Weather advisory calls for 45 mph winds.

February 7, 2019

Branches on this large pine tree in Rothbury droop due to the weight of the ice.

Weather advisory calls for 45 mph winds.

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OCEANA COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for several Michigan counties, including Oceana, until 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.

Winds gusting as high as 45 mph are expected overnight.

In addition to Oceana County, the advisory includes Mason, Lake, Osceola, Clare, Newaygo, Mecosta, Isabella, Montcalm and Gratiot counties.

Expect freezing rain changing to rain by late in the day with additional ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch, according to NWS. Rain will then quickly change change to snow showers Thursday evening. Wet roads will quickly freeze by late this evening. Total snow accumulations of 1-3 inches are expected. Snow and blowing snow will become likely overnight with winds gusting as high as 45 mph.

“The number of power outages continue to grow due to ice, and additional power outages and tree damage are possible due to the wind tonight,” states NWS. “Wet roads this evening will become slick overnight.” The hazardous conditions will impact this evening’s commute from the ice, and again Friday morning with the slick roads and falling snow and blowing and drifting snow.

“As temperatures warm above freezing this afternoon and winds increase this evening, be alert for falling ice! Expect slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving.”

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