The First Snowstorm 12/8/13

On December 8, 2013, we here in west Michigan experienced our first snowstorm of the season. Now it wasn’t crippling by any means, only producing 1 to as much as 5 inches in some spots. But it still is marked down as the first widespread accumulating synoptic snow event of the season. Travel conditions deteriorated rather quickly once the heavier bands of snow moved in. The snow began during the day on Sunday and lasted well into the overnight hours. The snow provided me with quite a few photo and video opportunities. I first traveled down M-57 a little ways to get video and photos of some of the traffic and a flock of Geese in a field just off the roadway. I then ventured into town down by the Flat River and observed flocks of several Geese coming down toward the river. At one point it almost looked like an alien invasion! There were so many. By this point the roads were snow covered and becoming slippery. I ventured through the city of Greenville and recorded some of the traffic conditions from my truck’s dash. Later at night I recorded some of the snow in the Meijer parking lot. I also shot some video of a couple of police officers that had someone pulled over. It didn’t look like there was an accident. Photos and video can be found below. Feel free to share this with your friends!

Chuck Russell

I shoot photos and videos of various different types of events related to weather, nature, motorsports, breaking news, and more and share what I capture with the world at

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