Chief Meteorologist, WOOD-TV/WOTV4/WXSP, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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RT @AEDerocher: #polarbears now spread out over much of Hudson Bay. Always amazing to ponder migration in such a habitat (drifting habitat…
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.
As of midnight, Gr. Rapids up to 42.6" for the season, Muskegon now 68.9" and Lansing 24.2". Looks like Painesdale in the U.P. just passed 200". 
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. 
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