The COLD northwest wind coupled with the warm waters of Lake Michigan set the stage for lake effect snow showers over the next few days. As always the heaviest snow is accumulating along the lakeshore. The intensity of the snow close to the lakeshore has diminished so the Lake Effect Snow Warning has been discontinued and replaced with a Lake Effect Snow Advisory.
The Grand Rapids National Weather Service continues the Lake Effect Snow Advisory for the counties generally along and west of US-131 until 5 PM Monday. With the forecast wind direction, locations near South Haven and Ludington will likely observe the highest accumulations. An additional 2-4 inches of fresh snow is likely near the immediate lakeshore today with 1-3 inches for inland areas.
The coldest air of the season so far will arrive on Monday night and Tuesday with temperatures in the single numbers and wind chill readings below zero.
The slideshow at the top of the page has a few forecast weather maps for snow and cold.
As the wind blows and the snow begins to pile up, the Grand Rapids National Weather Service wants any wind, snowfall reports and pictures you may have.
You can send then your snowfall 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 also report your snowfall totals and post pictures on it at: NWS Grand Rapids Facebook Page
Make sure you are prepared this winter by reading these winter weather safety tips:
Cold weather and hypothermia
Winter Weather Safety Tips for home and car
Winter Survival Kits
Preparing your home for winter emergencies
How snow and cold may affect your health
Understanding winter weather terms
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