More Winter Weather -- What Does It Mean for Perry?
Drilling Down Into the Latest Local Weather Data
Posted by Perry Pulse at 5:37pm 2/12/19
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Shiawassee County through Wednesday afternoon. Part two of a snow, ice, rain and wind event has begun to make impact, but if we're taking a hyper-local look at what we should expect in the Perry area, here's what brand new data is showing right now:
The revised storm total is 4 inches of snow by Wednesday morning for Perry. It looks the same for Laingsburg as well. The northwestern corner of Shiawassee County looks to see the greatest snow impact, a storm total at around 6 inches by tomorrow morning between Carland and Chapin, along the Clinton county line.
The I-69 corridor was the line between what has been a snow-only event and, for others, a "wintry mix;" the combination of snow, freezing rain and ice accumulation. North of 69, the snow accumulations have been and will round out the event higher. South of 69, it was less snow, but a better chance for ice accumulation.
How much ice in Perry?
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Punching in the exact latitude and longitude coordinates of downtown Perry, the GFS (American) model predicted about a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation for Perry by Tuesday morning -- the greatest amount in Shiawassee County. The good news is, that number also represents the predicted storm total, meaning no additional ice accumulation is expected in Shiawassee County through the overnight and into Wednesday morning.
What should we expect to see in Perry tonight? In addition to maybe another inch of snow that will bring our storm total up to that 4 inch mark, expect wind to blow that snow around quite a bit through the day Wednesday. With sustained winds in the 20 miles per hour range and potential gusts as high as 40 miles per hour, the wind will play a big role in complicating the Wednesday morning commute.
The National Weather Service is advising drivers to plan for Wednesday morning's commute to be as much as twice as long as normal.
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