Winter weather advisory

(UPDATED: Friday 11:47 am.) A winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 tonight for much of West Michigan, including Ottawa County.
Mark Brooky
Feb 10, 2012

 

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids said snow and wind will produce hazardous travel conditions this afternoon and evening.

The weather bureau said snow began developing across the advisory area at 11 a.m. The heaviest snow will occur between 3 and 9 p.m., with visibilities reduced to less than a mile.

Snow accumulations of 1-3 inches through tonight are expected. Temperatures will plunge into the teens between 3 and 9 p.m. from north to south, according to the weather bureau. Wind chills will fall to zero to 10-below tonight.

Icy roads may lead to slide-offs, and motorists can expect a much slower evening commute. The Michigan Department of Transportation reminds motorists to adjust speeds based on the conditions, and to take it slow on ice and snow.

The forecast for the Grand Haven area:

This afternoon: Snow showers. Temperature falling to around 25 by 5 p.m. Blustery, with a north-northwest wind 8-11 mph increasing to 20-23 mph. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of around 1 inch.

Tonight: A 20-percent chance of snow showers after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Blustery, with a north wind at around 23 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Saturday: Scattered snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 23. Blustery, with a north-northwest wind around 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

 

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