WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm 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 near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 8-12" possible. However, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-7". 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: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Van Buren,  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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W. Mich. soldier reuinted with dog from Middle East tours

Updated: Saturday, June 21 2014, 11:44 AM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A soldier from West Michigan has been reunited with the dog he served with during two tours in Afghanistan.

Staff Sergeant Andy Wolf, of Mattawan, hasn't seen Iras in more than two years, and now, thanks to donations, they are back together again.

The Wolf family greeted Iras just after his plane landed Thursday afternoon in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The bomb sniffing dog went through more than 100 combat missions with Staff Sergeant Wolf, who credits him for saving countless lives.

"We just lived together 24-7, and then we came on orders to deploy, and I think we left in July 2010," Sgt. Wolf said. "The amount of time and what we went through together; there's nothing to explain what you feel."

Staff Sgt. Wolf is stationed at Fort Bragg.

Iras will live with his new family in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
W. Mich. soldier reuinted with dog from Middle East tours
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