Winter storm brings record snowfall

Grand Rapids and Lansing received a record amount of snow.

Snow blankets a Holland neighborhood. (Feb. 25, 2016)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — West Michigan is digging out from the biggest snow of the season!

Grand Rapids and Lansing received a record amount of snow. Wednesday was the snowiest day since Feb. 1, 2015. In one day we went from 30.0 inches of snow for the season in Grand Rapids to almost 41 inches.

Wide range of snow amounts
Wide range of snow amounts

 

Most snow amounts fell between 6 to 11 inches
Most snow amounts fell between 6 to 11 inches

 

Be careful shoveling the heavy, wet snow
Be careful shoveling the heavy, wet snow

 

The snow is beautiful but can be quite a challenge to clean-up. The snow ratio we had last night was closer to 8-1 so it was even heavier than the standard 10-1 (1 inch of water equivalent = 10 inches of snow). So if you have to shovel a double wide driveway you will have to lift approximately 5,000 to 6,000 pounds of snow. Of course, this varies with the amount of snow you received and the length and width of your driveway.

>>Photos: Feb. snow storm blankets West Michigan

 

Snow moves out clearing sky moves in
Snow moves out and clearing sky moves in

 

Road conditions will improve dramatically today as the snow exits and a full fleet of snow plows tackle the heavy wet snow. The commute home will be much better than the commute to work.

 

Warming trend arrives this weekend
Warming trend arrives this weekend

 

Take advantage of the snow the next couple days because a lot of it will melt this weekend. Another couple of systems will arrive by late Sunday and and the middle of next week. Stay tuned for the latest forecast updates on woodtv.com and on-air.

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