A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 9 am on for the entire area.
Advisories are in effect all the way around Lake Michigan and cover much of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Snowfall totals will range from 2-3″ south of I-94 to 6-8″ in isolated areas northwest of Grand Rapids. As of 12:00 am (midnight – Sat. night), Muskegon officially recorded 5.5″ of snow, bringing their season total to 77″ (only 23″ to 100″). Grand Rapids added 1.4″ on Saturday and the season total is up to 47.8″. Kalamazoo is up to 47.0″ (G.R. and Kalamazoo have been nearly identical so far all winter long). Lansing had half an inch Saturday and their season total is now 30.4″.
Lake-effect snow Friday AM caused a multi-vehicle accident on I-94 near Hartford. Twenty-Nine vehicles were involved, including 17 trucks. There were injuries and once again police ask motorists to drive slow enough for conditions and leave a good interval between you and the vehicle in front of you. (pic. from MI. State Police).
This was sunset Friday evening at S. Haven…a very brief few minutes of sunshine before the sun set into a distant cloud bank. As of today (Fri.), Grand Rapids has gained one hour of daylight since the Winter Solstice occurred back on Dec. 21.
Season snowfall in W. Michigan as of Friday: 71.9″ Hart, 71.9″ Muskegon, 55.9″ Holland, 53.2″ Scottville, 51.7″ Augusta, 47.4″ Grand Rapids, 46.5″ Kalamazoo, 42.3″ Hastings, 30.9″ Charlotte, 30.0″ Lansing, 28.2″ Grand Ledge. South Bend is at 57.7″ and Fort Wayne has 18.7″. In E Michigan, Flint has had 43.9″, Detroit 31.7″ and Saginaw only 17.6″. Northern Lower MI: Alpena has had only 29.7″ and Houghton Lake 26.9″. In the U.P. Painesdale tops the list at 218.3″, Tamarack is right behind with 214.3″ Mohawk is up to 192.5″, Twin Lakes is at 183.9, 176.0″ at Redridge, Quincy Hill at 166.1″, Michigan Tech 157.1″, Newberry (City) 152.6″, Dollar Bay 151.0″, Grand Marais 140.3″, Munising 132.2″, Ironwood 112.6″, Marquette 101.2″, Tahquamenon Falls 98.1″, S. Ste. Marie 79.3″.
Radars here should update automatically.
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.