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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State MICHIGAN
County/Area VAN BUREN
WFO GRR
Begin Date 12/19/2008 03:00:00 EST-5
End Date 12/19/2008 13:30:00 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative An area of low pressure moved from Kansas City, Missouri to north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Snow spread into southwest lower Michigan out ahead of the low, starting in South Haven at around 2:00 a.m. on the nineteenth.

The snow quickly spread north and began in Mount Pleasant at around 4:30 a.m. Heavy Snow occurred across most of the area between 5:00 a.m. and 1:00 pm, with snowfall rates reaching 1 to 2 inches per hour at times. Thundersnow was even reported at locations across southern lower Michigan, evidence to the instability in place with this system.

Some sleet and freezing rain mixed in along the Interstate 94 corridor. The heaviest snow occurred in a swath from Pentwater south to Holland, east through Newaygo, Grand Rapids, Alma and St. John's. Another maximum of snow was found across south central lower Michigan from Bellevue in Eaton county southeast to Vandercook Lake in Jackson county.
Event Narrative Four to eight inches of snow and ice pellets were reported.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KALAMAZOO (ZONE) KALAMAZOO (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 03:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VAN BUREN (ZONE) VAN BUREN (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 03:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALLEGAN (ZONE) ALLEGAN (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 03:30 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 03:30 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUSKEGON (ZONE) MUSKEGON (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 04:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OTTAWA (ZONE) OTTAWA (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 04:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EATON (ZONE) EATON (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 04:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IONIA (ZONE) IONIA (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 04:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 04:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARRY (ZONE) BARRY (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 04:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENT (ZONE) KENT (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 04:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRATIOT (ZONE) GRATIOT (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 04:30 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTCALM (ZONE) MONTCALM (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 04:30 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLINTON (ZONE) CLINTON (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 04:30 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
INGHAM (ZONE) INGHAM (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 04:30 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARE (ZONE) CLARE (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 05:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OSCEOLA (ZONE) OSCEOLA (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 05:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ISABELLA (ZONE) ISABELLA (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 05:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MASON (ZONE) MASON (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 05:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE (ZONE) LAKE (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 05:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWAYGO (ZONE) NEWAYGO (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 05:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MECOSTA (ZONE) MECOSTA (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 05:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OCEANA (ZONE) OCEANA (ZONE) MI 12/19/2008 05:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K