GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A fast moving storm system overtook Michigan's lower peninsula Wednesday dumping several inches of snow through much of the day.
Flakes began flying early Wednesday morning with close to two inches or more on the ground by noon.
Much of the area saw a brief break around noon as dry air attempted to punch in from the south but moderate to heavy snow ramped back up within an hour as snowfall rates quickly soared to 1-2 inches per hour.
Visibility was diminished to under one mile for several hours during the evening commute and traffic backups persisted well after rush hour.
There was also some school closings for Thursday. You can view the full LIST OF CLOSINGS HERE.
Here's a breakdown by county of snowfall reports:
Mount Pleasant: 8.0"
Western Michigan University: 3.3"
East Grand Rapids: 5.4"
National Weather Service Office: 4.2"
Big Rapids: 6.9"
Muskegon Airport: 5.5"
Paw Paw: 3.5"
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1. Create a flat, level surface
2. Clear snow from previous systems
3. Take multiple measurements and report the average to the nearest tenth (0.1) of an inch
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