NORTH POLE -- So how much snow fell this week? Depends on where you live, but the entire area got smacked with over half a foot. Hastings registered the highest snowfall, with about 14 inches. Battle Creek got an even foot. Kalamazoo and Holland both got about 9 Inches as did Plainwell.
Still this season’s totals are only half where we stood last year. West Michigan Meteorologist Robert Dukesherer says more snow will fall yet this week, but only small amounts and it will remain cold right into the weekend. He says there is plenty of winter left and it’s a pretty good bet this wasn’t the last dumping we will see before the tulips arrive. We will see lows in the teens for the rest of the week and more snow by the weekend.
Snowmaggedon and Snowpocalypse, that’s what they are calling the big storm out east that has frozen the eastern seaboard in place for the last few days.
It shut down all their major airports and that has had a ripple effect back here in Michigan, disrupting travel and flight schedules, not just because they can’t get there from here, but because some of the planes they use to fly to places without snow, are stuck in a drift in Philly, or Newark or at Reagan International. You may want to call and check before you drive to the Airport, if you have a ticket to fly today.