This has been a snowy week for much of West Michigan. Wednesday and Friday were particularly treacherous. The wind and blowing snow on Friday afternoon were worse than the actual snow accumulation. The heavier snow fell Friday evening into Saturday morning.
On Wednesday a disturbance slid across the Great Lakes with snow and lake effect snow. A few locations observed more than a foot of new snow. Here are a few of the higher totals:
14” near Bridgeton
12” in Spring Lake
11” in Fruitport
10” in Grand Haven
On Friday another strong cold front approached with strong wind and blowing snow. The wind was strongest at the lakeshore with speeds near 60mph. Below are a few of the higher reports:
59mph Holland Harbor
58mph Big Sable Point
56 mph Wabanigo
53mph Muskegon GLERL
52mph Muskegon Airport
51mph W Michigan Regional Airport (Holland)
Friday night the snow began to pile up once again as the front passed by. As of Saturday morning these are some of the snowfall reports:
8.4” East Grand Rapids
8” Grand Rapids
The snow cover in the United States extends into the Deep South where Texas and Louisiana picked up a mix of both snow and ice.
The slideshow on the top has a few of snowfall maps.
As this 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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