The lake effect snow showers are persistent across West Michigan and will remain the area for the next few days. Several more disturbances and persistent northwest flow keep the snow in the forecast into at least Wednesday morning.
Since last Wednesday some locations in West Michigan have received nearly 20 inches of snow. As usual the hardest hit areas are generally west of US-131. See the map in the slideshow at the top for a better look at the hardest hit areas.
With the snow continuing, the Grand Rapids National Weather Service has extended the Lake Effect Snow Advisory for Ottawa, Allegan, Van Buren, and Kalamazoo counties until 7 PM Monday. Near the lakeshore an additional 4-6 inches with isolated amounts of 10 inches possible by Monday evening.
They also issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Calhoun, and Jackson counties from Midnight tonight until 1 PM Monday. An additional 2-4 inches of fresh snow is likely is these areas.
Flooding remains a problem for much of West Michigan, both from the heavy rain and recent ice jams on area rivers.
See the slideshow on the top for a few forecast weather 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/
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