Lake-effect snow advisory

An advisory for lake-effect snow showers and slick roads remains in effect for Ottawa County until midnight tonight.
Mark Brooky
Mar 18, 2013

 

The National Weather Service office in Grand Rapids said lake-effect snow showers will continue this evening, with total snow accumulations of 3-6 inches expected.

The wind out of the west will gust to 37 mph tonight, producing blowing and drifting snow, resulting in hazardous travel conditions, with slippery spots on untreated roads.

It won't get much better Wednesday, with snow showers producing 2 inches in the day and another 2 inches at night. The gusty west-northwest winds will keep blowing through at least Thursday.

The advisory area also includes Muskegon, Kent, Mason, Lake, Oceana, Newaygo, Allegan, Barry, Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties. It is in effect until midnight Tuesday.

The forecast for the Grand Haven area:

Tonight: Snow showers with areas of blowing snow. Low around 19. Breezy, with a west-northwest wind 24 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Wednesday: Snow showers. High near 26. Blustery, with a west-northwest wind around 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Wednesday night: Snow showers. Low around 22. Blustery, with a west-northwest wind 21 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Thursday: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Breezy, with a northwest wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

 

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