Light Snow Blankets Some Areas

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich -

We’re a little overdue for some snow across West Michigan.

I know many of us are patiently waiting for a measurable snowfall, especially if you’re heading north to ski. Saturday night into Sunday morning at least a few areas picked up some minor accumulating snow. While we all may have seen some flakes/flurries and trace amounts, spotters for the National Weather Service measured about two inches in Hesperia in Oceana County. Fremont in Newaygo County tabulated about one inch, as did Big Rapids further north in Mecosta County.

The highest totals were reported just outside the FOX 17 viewing area in Isabella County in Mount Pleasant with 2.5″ and a small town called Custer in Mason County with 2.9″.

In a normal/average November, we generally see about 6.6″ of snow. We’ve only had trace amounts across most of the area thus far.

This week doesn’t look very promising for any real measurable snow. Perhaps a few light snow showers on Tuesday into Wednesday morning, but nothing major in our forecast models except the possibility of rain/snow showers on Friday with temperatures warming into the 50′s for next weekend.

Ponder this for a moment…every state along and west of the Mississippi River (with the exception of Washington) is still experiencing some kind of drought. Southern and southeast lower Michigan is still considered abnormally dry, but many states in the nation’s  heartland and mid-section are experiencing an exceptional drought.

We had quite a dry summer. It will be interesting to see if we can get back on track with snow and moisture this winter. Click here to see the U.S. Drought Monitor.

You can get the complete West Michigan forecast at www.fox17online.com/weather. Have pleasant week as we enter into December.

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