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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Borgess Health Park to be 30 pct. more efficient than most facilities

Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 |
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Borgess Health Park in Battle Creek is under construction right now, but once it's finished, it iwll be 30 percent more efficient than most medical facilities.

Each room is equipped with sensors that detect body heat and motion, which means every time you enter a room, the lights will come on by themselves, and the air flow and temperature will be adjusted to be a comfortable setting; then when you leave, everything goes back to stand-by settings, using less electricity.

The elevators also utilize new technology that uses as much energy as a hair dryer, and will actually create energy on the way down, which goes back to the building.

The building itself is also entirely lit by LED lights.

According to spokesperson Eric Buzzell, the building will use 50 percent less energy than if they went with the cheaper, less efficient materials.

The Borgess Health Park will be officially open on June 9.
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