Intense Lake Effect Snow and Wind Batters New Buffalo, Michigan

Weather advisories were in place for parts of south west Michigan, as lake effect snow and gusty winds battered the region on January 5.

This footage, taken by Nathan Voytovick, shows intense winds whipping up snow, blanketing a police car in the city of New Buffalo.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter weather advisory and a hazardous weather outlook for the area, warning of sub-zero wind chills into Thursday.

Wind gusts reached up to 54 mph in nearby Benton Harbour, according to the NWS. Credit: Nathan Voytovick via Storyful

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