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Warm, Humid, with Chance for Storms Through Monday

Scattered to isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected tonight across West Michigan, with most of the activity staying north of Grand Rapids and Lansing. A few storms are possible Sunday, but the best chance will be late Sunday night and Monday. Humidity will increase Sunday, pushing the heat index (what it feels like) into the upper 80s to upper 90s. Read More >

A significant winter storm moved into Lower Michigan on February 24 producing heavy wet snow. This snow continued into the morning hours on February 25 before ending. Total accumulations for many locations ranged from 6" to 14". This caused some strain on trees with the wet nature of the snow weighing down on branches, causing some scattered power outages across the region. See the tab above for a snapshot of the power outages on February 25. Also, many schools and even state government offices were closed during this storm. Interstates were in better shape compared to some state highways and other secondary roads, which in many cases were snow packed and treacherous.

 

Below is a graphic of observed snowfall totals. Note: The graphic uses actual reports but does smooth out the accumulations, so it may not exactly match up with what fell. Some areas in the orange shading received over one foot of snow.

 

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1143 AM EST THU FEB 25 2016

...STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL REPORTS PAST 24 HOURS...

LOCATION                     AMOUNT    TIME/DATE       LAT/LON              

...ALLEGAN COUNTY...
DORR 0.4 E                   9.8 IN    0700 AM 02/25   42.72N/85.71W        
HOPKINS 1 N                  9.6 IN    0700 AM 02/25   42.64N/85.76W        
HOPKINS 2.0 N                9.1 IN    0800 AM 02/25   42.65N/85.76W        
CASTLE PARK                  7.7 IN    1020 AM 02/25   42.75N/86.21W        
4 SE GLENN                   7.0 IN    0900 AM 02/25   42.48N/86.17W        

...BARRY COUNTY...
HASTINGS 4.3 SSW             12.2 IN   0700 AM 02/25   42.59N/85.32W        
BELLEVUE 3.9 W               9.2 IN    0700 AM 02/25   42.45N/85.10W        
HASTINGS                     9.0 IN    0700 AM 02/25   42.65N/85.30W        
PLAINWELL 5.4 E              6.9 IN    0800 AM 02/25   42.45N/85.54W        

...CALHOUN COUNTY...
ALBION                       11.0 IN   0918 AM 02/25   42.25N/84.76W        

...CLARE COUNTY...
HARRISON 5.2 ESE             6.2 IN    0800 AM 02/25   43.99N/84.70W        

...CLINTON COUNTY...
OVID                         13.0 IN   0708 AM 02/25   43.00N/84.37W        
2 NE BATH                    12.3 IN   0730 AM 02/25   42.84N/84.42W        
LAINGSBURG 5.0 SW            12.3 IN   0730 AM 02/25   42.84N/84.42W        
CAPITAL CITY AIRPORT         9.6 IN    0653 AM 02/25   42.78N/84.59W        

...EATON COUNTY...
GRAND LEDGE 0.3 NNE          12.0 IN   0800 AM 02/25   42.76N/84.75W        
1 W WAVERLY                  11.0 IN   1100 AM 02/25   42.74N/84.65W        
GRAND LEDGE                  11.0 IN   0700 AM 02/25   42.77N/84.77W        
BELLEVUE                     10.3 IN   0930 AM 02/25   42.44N/85.02W        
EATON RAPIDS                 10.0 IN   0900 AM 02/25   42.51N/84.65W        
CHARLOTTE                    10.0 IN   0700 AM 02/25   42.55N/84.83W        
LANSING 3.9 WNW              9.6 IN    0658 AM 02/25   42.72N/84.63W        
LANSING 3.8 WNW              9.5 IN    0700 AM 02/25   42.72N/84.63W        

...GRATIOT COUNTY...
RIVERDALE                    14.0 IN   0923 AM 02/25   43.39N/84.84W        
ALMA                         10.0 IN   0700 AM 02/25   43.38N/84.67W        
BRECKENRIDGE                 9.8 IN    0653 AM 02/25   43.41N/84.48W        
3 NNE SAINT LOUIS            9.0 IN    1045 AM 02/25   43.45N/84.59W        

...INGHAM COUNTY...
4 NNW DANSVILLE              12.8 IN   0700 AM 02/25   42.61N/84.34W        
OKEMOS                       10.0 IN   0815 AM 02/25   42.71N/84.41W        
LANSING 1.9 WSW              9.5 IN    0700 AM 02/25   42.70N/84.59W        
WILLIAMSTON 4.0 ESE          9.0 IN    0800 AM 02/25   42.66N/84.22W        

...IONIA COUNTY...
SARANAC 2.6 NE               10.9 IN   0630 AM 02/25   42.96N/85.17W        

...ISABELLA COUNTY...
2 NNE FOREST HILL            9.3 IN    0600 AM 02/25   43.47N/84.67W        

...JACKSON COUNTY...
4 S RIVES JUNCTION           12.0 IN   0645 AM 02/25   42.32N/84.45W        
SPRINGPORT                   11.0 IN   0735 AM 02/25   42.38N/84.70W        
JACKSON 3.2 W                11.0 IN   1000 AM 02/25   42.24N/84.47W        
HANOVER 3.8 W                9.5 IN    0848 AM 02/25   42.11N/84.63W        
RIVES JUNCTION 4.0 NW        8.8 IN    0830 AM 02/25   42.41N/84.53W        
3 SW JACKSON                 8.0 IN    0759 AM 02/25   42.21N/84.45W        
3 NW HANOVER                 8.0 IN    0645 AM 02/25   42.13N/84.59W        

