WINTER STORM WARNING!!January 23rd, 2014 at 3:38 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the Lakeshore Counties and the next set of counties inland (inc. Kent, Kalamazoo, Barry, Newaygo and Lake) until 7 am Saturday. It’s a Winter Weather Advisory for the rest of the area counties. There is a Wind Chill Advisory for the entire area for the day today (Fri.). GRR NWS says “WHITE OUT CONDITIONS WITH LITTLE TO NO VISIBILITY ARE EXPECTED. WORST CONDITIONS AFTER SUNSET FRIDAY.” We are expecting 3-6″ of new snow along with considerable blowing and drifting and wind chill temperatures as cold as -10 to -25. We’re planning team coverage thru the event. Read the GRR NWS discussion. BTW – it’s snowing tonight all the way down to Lake Charles, LA.
From WNDU: 10-vehicle/4-truck crash in Berrien Co. on I-94 - “Police reported four people were hurt, including two children who were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries…” An eastbound multi-vehicle crash in the same area had closed that side of the highway earlier in the day. “It just gets to the point where conditions are not safe enough for people to drive down the road,” Lt. Dawson (MSP) said. Lt. Dawson explained that the salt and abrasives on the roadways are unable to melt the ice hiding beneath a fresh layer of snow, “when people don’t slow down their speed, they crash.”
Three fatalities (including a couple from Grand Rapids) and at least 20 injured in the multi-vehicle crash on eastbound I-94 at Michigan City, Indiana. At least 15 trucks were involved and approximately 15 cars. More video.