Snow Reports

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This is the snow cover maps from yesterday compared to last year at this time.  As you can see we are showing less coverage than last year, in fact, the whole of the northern hemisphere is showing negative values in comparison to previous years (chart below)


With the snow predicted for the rest of the week, this will probably end up as our snowiest month for the winter which isn’t saying much as we are well below normal thus far for the season.

We have the moon peeking out through a thin layer of clouds this morning with a temp of 24.4° at 6:30 am.  Forecasted temps for today will be in the mid-30s with a brisk west wind at 10 to 20 mph which may produce a few snow flurries.

Accumulating snow is forecasted to return to the area Wednesday Evening. The snow will be spreading in from the southwest. The snow will persist into Thursday. Roads may become snow-covered and slick. Impacts could develop as soon as the Wednesday evening commute along Interstate 94 with widespread impacts possible Thursday.


On Friday our temps will drop into the teens for daytime highs and the single digits on Friday night.  This will be short-lived as temps recover back into the 30s by Saturday.

This is the morning forecast discussion from the NWS:

Snowfall accumulations for our area in southwest MI can be
expected to begin by Wednesday afternoon and evening then
linger into Thursday. As an arctic front moves through our area
Thursday, temperatures will steadily drop into the teens by
Thursday afternoon. Overall snowfall accumulations between 2 to 4
inches are expected with possibly up to 5 inches south of I-94.
Winds gusting towards 20 mph Thursday afternoon may result in
some blowing and drifting snow with reduced visibilities.
Altogether slippery road conditions are the expected main impact
Wednesday night into Thursday with reductions to visibility
developing Thursday.

-- Lake Effect Snow Thursday Night and Friday --

Following the passage of the arctic front on Thursday, lake effect
snow will be invigorated as 850mb temps drop to near -20C leading to
delta T`s around -20. With sufficient moisture within the DGZ
alongside plenty of lift, snowfall for lakeshore areas looks
likely. Overall accumulations are still questionable as smaller
flake sizes may limit amounts. Regardless, travel impacts can be
expected. With temperatures Thursday evening in the teens dropping
into the single digits overnight into Friday, snowcovered
slippery roads are expected with less effective salt mitigation.
Winter headlines will likely shift towards lakeshore counties for
this time period.

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Andy W
Andy W

Wow!! This map changed by quite a bit! Remember to divide by 4 as usual!

http://wxcaster.com/gis-gfs-snow-overlays2.php?STATIONID=GRR

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

I love these long winters that start in early November! Incredible!

Andy W
Andy W

I love these short winters that snow a little in November and don’t come back again until February! OUTSTANDING!!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill

47 days left on snow contracts!!! Bring on Lawncare lol

Andy W
Andy W
Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

The WWA’s just keep coming! GR get ready for 2 to 3 more inches of snow! Quite a month so far! Outdoor winter sports are on great shape as we speak!

Andy W
Andy W

In the UP!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill

So is it gonna be 2-4 or 3-6 or an inch or less for Grand Rapids????

Andy W
Andy W

1 maybe 2 inches according to Bill Steffens.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

GR 2 to 3 inches and a little more to the South! Rock n roll will never die!

Andy W
Andy W

Anytime Rocky is doing his weekly 8 hour round trips to the north throughout the winter, you know it’s a great winter down here! No snow and warm temps!!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

The snow just keeps coming! Rock n roll will never die!

Andy W
Andy W
Andy W
Andy W

Accurate CPC maps shown to counter Rocky’s fantasy prediction maps that are always 4 times what we actually get!

Andy W
Andy W

Lol!! On the Texas style WWA for a couple inches of snow again! What a friggin joke!!! Just goes to show you how snowless this winter has been, when we get WWA’s for basically a dusting, I’ll get the leaf blower out again tomorrow to remove the snow! Rocky has really lowered his standards by getting all worked up over a couple inches of snow! I’m loving the well below normal snow all season and endless above normal temps! Guess Rocky must love it too, with his endless posts about it! The winter is getting shorter and shorter and shorter…..

INDY
INDY

I cant believe MLB is starting in March im thinking thats crazzy even know the Tigers stink like the rest of the Detroit teams playing baseball in the cold sucks especially watching a game look for very low attendance…INDY

Slim

Maybe the weather will be nice in March and not so much in April?
Slim

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Agreed. It is tough being a Detroit sports fan. However, I have faith in Stevie Y. Look what he did at Tampa Bay. Give him three or four years and the Wings will be competing for the Cup again. I am surprised Blashill still has a job, though.

INDY
INDY

Wings need a better goalie I have been saying that years Howard is terrible …INDY

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

That too

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Wow, it keeps looking more and more mild for the rest of February after the brief cool shot Friday! Going to be a short lived snow pack again. I just hope we don’t end up with another March like 2012 again.

Slim

I don’t think this March will end up like March of 2012. You know there have not been many years where December, January and now what looks like February have ALL ended up well above average but some of the ones that did (1920/21, 1931/32, 2001/02 and 2011/12) Only 2012/12 had a very warm March. with 1932 and 2002 having a cold March in fact in the winter of 1931/32 March was the coldest month of the winter season. And in 1921 March was near average.
Slim

INDY
INDY

Preach it Slim I totally agree with you!! INDY

Mookie
Mookie

Only about two weeks left of meteorological winter. And looking at the forecasts, it may be even less than that since the warmth is returning. That winter sure flew by! I love short winters!

Slim

With the mean temperature so far for this meteorological winter being 31.6° there is a very good chance that the winter of 2021/20 will be one of the warmest in recorded history. Snow fall will not be a top ten and GR should end up in the 50 to 55″ range while well below average not a top ten. If it did not snow the rest of the season with the 42.7″ that have already fallen would be good for 15th place.
Slim

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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

What a great week of winter weather! The snow just keeps coming! Bring it!

http://wxcaster.com/gis-gfs-snow-overlays2.php?STATIONID=GRR