Michigan's weather is unpredictable at times especially near Lake Michigan; putting up dry hay is a real challenge. We can receive lake effect snow from the end of Nov. through the end of March. Snow only slows us down, rarely dose it stop us. The state is use to snow and has the equipment to deal with it. We can get 6 inches over night and drive home from work on clear dry roads. Keep an eye on the weather as you approach the Chicago Area and plan your route from their to Muskegon. 94 to 196 around the lake can get a little dicey if it is snowing. If the weather is marginal around the bottom of the lake we take 80/90 to 131 north, you pay a toll but has less traffic & usually less snow. Have a good trip, but if you do run into weather be Easy on the Gas, light on the Brake and 2 hands on the wheel.