Winter Weather Advisory

Central Great Lakes sector loop Radars here should update automatically.  A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect from 4 pm today until 4 pm tomorrow (Thu.) for the lakeshore counties, plus Kalamazoo and Lake Counties for 2-4″ of snow.  Most inland snowfall will be less than 2″, though slick spots are likely even in areas east of US 131.

The Winter Weather Advisory extends up into NW Lower Michigan, including Cadillac, Traverse City, Manistee and Frankfort.  A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 4 pm Thurs. for Charlevoix, Antrim, Otsego and Kalkaska Counties for up to 8″ of new snow.

Here’s the Gaylord NWS graphic showing expected snow amounts.

Also:  The weather station at the Stannard Rock Lighthouse reported sustained winds of 56 MPH with a gust to 71 MPH.

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), 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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