Quite the Michigan day!

One of the benefits of living in Michigan as a weather freak is you get to see so many weather phenomenon, sometimes in the same day.

Yesterday started off with a heavy wet snowfall. Not going to lie, more than I had anticipated, probably near an inch in some areas. Through the day, temperatures were on the upswing and by midnight, storms were beginning to develop south of Mount Pleasant.

At one point a Mesoscale Discussion was underway whether or not to issue a severe thunderstorm watch, but hopes of that were dashed when no watch was issued. The storms that did roll through had plenty of lightning (of course its the first viewing in a few months) and some decent rains. Hail was later reported close to 3AM.

Brett, a friend in the meteorology program here at CMU, caught lightning in the act! Spectacular shot.


Brett Kreais snapped this shot of lightning last night as spring showers and storms finally arrived.


I attempted some shots myself, but didn’t feel like getting wet. Resorted to taking some video from inside. Also showing the contrasting weather elements from snow in the morning, to convective thunderstorms in the evening. Stick around to the end, slowed down the footage for a dramatic effect.

Decent warm up is on the menu for the rest of the week. There is a chance for some precip Wednesday, and temps will kick up into the 50s, possibly 60 on Saturday. Winter just has a hard time letting go, that’s all. With the quick snow melt, recent rain, and semi-frozen ground, flooding is possible. Watch your step and driving line for high waters specifically along rivers. Flood Advisory is out for the Chippewa River through Mount Pleasant with is expected to approach flood stage Wednesday. Places like the nearby golf course and Island Park could have some rather large puddles around them.


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

One Response to Quite the Michigan day!

  1. Dad says:

    Well, those large snow flakes makes it look like the sky is falling or something blowed up!!!
    That is how the good old boys exxplainn stuff.
    Looks pretty cool.
    Taking a break, Really enjoyed the show.
    Standing by, DAD

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