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Another clipper and bitter cold for West Michigan

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Light snow for West Michigan on Sunday as another Alberta clipper sweeps across the state. The Grand Rapids National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of West Michigan until 4 PM Sunday. A general 1 to 4 inches of fresh snow with the highest readings along the lakeshore north of Muskegon and along I-94. The wind will become gusty from the west Sunday evening causing some blowing and drifting of the fresh snow.

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More light snow will fall Sunday night with an additional 1 to 3 inches mainly along and west of US-131.

Additional lake effect snow showers are likely for early next week with blowing and drifting of the fresh snow.

The big weather headline for the coming week will be the brutal cold. Air temperatures should dip into the single numbers and even below zero for morning low temperatures early next week. Afternoon “highs” will only climb into the single numbers. A strong wind from the west should force wind chill readings down to -20° to -30°. The extreme cold very short frostbite times will likely create more business and school closures.

As the winter weather impacts West Michigan, review these winter weather safety tips:

Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - Understanding winter weather terms
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - How snow and cold may affect your health
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - Preparing your home for winter emergencies
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - Winter Survival Kits
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - Winter Weather Safety Tips for home and car
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - Cold weather and hypothermia

The slideshow on the top has a few of the forecast weather maps.

Before you head out to travel around West Michigan, check out the live West Michigan Weather conditions and live lakeshore weather.
As this winter weather impacts the area, the Grand Rapids National Weather Service wants any reports you may have.
You can send them your weather reports via their on-line spotter report form. This can be accessed at: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/grr/spotter/
If you “like” their office facebook page, you can submit your reports to it at: NWS Grand Rapids Facebook Page

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