Heavy snow, record cold temperatures expected this week.
OCEANA COUNTY – Several counties, including Oceana, are expected to receive a significant amount of snow and record cold temperatures beginning early Monday morning, Nov. 11, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids. Some areas may see a foot of snow by Wednesday morning, Nov. 13.
NWS issued a winter weather advisory for Oceana, Mason, Lake, Osceola, Clare, Newaygo, Mecosta, Isabella, Muskegon, Montcalm, Gratiot, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Clinton, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ingham, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun and Jackson counties Sunday morning, Nov 10.
“Snow will develop early Monday morning and may result in hazardous driving conditions for the Monday morning commute. A wave on the front to our south will bring an area of snow, likely bringing 2-4 inches, south and east of Grand Rapids to
Lansing during the day Monday. Roads may be icy and snow covered,” states NWS.
“Meanwhile, the arctic air following a secondary cold front will be ramping up during the daytime Monday. It will be impacting the area west of US 31 north of Little Sable Point during the day. This will result in periods of low visibility due to locally heavy snow and some blowing and drifting snow.
“The lake effect snow bands will become more widespread over extreme southwest Lower Michigan Monday night and Tuesday. Impacts will be greatest near and west of US 31. There will be bands of heavy snow with some blowing drifting. Temperatures will be in the lower to mid 20s, and that will mean less of an issue with melting snow on the untreated roads. Snowfall may be heavy with some areas seeing over a foot of snow by Wednesday morning. Remember, this is expected to happen only very close to the Lake Michigan shore.”