WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all of West Michigan except counties along the Michigan-Indiana border, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 6 am Monday. A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-12" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so along/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 6-10" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-6". Additionally, gusty winds will be blowing the snow quite a bit, causing drifting on roads along with poor visibility. Travel is discouraged from late Saturday night through Sunday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING for the following counties in West Michigan, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 4 am Monday: Berrien, Cass, St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. A strong winter storm moving into/across the Ohio Valley will bring periods of heavy snow to the Warning area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 8 and 12" of accumulation are possible. Additionally, strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow. Driving conditions will be hazardous Sunday. Travel is not encouraged.

Stay with Newschannel 3 and wwmt.com for the latest updates.

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Breastfeeding world record attempt in Kalamazoo

Updated: Friday, August 1, 2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - This weekend moms in Kalamazoo will be going for a world record for World Breastfeeding Week.

It's called the "Big Latch On" and on Saturday dozens of moms are expected to be in Bronson Park, all breastfeeding at the same time.

This is the second year Kalamazoo has participated in the event.

Organizers are expected about 100 moms and their kids.

They say it's a great way to bring attention to the importance of breastfeeding.

"It's a nice way to show your support for breastfeeding and get breastfeeding awareness out in the community," said Jennifer Nardi of the Southwest Mich. Breastfeeding Coalition.

"Moms just need to feel like this is the normal way of feeding a baby. This is biologically the way that we're supposed to, we're made to do it and also just to be able to form a community with other people," said Nicole Reid of Birth Kalamazoo.

The Big Latch On is happening for one minute all around the world from 10:30 to 10:31am on Saturday in Bronson Park.

Registration begins at 9:30am and moms are asked to get there early.

There will be booths with information for moms and goodie bags for those who participate.


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