Winter weather advisory

(UPDATE: Monday 11 p.m.) The snow is expected to end early Tuesday, with total accumulations of up to 6 inches.
Mark Brooky
Feb 17, 2014

The National Weather Service has a winter weather advisory in effect for West Michigan, including Ottawa County, until 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Total accumulations of 4-6 inches can be expected by early Tuesday. Locally higher amounts are possible.

The snow is expected to diminish by 3 a.m.

Impacts:

— Roads will remain snow-covered and slippery.

— Driving will be affected by slick roads and low visibilities in falling and blowing snow.

— The snowfall will add additional weight to already stressed roofs, especially flat roofs.

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

The forecast for the Grand Haven area:

Overnight: Snow, mainly before 2 a.m. Steady temperature around 20. North-northeast wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west-northwest after midnight. Total overnight snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Breezy, with a west wind 7 to 12 mph becoming south 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon.

Comments

Former Grandhavenite

"The Michigan Department of Transportation reminds motorists to adjust speeds based on the conditions."

Definitely good advice. Whenever I'm driving in dangerous conditions I speed up as much as possible and fly through the area to play it safe. Of course, the less time that you're out there on slippery roads the less time there is for anything to go wrong.

Tri-cities realist

Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Reminds me of the old dilemma of whether to walk or run when it is raining out, to try to minimize how wet you get.

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