Snow, Earthquakes and a Storm Late This Week

This is a Sunday pic. from the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort in Thompsonville.  Here’s a look at their live webcams (daytime).  Many ski resorts in Michigan have been making snow.  It’s possible that Bittersweet could reopen later today (Mon.).  They have a 10″ base, but had a little rain on Sunday.

  Check out the snow they’ve made this weekend at CaberfaeSki Brule at Iron River in the U.P. already has a 36″ base.

So far, the month of November is averaging 5.4 degrees cooler than average.  Out of the last 20 days in Gr. Rapids, only 2 days have been warmer than average.  G.R. had no sunshine on Sunday.  That was the 14th day since Oct. 23rd with less than 10% sunshine.  It was a calm Sunday.  The average wind speed for the day was only 2.7 mph.

Model Update:  The overnight run of the GFS model gives G.R. dry weather today and tomorrow…a 96% chance of rain on Weds…dry on Thurs…then a pretty strong storm that will bring us rain on Friday and rain changing to snow on Saturday.  The model gives us a 20-25 mph west wind on Saturday with temps. falling below freezing.  If it’s that windy, they’ll have a tough time getting the balloons in the holiday parades (Grand Rapids, Hudsonville and Battle Creek) and it’ll be a tough day for the Football Frenzy high school playoff games (and the college games) on Saturday.  Almost all football fields run north/south, so a west wind would be a cross wind for the kickers.

Several strong earthquakes hit Sunday.  A magnitude 7.3 earthquake destroyed hundreds of buildings and caused hundreds of fatalities along the Iraq/Iran border.

A strong 6.5 magnitude e-quake occurred on the west coast of Costa Rica, southwest of San Jose.  Also a 5.8 magnitude e-quake was recorded off the East Coast of Japan.  There have been 8 earthquakes of manitude 6.3 or more since Oct. 31.

Comments are closed.