Winter weather advisory

(UPDATED: Tuesday 8:30 a.m.) A winter weather advisory for Ottawa County is in effect until 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Mark Brooky
Feb 18, 2013

The rapidly falling temperatures earlier this morning led to icy roads and some school closings in the area. Check wzzm13.com for the complete list of closings and delays.

The National Weather Service said snow will increase this morning, with total accumulations of 3-6 inches by late tonight.

Westerly winds of 30-40 mph will create blowing and drifting snow, and wind chills in the single digits on today. Periods of near-blizzard conditions are possible late this morning through mid-afternoon. Visibilities will be reduced to less than a mile at times in moderate snowfall and blowing snow.

The weather bureau advises West Michigan residents to plan accordingly for a slower-than-normal commute this morning and evening.

The forecast for the Grand Haven area:

Today: Snow showers likely before 10 a.m., then snow showers with areas of blowing snow after 10 a.m. Temperature falling to around 21 by 4 p.m. Breezy, with a west-northwest wind 21 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of around 4 inches.

Tonight: Snow showers with areas of blowing snow. Low around 15. Wind chill values as low as minus 1. Blustery, with a northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Wednesday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of less than 1 inch possible.

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