Large swath of snow…not ours this time around.

A storm system will pass south of Michigan hitting much of the Ohio Valley. Storm has been developing all day and has organized to hit the upper Midwest before swinging down south. Large part of the area is under Winter Weather Advisories. This storm will then phase with another storm from the Gulf, into the Atlantic with a shot at bringing the Big Cities some accumulating snows. While the track is still being debated between models, areas inland could see anywhere from 3-7 inches. The system could end up off the coast in the Atlantic.

Our next snow-maker may be a week or so off, as the active jet stays to our south. Would expect this disturbance to be light, as a strong system looks to follow it up. As it looks now, we may receive the warmer side of this storm, but cold air will not be far behind!

To follow up on the storm that gave us our first significant snowfall, I recorded 6 inches of snow here, before winds really started to make drifts. The bitter cold arrived later and was not outside because we lost power. At that point had to keep the warm air inside! I did go outside while the snow was at its peak. Got a 9 degree wind chill reading out of my Kestrel, so it was indeed cold! Really need to get that weather station back up and running so I can measure that stuff from inside! But being in the elements is part of what makes it so exciting. :)

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

2 Responses to Large swath of snow…not ours this time around.

  1. dad says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Greg!!!
    Great job with the weather information !!!.
    Best Regards, Dad

  2. Pamela Cornwell says:

    I get a sense that you are a pretty adventurous guy. I like the way you interact with nature and interpret the out-of-doors with your upbeat demeanor and sense of humor. Your pictures are a real reminder of the power and beauty found in nature. Keep up the good work. Merry Christmas!

    Stay warm,
    Mom

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