TV5 Meteorologist Reflects On Blizzard Of 2011 2-04-2011 - WNEM TV 5

TV5 Meteorologist Reflects On Blizzard Of 2011 2-04-2011

With our recent blizzard over, we now have new memories of that “big storm” that stranded people, buried homes and kept us hunkered down.
It was a remarkable storm.
Not only did it bring over a foot of snow to much of the area, it brought incredible wind: 52 MPH gusts at MBS, 55 MPH gusts at Alma and 61 MPH gusts at the buoy in Inner Saginaw Bay. These winds whipped the snow into meringue-like drifts that topped 8 feet high.
Slideshow: Most Epic Snow Pics From The Blizzard
In one sweep, this storm erased out our seasonal snow deficit, pushing the seasonal tally to a 5”-10” surplus.
The overall size of the storm was equally impressive.
It spanned two-thirds of the country, bringing snow and ice from Texas to New England and severe thunderstorms from southern Mississippi to Florida.
Over 100 million people felt some effect from this storm.
Luckily, the pattern has quieted down for us in Mid-Michigan. And we’re seriously lucky.
Another storm is brewing, bringing snow to central and North Texas. It will cross the southern states, dropping an icy mix and then hit snow-beleaguered New England (where roofs are collapsing from the weight of snow) with another wintry blow this weekend.
Phew, it looks like it’s over…for now.
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