Arctic air to continue in West Michigan Wednesday


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Arctic air will continue to pour into West Michigan Wednesday after plummeting temperatures to record cold levels and triggering a band of heavy lake-effect snow.

Snow totals ranged from a few inches to two feet in spots that were slammed by a lake-effect snow band Monday evening and Tuesday.

Courtesy photo from Eric Pratt

The heaviest snow fell in Allegan and Van Buren counties with snowfall rates as high as 2″ an hour!

Highs Tuesday struggled in the 20s. Average highs are near 50 this time of year. Both Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo set new record coldest highs.

The previous record coldest highs for November 12th were 27° in Grand Rapids in 1894 and 28° in Kalamazoo in 1920.

Another cold start is expected Wednesday morning with wind chills in the single digits.

Another round of snow is expected Wednesday night into Thursday. It will not be nearly as intense as the round Monday and Tuesday, but it could create some slick roads for the morning commute Thursday.

Highs will moderate back into the 30s and 40s by the end of the week, which is still a good 10 degrees colder than usual.



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