Grand Rapids Nearing Top Ten December Snowfalls

Posted at 9:15 PM, Dec 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-25 21:15:47-05

122513snowtotalsGRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — As the snow continues to fall this Christmas Day, each snowflake brings the city of Grand Rapids closer to breaking into the top ten snowiest Decembers on record. Currently the official recording site at the Grand Rapids airport sits at 28.1 inches. With the snow falling and more expected tonight, it is highly likely that Grand Rapids will break into the top ten by sunrise Thursday considering all we would need to break number ten is one inch.

So far this entire season has been a far cry from last year. When you factor in the month of November, snow totals have already topped 30 inches in both Grand Rapids and Muskegon. Last year at this time both Muskegon and Grand Rapids had received less than a foot.

Lake effect snow will continue tonight and intensify through the overnight hours bringing and additional 3 to 6 inches of accumulation along the Lakeshore and 2 to 4 inches along the US-131 corridor. By daybreak, lake effect bands should push inland creating for a slippery commute in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.