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Periods of Snow and Freezing Drizzle this evening

Snow will continue tonight. Expect this snow to spread to the northeast through the afternoon. The snow will be heaviest south of the I 96 corridor and east of I 69. A period of Freezing drizzle is possible after 6 PM. Use caution while driving this afternoon and give yourself some extra time. Read More >

January 28 - 31, 2019: Days of Snow, Low Visibility, and Extreme Cold

 

A typical scene across Lower Michigan during the cold and snow event with low visibility due to blowing snow and hazardous driving conditions. Photo taken on 1/29/2019 in the Grand Rapids area. 

Much of the Midwest experienced an arctic cold outbreak and a prolonged period of falling and blowing snow during the last few days of January. More than a foot of snow fell across parts of Lower Michigan with wind chills from -20 to -40 F. The combination of the extreme cold and snow led to dangerous and life-threatening travel conditions across the state closing schools and businesses for a number of days. Additionally, numerous car pile-ups led to the closure of many area roadways, highways, and interstates. The remarkable longevity of the cold and snowy conditions combined with the sheer number of impacts from school, business, and road closures will surely make the end of January 2019 remembered for years. 

 

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