Winter Storm Watch In Effect For Most Of Lower Michigan

started by CathieU, January 10, 2020
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    Most of the lower peninsula of Michigan is under some type of weather watch or warning and the next 48 hrs are expected to be a real challenge for all of us.  The northern portions are expected to have heavy snow and we’re expecting an ice storm.  The latest is calling for up to 3/4 of an inch of ice and I am fully expecting to lose power if that happens.  The generator is gassed up and ready.  In addition to the freezing mess, winds are expected to be strong, and I’m hoping that this isn’t a repeat of Christmas of 2013.  Presently, we have very mild temperatures and light winds, so we made a last trip to the store before the storm hits.  Everyone else seemed to have the same idea.

    Our 1:30 PM temperature is 47°F (8°C), the humidity is 95% and winds are from the south at 2  mph.  The pressure if 30.15 in and steady, and the dew point is 47%.  Viability is 8 miles and skies are overcast.  The high yesterday was 48°F (9°C) and the overnight low was 45°F (7°C).  Averages for this date are 30°F / 19°F.  Sunrise was t 8:06 AM and sunset will be at 5:21 PM.

    DURAND / OWOSSO FORECAST:

    Winter Storm Watch,  Flood Watch

    Rest Of Today
    Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Near steady temperature in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
    Tonight
    Rain in the evening, then rain and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Rain may be heavy at times after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
    Saturday
    Colder. Rain, freezing rain and sleet, possibly mixed with snow in the morning, then freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet, rain and snow in the afternoon. Precipitation may be heavy at times in the morning. Accumulations up to half an inch. Ice accumulation around one half of an inch. Near steady temperature in the lower 30s. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
    Saturday Night
    Freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet and snow in the evening, then freezing rain, possibly mixed with snow after midnight. Ice accumulation of less than one quarter of an inch. Near steady temperature in the upper 20s. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph shifting to the southwest 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
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