Snowfall and Wind Recap for February 14th

A clipper system quickly spread snow over the area during the afternoon on February 13th. Snowfall was enhanced by Lake Michigan, which resulted in snowfall totals of several inches, especially north and west of Grand Rapids.

On the morning of February 14th, heavy bands of snow developed just south of I-96 and progressed south and east, crossing U.S. 131 and I-94 through the morning. A sharp cold front trailed behind the system, which effectively brought an end to much of the inland snow, as winds shifted out of the north. Winds rapidly ramped up during the late morning and afternoon hours. Gusts of over 40 miles per hour were common inland, while coastal areas pushed near 60 miles per hour in some instances. Lake effect snow would continue through much of the day for immediate counties bordering Lake Michigan, where additional accumulations resulted. 



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