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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
404 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

MIZ037-038-043-050-091715-
/O.CON.KGRR.WW.Y.0010.160209T2100Z-160211T1500Z/
MASON-LAKE-OCEANA-MUSKEGON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LUDINGTON...BALDWIN...HART...MUSKEGON
404 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST THURSDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * SNOW SHOWERS WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AND INTENSE THIS
   AFTERNOON.

 * SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES...WITH SNOW RATES OF AN INCH PER
   HOUR POSSIBLE.

*  WINDS FROM THE NORTHWEST OCCASIONALLY GUSTING TO 35
   MPH...PRODUCING PERIODS OF NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY LATE THIS
   AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

 * THIS IS A PROLONGED SNOW EVENT...THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.
   TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH THIS PERIOD IS EXPECTED TO EXCEED SIX
   INCHES. LOCALIZED AREAS OF A FOOT OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE.

IMPACTS...

 * ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY STARTING THIS
   AFTERNOON.

 * TODAYS EVENING COMMUTE WILL BE IMPACTED WITH SLOW AND HAZARDOUS
   TRAVEL. ADDITIONAL COMMUTES INTO THURSDAY MORNING WILL ALSO BE
   IMPACTED.

 * ROAD SALT WILL BECOME LESS EFFECTIVE INTO TONIGHT AS
   TEMPERATURES DROP INTO THE TEENS. 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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
526 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-091030-
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-CLARE-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-ISABELLA-MUSKEGON-
MONTCALM-GRATIOT-OTTAWA-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-
INGHAM-VAN BUREN-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-
526 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TODAY AND CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT.
ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT. THE SNOW
COMBINED WITH TEMPERATURES FALLING BELOW FREEZING COULD LEAD TO A
FEW SLICK SPOTS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

A PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW IS EXPECTED FROM
TUESDAY INTO THURSDAY WITH THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOW LIKELY
BETWEEN TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE SNOW BANDS WILL
STAY CLOSE TO THE LAKESHORE...SO LUDINGTON...PENTWATER...HOLLAND
AND SOUTH HAVEN STAND THE BEST CHANCE OF EXPERIENCING HAZARDOUS
WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS.

A SHOT OF COLD AIR WILL ACCOMPANY THE MID WEEK SNOW...WITH EVEN
COLDER AIR EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND. HIGHS THIS WEEKEND COULD BE IN
THE SINGLE DIGITS WITH WIND CHILL READINGS WELL BELOW ZERO.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$



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