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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
532 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-111045-
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-CLARE-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-ISABELLA-MUSKEGON-
MONTCALM-GRATIOT-OTTAWA-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-
INGHAM-VAN BUREN-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-
532 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS WESTERN LOWER MICHIGAN BOTH
TODAY AND TONIGHT. HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED
TOWARDS LAKE MICHIGAN DUE TO LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW...BLOWING
SNOW...COLD TEMPERATURES AND SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL WEAKEN SOME ON THURSDAY BEFORE INCREASING IN
INTENSITY AGAIN THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. ADDITIONAL
ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED DURING THIS TIME.

VERY COLD AIR WILL SURGE INTO THE REGION FRIDAY NIGHT INTO
SATURDAY. HIGHS ON SATURDAY WILL BE BETWEEN 5 AND 15 ABOVE WITH
WIND CHILL VALUES BELOW ZERO.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$



Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
400 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

MIZ038-050-072-101700-
/O.CON.KGRR.WW.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-160211T1500Z/
LAKE-MUSKEGON-KALAMAZOO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BALDWIN...MUSKEGON...KALAMAZOO
400 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
THURSDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TODAY. THE BANDS OF SNOW WILL
   PERSIST THROUGH TONIGHT...BEFORE DIMINISHING EARLY THURSDAY.

 * SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES...WITH SNOW RATES AS HIGH AS AN
   INCH PER HOUR.

 * WINDS FROM THE NORTHWEST OCCASIONALLY GUSTING TO 30 MPH...
   PRODUCING PERIODS OF NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY TODAY. WINDS ARE
   EXPECTED TO DIMINISH THIS EVENING.

 * THIS WILL BE A PROLONGED SNOW EVENT...THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.
   AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW TODAY AND TONIGHT. THIS
   WILL BRING STORM TOTALS TO 4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH LOCALIZED
   HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

IMPACTS...

 * ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY.

 * TRAVEL THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING BE SLOW AND HAZARDOUS. AN
   INCREASED RISK FOR MULTIPLE VEHICLE PILEUPS WILL EXIST.

 * ROAD SALT WILL BE LESS EFFECTIVE AS DAYTIME TEMPERATURES ONLY
   REACH THE LOWER 20S. THE COLD AIR WILL CONTINUE OVER THE
   REGION THROUGH THURSDAY.

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 AND HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/5OG.

&&

$$



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