...KALAMAZOO COUNTY...
2 S ALAMO                    9.3 IN    0755 AM 02/25   42.35N/85.71W        
2 NE GALESBURG               8.0 IN    1030 AM 02/25   42.31N/85.39W        

...KENT COUNTY...
COMSTOCK PARK                12.0 IN   0850 AM 02/25   43.05N/85.67W        
GRANDVILLE                   11.2 IN   0851 AM 02/25   42.90N/85.76W        
2 SW WYOMING                 11.0 IN   1100 AM 02/25   42.87N/85.73W        
2 S ROCKFORD                 11.0 IN   0700 AM 02/25   43.10N/85.56W        
EAST GRAND RAPIDS            11.0 IN   0806 AM 02/25   42.95N/85.61W        
1 N DUTTON                   11.0 IN   0635 AM 02/25   42.85N/85.58W        
3 WSW CANNONSBURG            11.0 IN   0900 AM 02/25   43.04N/85.52W        
2 ENE CASCADE                11.0 IN   0945 AM 02/25   42.93N/85.46W        
DUTTON                       11.0 IN   0630 AM 02/25   42.84N/85.58W        
1 S LOWELL                   10.8 IN   1016 AM 02/25   42.91N/85.34W        
CALEDONIA 4.4 WNW            10.7 IN   0630 AM 02/25   42.83N/85.59W        
GRANDVILLE                   10.3 IN   0700 AM 02/25   42.90N/85.77W        
1 WSW GRATTAN                10.0 IN   0730 AM 02/25   43.08N/85.40W        
LOWELL WWTP                  8.8 IN    0800 AM 02/25   42.93N/85.33W        
ROCKFORD                     8.5 IN    0900 AM 02/25   43.14N/85.55W        
GRAND RAPIDS 2.9 NW          6.0 IN    0900 AM 02/25   42.99N/85.69W        
COMSTOCK PARK 3.7 NNE        5.5 IN    0700 AM 02/25   43.09N/85.64W        

...MECOSTA COUNTY...
BARRYTON                     8.0 IN    0632 AM 02/25   43.75N/85.14W        
2 N SYLVESTER                7.3 IN    0815 AM 02/25   43.57N/85.26W        
BIG RAPIDS                   3.0 IN    0932 AM 02/25   43.70N/85.49W        

...MONTCALM COUNTY...
1 NNW GREENVILLE             11.0 IN   0700 AM 02/25   43.19N/85.26W        
2 NNW LANGSTON               11.0 IN   0708 AM 02/25   43.34N/85.25W        
STANTON 5.0 ENE              9.0 IN    0700 AM 02/25   43.31N/84.99W        

...MUSKEGON COUNTY...
MUSKEGON                     1.7 IN    0907 AM 02/25   43.23N/86.26W        

...NEWAYGO COUNTY...
4 WSW FREMONT                2.0 IN    0700 AM 02/25   43.45N/86.03W        

...OTTAWA COUNTY...
HUDSONVILLE                  10.0 IN   0900 AM 02/25   42.87N/85.86W        
2 SW GRANDVILLE              9.5 IN    0925 AM 02/25   42.88N/85.79W        
JAMESTOWN                    8.0 IN    1008 AM 02/25   42.83N/85.84W        
1 NW HUDSONVILLE             7.8 IN    0850 AM 02/25   42.88N/85.88W        
ALLENDALE 1.3 SSW            7.5 IN    0800 AM 02/25   42.97N/85.96W        
2 SSW BAUER                  7.5 IN    0844 AM 02/25   42.90N/85.91W        
1 S ALLENDALE                7.5 IN    0645 AM 02/25   42.97N/85.95W        
HUDSONVILLE                  7.0 IN    1002 AM 02/25   42.87N/85.86W        
HOLLAND                      6.0 IN    0700 AM 02/25   42.80N/86.12W        
PORT SHELDON                 6.0 IN    0900 AM 02/25   42.90N/86.20W        
3 WSW ZEELAND                5.5 IN    0900 AM 02/25   42.80N/86.06W        
HOLLAND 3.9 NNE              5.5 IN    0600 AM 02/25   42.82N/86.07W        
HOLLAND 4.3 NNW              3.5 IN    0730 AM 02/25   42.82N/86.15W        
GRAND HAVEN WWTP             1.4 IN    0700 AM 02/25   43.07N/86.20W        

...VAN BUREN COUNTY...
MATTAWAN                     9.8 IN    0859 AM 02/25   42.21N/85.79W        
PAW PAW 3.6 NNE              7.0 IN    0715 AM 02/25   42.27N/85.86W        

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

 

The combination of heavy, wet snow and gusty winds created stress on some trees leading to sagging branches that broke off. This caused some scattered power outages across the region, as seen below. This snapshot was taken the morning of February 25.