Cold With More Lake Effect Snow

Bitter cold arctic air has invaded the Great Lakes Region, resulting in sub zero wind chills along with lake effect snow showers and blowing snow.

Areas west of Highway 131 will see another one to three inches today, which will bring totals since late Thursday to three to six inches. The primary wind direction today will be northwesterly, but winds will shift to southwesterly after midnight tonight. That will focus the heaviest snow showers along the shoreline north of Holland. The winds will shift again on Saturday afternoon to the northwest. Click here to see how important wind direction is when forecasting lake effect snow.

Up to five new inches of accumulation is possible at Muskegon and Ludington for the period 1 AM Saturday to 7 PM Saturday.  As the snow continues to pile up along the lakeshore, now may be a good time to review how to prevent roof ice dams.

 

Expected Accumulations Today (Click to Enlarge)                   New Accumulations Late Tonight Through Saturday

         



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