Travel conditions ‘dangerous to impossible’ Monday with winter storm.

January 27, 2019

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Travel conditions ‘dangerous to impossible’ Monday with winter storm.

OCEANA COUNTY – A winter storm is expected to bring subzero temperatures and up to one foot of snow beginning early Monday morning, Jan. 28.

The US National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a winter storm warning Monday from 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Oceana, Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, Lake, Kent, Ottawa, Osceola, Clare, Mecosta, Isabella, Montcalm and Gratiot counties.

“Very cold temperatures and heavy snow are expected,” states the NWS. “Apparent temperatures early Monday will range from 15-20 below zero. Total snow accumulations on Monday of 8-12 inches are expected with locally higher amounts possible.”

“Frostbite will be possible to exposed skin in less than 30 minutes early Monday. Travel will be dangerous to impossible for the Monday morning and evening commutes due to heavy and blowing snow. Recovery and snow removal efforts will be difficult due to blowing snow and decreasing temperatures. Dangerously cold temperatures are then expected Tuesday into early Thursday.

“A winter storm warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions 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.”

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