Lake effect snow is quite common in West Michigan, and that has been apparent in the last week.  While most of the state of Michigan saw snow around Christmas, only West Michigan received nearly constant snow, with even more to come in the forecast.

The NOAA Environmental Satellites snapped some amazing pictures of just how massive this latest round of lake effect snow was.  The photograph is from December 26th, 2017, and shows the sweeping snow bands covering the state.

If you've ever wondered how lake effect snow forms, The Weather Channel put together this cool explanation in 3D.