WEST MICHIGAN — (FOX 17) — Lake-effect snow is falling across parts of West Michigan on Saturday night, mostly to the west of U.S. 131. The heaviest snow as of 8:42PM EST is in Oceana and Muskegon Counties, as well as in Berrien and Cass Counties, where a lake-effect snow advisory is in effect. I expect total accumulations from 1 to 3 inches in these areas tonight.
There are some indications that a bigger lake-effect setup is taking shape for Wednesday night and Thursday, as some much colder air moves into the Midwest. We’ll be watching it in coming days on FOX 17.
Snowfall totals so far today have been an inch or less. In Grand Rapids, the total was 0.5″. This brings the seasonal total to 7.1″, or 20.5″ below normal. Interestingly, Indianapolis (far removed from lake-effect) has already received 14.2″ this season– twice our total here. It is incredibly rare for areas in the Midwest away from lake-effect influences to have more snow than we have here in the snow belts.
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