Jamie Miller, 7, peers out his back door at the blowing and drifting snow in his backyard in Bay City, Mich. February 2, 2011. The blizzard conditions shut down most non-essential schools, government and businesses in Bay City. Most of Michigan, including Bay County, has been hit hard by the blizzard that is sweeping across the Midwest. Officials report that the area has not seen this strong of a blizzard in 15 years. Snow thunder was heard early this morning.