TUESDAY JANUARY 29, 2019
From Newaygo County Emerency Services Director Abby Watkins:
White out conditions are occurring with near blizzard conditions at times. Multiple accidents areoccurring across the County. Conditions are favorable for multi-car pile-ups and highway closures. USE EXTREME CAUTION.
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for Newaygo County until 1 pm on Thursday. Lake effect snow showers. Blowing and drifting snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches today through tonight. Additional snow accumulations possible Wednesday into Thursday with some blowing and drifting likely. Dangerously cold wind chills expected to develop this afternoon. Wind chills of 25 to 40 below zero expected tonight through Thursday morning.
These conditions will continue to make travel very hazardous. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning and evening commutes. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.
FROSTBITE RISK HIGH