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Event Details

Event Blizzard
State MICHIGAN
County/Area VAN BUREN
WFO GRR
Begin Date 12/21/2008 01:00:00 EST-5
End Date 12/22/2008 03:00:00 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Light snow began late on the 20th, and evolved into a blizzard across portions of lower Michigan on the 21st. The blizzard conditions impacted the lakeshore counties from Oceana county south, where a total of six to as much as twelve inches of snow fell and was accompanied by wind gusts of 40 to 45 mph.

This resulted in two to three foot snow drifts across portions of the area, which in conjunction with the blizzard to near blizzard conditions produced dangerous travel conditions. At the height of the storm, several stretches of highway were shut down due to multiple vehicle accidents.
Event Narrative Six to ten inches of snow along with wind gusts to 45 mph was 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
ALLEGAN (ZONE) ALLEGAN (ZONE) MI 12/20/2008 20:30 EST-5 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARRY (ZONE) BARRY (ZONE) MI 12/20/2008 21:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENT (ZONE) KENT (ZONE) MI 12/20/2008 21:15 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUSKEGON (ZONE) MUSKEGON (ZONE) MI 12/20/2008 21:30 EST-5 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OCEANA (ZONE) OCEANA (ZONE) MI 12/20/2008 21:30 EST-5 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWAYGO (ZONE) NEWAYGO (ZONE) MI 12/20/2008 21:30 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OTTAWA (ZONE) OTTAWA (ZONE) MI 12/20/2008 21:30 EST-5 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MASON (ZONE) MASON (ZONE) MI 12/20/2008 22:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE (ZONE) LAKE (ZONE) MI 12/20/2008 22:30 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KALAMAZOO (ZONE) KALAMAZOO (ZONE) MI 12/21/2008 01:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VAN BUREN (ZONE) VAN BUREN (ZONE) MI 12/21/2008 01:00 EST-5 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K