Winter storm warning extended until Thursday.

January 28, 2019

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Winter storm warning extended until Thursday.


OCEANA COUNTY – The winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service has been extended until Thursday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m.

“Dangerously cold wind chills will develop Tuesday afternoon and last into Thursday morning,” state NWS. “Wind chills as low as 30 below zero expected.

“Light snow is expected to diminish this evening, before snow showers redevelop overnight. Some freezing drizzle possible into early this evening. (Expect) additional accumulations of 1-4 inches through tonight. Additional accumulations will be possible Tuesday through Thursday with some blowing and drifting likely.

“Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning and evening commutes.

“Cold wind chills of zero to 10 above are expected today.

The warning includes Oceana, Mason, Lake, Newaygo, Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, Allegan, Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties.

A winter storm warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.”

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