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Snowy Saturday after a quiet Friday

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Friday was a quiet day and a chance to clean up after the last round of snow. Another disturbance will slide across the region with a blast of snow and wind. Snow showers will develop Friday evening and continue into Saturday. The Grand Rapids National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of West Michigan from 9 PM Friday until 10 PM Saturday.

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The wind will become gusty Friday night into Saturday causing some blowing and drifting of the fresh snow. Unlike the typical cold front that produce a wind from the west, this storm will travel through the Ohio valley producing a wind from the east. Many locations across southern Lower Michigan will see 3-5 inches of snow with the heaviest amounts south and east of I-69. Travel will be difficult at times, especially on north-south roads. This storm will have a higher water content than recent storms, making it much heavier and more difficult to shovel.

As the cold and snow impact 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 the 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/
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