snowmobile conditions 2/21 – The big rain/ice storm that was forecast turned out to be not as serious as predicted. Groomers are rating trails as fair to good with some thin spots from the warm temperatures and sun that we had earlier this week.
TV 9 & 10 weather: As of 9:30am we are seeing light to moderate snow take over Northern Michigan with winds out of the South at 20-40mph with gusts nearing 50mph. This will create many issues through the day and will turn light snow into near white out conditions. Temperatures are in the mid 20s to mid 30s but will fall into the low 20s to low 30s by this afternoon and evening. Today will be a windy day with some snow creating blowing and drifting conditions. Temps will fall through the day as cold air wraps around this very strong low pressure system. Snow totals will reach 2-4″ with isolated higher amounts by tonight and tomorrow morning for areas of the U.P. and West of I-75/US-127 in the Lower Peninsula. Winds today will be out of the South/Southwest at 20-40mph with gusts nearing 50mph. Tonight will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies, gusty winds and snow will start to wrap up by daybreak tomorrow. Overnight lows will be in the low double digits to upper teens. Winds will be out of the Southwest/West at 15-30mph.
Saturday will be windy with partly to mostly cloudy skies and just a chance for a light snow shower mainly in the Northern areas and near Lake Michigan. Some spots may catch some good sunshine especially closer to Lake Huron and inland for the Central L.P. Highs will be in the upper teens to mid 20s with gusty winds out of the West at 15-30mph. Sunday will be almost identical to Sunday except winds will be lighter with highs in the mid teens to mid 20s.
Monday will be mostly cloudy with some lake effect snow. Highs will range from 11 to 19 degrees. Tuesday will bring a chance for light snow with highs in the lower to upper teens. Wednesday and Thursday will both hold some snow with highs in the single digits to low teens! Cold air will return for late next week and next weekend!
-Meteorologist Michael Stevens