The National Weather Service issued a snowstorm warning on Tuesday Feb. 3 for the East Lansing area. The sun was out, hidden a bit by clouds, but it was 49 degrees and nice enough for students to walk around in long sleeves with no coat — or at least they did anyway. The unpredictable Michigan weather pun is a pretty low-hanging fruit here, considering what happened Tuesday night.
Freezing rain was followed by a heavy snowfall that carried on throughout Wednesday, putting the City of East Lansing into a snow emergency.
While the city remained in a snow emergency, many MSU classes were still on and in-person. Some instructors opted to record lectures or provide Zoom alternatives for the day, while others have canceled class all together. Snowfall is expected to continue throughout the day and into Thursday.
The snow day continued into the night at Cedar Village Apartments.