The brutal winter of 2013-2014 continues. Yet another winter system impacted Southeast Michigan during the morning of Wednesday February 5th. Snow actually developed during the late evening hours on the 4th. The snow increased in intensity during the morning of the 5th. Unfortunately, the snow intensified during the morning commute. In addition to the snow, gusty winds led to considerable blowing and drifting. Needless to say, roads become snow covered and extremely slippery. The snow was the result of a storm system which moved across the Ohio Valley and into New York state.This storm system dropped heavy snow from Kansas and Missouri, across the Ohio valley and southern Great Lakes and into the northeast.
The image below shows the weather map during the evening of Feb 4th, prior to the onset of snow across Southern Michigan.
|Radar loop courtesy of Iowa Environmental Mesonet (IEM). Orange boxes are Winter Weather Advisories and pink boxes are Winter Storm Warnings.
|Due to considerable blowing and drifting, snowfall amounts used to create the snowfall map have been estimated. Snowfall reports ranging from 4 inches to as much as 8 inches were received at the same locations in many instances.|
|48 Hour Regional Snowfall Analysis ending at 7am on Feb 6, 2014|
|Image courtesy NWS Southern Region|
|Wyandotte, MI (courtesy of Josh Halasy)||Wyandotte, MI (courtesy of Josh Halasy)|
Event summaries from various local NWS offices: