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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State MICHIGAN
County/Area VAN BUREN
WFO GRR
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-02-01 17:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2011-02-02 12:00:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A major winter storm brought 10 to 15 inches of snow and blizzard conditions to much of southwest lower Michigan the during the late evening of Tuesday, February 1st into the morning hours of Wednesday, February 2nd. Wind gusts in excess of 40 mph combined with heavy snow to produce whiteout conditions and snowdrifts of 3 to 5 feet. Thunder accompanied the snow in some areas with snowfall rates exceeding two inches per hour. Many businesses, schools, and some government offices were closed on Wednesday. Most main roads were plowed by midday Wednesday but some side streets were not cleared until Thursday. The storm is considered a 1 in 10 year event for south west Michigan. The storm also brought blizzard conditions to parts of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Event Narrative Winter storm conditions began during the late afternoon hours Tuesday, February 1st and continued into the early morning hours on Wednesday. Six to twelve inches of snow fell across the county. Winds gusts up to 45 mph accompanied one inch per hour snowfall rates. Snow drifts of 1 to 2 feet occurred in open areas.


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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
VAN BUREN (ZONE) VAN BUREN (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KALAMAZOO (ZONE) KALAMAZOO (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 17:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALLEGAN (ZONE) ALLEGAN (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 17:00 EST-5 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IONIA (ZONE) IONIA (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 18:00 EST-5 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OTTAWA (ZONE) OTTAWA (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 18:00 EST-5 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 18:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENT (ZONE) KENT (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 18:00 EST-5 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARRY (ZONE) BARRY (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 18:00 EST-5 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLINTON (ZONE) CLINTON (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 19:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
INGHAM (ZONE) INGHAM (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 19:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EATON (ZONE) EATON (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 19:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUSKEGON (ZONE) MUSKEGON (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 20:00 EST-5 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OCEANA (ZONE) OCEANA (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 20:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRATIOT (ZONE) GRATIOT (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 20:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTCALM (ZONE) MONTCALM (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 20:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWAYGO (ZONE) NEWAYGO (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 20:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARE (ZONE) CLARE (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 21:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OSCEOLA (ZONE) OSCEOLA (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 21:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MECOSTA (ZONE) MECOSTA (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 21:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MASON (ZONE) MASON (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 21:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ISABELLA (ZONE) ISABELLA (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 21:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE (ZONE) LAKE (ZONE) MI 02/01/2011 21:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K