The storm centered pushed through the upper Ohio valley overnight into Wednesday and left generally a 3 - 6" snowfall
across much of the region. Some outliers on the high side included; Wyandotte /8.3"/ Detroit Metro Arpt and Monroe /8.0"/...Ypsilanti /7.8"/ while Midland and Bay City were the lowest with just an inch and a half and two inches, respectively.
Snowfall totals from the February 5th Snowfall
ZCZC ARBPNSDTX NOUS43 KDTX 051902 MIZ047>049-053>055-060>063-068>070-075-076-082-083-052130- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...STORM TOTALS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI 202 PM EST WED FEB 5 2014 STORM TOTAL SNOW REPORTS LOCATION SNOWFALL DURATION (INCHES) (HOURS) LAT LON ...BAY COUNTY... BAY CITY E 2.0 M 43.59N 83.89W ...GENESEE COUNTY... FLINT M 5.7 14 43.02N 83.69W ...HURON COUNTY... BAD AXE E 2.5 14 43.80N 83.00W ...LENAWEE COUNTY... MANITOU BEACH E 2.2 14 41.97N 84.31W ONSTED E 5.5 14 42.01N 84.19W TECUMSEH E 5.5 14 42.01N 83.94W ...LIVINGSTON COUNTY... HELL M 4.0 14 42.43N 83.99W ...MIDLAND COUNTY... MIDLAND E 1.5 14 43.62N 84.23W ...MONROE COUNTY... DUNDEE E 6.0 14 41.96N 83.66W MONROE M 8.0 14 41.92N 83.39W ...OAKLAND COUNTY... FARMINGTON M 3.6 14 42.46N 83.38W LAKE ORION E 4.0 14 42.78N 83.24W ROYAL OAK M 4.8 14 42.51N 83.15W PONTIAC M 5.0 14 42.65N 83.29W CLARKSTON M 5.2 14 42.74N 83.42W 4 E WHITE LAKE M 5.9 14 42.65N 83.43W ...SAGINAW COUNTY... MERRILL E 2.7 14 43.41N 84.34W HEMLOCK M 3.9 14 43.42N 84.23W 5 W SAGINAW M 4.0 14 43.42N 84.05W SAGINAW M 4.0 14 43.42N 83.95W SAGINAW M 4.8 14 43.42N 83.95W CHESANING M 7.0 14 43.18N 84.12W ...SANILAC COUNTY... DECKERVILLE M 4.0 14 43.53N 82.74W ...SHIAWASSEE COUNTY... CORUNNA M 6.3 14 42.98N 84.12W ...ST. CLAIR COUNTY... PORT HURON M 5.7 14 42.99N 82.43W PORT HURON M 6.4 14 42.99N 82.43W ...TUSCOLA COUNTY... VASSAR M 6.0 14 43.37N 83.58W ...WASHTENAW COUNTY... SALINE E 3.5 14 42.18N 83.78W ANN ARBOR M 4.6 14 42.28N 83.73W SE ANN ARBOR M 4.9 14 42.28N 83.73W MANCHESTER M 5.6 14 42.15N 84.04W YPSILANTI M 7.8 14 42.24N 83.62W ...WAYNE COUNTY... GARDEN CITY M 5.2 14 42.33N 83.33W DEARBORN M 5.9 14 42.31N 83.21W GROSSE POINTE M 6.0 14 42.39N 82.91W DETROIT M 8.0 14 42.38N 83.11W WYANDOTTE M 8.3 14 42.21N 83.16W M = MEASURED E = ESTIMATED
Another low pressure system tracking northeast through the Ohio Valley Tuesday night into Wednesday morning will around drop snow across Southeast Lower Michigan. This time, the main thrust of this storm will be just south of the region across Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio. Never-the-less; look for a general 3" - 6" of snow with pockets of 7" possible over Southeast Lower Michigan from the Ann Arbor area...east northeast across metro Detroit and its suburbs into Mt Clemens and Algonac and points south to the Ohio border. Highest snowfalls will generally extend from the I-94 region southward into Lenawee and Monroe counties. Latest morning's guidance continues to show a tight range of amounts along with varying amounts per model. Our NAM model continues to be one of the wettest with the GFS and European a bit drier. Any northwest jog of the track could yield a couple inches more, while a southeast jog would intimate less. Snowfall amounts are such fun!!
Further north across the mid Southeast Lower Michigan region into the Saginaw Valley and Thumb Region; I look for generally a lighter snowfall of 2" - 4" into Wednesday morning. This would included the cities of Howell... Pontiac... Flint... Port Huron...Saginaw into Bad axe and Lake Huron communities.
Timing of this system will mess with Wednesday morning's commute so plan accordingly.
A large strong cold high pressure system will follow in the storm's wake sliding down the Western Canada into the Plains and Midwest later in the week. The air mass from this system will bring well below normal reading across the Great Lakes and Southeast Lower Michigan. Highs will be range in the teens, while lows will fall in the single figures above and below zero...nothing we aren't accustom to this winter!
Another storm will affect the Southern Great Lakes...Ohio Valley and East Coast this upcoming weekend. The worst of this storm at this early juncture appears it too will be southeast of Southeast Lower Michigan and extend along the East Coast.
Updates will follow later this week....
Bill Deedler -SEMI_WeatherHistorian