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Christmas week 2013 ice and snow

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A series of storms moving across the Great Lakes deposited freezing rain and several rounds of snow and lake effect snow.

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The buy travel days last weekend were hit with a powerful ice storm.

Then on Monday night a very narrow band of lake effect snow brought more than a foot of snow to the Muskegon area. A few of the observations include 18 inches near Holton, 17.5 inches in Twin Lake and 17.0 inches at Lakewood Club.

Periods of heavy lake effect now continued on Christmas day and into Thursday morning. The heaviest bands were west of US-131. The heaviest snow was in a band from Holland to Muskegon. One observer near Muskegon measured 7.4 inches and there was a measurement of 6.0 inches in Holland.

The persistent snow this month helped to place Grand Rapids into the top ten snowiest Decembers.

The slideshow on the top of the page has a few maps of the snowfall.

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