Winter Weather Advisory

Central Great Lakes sector loop Radars here should update automatically.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the lakeshore counties plus Kalamazoo and Lake Counties until 1 pm.  Accumulations of 1-4″ are possible.  Slick spots are possible on roads, esp. near Lake Michigan.  Here’s the latest G.R. NWS discussion.

NOTE – I’m the emcee for Math Counts this Fri. AM – I’ll update the blog after that.

The strong winds are generating big waves on Lake Michigan.  The pic. is at South Haven.Thurs. AM.

School closings for Friday due to the flu, including Kalamazoo Public and Christian, Battle Creek Public, Hastings, Parchment and Lawrence.  .

Also:  Nice sunset time-lapse.  Uh, oh – PelicansColdest Super Bowl everNice sunset with contrails. This looks like a giant champagne glass in the sky.  Fire TornadoAwesome pics. of the super blue blood eclipse moonCrazy weather in Australia.  Oymyakon, Russia (Siberia) had a balmy high temp. of -2F on Weds.  That was 45 deg. higher than the average high of -47F (this is the coldest place in the N. Hemisphere in winter).  The month ended +5.7 deg. above average.

Here’s some season snow totals from the eastern U.S. (click to enlarge).

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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