A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 4 pm. This is for light mixed precipitation, starting as snow, then transitioning to a mix of snow and rain (or drizzle). There may be a brief period of freezing rain in the mix. Most main roads are just wet Areas that see mostly snow will see 1-2″ accumulate. The Winter Weather Advisory extends down into NE. Indiana and NW Ohio, but has been cancelled for Berrien and Cass Co. Michigan and the S. Bend area. Temps. at noon: 30 Fremont, 31 Grand Rapids and Ionia, 32 Battle Creek, S. Haven and Ludington, 33 Muskegon, 34 Mt. Pleasant, Big Rapids and Benton Harbor.
Also: More rain for California. Glacier calving in Patagonia. Volcano blowing smoke rings. Check out this video – spray city! Satellite loop of t-storms in Illinois. In 1952, the Weather Bureau, Army, Navy (WBAN) Center issued its first public tornado bulletin on Mar. 17. Slo-mo lightning in Brazil. Tornado in Australia. Volcano – 10 injured. Giant slide replaces escalator in China mall. Fireball.
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.