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Cool and Showery Through Midweek; High Swim Risk Today

Below normal temperatures are expected through midweek along with occasional showers and perhaps a thunderstorm. Brisk westerly winds will create hazardous swim conditions at west Michigan beaches today. Read More >

Overview

A major winter storm with blizzard conditions impacted much of Lower Michigan just before the Christmas holiday weekend 2022. Conditions deteriorated rapidly on Thursday afternoon with snow moving into the area.  Around 6 PM on Thursday December the 23rd, wind at the Grand Rapids NWS office was calm. Then, the arctic cold front came through resulting in 20 mph and gusty winds from the west. The worst conditions at Grand Rapids were between 3 PM and 6 PM on Friday December 23rd.  This is when the wind was strongest, and visibility was lowest in blowing and drifting snow. Accidents and multi-car pile ups led to closures of some Interstates and Highways on Friday. 

 

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