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Quiet weather to start the week

Fair weather is forecast through Monday. It will be on the cool side today. The wind today will make it feel like it is in the 20's today. The temperature will moderate slightly for Monday as south winds persist. A risk for mixed precipitation is possible by mid week. Read More >

Overview

A strong and very wet storm system arrived Friday night with rain overspreading the area. This rain was heavy for areas near and south of I-96, where 2-3 inches of rain fell. Daily rainfall records for January 11th were set at Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Lansing, and Kalamazoo. Colder air came in from the north on Saturday, changing precipitation over from rain, to a mixture of sleet and freezing rain.

Freezing rain and sleet continued into Saturday evening, before changing over to snowfall across the area, then ending overnight.

Ice amounts ranged from a trace toward Ludington to the northwest and I-94 to the south, and between 0.1 and 0.3 inches for the most part elsewhere. Snow amounts ranged from a couple of tenths across I-94, to as much as 3-4 inches toward Ludington and Baldwin.

Below is a map of the precipitation amounts, pictures of the flooding and ice from around the area, and radar loops during the event.

 

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                   Total Rainfall Map             Snowfall Map with Ice Amounts Overlaid

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                    NWS Grand Rapids (NWS)

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Photo Courtesy of Amy Hovey - Lowell, MI

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Photo Courtesy of Victoria Lee - Delton, MI

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Saranac, MI (NWS)

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