Winter weather advisory

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a winter weather advisory, in effect until midnight, for snow and mixed precipitation. The advisory area includes Ottawa, Muskegon, Kent, Ionia and Clinton counties.
Mark Brooky
Jan 18, 2012

 

Snow will continue tonight, with up to 3 inches of accumulation expected. Colder temperatures will cause moisture on roads to freeze.

Impacts:

— Roads have become icy as temperatures dropped below freezing this afternoon.

— Poor visibilities and snow-covered roads are expected into tonight.

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be   prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

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

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The forecast for the Grand Haven area for the rest of this afternoon: Snow. Steady temperature around 31. Blustery, with a north-northwest wind at 16-21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Tonight: Snow showers. Low around 20. Blustery, with a north-northwest wind 21-24 mph, decreasing to 13-16 mph. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. West-northwest wind 9-16 mph, becoming south-southwest.

 

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