Winter storm warning

February 6, 2013

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a winter storm warning beginning noon Thursday until noon Friday. The following is the alert:

 

Alert includes the following counties:

Mason, MI;  Lake, MI;  Osceola, MI;  Clare, MI;  Oceana, MI;  Newaygo, MI;  Mecosta, MI;  Isabella, MI; Muskegon, MI;  Montcalm, MI;  Gratiot, MI;  Ottawa, MI;  Kent, MI;  Ionia, MI;  Clinton, MI;  Allegan, MI;  Barry, MI; Eaton, MI;  Ingham, MI

… WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO NOON EST FRIDAY…

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE ALONG AND NORTH OF M-20 TONIGHT ACCUMULATING 1 TO 2 INCHES. LITTLE SNOW EXPECTED TONIGHT SOUTH OF M-20.

* STEADIER SNOW… MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES… WILL DEVELOP THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE UNTIL EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 6 TO 12 INCHES IS EXPECTED. SOME LOCATIONS MAY SEE MORE THAN 12 INCHES OF SNOW.

* SNOW WILL BE WET AND HEAVY IN NATURE.

IMPACTS…

* TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY TO BECOME VERY HAZARDOUS… ESPECIALLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.

* VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO AT TIMES… ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT.

* THE HEAVY WET NATURE OF THE SNOW WILL MAKE SHOVELING MUCH MORE DIFFICULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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