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Event Blizzard
State MICHIGAN
County/Area VAN BUREN
WFO GRR
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-02-10 08:17:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2008-02-10 12:55:00.0 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 powerful arctic cold front blasted through lower Michigan and produced severe winter conditions. Temperatures at the Grand Rapids airport plummeted from 28 degrees at midnight on the ninth to 7 degrees at 6 am on the tenth. Temperatures dropped to zero degrees by 11 am.
Frequent wind gusts over 40 mph were common, especially near the Lake Michigan shoreline. This resulted in dangerous wind chills around twenty below zero.
Snowfall totals were greatest over Allegan and Van Buren counties. Snow drifts of three to five feet deep were common in rural and outlying areas. By the early morning hours of the tenth, snow bands became better developed and extended well inland.
Whiteout conditions were occurring under these bands, with visibilities near zero in blowing and falling snow. A fifty car pileup occurred on I-196 in Ottawa county in the afternoon as a result of whiteout conditions. Twenty people were treated for minor injuries, but there were no major injuries or fatalities.
Event Narrative


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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 0 250.00K 0.00K
KALAMAZOO (ZONE) KALAMAZOO (ZONE) MI 02/10/2008 05:59 EST-5 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUSKEGON (ZONE) MUSKEGON (ZONE) MI 02/10/2008 08:01 EST-5 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OTTAWA (ZONE) OTTAWA (ZONE) MI 02/10/2008 08:03 EST-5 Blizzard 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
ALLEGAN (ZONE) ALLEGAN (ZONE) MI 02/10/2008 08:17 EST-5 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VAN BUREN (ZONE) VAN BUREN (ZONE) MI 02/10/2008 08:17 EST-5 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 250.00K 0.00K