From our friends at Newaygo County Emergency Services!!
All Newaygo County Government Offices and Courts are closed today, Monday, January 28, 2019 due to a Winter Storm Warning, which is in effect for Newaygo County until 7 pm. Heavy snow is expected with total snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches and winds gusting as high as 40 mph.
These conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning and evening commute. The extremely cold wind chills as low as 25 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. Scattered power outages are possible. Avoid non-essential travel. If you do have to travel, carry emergency supplies in your car in case you get stuck.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Dangerous travel is starting to occur aross much of Lower Michigan. The heaviest snow in West Michigan will fall in our area. The worst weather conditions (heaviest snowfall rates, lowest visibility, highest winds) is expected to occur from just before the morning commute through midday, but tricky travel conditions may persist into the evening as clean-up efforts continue.
Extremely cold temperatures will follow the heavy snow Tuesday through Thursday. Wind chills will be well below zero, making time spent outdoors potentially life-threatening. Frostbite may occur under 15 minutes.
WINTER STORM SAFETY!