Lake effect snow showers continue across West Michigan today as arctic air sweeps across the warmer waters of Lake Michigan. The Grand Rapids National Weather Service continues the Lake Effect Snow Advisory for the counties generally along and west of US-131 until 7 PM Tuesday. With the forecast wind direction, locations south and west of Grand Rapids will likely observe the highest accumulations. An additional 1-3 inches of fresh snow is likely. With the light and fluffy nature of the snow the wind will blow the snow around reducing visibilities.
The coldest air of the season so far has arrived with temperatures Tuesday morning in the single numbers near the lakeshore and below zero inland and wind chill readings well below zero. The Grand Rapids National Weather Service issued a Wind Chill Advisory for locations generally east of US-131 until 1 PM. The cold air and wind will produce wind chill readings of 5-15 degrees below zero this morning.
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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