We had 6-to-8 inches of snow generally in West Michigan, but Kalamzoo measured 14 inches. And there were 15 inches of snow Bellvue, in Eaton County, further inland. Less than half a foot in Muskegon for the entire weekend. Governor Snyder partially activated the state's Emergency Operations Center.
The partial activation brings key emergency managers in to watch developments and be ready to respond to any local community's request for help. As of late Sunday night, no local government had asked for any.
The National Weather Service has a Winter Storm Warning in effect for Ottawa, Kent, Allegan, Barry, Van Buren, and Kalamazoo counties until 8 am Tuesday
The NWS also posted a Wind Chill Warning that begins at 7 a.m. today and extends to 7 p.m. tomorrow for most counties in the Lower Peninsula.
Winds will gust 25 -to- 35 miles per hour, shifting from the north to the west. Extreme wind chills between -20 and -30 degrees will be experienced.
Most West Michigan schools are closed today, including the big ones: Grand Rapids and Muskegon Public schools, and Grand Valley State University.
The City of Grand Rapids will not collect the trash or recyclables Monday because of the heavy snow. City hall announced that "all available resources are being utilized to clear snow on first attention streets; residential streets are scheduled to be cleared Monday." And it reminds you that odd/even parking restrictions are enforced where posted.