57 Reasons To Live in West Michigan

Reason #35: Lake Effect Snow

Lake Effect Snow

57 Reasons to Live in West Michigan Reason #35: Lake Effect Snow

West Michigan kids love this term because it often means a day off from school!
Here's a very brief, layperson's definition of the meteorological phenomenon
behind some of the winter's heaviest storms: cold winds howl across the warm
Lake Michigan waters, picking up water vapor and depositing it on land as very
intense bands of snow. The record for monthly snowfall in Grand Rapids was
broken in February 2007 with 33.6 inches. True West Michiganders live for this.
The other upside of Lake Effect is that it moderates our summer temperatures,
making the region perfect for outdoor activities in all seasons.

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