Well Below Average Temperatures All Week

The radar and word on the Advisories and Warnings is in the thread below.  The pic. above is off the webcam at Bittersweet Ski Area, were lots of people were out with their skis and boards on New Year’s Eve.

  This is the Muskegon Channel Sunday.  You can see the clouds (band of snow) to the west out over the lake.

Season snowfall as of early Monday:  Lansing 17.8″, Kalamazoo 32.8″, Grand Rapids 33.3″, Muskegon 51.0″ Delaware in the U.P. is at 114″ for the winter so far.

Here’s the S. Haven Channel.  You can see the large “pancake” ice moving out of the channel out into the lake.  The low temp. here Sunday morningt was +8.  Grayling had a low temp. of -28 last night.  Grayling reached -25 and Allegan dropped to -19.  There’s a nice list of low temps. in N. Lower MI. here.  In SW. Michigan, Grand Rapids had a low of -7, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek reached -11, Paw Paw and Marshall got all the way down to -17.  Here’s a nice list of low temps. in SW Michigan.  The coldest in the U.S. Sun. AM was -37 at Hettinger ND.

Also: DOZENS of vehicles crash on I-94 in Van Buren County. More pics. of the accident. 20-50 vehicles involved – westbound I-94 was closed for several hours.   Another unseasonably cold week from the Great Lakes into the NortheastYou know it’s cold when your beer freezes.  This cold shot goes all the way down past Miami.  The last week of 2017 (Dec. 25th – 31st) will go down as the coldest last 7 days of the year and . Temperature records start in 1871 for Buffalo and 1949 for Watertown NY.  Wind Chill Advisory for AlabamaBoston could set a record for most days with high temps. below 20 degreesYIKESSatellite pic. of S. Lake Michigan shows vortex with heavy snow band this (Sun.) AM.  5 to 10 above in Times Square/NYC at midnight!  Fountain of ice – Mackinac City MI.  Erie, PA casually picked up another 12.7″ of snow yesterday. They have now received over 10 FEET of snow this December.  Lake Michigan helping to warm us up – seriously.  Awesome aurora picsCold air causes a mirage.

Here you can see the sunshine and blue sky over G.R. with our Heritage Hill skycam Sunday PM.  Snow on the ground:  4″ Lansing and Grand Ledge, 5′ Belmont, 6″ Alpena and Rockford, 7″ Grand Rapids, Mecosta, Houghton Lake and St. Ignace, 8″ East G.R., Hastings and Paw Paw, 9″ Fremont, Plainwell and White Cloud, 10″ Kalamazoo and Marquette, 11″ Hopkins, 12″ Grandville, 13″ S. Ste. Marie and Rogers City, 14″ Fife Lake and Beulah, 17″ Muskegon, Allendale, Hart, and Harbor Springs, 18″ Traverse City (11.6″ new snow), 20″ E. Jordan and Charlevoix, 22″ Benzonia.

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