Record State Snowfall in PA

Erie, PA picked up 19″ of new snow from midnight to 6 AM. This brings the storm total to 53″ over the past 30 hours, shattering many records. This is the greatest 2-day total in the entire state of PA (prev. record 44″ in Morgantown, PA 3/20-21/1958).  Numerous cars stuck on area roadways throughout the northern half of Erie County from the Ohio line to New York border.  Erie International Airport has been closed.  A State of Emergency has been declared.  Pics, here.  Here’s a close-up satellite loop of the lake-effect snowAnother pic. of the heavy snow.

46.3% of the U.S. has a snow cover this AM.  Season snowfall:  28″ G.R., 25.1″ Muskegon, 20.8″ Kalamazoo, 16.7″ Lansing.  Delaware in the U.P. has gone over 100″ for the winter so far.  Heavy snow coming to the U.K.  Here’s some low temps. in MN.  Here’s a satellite view of the cold.

Snowcover Tues. AM:  18″ E. Jordan, 16″ Harbor Springs, 15″ Mancelona, 13″ Munising, 12″ Charlevoix, 11″ S. Ste. Marie, 10″ Fife Lake, 9″ Traverse City, 8″ East Gr. Rapids, Grandville, Grayling and Champion, 7: Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Hastings, Flint, Ann Arbor, Manistique, Houghton Lake, Fremont, 6″ Hopkins, Marshall, Allendale, Detroit, S. Bend, 5″ Big Rapids, Grand Ledge and Paw Paw, 4″ Lansing, 2″ Saginaw.  More snow for Thurs. PM into early Friday.

Here’s a nice pic. of a sundog this AM in Rockford Mi – from Marcia Hovingh.

A number of accidents and slide-offs…including this rollover in Rockford.

The overnight run of the GFS-plot model doesn’t take the temp. above the low 20s in Grand Rapids MI until Jan. 6th!

Three feet of snow east of Lake OntarioA frigid New Year’s Eve/Day in Michigan and the Great LakesHeavy snow, (3-6″ widely) tonight into tomorrow for much of Wales, Midlands, South even Southeast England!  Disruption likely!  Christmas Day in CozumelPolar Express Train.  How do your snowy holiday memories compare to now? Just for fun, the Rutgers Snow Lab kindly ran an analysis for us showing how snow extent has changed during the week of Christmas. Test your memory: Here’s the snow at Midland NY.   Coldest Cotton Bowl ever?  Look at the heavy snow in Russia.   Heavy snow at midday (low sun angle) in Lapland.  The boiling water trick with matching sundogs in Saskatchewan with the temp. at -44F

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