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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Hiker rescued after falling from mountain pass

Updated: Monday, August 4, 2014
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SNOQUALMIE PASS, Washington (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A hiker who fell off a Washington mountain pass has been rescued using an iPhone app.

The man fell Saturday afternoon near the Alpental Ski Area just an hour southwest of Seattle.

Volunteers then searched 10 and a half hours for any sign of the man.

But, it was the man's wife that led them to his exact location.

She took a screen shot of where he was, sent it to rescuers and they held up the man's "Find My iPhone App" image over a Google Earth image of the actual mountain to match it.

"We'd still be searching if we didn't have the information off his phone because he wasn't really able to describe where he was," said Peter Linde of the Kings County Sheriff's Office.

The man also assisted crews by flashing his head lamp like a strobe light. This helped the King's County Sheriff rescue helicopter rescue him.

He was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

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