Traverse City Record-Eagle

Latest News - Mobile

November 11, 2013

First sticking snow is right on schedule

TRAVERSE CITY — Residents of the Grand Traverse region have a good chance of seeing a carpet of snow on the ground and flakes swirling in the air Tuesday morning.

A few might even have more than six inches of snow.

The first snow to really stick in the area has finally landed, with most expected to see between two and four inches by Tuesday morning, said National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Rozanski. The NWS also issued a lake effect snow warning through noon Tuesday for Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Benzie counties.

Isolated areas in those counties could get between six and 12 inches of snow.

"This is some of the first significant lake effect snow of the season," said NWS Meteorologist Keith Berger. "The opening shots of winter are being fired.

"Lake effect snow notoriously can range from someone gets eight or nine inches of snow to a dusting five miles down the road," said Berger. "We're looking at some isolated locations that may see readings as high as six to 12 inches."

A lake effect snow advisory was also issued for Kalkaska and Antrim counties, which could see between three to six inches of snow.

This is the first time there’s been a real snow event in the first half of November in four years.

“It’s really, really time for this to be happening,” said Rozanski. “This is the time for northern Michigan to see snow.”

The last four years were considered a bit of an anomaly for the area with a more delayed winter caused by cold air blowing just a bit more to the west of Traverse City instead of over it, Rozanski said.

Although the snow is back on regular track, the cold air blowing in from the lakes is actually colder than usual.

Text Only

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Associated Press Video
Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl