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Pic. shows the Lake Express Ferry coming into the Muskegon Channel at 4 pm Friday (from NOAA Coastwatch). The water level of Lake Michigan/Huron is now 13″ above the May average water level. The level is up 5″ in the last month and is unchanged from the level one year ago. Lake Superior is also up 5″ in the last month. Superior is 2″ higher than one year ago and 7″ above the historic average for May. Lake Erie is up 6″ in the last month, up 6″ in the last year and is now 20″ above the May average level. There is a separate thread for Lake Ontario below. Ontario is at an all-time record high level. Lake St. Clair is up 6″ in the last month, up 3″ in the last year and is now 19″ above the May average level. Above average precipitation and to a lesser extent, below average evaporation, have contributed to the high water levels. All the rivers that connect the Great Lakes have above average flow. The St. Clair River at Port Huron has a flow of 217,000 compared to an average flow of 177,000 cfs.
The Grand River at Grand Rapids has a flow of 4630 cfs (avg. is 4079 cfs). The Muskegon River at Evart is at 1,290 cfs compared to an average of 1,210 cfs and the Kalamazoo River at Comstock is at 1,050 cfs compared to an average of 976 cfs.
The water temp. at Reeds Lake is 61. The water temp. of the Port Sheldon Buoy near Holland is 51.
The water level of Lake Ontario is at the highest level ever recorded (records go back 157 years). As of Friday 5/19, the lake was 33 inches above the average May level – 5 inches higher than the previous May record set in 1973, and 69″ above the lowest May level ever recorded in 1935. The level had risen 18″ in the last month and 31″ in the last year. One resident who measures the lake said it was rising “at the rate of nearly a centimeter a day!.
This is a lakeshore road that has been washed out. The governor has extended the State of Emergency and National Guard troops have been called up to help with sandbagging and other flood control efforts. A number of cottages and homes have fallen into the lake or are in danger of falling into the lake.
Residents have been putting barrels out to weigh down piers and docks. The Coast Guard has requesting that residents put a red “X” on the barrels, so that they will know that they do not contain hazardous waste. (Pics. from WROC and WIVB)
Today is the anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in Washington State. On the morning of May 18, 1980. The first pic. from Wikipedia is the mountain before the eruption. The next image (from Rocky Kolberg) shows the eruption from 35 miles away! The third picture shows what the inside of the volcano looks like today (from Steve Schilling and USGS), cold – quiet – observing one of nature’s long stoplights before the inevitable next eruption.
At 8:32 am on May 18th, an eruption measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale caused the north side of the mountain to collapse. There were 57 fatalities that day, 250 homes were destroyed, 47 bridges, 15 miles of railway, 185 miles of road. Before the eruption, the mountain was 9,677 feet high – after the eruption it was 8,363 feet high. 230 square miles was devastated and 1.5 million metric tons of sulphur dioxide was released into the air. Trees up to 19 miles away were toppled. 46 billion gallons of snow and ice were melted. Mudslides came down the mountain at 90 mph. Three days later, the ash cloud was seen passing over West Michigan. I calculated that it reduced the high temperature that day here in G.R. by 3 degrees F. It took 19 days for the ash cloud to circle the world. Here’s some interesting facts about Mt. St. Helens. Movie about the eruption. Minute-by-minute view of the eruption.
At 3 am the temp. was 31.7 at the Solstice Farms in Kent City, where the wind was 3.7 mph. The temp. at Kraft Orchards in Sparta was down to 31.4 at 3 am, with a 2 mph wind. DeRuiter’s Orchard near Shelby reported 31.1 deg. at 3 am and the Asparagus Research Farm had 28.9 with a 1.1 mph wind. Other airport temps: 24 Ludington (wind calm), 31 Big Rapids, Fremont. Kalamazoo was down to 32…the Muskegon Beach was 36. The warmest spot was 41.9 at the S. Haven Lighthouse, where there was a 16 mph NNW wind coming off the 46-degree water.
I stayed up watching the Cubs-Yankees game…the game went 18 full innings – and 6 hours and 5 minutes. It was the longest game of the season, the longest Sunday night game ever and the longest interleague game ever. Also, there were 48 strikeouts – a new Major League Record! Two Yankees struck out 4 times in the game and 5 Cubs struck out 3 times each. The Cubs used 8 pitchers and the Yankees used 7. The Cubs left 18 runners on base. Schwarber made an amazing catch of a foul ball as he fell over the wall – that’s sure to make Dole’s Bananas – could be top banana of the week.
A Freeze Warning (in dark blue on the maps) is out for tonight/early tomorrow from 10 pm to 9 am for all of Lower Michigan. Low temperatures are expected to reach 25-30 over much of Lower Michigan.
Freeze Warnings area also in effect for E. Wisconsin, N. Indiana and N. Ohio. The Freeze Warning is surrounded by a Frost Advisory.
The afternoon Great Lakes satellite picture shows clear to mostly clear skies over Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and western Ohio. The satellite loop shows the clouds in Minnesota are moving south-southeast and not toward Michigan, so we’ll be clear tonight. Not the ice that is still covering most of Lake Nipigon north of Lake Superior and some smaller lakes, plus – there is still some snow on the ground north of Lake Superior (harder to see because that’s a dark-colored conifer forest and unless snow is on the trees, it can appear to be snow-free.
At 3 pm the temperature/dewpoint is 23 in G.R. and 49/20 at Big Rapids. The temperature is just 44 at S. Haven. The dewpoint is 10 at Iron Mt. and 9 at Ironwood in the U.P. (where our air is coming from). At Munising, the temperature is 35 wtih a northwest wind at 22 mph – giving them a wind chill of 23 – that’s mighty cold for May, even by Lake Superior. When it’s clear and calm, the temperature often falls to the dewpoint or just under the dewpoint. This air is so dry that we could have a freeze without a lot of frost.
Most models are taking temperatures tonight to at or below freezing for just about everyone in Lower Michigan. The morning run of the NAM model gives Grand Rapids (airport) a low of 31 tonight and 35 Monday night. The GFS is 31 tonight and 33 early Tuesday. Both models are about 1 – 2 degrees low on current temps. Both models don’t have the wind completely calm over most of Lower Michigan, but do drop the wind to 2 – 3 mph at daybreak. I do agree that for most of West Michigan, tonight will be the colder (by several degrees) of the next 2 nights. Later tonight, the fans (and other protective measures) will be running on “The Ridge” (apple country). They may be a limited use in a situation like this, but any help will be appreciated. I’m not a fruit grower, but I’ll guess we might be able to take 30 for a low temp with just minor damage…but anything below 28 would be a very significant loss.
This is the latest 6-10 day temperature forecast for May 13 – 17. Michigan is still “in the blue”, which means a greater chance of cooler than average temperatures. I’ve said for a couple weeks, I expect this pattern to break and that we’ll have above average temps. for the end of the month (inc. Memorial Day Weekend). The average high for today in G.R. is 67. We’ll get back closer to average around midweek with a chance of showers from Thurs. to Sat. of this week.
There were two wildfires in Muskegon County this afternoon. This is almost always a problem at this time of year with a good deal of dead vegetation left from last year, before things green up. As with most all of these fires, these two were set (not intentionally) by humans. One was a legal burn that got out of hand and burned 5 acres…the other started from the hot exhaust pipe of a quad and burned 4 acres. Often these fires start with a discarded cigarette.
We had very low humidity this afternoon. These are the lowest humidity readings today, generally reached between 4 pm and 6 pm this evening. These are humidities more common in the Southwest Desert than here in Michigan (however, Phoenix AZ did top this, with a low humidity of just 6% this Sunday PM).
Our next rain comes on Weds./Weds. night. In the meantime, be careful discarding smoking materials and with any refuse burning.
Today is the 50th Anniversary of a famous tornado outbreak, which included an F3 tornado that started in Grandville, moved through the south side of Grand Rapids, through East Grand Rapids and all the way to Ada. That twister injured 32 people on that Friday afternoon. At least 10 tornadoes touched down in Michigan, half of them causing injuries. Tornadoes touched down in Kent, Allegan, Barry, Muskegon, Ionia, Ingham, Cass, Clinton and Eaton Counties. We had one F4, one F3, six F2, one F1 and one F0.
Pic. of damage in Oak Lawn IL – southwest of Chicago. The tornadoes in Michigan were overshadowed by the devastation in Illinois, where F4 tornadoes caused millions in damage in Belvidere (25 fatalities, 450 injured), Oak Lawn (32 fatalities, 500 injured – 15 mi. path) and Lake Zurich. A total of 58 fatalities were reported that day, with 1,118 injured. Here’s an interactive map where you can view the tornado paths that afternoon.
The G. R. tornado started in Grandville at the end of Choctaw Dr. The twister moved ENE, crossing U.S. 131 into East Grand Rapids and nearly to downtown Ada before dissipating. There are several pics. of the damage here. An analysis by the National Weather Service at the time noted 65 structures totally destroyed, 60 suffered major damage, 375 with minor to moderate damage. The width of the tornado varied from 300 to 600 yards. Hundreds of trees were uprooted and snapped off.
The Belvidere tornado destroyed over 400 cars at the Chrysler Plant, then hit the high school just as school was getting out. 12 buses were rolled and many children already on buses were thrown out as the buses tumbled. Thirteen fatalities and 300 injuries occurred at that school. Here’s a write-up on the Illinois twisters from the Chicago NWS.
The pic. above is a late March aerial view of Isle Royale in Lake Superior from the Isle Royale Nationial Park facebook page. Above average rainfall and runoff continues to increase the water levels of the Great Lakes. Lake Michigan/Huron is up 4″ in the last two weeks. One inch of water gained on Lake Michigan is 390 billion gallons, so 4 times that is 1.56 trillion gallons of water added to the lake in just 14 days. The lake is up 7 inches in the last month and is now 13″ above the April average. Lake Superior is up 2″ in the last month and is now 7″ above the average for April. Lake Erie has gained 7″ in the last month and is now 17″ above the April average level. Lake Ontario has gone up a whopping 15″ in the last month! Ontario is now 21″ above the April average level and only 9″ below the all-time highest April level reached in 1973. Lake St. Clair is up 8″ in the last month and is 17″ above the April average. All the major Great Lakes connected rivers show above average flow and that should continue into the summer.
Here’s some river flows (as of 10:30 pm Thu.) in cubic feet per second compared to (average flow): Grand River and Grand Rapids 10,600 cfs (5,560 cfs), Kalamazoo River at Comstock 1,720 cfs (1180 cfs), Muskegon River at Evart 3,420 cfs (1840 cfs), Saginaw River at Saginaw 11,100 cfs (6,390 cfs), St. Joseph River at Three Rivers 2,740 cfs (1,840 cfs), Fox River at Oshkosh WI 16,000 cfs (8,139 cfs), St. Croix River at St. Croix Falls WI 11,300 cfs.
Great Lakes news: Unfavorable conditions on the Grand River have postponed next week’s scheduled state fish stock at the Grand Haven Municipal Marina. Wayne Co. NY issues State of Emergency for bays and harbors due to high water levels. Rare catch in downtown Chicago. Great Lakes mirage. “Exploding” Moose population. Smelt fishing revival on Lake Michigan. The latest from Boatnerd. High waves keep salvage crew from grounded yacht. Catch a fish – win $100k. Port Sheldon buoy back in operation. Wind turbines around the Great Lakes a bad idea for birds, bats.
Meso-discussion for possible severe weather for S. Lower Michigan, N Indiana and N. Ohio. SPC says a Severe T-Storm or Tornado Watch is unlikely: “Convection is expected to gradually increase across the region, with a marginal hail/wind threat expected with stronger thunderstorm cores. A Weather Wwatch is not anticipated. Go to the next thread below for radar and links so you can follow the storms and the chance of more storms tonight and tomorrow.
The pic. on top is from Zulema Lopez showing the high water on the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids on Tuesday. The Grand River crested in G.R. and Comstock Park Monday night and both locations are down about 2-3″ as of midnight. The crest is working its way through Ottawa County. The Kalamazoo River at Comstock has dropped nearly 2 feet since the crest passed on Sunday. The St. Joseph River at Three Rivers is down about 2 inches as I write this. The Thornapple River at Caledonia is down over a foot from crest.
Here’s a second look at the flood on the Grand in Tallmadge Twp. from David DeHaan. We’ll be dry today (Weds.) with a chance of a brief shower or t-shower on Thursday…rainfall amounts would be light. They’ll be more moisture around for shower and storms Friday night and Saturday night…but overall river levels, while remaining high, will slowly retreat from the levels of early this week. You can check the latest river levels here. Also, here’s a look back at the Grand River flood of 2013.
The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado occurred Monday evening. There was damage to 3 barns, including this one on 92nd St. (east of 92nd St. hill) between Wingeier and Freeport Avenues.
The tornado has been rated EF1 with winds of 90 mph. The path of the twister was 5.25 miles and the greatest width was a relatively wide 220 yards (a football field is 100 yds. long). Dozens of trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado passed thru Tyler Creek Golf Course. They have 9 holes open and crews are working hard removing downed trees for the back nine. All roads in the area have been cleared. As I type this at 2:10 pm – there are 50 homes without power in Kent Co.
The covered bridge on the Golf Course was totally destroyed and will have to be rebuilt. Fortunately, no one was on the course…the covered bridge might have been a place where golfers would have taken shelter. Keep that in mind if you’re golfing…best to head back to the clubhouse rather than just one of those rain “shacks” on the course. Here’s a map of the Tyler Creek Golf Course. East is at the top instead of the usual north. It was the back nine, the east half of the course that sustained the damage. The front nine of the course is open. They are working to clear dozens of downed trees and debris from the back nine.
This is another pic. from the golf course. Here’s the National Weather Service Tornado Survey Report and the latest from 24 hour News 8. We’ll have a live report tonight on 24 Hour News 8. More pics. of the damage from the GRR NWS.
This was the ONLY tornado anywhere in the U.S. (and maybe the world) on Monday.
Today is the 52nd anniversary of the famous Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of April 11, 1965. There were 271 killed and approx. 1,500 injured that day. The picture at the top is the Swan Inn at 6 Mile Road and Alpine Avenue in Comstock Park (by Walter Nelson). A long-track F4 tornado moved from Ottawa Co. into Kent Co. – hitting Comstock Park and Rockford, then moving northeast into Montcalm Co. before dissipating. Here’s stories from survivors. Check out photos from the aftermath of the twister. Could it happen again? Major West Michigan tornadoes through the decades.
Two F4 tornadoes struck Branch and Hillsdale Counties 30 minutes apart with 21 lives lost. One tornado had a continuous track of over 90 miles. The twisters moved across Coldwater Lake, Devils Lake, Manitou Beach and Baw Beese Lake destroying hundreds of cottages and homes. A wind instrument near Tecumseh measured a wind of 151 mph in the 2nd tornado. The loss of life would have been much worse, but for the fact that it was still too early for the summer influx of cottage owners and the fact that many residents had left for evening Palm Sunday church services. An F4 tornado north of Lansing left one person dead and there was a tornado fatality near Middleville in Barry Co. Other tornadoes that day hit north of Kalamazoo (17 injured there), near Hastings, Bay City, Unionville and 2 tornadoes struck Alma. After this event, the Weather Bureau began the Watch/Warning system that is still in use today. Read more here, here, and here. That year we had record snowfall (36″) and it was quite cold in March. Hail up to golfball-sized fell. Photos here. Check out the Comstock Park Palm Sunday tornado facebook page. Pictures from Marion, Indiana. Dr. Ted Fujita’s summary of the tornadoes that day.
Photos here. More pictures. 1995 special from WSBT on the tornado outbreak. Here’s old film from 1965 – Toledo. Here’s more old film – look at what radar looked like in those days. Here’s pics. and the story of the Crystal Lake IL tornado that preceded the twisters in IN, MI and OH. A lot more people live in the path of these tornadoes 51 years later.
These are the path lengths of the tornadoes that day, moving through 6 states. Here’s how you can be prepared when severe weather threatens. Scientists explore changes to tornado warnings. West Michigan counties with the highest tornado count. Emergency preparedness for severe storms. Last year, Alpine Twp. printed The 50th Anniversary of the Palm Sunday Tornado book. This is a history of the tornado that came through Alpine Township on April 11, 1965. We worked with the National Weather Service on this very interesting book. It is available for $20 at the township office on Alpine Ave. and 6 Mile Road. We interviewed those who lived through that tornado and included photos of the destruction of that day. Along with the book, we include a DVD of those interviews and photos.
If you don’t have time to look at all the links…bookmark this page and come back when you have some minutes to spare.
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As of 10:20 pm – 6,994 Consumers Energy customers without power, inc. 5,673 in Kent Co. This is the Consumers Energy Power Outage Map as of 9:20 pm. I’ve drawn in a possible path of a possible tornado. It’s a very, rough guess…that’s all. If you have damage to report, call 1-800-8WOODTV or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Small hail 44th and Breton and 54th and US 131. Gust to 35 mph and 1.73″ rain at Lake Macatawa in Holland. 0.86″ in downtown G.R. Here’s the WOOD story on the likely tornado last night.
Pic. from Chicago at 7:20 pm – Chicago Cubs opener Monday evening – after a delay, they got the game in (Cubs won 3-2)! 1″ hail reports and gusts to 45 mph from the Chicago Area. Hail damage in Will Co. IL. Small hail reported south of Bangor, at Parchment and near Dowagiac MI. Storms caused structural damage near Marquette last night. My brother said he had “healthy dime-sized hail” where he was in Deerfield IL.
Here’s the current Severe Weather Watches from the Storm Prediction Center…the current Meso-discussion(s)…today’s Storm Reports…yesterday’s Storm Reports…current daily Convective Outlooks for the next 8 days…Forecast Tools and Summaries of Severe Weather Events so far in 2017. Radars here will update automatically.
Here’s morning hail pics. – from Barbara Reed in New Era, Lynn Afton at the Hardy Dam Pond in Newaygo Co. and from Kyle Piers. Golfball-sided hail at New Era, with at least 1″ diameter hail at the Hardy Dam Pond. We had hail the size of ping-pong balls at Shelby in Oceana Co. 3/4-inch hail at Stony Lake and pea-sized hail at Hstings, Woodville (Newaygo Co.) Big Rapids, and White Cloud. Video of the hail here. 1″ hail fell in downtown South Bend IN. Hail up to baseball-size fell in Illinois, inc. golfball-sized hail and the Peoria Airport. BTW – I wrote this on the blog on April 1: “A couple models are hinting at the possibility of a stronger t-storm around the evening of the 10th.” Reference here: http://woodtv.com/blog/2017/04/01/wet-weather-pattern-continues/.
Check out this beautiful panorama drone view of the Grand River flooding in Tallmadge Township – Ottawa County taken by David DeHaan. The Grand River crest will pass through Comstock Park, Grand Rapids and Grandville, then into Ottawa County Monday night. The crest in Comstock Park is 3 feet higher than flood stage, but 2 1/2 feet below the high water level reached on 4/21/2013. The river at Ada has dropped about 2-3″ since the crest. The crest will continue moving through Ottawa Co. to the lake around midweek.
Also: Here’s Cyclone Cook coming ashore in New Caledonia. This guy is going to set the record for April snow shoveling. Cocoa Beach sunset. Here’s Mt. Baker WA – snow burying some of the trees! Lake Ontario sunset thru the bluffs. Record high temp. of 77 in Traverse City on Sunday. The Phillies scored 12 runs in the first inning Sunday on the way to a 17-3 win over the Nationals. Perfect day yesterday for the tourists in D.C. Flooding in Paraguay. Sunday snow in Montana. Snow in Salt Lake City. Quick snowmelt in N. Ohio. California snowfall approaching season records. Chase – four years ago – I would be in the basement…not getting this close. BIG landslide in India.
Links: Here’s Grand Rapids radar and Northern Michigan radar, Milwaukee radar, Northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar, Detroit radar, Regional radar, the Updated GRR NWS Short Term Discussion. Here’s College of DuPage Radar Map (pick any radar in the U.S.), College of DuPage Grand Rapids radar, the West Michigan Lightning Tracker, National Lightning Tracker, the local warning/advisory map, the National warning/watch/advisory map, and a surface weather map. Here’s the 84-Hour snow forecast from the NAM model and the 120-hour snow forecast from the GFS model. You can checkout the latest Grand Rapids NWS discussion, the Northern Indiana NWS discussion (includes the Michigan Counties that border Indiana), the discussion for Northern Lower Michigan, and Eastern Lower Michigan. Here’s the Spyglass Condos Weather Station the S. Haven GLERL station, the Muskegon GLERL station, the Grand Haven Steelheaders webcam and weather station, and the weather station at Holland State Park. Check out the links to webcams. Here’s the infrared satellite loop (night) and the visible satellite loop (daytime), Lake Michigan water temperatures (summer). Here’s recent storm reports from SW Michigan, Northern Michigan, NE Illinois, SE. Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and E. Michigan. Check out the wind and wave height at the South Mid-Lake Michigan Buoy (Apr. to Nov. only), the North Mid-Lake Michigan Buoy (Apr. to Nov. only), the buoy at Big Sable Point near Ludington and the weather station on the beach at St. Joseph. Here’s Michigan ski conditions. Cool U.S. satellite loop.
