Kalamazoo Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 3:51 AM EST Dec. 12, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning in effect until 7 am EST Wednesday...

* what... heavy lake effect snow squalls will continue into early
tonight. Plan on very difficult travel conditions, including
during the morning and evening commute. Due to the high snowfall
rates and blowing and drifting snow, snow plows may not be able
to keep up with keep the roads clear in some areas. Sections of
some local roads may be impassable at times due to the extreme
drifting with the heavy snow squalls. Additional snow
accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 13
inches, are expected.

* Where... the western sections lake, Newaygo and Kalamazoo
counties will see the greatest impacts from this event.

* When... until 7 am EST Wednesday.

* Additional details... winds gusting as high as 30 mph will cause
areas of blowing and drifting snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy lake effect snow means
significant amounts of lake effect snow are forecast that will
make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel,
keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case
of an emergency.