Radars here should update automatically. There’s a Winter Weather Advisory for the I-96 counties (Muskegon to Clinton and Ingham and all counties south to N Indiana…for 1-4″ of snow and slick spots on roads. The Advisory is in until 7 pm today (Mon. ), except for Allegan and Van Buren Counties, where it continues until 7 am Tues. Temperatures will be well below freezing, so the snow will stick to roads, driveways, parking lots and sidewalks.
The Alpena GLERL camera caught a boat moving thru the icy waters of Thunder Bay this afternoon shortly before 3 pm. Great Lakes surface ice extent dropped 29.86% last Saturday to 18.88% today. That’s a drop of 36.7%. You’re probably saying, it hasn’t been that warm that long to melt all that ice. Well, it’s not just temperature that determines how much ice is on the surface of the Great Lakes. Wind plays a very important role. Here’s a graph of Great Lakes ice cover from the winter of 2013-14.
Great Lakes Ice cover has made a dramatic jump in the last 10 days and particularly in the last 24 hours, jumping from 22% to 28%. Lake Erie, the shallowest of the Great Lakes leads the list with a 77.6% ice cover. That should shut down much (but not all) of the lake-effect snow coming off that lake. BTW, not all of the ice is solid ice. They count “crushed ice” floating on the surface. Lake Michigan is up to a 27.9% ice cover.
Great Lakes ice cover up to 32.1%...well above last winter's peak of 19.4% and almost up to the 2016 peak of 33.8%. Grand Rapids was 4.8 deg. cooler than avg. in Dec., 6 deg. cooler than avg. for Jan. so far. https://t.co/SlMMdoqH2r
I have vertical south wall solar panels on the side of my house. I also have an eave, so they don't get covered with snow...but we average only 20% of possible sun in Dec. in G.R. and 26% in Jan. So, most of the time, my solar panels are not producing any energy. https://twitter.com/Franktmcveety/status/953016150576611329
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Selecting a term
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