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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NASA monitoring nearby asteroid

Updated: Friday, February 15 2013, 09:30 AM EST
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An asteroid not connected to the meteorite that struck in Russia is expected to pass by the earth Friday.

They're calling it a cosmic coincidence. NASA will be monitoring the rock they call "2012 DA-14" and they will be live streaming coverage of its approach on their website.

The 150 foot asteroid is supposed to make it's closest streak past the earth around 2:00 in the afternoon.

NASA promises it will miss earth by 17,150 miles, but that's still closer than many communication and weather satellites.

The asteroid will be too faint to see with the naked eye.

The best viewing locations, with binoculars and telescopes, will be in Asia, Australia and Eastern Europe.
 






NASA monitoring nearby asteroid
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