We had a beautiful, sunny (rare) 10 degree (not so rare) day here in West Michigan. It snowed a little early, then the Lake Effect moved back toward the lake as the wind died down. On my way home, I snapped this shot, heading west toward the lake. I live about 20 minutes inland form the Lake Michigan shoreline...the cloudline is the Lake Effect snow, heading back inland. Those clouds are probably and inch, to two inches per hour. 3 hours later, the snow clouds are finally arriving here, and the wind is picking up.
Forecast for tonite is just an inch or two, tomorrow, 30mph winds with another inch or two. By evening, they are talking Blizzard Warning, with more wind, and 6" of heavy snowfall overnite. Saturday...snow, 4". Sunday...snow, 5". Monday..."The coldest day so far this winter...snow". It's becoming comical.
With today's lack of snowfall, the road crews got the graders setup to push back the snowbanks, as we'll see some narly drifting the next few days. I'll finally get to push that 2-stage!