Windy Wednesday, Snow Saturday

Central Great Lakes sector loop Radars here should update automatically.  There may be a little light snow north of G.R. (an inch or less in most areas).  Heavy snow at the Mac. Bridge.

Here’s the G.R. lNWS graphic for the day, showing their anticipated high temps. for the next. week, and their take on the lake-snow coming with the cold air shot.  MODEL DATA:  GFS high temperatures starting with today (Weds.):  40, 25, 21, 29, 18, 23, 26, 23.  So, a cool pattern…the GFS prints out .25″ of precipitation on Saturday and the European has 0.23″ – which might be 3-4″ of snow.Winds today will be S-SW at 15-20 mph – a breezy day. Early Feb. looks coldMid Feb. still cold.

NASA pic. of the eclipsing moon this AM.  Cyclone Cebile.  Full moon at the Statue of Liberty with eclipse.  SundogsEurope is in for a cold shot.

Also:  Grand Haven sunset.   Wind gusts as high as 101 and 97 mph wind have been recorded at Berthoud Pass and Gold Hill, Colorado, just west of Denver.  6.1 earthquake in Eastern AfghanistanHeaviest snow in  years in MoroccoHelicopter crash in L.A. – 3 fatalities.    China shivers at -50C, Shanghai sees heaviest snow in 10 years!  16 days this month so far with no sunspots on the sun.  Dry pattern for the SouthwestNice pic. of the super moonVideo of Lake Superior ice near Duluth.  Temp. expected to be about +5 in MSP for the Super Bowl.  “Southern Morocco Under Snow for First Time.”   The Kent County Road Commission is currently accepting applications for the position of 2nd shift (2 PM – 10:30 PM) Equipment Service Mechanic through Friday, February 23.  Polar vortex moving down into N. AmericaColorado sunriseView of eclipsed moon in CO.  An unofficial 199-mph wind gust was recorded on the Caribbean island of St. Barthélemy during Hurricane Irma.

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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