The top pic. is snow at my house Saturday at 5:35 pm. You can see a big overhang of snow off the house. My picnic table and fire pit are almost buried by the snow.

Record Snowfall in West Michigan

Officially (at the Ford Airport), Grand Rapids has had 8.7″ of snow on Saturday (a daily record for Nov. 19). We picked up 7.0″ on Friday and 7.6″ on Thursday (also a daily record). That’s 23.3″ of snow in 3 days (65 hours) and that’s the first time in history that Grand Rapids got 7″ of snow on 3 consecutive days. We added another 0.7″ on Sunday (12/20). That’s 24″ of snow from this storm over 4 days at the Ford Airport. With 28.0″, this is now the 2nd snowiest November ever, second only to the 31″ we had in 2014. As of 7 pm Saturday, the Ford Airport has 12″ of snow on the ground. The snow settles as the air comes out of it…we’re down to 9″ on the ground Sunday evening.

Snow totals in West Michigan

Here’s some snowfall totals as of about 3 pm Saturday. Other totals: 30.8″ in East Gr. Rapids, 28″ in Gobles (northern Van Buren Co.), 23″ at Oshtemo, 22.9″ at Paw Paw, 22.2″ in Hastings, 17″ at Comstock Park, 14″ Grattan Township (NE Kent Co.), 13″ Pine Grove (Van Buren Co.), 10.5″ near Battle Creek, 10″ Ionia, 10″ Allegan, 6.3″ Waverly (Eaton Co.), 5.5″ Comstock, 5.5″ Okemos.

Roads were slick at times. There was a 20-car pile-up on US 131 north of Kalamazoo.

Dry weather will prevail from Sunday PM thru Wednesday as temperatures moderate and it becomes too warm aloft for lake-effect. The next precipitation will be light rain or a light mix in the Thursday PM/Friday time period.