Wednesday's Snowfall

Widespread lake effect snowfall occurred from late Tuesday night into Wednesday night.  For many locations, this was the first snow accumulation of the season.  The hardest hit areas were across Ottawa, Allegan and Van Buren counties, where locally up to 6 inches of snow fell.  Temperatures fell below freezing Tuesday night and remained below freezing Wednesday resulting in treacherous driving conditons.

 

Here is an unofficial snow map for the event

 

Here is a text listing of observed snowfall amounts received during the event from observers, spotters

law enforcement and road commission's:

 

SNOW REPORTS

LOCATION OBSERVED TIME/DATE
VALUE OF OBSERVATION LAT LON
MICHIGAN

...ALLEGAN COUNTY...
DORR 3.0 M 1209 AM 12/02 42.73N 85.72W
2 W WAYLAND 3.6 M 700 AM 12/02 42.67N 85.68W
1 WNW ALLEGAN 5.5 M 634 PM 12/01 42.53N 85.88W

...BARRY COUNTY...
4 W BELLEVUE 1.7 M 700 AM 12/02 42.45N 85.10W
1 E MIDDLEVILLE 2.0 M 700 AM 12/02 42.71N 85.44W

...CLARE COUNTY...
LAKE 1.0 E 615 AM 12/02 43.85N 85.01W

...CLINTON COUNTY...
2 NE BATH 1.0 M 700 AM 12/02 42.84N 84.42W
2 NE BATH 1.2 M 845 AM 12/02 42.84N 84.42W
3 NW LANSING 1.5 M 700 AM 12/02 42.78N 84.59W
ST. JOHNS 1.5 M 1029 PM 12/01 43.00N 84.56W

...EATON COUNTY...
DELTA MILLS 0.4 M 624 PM 12/01 42.76N 84.65W
1 N GRAND LEDGE 0.7 M 800 AM 12/02 42.76N 84.75W
DIMONDALE 1.1 M 441 PM 12/01 42.65N 84.65W

...INGHAM COUNTY...
LANSING 0.6 M 700 PM 12/01 42.74N 84.55W
2 N HASLETT 1.0 M 700 AM 12/02 42.77N 84.40W

...IONIA COUNTY...
PORTLAND 1.5 E 601 PM 12/01 42.87N 84.90W

...JACKSON COUNTY...
5 S CONCORD 0.6 M 700 AM 12/02 42.11N 84.63W

...KALAMAZOO COUNTY...
KALAMAZOO 2.0 E 548 PM 12/01 42.28N 85.59W
4 SSE OSHTEMO 3.0 M 755 AM 12/02 42.21N 85.66W
OSHTEMO 4.0 M 441 PM 12/01 42.26N 85.68W
2 W RICHLAND 4.3 M 807 PM 12/01 42.38N 85.49W
OSHTEMO 5.0 M 754 PM 12/01 42.26N 85.68W

...KENT COUNTY...
1 N ALASKA 1.8 M 700 AM 12/02 42.86N 85.48W
5 NE ROCKFORD 3.3 M 1115 PM 12/01 43.17N 85.49W
1 ESE ADA 3.4 M 700 AM 12/02 42.95N 85.48W
5 SSW GRAND RAPIDS 3.5 M 700 AM 12/02 42.90N 85.70W
1 SSW DUTTON 3.6 M 740 AM 12/02 42.83N 85.59W
2 W ADA 3.8 M 530 AM 12/02 42.95N 85.53W
2 W ADA 4.1 M 630 PM 12/01 42.95N 85.53W
3 ESE GRAND RAPIDS 4.1 M 640 AM 12/02 42.94N 85.61W
EAST GRAND RAPIDS 4.2 M 712 PM 12/01 42.94N 85.61W
KENTWOOD 4.5 M 444 PM 12/01 42.90N 85.59W
WALKER 4.5 M 200 PM 12/01 43.00N 85.77W
GRAND RAPIDS 4.7 M 640 PM 12/01 42.96N 85.67W
4 W GRAND RAPIDS 4.8 M 300 PM 12/01 42.97N 85.74W
3 SSW CASCADE 5.0 M 700 AM 12/02 42.88N 85.52W
5 ENE HUDSONVILLE 5.3 M 700 AM 12/02 42.90N 85.78W
GRANDVILLE 5.3 M 517 PM 12/01 42.91N 85.76W
WALKER 5.5 M 622 PM 12/01 43.00N 85.77W
GRANDVILLE 5.9 M 1146 PM 12/01 42.91N 85.76W
4 NNW GRAND RAPIDS 6.0 M 1115 PM 12/01 43.02N 85.68W

...LAKE COUNTY...
IRONS 1.0 E 540 AM 12/02 44.14N 85.92W

...MASON COUNTY...
N VICTORY TWP 2.6 M 500 AM 12/02 44.04N 86.34W
SCOTTVILLE 3.0 E 615 AM 12/02 43.95N 86.28W

...MECOSTA COUNTY...
1 NNE BIG RAPIDS 0.9 M 800 AM 12/02 43.71N 85.47W
PARIS 1.5 E 615 AM 12/02 43.77N 85.50W

...MONTCALM COUNTY...
GREENVILLE 3.3 M 1051 PM 12/01 43.18N 85.26W

...MUSKEGON COUNTY...
MUSKEGON 2.7 M 642 PM 12/01 43.22N 86.25W
NORTON SHORES 2.8 M 1053 PM 12/01 43.16N 86.26W
4 S MUSKEGON 2.9 M 700 AM 12/02 43.17N 86.24W

...NEWAYGO COUNTY...
3 NNW FREMONT 1.5 M 700 AM 12/02 43.51N 85.97W

...OCEANA COUNTY...
4 SSE STONY LAKE 0.5 M 700 AM 12/02 43.50N 86.47W
3 WSW HART 1.8 E 827 PM 12/01 43.68N 86.42W
5 NW SHELBY 1.8 M 700 AM 12/02 43.67N 86.42W
MEARS 2.0 E 503 PM 12/01 43.68N 86.42W

...OSCEOLA COUNTY...
9 NE REED CITY 1.5 M 730 AM 12/02 43.97N 85.38W

...OTTAWA COUNTY...
4 WNW HOLLAND 1.0 M 730 AM 12/02 42.80N 86.19W
3 NW HOLLAND 3.0 M 700 AM 12/02 42.82N 86.15W
HOLLAND 3.2 M 702 PM 12/01 42.78N 86.11W
1 E HOLLAND 4.0 M 1009 PM 12/01 42.78N 86.09W
3 NE HOLLAND 4.0 M 600 AM 12/02 42.82N 86.07W
2 WSW WALKER 6.2 M 630 AM 12/02 42.99N 85.81W

...VAN BUREN COUNTY...
SOUTH HAVEN 1.0 M 503 PM 12/01 42.40N 86.28W
LAWTON 5.0 E 802 PM 12/01 42.17N 85.85W
GOBLES 5.5 M 740 PM 12/01 42.36N 85.88W


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