Winter storm warning until 7 a.m. Saturday

(UPDATE: 5:30 p.m. Friday) A winter storm warning remains in effect until 7 a.m. Saturday for Ottawa, Allegan, Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties.
Mark Brooky
Jan 14, 2012


The National Weather Service said we can expect highly variable conditions across the warning area through tonight, with localized whiteouts in heavy snow squalls.

Storm totals as of 4 p.m. ranged from 6-9 inches. An additional 3-5 inches of snow is expected tonight, with localized higher amounts of up to a foot are possible where heavier squalls persist.

Travel will be slowed and perhaps halted at times by snow squalls. Visibilities will be reduced to near zero at times.

The Michigan Department of Transportation reminds motorists to adjust speeds based on the conditions, and to take it extra slow on ice and snow.

The forecast for the Grand Haven area:

Tonight: Snow showers and areas of blowing snow before 7 p.m., then snow showers likely after 7 p.m. Low around 18. Northwest wind between 5 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Total nighttime snow accumulation of around 3 inches.

Saturday: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 24. Calm wind becoming west-southwest around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of around 3 inches.


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