Weds. PM

Central Great Lakes sector loop This screen-grab from our GVSU camera in downtown G.R. shortly before noon shows sunshine and some scattered clouds.

The Muskegon GLERL camera shortly before noon shows the lake-effect snow band. That band dumped 3-4″ of snow at Hart. The band will weaken as it pushes east toward the US 131 corridor later this PM.  Up to 10″ of snow has fallen in Berrien Co. from that snow band with 7″ of new snow in Benton Harbor.

Snowcover this AM: 1″ Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Grandville, Saranac, Houghton Lake, Alma and Lake City, 2″ Kalamazoo, Grand Ledge, Montague, Scottville, Beulah and Detour Village, 3″ Hastings, 4″ Gaylord and E. Tawas, 5″ Hart, 6″ Rogers City and Vanderbilt, 12″ Marquette, 15″ S. Ste. Marie.  Today is the 90th day in a row that S. Ste. Marie has had 10″ or more of snow on the ground.

  Bittersweet Ski Area is open from noon – 8 pm today and tomorrow.  As you can see, they have snow…a 23″ base.

Also:  The East Coast snowstorm left 41″ of new snow at Bridgewater NY!!  Thanks to North American cover is at a decadal high. for the date for the third time this winter.

The U.S. has a 37.2% snow cover this AM – thanks to the E. Coast snowstorm.  That’s the most snow on any March 14th going back through the 10 years we have data for.  Some cold low temps. this AM:  -9 Estherville IA, 7 Bluefield WV, 28 Macon GA, 32 Dothan AL, 36 Jacksonville FL.

Links: Here’s Grand Rapids radar and Northern Michigan radar, Milwaukee radar, Northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar, Detroit radar, Regional radar, the Updated GRR NWS Short Term Discussion. Here’s College of DuPage Radar Map (pick any radar in the U.S.), College of DuPage Grand Rapids radar, the West Michigan Lightning Tracker, National Lightning Tracker, the local warning/advisory map, the National warning/watch/advisory map, and a surface weather map. Here’s the 84-Hour snow forecast from the NAM model and the 120-hour snow forecast from the GFS model. You can checkout the latest Grand Rapids NWS discussion, the Northern Indiana NWS discussion (includes the Michigan Counties that border Indiana), the discussion for Northern Lower Michigan, and Eastern Lower Michigan. Here’s the Spyglass Condos Weather Station the S. Haven GLERL station, the Muskegon GLERL station, the Grand Haven Steelheaders webcam and weather station, and the weather station at Holland State Park. Check out the links to webcams. Here’s the infrared satellite loop (night) and the visible satellite loop (daytime), Lake Michigan water temperatures (summer). Here’s recent storm reports from SW Michigan, Northern Michigan, NE Illinois, SE. Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and E. Michigan. Check out the wind and wave height at the South Mid-Lake Michigan Buoy (Apr. to Nov. only), the North Mid-Lake Michigan Buoy (Apr. to Nov. only), the buoy at Big Sable Point near Ludington and the weather station on the beach at St. Joseph. Here’s Michigan ski conditions. Cool U.S. satellite loop.

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