Winter Storm Slowly Winding Down

A wide range of weather hit Lower Michigan on Tuesday night and Wednesday as low pressure tracked south of Lower Michigan. Several inches of wet snow fell across central and northern Lower Michigan, while about an inch of rain fell further south. A coating of ice from freezing rain occurred in the transition zone. There were even a few thunderstorms that dropped hail. Some snow can be expected through Wednesday evening as the low moves east and colder air moves south. Another inch or two of snow can be expected before the snow ends this evening. Untreated roads may be icy, so use caution travelling.


Here is a map of observed snow amounts through noon on Wednesday. Note the sharp gradient on the southern edge of the snow. Up to half an inch of ice accumulation from freezing rain occurred in this area.

 Photo of sleet, snow and ice that fell near Hesperia, Newaygo County. Courtesy of Mecosta County emergency management.


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