Spring is not here yet, and Mother Nature is making sure of it. A winter storm started to move its was across lower Michigan overnight, and it’s bringing several inches of snow to many areas of the state.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 4 p.m. Friday (March 10) throughout much of lower Michigan. Travelers should expect moderate to heavy snowfall throughout the morning into the early afternoon and hazardous roads. I personally this should be a winter weather warming instead of an advisory, since the many areas of the state are getting several inches of snow, but that’s just me.
Grand Rapids is getting lots of the white stuff. According to the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids, “Snow from midnight to 7 AM is 8.0 inches at NWS Grand Rapids, which sets a daily record for March 10th.” It’s crazy to think that Grand Rapids has broken a daily record. The storm also put Grand Rapids at more than 100 inches of snow for the season. In addition, “Hastings in Barry County has 9 inches of snow through 5 am. Parts of Ottawa and Kent Counties probably have close to that amount,” according to the NWS.
Detroit is expected to get 3-5 inches of snow, while Lansing is looking at 2-6 inches, with the heavier totals south and the lighter totals north. “Light to moderate snow continues through the morning with more frequent heavier bursts likely between 7AM and 10AM,” the NWS in Detroit states. “Motorists should be prepared for worsening road conditions during the morning commute.” In the thumb and Flint area, they got the NWS states, “Snow fills in from the I-75 corridor eastward across the Thumb during early morning. Accumulation averages 1 to 2 inches from 4 AM to 8 AM.” That area is projected to get about 2-4 inches of snow.
Snow this morning will taper off by the afternoon. Highs will be in the 30s throughout lower Michigan, so the snow won’t melt.