Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Not a good time for more snow.

Please pray for the Guatemala team that is flying into Detroit tonight and for those that are driving out to pick them up and for their safe trip home.

Also pray for the Haiti team that is supposed to be leaving tomorrow morning early.

I don't mind if we get winter weather but if it could just hold off a day that would be great!!!

This is what came to our email box this morning:


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI345 AM EST TUE JAN 29 2008...

SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW AND VERY STRONG WINDS TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY....VERY STRONG WINDS AND SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CREATE VERYHAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. NEAR BLIZZARDCONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE AT TIMES TONIGHT ESPECIALLY NEAR AND WEST OFUS-131. TEMPERATURES WILL PLUMMET DURING THE MID TO LATE EVENINGHOURS AND OVERNIGHT. THE HIGH WINDS COULD RESULT IN SCATTERED POWEROUTAGES TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. ROADS COULD QUICKLY BECOME ICYTHIS EVENING AS THE MUCH COLDER AIR ADVECTS IN.MIZ037-038-043-291645-MASON-LAKE-OCEANA-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LUDINGTON...BALDWIN...HART345 AM EST TUE JAN 29 2008...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 12 PMEST WEDNESDAY...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A WINTERSTORM WARNING. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE ANTICIPATEDTONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING AND WILL ALSO BE ACCOMPANIED BYVERY WINDY CONDITIONS. SNOW WILL DEVELOP BETWEEN 8 AND 10 PM WITH PERIODS OF MODERATE TOHEAVY SNOW ANTICIPATED LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH WILL RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTINGSNOW. SNOW WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.SNOW AND PLUMMETING TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL MAKE ROADS VERYSLIPPERY. BLOWING SNOW WILL RESULT IN NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY ATTIMES. EXPECT VERY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS TONIGHT THROUGHWEDNESDAY MORNING. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE ALSO POSSIBLETONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY DUE TO THE HIGH WINDS.A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSOPOSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

5 comments:

Melissa said...

Not good! I hope that they all make it home safely tonight and that they weather behaves itself!

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

praying they make it home safely!

Diane said...

Hey, that report looks familiar! :)

I will be putting a prayer request for this on my blog today too. The ladies at coffee this morning have heard my concerns already and I've been told that they will be praying for safety for all too.

Chad and Tammy said...

Let's just keep praying that this weather holds off!

By the way, I still don't know how to start my snowblower!! I guess that should be on the list of things to do tonight before Chad leaves!!

Mari said...

I heard about the weather, but reading this, it sounds even worse. I'll be praying.