We have a complex weather pattern for this weekend that may make it difficult for the heavy and continuous lake effect snow bands to establish in the favored locations. Even with the somewhat disorganized lake effect there will be areas that receive significant accumulations.
Grand Rapids National Weather Service continues a Lake Effect Snow Advisory for Mason, Oceana, Muskegon, Ottawa, Allegan, Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties until 10 PM Saturday. In this region a total of 5-7 inches with isolated higher amounts possible by Saturday evening.
They also continue the Lake Effect Snow Advisory for Lake, Newaygo, Kent, Barry and Calhoun counties until 7 PM Saturday. A total of 2-6 inches of snow is likely is these areas with isolated higher amounts possible.
The lake effect snow will reduce visibilities and cause hazardous travel at times.
The slideshow on the top has a few forecast maps for the snow.
The Grand Rapids National Weather Service wants any weather reports as well as any pictures you may have.
You can send then 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 also report your snowfall totals and post pictures to 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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