Lots of people enjoying the day on the pier and on the beach at S. Haven Saturday afternoon. The south wind missed the water and the high temp. at the lighthouse was 62, the same as Grand Rapids. At the Muskegon Beach, the south wind comes over some water and cools off. The high temp. there was 51. Today, inland areas will climb to the low 70s, while a south-southwest wind will keep afternoon temperatures at the water in the mid 50s. Most of us will stay dry today, but there will be a chance of a shower or storm both early and late on Monday. . Parts of Lower Michigan are in the Slight and Marginal Risk areas for potential severe weather Monday PM, with the threat being isolated strong wind gusts. We’ll be cooler on Tuesday.
This is flooding at the Indian Valley Campground on the Thornapple River. Here’s the latest Flood Warnings and Flood Advisories. Here’s an interactive map you can use to fine the latest river levels and forecasts. Some rivers are at the highest levels since the flood of 2013. The water level of the Grand at Comstock Park was up to 14.3 ft. (flood stage is 12 feet). The crest on the Grand Rapids appears to have passed Ionia Sat. evening…so the level in Comstock Park will probably come up a couple inches today and then level off. The Thornapple at Hastings is at 8.55 ft. (flood stage is 7 feet) and has leveled off. We had a great day of drying on Saturday with sunshine, a nice breeze and humidities dropping to 25-30%. A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect for Lake Michigan until 10 pm Monday. Awesome Lake Michigan waves.
Did you hear about this: “At 11:42 pm Friday night, all 156 Dallas (TX.) outdoor sirens were activated…by 1:17 am, the Office of Emergency Management was successful at deactivating the entire outdoor warning system”. So…at least some of those sirens were sounding for over an hour and a half! (they were hacked).
There were only two severe weather reports in the U.S. on Saturday…both minimal 1″ hail reports from right by the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Parts of Michigan remain in the Risk Areas for Severe Weather on Monday. Beautiful Lake Michigan pics. Alabama has waterfalls. It should be mostly sunny and near 80° for the final round of the Masters Golf Tournament. Still a little snow in the higher elevations of the Smokies. Upward lightning over Mexico City. Sunrise in Escanaba from a big ship. Awesome lightning composite.
This is the (Sat.) afternoon MODIS satellite picture of Lake Michigan (from NOAA Coastwatch). Note the greenish swirl in the southeast part of the lake, just west of Benton Harbor. That’s a swirl of sediment stirred up from the recent strong winds (which gusted to 61 mph at the S. Haven Lighthouse last Thursday – the Benton Harbor Airport had a peak gust of 41 mph). Sediment is most apt to color the lakes during the spring and fall with the occasional storms and strong winds that come with the transition of the seasons. The whitish sand and silt stirred up by the winds often shows up as blue or green-blue “rivers” in the lake. Area rivers are also running high with recent rains and are carrying a higher than average amount of sediment. You can also see some high-level cirrus clouds passing by and just a little bit of ice left around Little Traverse Bay and Charlevoix.
Here’s the Lake Superior picture. You can see the snow left on the ground in the Keweenaw Peninsula and east of Marquette. There’s also some ice in the Southeast Corner of the Lake and in Black Bay in the northwest part of the lake.
The Lake Erie and Lake Ontario pictures show the white snow on the ground. The Lake Erie pic. shows a lot of stirred up sediment, while you can see the Finger Lakes showing up dark amid the white snow in the Lake Ontario picture.
Also – Check out the waves on Lake Michigan last Thurs. evening – gust to 61 mph at the S. Haven. Lighthouse.