Despite Spring-like Weekend, Southwest Michigan Braces for Early March Winter Storm
The final weekend of February 2016 saw temperatures climb into the mid-50s, but winter's not quite ready to slumber. Most of Southwest Michigan,
with the exception of the southern tier of counties, are included in the warned area. Update 2/29 3:30PM Berrien, Cass, St Joseph and the remainder of the southern tier of counties in Michigan are now included in the advisory.
Update 3/1 9:00AM Van Buren County as well as Allegan, Berry and counties to the north have been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning. Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties remain under a winter weather advisory.
Van Buren, Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties north to a Pentwater-to-Clare line are under the advisory for 3 to 6 inches of accumulation, with the heaviest snow predicted along Interstate 96.
In the National Weather Service's briefing on Monday February 29, they noted,
* SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY.
* TOTAL SNOWFALL 3 TO 6 INCHES...HIGHEST AMOUNTS NEAR I-96.
* SNOW WILL DIMINISH TUESDAY EVENING.
* ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND SLIPPERY THIS EVENING.
* TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE WILL BE MUCH SLOWER.
* SCHOOL DELAYS AND/OR CLOSURES POSSIBLE.
BONUS VIDEO: Michigan Winter Adventure Race 2016
Check out the 2016 edition of the Michigan Winter Adventure Race held in Rockford on February 6.