GRAND RAPIDS, MI (WHTC) - Memories of February 2008, when it would seem that the snow would never end, are being relived along the Lakeshore this month.
Another Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for Allegan and Ottawa counties by the National Weather Service office in Grand Rapids, beginning at 1 PM this afternoon and running for about 24 hours. The combination of an Arctic Clipper and lake-effect conditions may mean between three and six more inches of snow will fall in the area before some break is possible by Wednesday, with a thaw of above-freezing temperatures predicted by the end of the week. Forecasters say that the sudden chill and windy conditions over the still-warm waters of Lake Michigan has led to higher-than-normal amounts of snowfall for the Holland/Zeeland area this month.
Despite extended temperatures of below 30 degrees for more than a week, authorities say that ice that has formed on lakes and ponds isn’t thick enough yet to safely handle the weight of fishermen and other outdoor enthusiasts, and that it will take more time to get to the six-inch level that is recommended for safely walking onto the ice.