Impressive Storm on Satellite, Impressive Storm on Ground.

Storm has organized and is heading northward. Snows will enter from south to north. Video to detail

Definitely need to start writing a script for these things, but time was an issue here. Promise to not saw ‘uh’ ‘um’ or some other filler as much next time. Used sites; Accuweather.com, NOAA.gov, and weather.gov.

NWS offices did pull the Blizzard card, and much of lower Michigan is under a Blizzard warning. What’s the difference? Here is the criteria from the National Weather Service Glossary:

Issued for winter storms with sustained or frequent winds of 35 mph or higher with considerable falling and/or blowing snow that frequently reduces visibility to 1/4 of a mile or less. These conditions are expected to prevail for a minimum of 3 hours.

Reading some forecast discussions, the big part here was making sure the winds would be howling, in which they will. Northern areas were left out of the Blizzard area, but still have a nice Winter Storm Warning to ensure a good 8-10 inch snowfall. Blizzard areas will be looking at over a foot.

Thinking snow will creep in by 7pm, then engulf much of southern Michigan by 11pm. NWS Detroit says roughest snows will occur between 11pm and 11am.

Beautiful picture:

NWS/NOAA Radar composite, click for original size.

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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.

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