WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

 A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-14" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 10-14" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 6-10". 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 until 6 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Kent, Ionia, Ottawa, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm  until 6 am Monday.

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

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Public hearing to discuss missile defense system at Fort Custer

Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
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AUGUSTA, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - There is another public hearing Thursday night to discuss the possibility of a missile defense system coming to West Michigan.

The Fort Custer Training Center in Calhoun County is one of four sites where a new missile defense system could be built.   

The goal of the system is to protect the United States against attacks from enemy missiles.

Some fear it would make West Michigan a target for enemy attacks.

Local officials say it could bring nearly 1,800 jobs and pump billions of dollars into the local economy.

Thursday night's public hearing is from 6:00 to 9:00 at the Sherman Lake YMCA in Augusta.




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