One Year Ago: 81º, Today: Feels Like 4º With Snow and Wind

Posted at 2:37 PM, Mar 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-19 14:37:40-04

WEST MICHIGAN — (FOX 17) — Despite the fact the calendar indicates that spring begins in 16 hours, winter isn’t giving up without a fight.

This image is from FOX 17 radar. Snow continues across a huge chunk of West Michigan, heavy in spots. Snowfall totals so far have been in the 3 to 6 inch range, including these reports on the FOX 17 Facebook page:

  • Dorr, 5.0″
  • Portage, 3.0″
  • N. Wayland, 4.0″
  • East Grand Rapids, 5.0″
  • Wyoming, 6.0″

In addition to the falling snow, winds are gusting to over 30 miles per hour. Not only is this creating blowing snow, but it is also producing windchills in the single digits.

This is in stark contrast to one year ago. The high temperature on today’s date was 81º. For the next three days, highs were also in the 80s, including a high of 87º on March 21. This is the warmest temperature ever in the month of March.

We will have updates all night here on FOX 17, and of course for the latest on the weather and delays, visit the web page at