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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
446 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-131000-
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-CLARE-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-ISABELLA-MUSKEGON-
MONTCALM-GRATIOT-OTTAWA-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-
INGHAM-VAN BUREN-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-
446 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

LAKE EFFECT SNOW...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND COLD TEMPERATURES
WILL COMBINE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS TODAY AND INTO
TONIGHT...ESPECIALLY ALONG AND WEST OF U.S. HIGHWAY 131 TOWARDS
LAKE MICHIGAN.

ARCTIC AIR WILL SURGE INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION TODAY AND
REMAIN IN PLACE FOR MUCH OF THE WEEKEND. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL BE
DROPPING BELOW ZERO TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL PERSIST ALONG LAKE MICHIGAN SATURDAY AND
INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. TOTAL NEW SNOWFALL IN SPOTS TOWARDS LAKE
MICHIGAN COULD REACH THE 5 TO 8 INCH RANGE BY SATURDAY EVENING.
THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL FROM HOLLAND SOUTH DOWN THE LAKESHORE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$



Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
341 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

MIZ037-038-043-050-056-072-121645-
/O.CON.KGRR.WW.Y.0011.160212T1200Z-160213T2100Z/
MASON-LAKE-OCEANA-MUSKEGON-OTTAWA-KALAMAZOO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LUDINGTON...BALDWIN...HART...MUSKEGON...
JENISON...KALAMAZOO
341 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS
MORNING TO 4 PM EST SATURDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * SNOW WILL BEGIN BETWEEN 7 AM AND 9 AM. THERE MAY BE A LULL LATE
   MORNING BEFORE HEAVIER LAKE EFFECT SNOW DEVELOPS THIS
   AFTERNOON.

 * BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO A FEW CAR LENGTHS
   THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

 * TOTAL SNOW 4 TO 6 INCHES...LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.


IMPACTS...

 * HAZARDOUS TRAVEL FROM MID MORNING FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
   EVENING.

 * ACCIDENTS AND SLIDEOFFS DUE TO SLIPPERY ROADS AND LOW
   VISIBILITIES.

 * CLOSURES AND CANCELLATIONS.

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.

&&

$$



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