Major Winter Storm!

By: Winterstormsblog , 5:13 PM GMT on December 09, 2010

Here is my first map for the Major storm this weekend. I think the models are finally coming to somewhat of an agreement with the storm track.



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NWS DTX talks about my birthday storm 10 years ago...

On December 11, 2000, a powerful storm system moved east just south of Michigan, dumping heavy snow across all of the area, with some freezing rain and sleet near the Ohio border. Near blizzard conditions with up to 58 mph wind gusts were found across all of the area, with an outright blizzard in the Thumb. Many schools were closed for two to four days after the storm. Mail delivery the next day was spotty at best, and many businesses and government offices were closed. Specific snowfall amounts and impacts of the storm, by county... Bay: 8 to 10" in Bay City. Genesee: 12-14" fell, along with 4 foot drifts. Flint Bishop International Airport closed in the afternoon of the 11th, and ended up with 14", the third largest snowfall on record. Up to 200 cars were stranded on Interstate 75 just south of Flint during the storm. In Burton, the roof of a window manufacturing company collapsed. Huron: 16.2" in Port Hope. Lapeer: 12-16" near Lapeer (city), with 3 foot drifts. Interstate 69 was closed from Davison to Imlay City. Lenawee: 5.7" in Adrian with some freezing rain. Livingston: 10-15" with 3 to 5 foot drifts. Macomb: 12" across the county. Midland: 7 to 11" in Midland (city). Monroe: 8.5" just southeast of Milan; up to half an inch of freezing rain in Monroe with several trees downed due to ice and wind, and power outages. Oakland: 12" across the county. St Clair: 12.3" near Avoca; 14.7" in Ruby; 17.5" in Yale, 14" in Capac. In Port Huron, 12-20", closing the Blue Water Bridge to Canada. Saginaw: 11" in Frankenmuth with 3 foot drifts, roads drifted shut. MBS (Tri Cities) International Airport had many flights cancelled, and the airport was closed at 830 pm on the 11th. Sanilac: 13" in Brown City. Shiawassee: 15.5" in Morrice. Tuscola: 10-14" in Vassar. In Caro, 16.3" of snow fell with 4 foot drifts. An 18 car pile-up on the north side of town required snowmobiles to rescue stranded motorists. Washtenaw: 8-12" in Ann Arbor; closing Eastern Michigan University for only the second time ever. Wayne: 6-12" across the county; three-eighths inches of freezing rain in Rockwood; At Detroit Metropolitan Airport 197 departures and 165 arrivals were cancelled.




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Here are a few pictures from the last Lake Effect Snow event in West Michigan

Zeeland, MI with 10 inches of new snow at the time of picture




West Olive, MI with 14 inches of new snow at the time





Holland, MI with 15 inches of new snow at the time. 4 day total event snowfall in Holland ranged from 19-24 inches







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19. Winterstormsblog
3:36 PM GMT on December 15, 2010
Quoting RIDGES:
-17 this morning from a PWS in Ishpeming. No snow to clear today. Wow, a day off. Current snow depths:



I was looking at the snow depth map the other day....strange how just west of Grand Rapids there is very little snowcover in comparison to the rest of the stat...usually the opposite.
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17. Winterstormsblog
2:59 PM GMT on December 15, 2010
Whats up everyone/anyone??
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16. Winterstormsblog
3:30 PM GMT on December 14, 2010
Quoting RIDGES:
Hey WSB. Negaunee is showing 21.9 inches for the storm. Took me from 830 to 1130 to dig out everything around the store. Hope your birthday went well.
Thanks! It went very well. My drive back across the states was horible and took 6.5 hours (normally it would take about 3)
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14. weathergeek5
3:13 PM GMT on December 11, 2010
Will do the snow dance for you too. Keep us updated man!!
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13. Winterstormsblog
3:12 PM GMT on December 11, 2010
Quoting Zeusflier:
Trend to the south!!!! Likeeee, Likeeee!!! SNOW DANCE!!
I know. its incredible. If this keeps going..watch out Detroit. But as of now Grand Rapids and Flint look pretty good....anywhere north of 96 should see more than 8 inches.
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12. Zeusflier
3:10 PM GMT on December 11, 2010
Trend to the south!!!! Likeeee, Likeeee!!! SNOW DANCE!!
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11. Winterstormsblog
2:30 PM GMT on December 11, 2010
Quoting SuperYooper:
Thats what I thought. Used to have a buddy who lived in D-town. He would go over to Cheetas (sp?) once in a while for a drink and cigar. Whatever floated his boat I guess. Same reason why people go to Studio 10 in the Sault up here. Have a good time!
Thanks! Will do. Anyone around excited about the storm??
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10. SuperYooper
8:14 PM GMT on December 09, 2010
Thats what I thought. Used to have a buddy who lived in D-town. He would go over to Cheetas (sp?) once in a while for a drink and cigar. Whatever floated his boat I guess. Same reason why people go to Studio 10 in the Sault up here. Have a good time!
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9. Winterstormsblog
8:12 PM GMT on December 09, 2010
Quoting Zeusflier:
HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY to ya!!! and I am hanging on to that thread till the fat lady sings :)
Thanks!

Yooper, its my 20th..not my 19th haha but I guess im goin over for the same reason :p
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8. Zeusflier
8:11 PM GMT on December 09, 2010
lol :) good times :)
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7. SuperYooper
8:06 PM GMT on December 09, 2010
I wonder why he is going to Windsor? ;)
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6. Zeusflier
8:05 PM GMT on December 09, 2010
HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY to ya!!! and I am hanging on to that thread till the fat lady sings :)
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5. Winterstormsblog
7:59 PM GMT on December 09, 2010
Quoting Zeusflier:
Hey WSB, hope you are doing well... gotta say I am not happy with the looks of things for my area :( squeezing a couple of inches out of what 'could have' been a dumping is super disappointing... time will tell, just hope the track comes in just right, there is still possibility eh??? anyway, it will be what it will be, and I will be snow dancing all the while watching it all unfold :) LET IT SNOW!! I want what you chased in Holland!!
super cool pics, looks like you and Charles had a blast! I would love to join in the snow chasing one of these storms :)

Nice to see you Zeus! I will be in Windsor this weekend for my birthday, so I am in the same boat as you... disappointed. However, there is still a thread of hope that it could be a high end advisory event for Detroit if the track ends up being just to the south of what we are currently expecting.
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4. Zeusflier
7:52 PM GMT on December 09, 2010
Hey WSB, hope you are doing well... gotta say I am not happy with the looks of things for my area :( squeezing a couple of inches out of what 'could have' been a dumping is super disappointing... time will tell, just hope the track comes in just right, there is still possibility eh??? anyway, it will be what it will be, and I will be snow dancing all the while watching it all unfold :) LET IT SNOW!! I want what you chased in Holland!!
super cool pics, looks like you and Charles had a blast! I would love to join in the snow chasing one of these storms :)
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3. Winterstormsblog
5:25 PM GMT on December 09, 2010
Quoting SuperYooper:
You're probably on the low side up here. If the NE wind picks up after the low passes we could easily see a foot a day here. Otherwise I think you are probably accurate.

I dont usually focus as much time on the U.P as I do the L.P...you may be right, thanks for pointing out the NE wind.
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2. SuperYooper
5:22 PM GMT on December 09, 2010
How was Grand Haven? Let me know the next time you are going to head out...I'll tell you the better places to eat.
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1. SuperYooper
5:22 PM GMT on December 09, 2010
You're probably on the low side up here. If the NE wind picks up after the low passes we could easily see a foot a day here. Otherwise I think you are probably accurate.
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