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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
955 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

MIZ038-050-072-101100-
/O.CON.KGRR.WW.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-160211T1500Z/
LAKE-MUSKEGON-KALAMAZOO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BALDWIN...MUSKEGON...KALAMAZOO
955 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

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

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

*  SNOW SHOWERS WILL WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT. THE BANDS OF SNOW
   WILL PERSIST THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

 * SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES.

 * THIS WILL BE A PROLONGED SNOW EVENT...THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.
   6 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW WILL OCCUR BY THURSDAY MORNING.

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 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
546 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-101100-
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-CLARE-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-ISABELLA-MUSKEGON-
MONTCALM-GRATIOT-OTTAWA-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-
INGHAM-VAN BUREN-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-
546 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY TODAY AND
BECOME HEAVY TONIGHT. HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
TONIGHT TOWARD LAKE MICHIGAN DUE TO WHITEOUTS IN THE HEAVIER SNOW
BANDS AND SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS WITH TEMPERATURES
FALLING INTO THE TEENS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW BANDS WILL CONTINUE WEDNESDAY...WEDNESDAY
NIGHT AND INTO THURSDAY MORNING TOWARDS LAKE MICHIGAN. TRAVEL WILL
CONTINUE TO BE AFFECTED BY LIMITED VISIBILITY...BLOWING SNOW AND
SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS. PORTIONS OF THE LAKESHORE COULD SEE 6 TO
AS MUCH AS 12 INCHES OF SNOW IN SPOTS BY MIDDAY THURSDAY.

COLD AIR WILL INFILTRATE THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY WITH HIGHS IN THE
TEENS AND WIND CHILL VALUES AROUND ZERO. EVEN COLDER AIR IS
EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT INTO THE WEEKEND WITH WIND CHILL READINGS
DROPPING TOWARDS 15 BELOW.

ICE JAMS ON AREA RIVERS MAY BECOME AN ISSUE FROM WEDNESDAY INTO
THE WEEKEND AS COLD AIR REMAINS IN PLACE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$



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