Snowfall accumulations of 6-12 inches are possible from Tuesday through Thursday across West Michigan. Several rounds of snow and lake effect snow will impact the area. A strong wind and blowing and drifting snow will make travel difficult. The first round of snow could produce a quick 3-5 inches Tuesday afternoon. The Grand Rapids National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for counties along and west of US-131 from 9 AM until 7 PM Tuesday.
Cold air settled into the region but even colder air invades the Great Lakes by Wednesday. Highs stay in the teens on Wednesday and Thursday with lows on Thursday morning dipping into the single numbers. Wind chill readings will likely dip below zero Thursday morning.
More snow and lake effect snow will impact West Michigan right into the weekend with additional accumulations and travel headaches.
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/
If you “like” their office facebook page, you can submit your reports to it at: NWS Grand Rapids Facebook Page
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