West Central Michigan
The QDMA REACH Program
REACH is an aggressive national education and outreach program from the Quality Deer Management Association that benefits hunters, landowners and deer managers in several ways. REACH is the acronym for Research, Educate, Advocate, Certify and Hunt.
Dave Bopp, President
Jim Blaszak, Vice President:
More Snow Thursday
Snow will start Wednesday night, mostly after midnight, and continue to develop through the daytime hours of Thursday. Snow will start to diminish by late Thursday night.
The heaviest snow will fall generally north of Grand Rapids, where totals of five to ten inches are possible. Much less snow will be likely as you head toward I-94 and the Indiana border, where about one to three inches should fall.
The greatest impact from the snow will come during the daytime and evening hours of Thursday — the afternoon commute will be a mess for much of the area.
However, there are a couple of elements working in our favor. Temperatures will be in the 20s and low 30s, so road conditions will become more slushy than icy, and the snow will be a bit easier for road crews to dispose of (although the wetter snow will be more difficult to shovel). Also, there is no lake-effect snow or Arctic air behind this system, so once it is out of the area, conditions should improve fairly quickly by Friday morning.