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Freezing Rain Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1030 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

MIZ050-056>059-064>067-162330-
/O.EXT.KGRR.ZR.Y.0002.170116T1530Z-170117T0700Z/
MUSKEGON-OTTAWA-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-INGHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MUSKEGON, GRAND HAVEN, JENISON,
GRAND RAPIDS, IONIA, ST. JOHNS, HOLLAND, HASTINGS, CHARLOTTE,
AND LANSING
1030 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EST TUESDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET HAVE DEVELOPED BETWEEN I-94 AND I-96
   AND WILL CONTINUE MOVING NORTH THIS AFTERNOON.

 * THE FREEZING RAIN WILL CHANGE TO RAIN FROM SOUTHWEST TO
   NORTHEAST LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT. UP TO A QUARTER
   INCH OF ICE COULD ACCUMULATE ON COLDER SURFACES.


IMPACTS...

 * THE ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME ICY IN PLACES ESPECIALLY
   THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

 * SECONDARY AND ESPECIALLY DIRT ROADS WILL HOLD ONTO THE ICE
   LONGER THAN PRIMARY AND PAVED ROADS.

 * SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY TO OCCUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 * THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REMINDS MOTORISTS
   TO ADJUST SPEEDS BASED ON THE CONDITIONS...AND TO TAKE IT
   SLOW IN ICE AND SNOW.

 * WEATHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON LINE AT
   WWW.READY.GOV/WINTER.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
524 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-171030-
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-CLARE-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-ISABELLA-MUSKEGON-
MONTCALM-GRATIOT-OTTAWA-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-
INGHAM-VAN BUREN-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-
524 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST LOWER
MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

HIGH WATER LEVELS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT AS A RESULT OF THE
RECENT RAINFALL AND ICE IN THE RIVERS.

ROADS WILL LIKELY BECOME SLICK AS THE DAY PROGRESSES...ESPECIALLY
TO THE NORTHEAST OF A MUSKEGON TO LANSING LINE. PRECIPITATION WILL
BE MOVING IN AND SOME OF IT WILL BE FREEZING RAIN. WHERE THE
FREEZING RAIN PERSISTS UP TO A QUARTER INCH OF ICE COULD BUILD UP
AND LEAD TO SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

ANY REMAINING FREEZING RAIN SHOULD DIMINISH BY NOON. SLICK
CONDITIONS COULD PERSIST ALONG WITH SOME POWER OUTAGES. THIS WILL
BE MAINLY FOR THE REGION TO THE NORTHEAST OF A MUSKEGON TO LANSING
LINE.

THE WATER LEVEL IN THE RIVERS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED DURING THE
PERIOD. A RISK FOR ICE JAM FLOODING WILL CONTINUE. ADDITIONAL
RAINFALL INTO TUESDAY COULD CAUSE AN INCREASE THE IMPACTS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$



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