Another winter storm is set to impact West Michigan for Saturday. Unlike the last few Arctic blasts, this one will slide across the state from the south. Right now the heaviest snow, with accumulations of at least 6 inches, may fall in a line from Holland to Grand Rapids and east to Lansing. The Grand Rapids National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch from 1 AM Saturday until 10 PM Saturday for Allegan, Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties and from 4 AM Saturday until 10 PM Saturday for the counties to the north and east.
Snow will begin to move into the state after midnight and spread from the south to the north. Unlike the last few storms which featured a very light and fluffy snow, this storm will create a very heavy and wet snowfall.
Periods of heavy snowfall and slick roads will create poor travel conditions tonight and Saturday.
As the winter weather impacts West Michigan, review these winter weather safety tips:
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 – Understanding winter weather terms
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 – How snow and cold may affect your health
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 – Preparing your home for winter emergencies
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 – Winter Survival Kits
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 – Winter Weather Safety Tips for home and car
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 – Cold weather and hypothermia
The slideshow on the top has a few of the forecast weather maps.
Before you head out to travel around West Michigan, check out the live West Michigan Weather conditions and live lakeshore weather.
As this winter weather impacts the area, the Grand Rapids National Weather Service wants any reports you may have.
You can send them your weather reports via their on-line spotter report form. This can be accessed at: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/grr/spotter/
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