Winter Storm Watches for west and central lower Michigan.
Was surprised by the issuance of the watch itself, but then especially by the condition of "Up to 3"" of snow, which would usually warrant a winter weather advisory if any headline at all. The very strong winds/near whiteout conditions are probably the deciding factors here.
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
* WHAT...High winds are forecasted to combine with occasional snow
and falling temperatures to potentially lead to widespread
impacts for the area. Westerly winds could gust over 60 mph.
Blowing snow could potentially lead to near whiteout conditions.
Accumulations of up to 3 inches are possible.
* WHERE...Portions of central, south central, southwest and west
* WHEN...From Sunday morning through late Sunday night.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...An increased risk for tree damage and
widespread power outages exists with this storm. Plan on
difficult travel due to poor visibilities...slick roads and high