9 PM Observation, Storms on the way!

For my first forecast:

Where to start! Highlights this week for snowy activity are Wednesday/Wednesday Night. A clipper system (very common in the midwest) will be hopping down from Alberta and giving us a dusting, or 2 whole inches. right now things look to be all snow, but as the clipper tracks East, it may bring some warmth up causing a brief change to rain, but very breif. A little rain can really cut down on snow accumulation because once the surface is wet, it takes a while for the snow to build, bad news for you snow day hopefuls. It’s doubtful a snow day would occur with only 2 inches, but anything can happen! Here is a loop of the storm projected: NOAA NAM 18z Run 12/02/2008 You can see the system ‘blow up’ as it gains energy from the moist south. The air travels up the front to the north where michigan is and we get snow! Approximations right now: Snow Accumulations Wednesday Night

Next on the docket is another clipper-like system that has the potential for a small amount of snow, probably sticking around longer then the Wednesday storm. Some of this may also be from the lake effect machine booting up. Updates on this storm will be written about later in the week.


About gweatherc
Live in Michigan and enjoy observing the weather. Want to pursue it as a career! Currently taking classes at Central Michigan University.

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