.

*SS*
*SS*

We did too. I would think we have about the same 7-8 inches. We cleared driveway yesterday, to prep for this snow.

Slim

Picked up 4.2″ of snow overnight and there is now between 14 and 15″ of snow on the ground. At this time it is partly cloudy and 9 here.
Slim

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

GR is now up to over 40 inches of seasonal snowfall and a lot more to come! Who knows we may end up at or above normal before this winter comes to an end! Incredible!

INDY
INDY

Not to shabby for having snow on the ground since Christmas day with no thaws no rain and no 50’s this winter season …. DDDDDD..INDY

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

It has been great for winter sports! Weeks on end of excellent conditions! Who knew?

INDY
INDY

Cant make this up over 2 feet of snow for February in my area and below normal in temps amazing numbers coming in …wow just wow great Scotty who would of thought?? INDY …

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Great News>>>> We have more cold and snow on the way this week! Spoiler alert – watch out for the Sunday storm! Lets keep this rock n roll party cooking!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

It looks like another Bingo for the RDB model! Looks like GR has seen 5 to 6 inches of fresh snow! The RDB model is near 100% accuracy this winter! Incredible!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Happy to hear you have heat again, MV. That is no fun. I have no idea how much snow we received, but it was significant Our back deck has a bare spot at one end and a drift at the other end that is as high as the railing (waist-high). Looking out front at the mail box, trees, and bushes. I can confidently say that this is the deepest the snow has been in the four winters we have lived here. At this point, it looks like the Thursday night storm will pass to the south and east, but things… Read more »