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  • Drought
    PSU questions if state is drought resistant
    Pennsylvania has not seen a true drought in quite some time. Climate models however predict droughts to become more frequent. Penn State University climatologist Paul Knight will explore the possibility and necessity of planning for drought.The...
  • October Update
    October 2014 weather update
    The month of October is half over, and right on schedule temperatures flirted with freezing as readings dipped into the low 30s. Even with the cool air the low temperatures for the month are a bit above average. The average low temperature was 44...
  • September Review
    September 2014 weather review for Grand Rapids
    September 2014 will be remembered as chilly and dry. While we observed above average temperatures near the beginning and end of the month, the cool weather during the middle tipped the scale to make a chilly September. The average low temperature...
  • October
    October 2014 weather preview for Grand Rapids
    With the cooler days and diminishing daylight the rich colors of fall highlight this month. Snow becomes more frequent as the month concludes. The typical high temperature cools from 66° on the 1st to 55° by the 31st. Low temperatures have...
  • TV Weather networks current and planned
    Good-bye TWC (The Weather Channel)
    WEATHERTORIAL: The following opinions are mine alone. This weathertorial was very difficult to write because, as a professional meteorologist, I have been a supporter of The Weather Channel (TWC) since its inception in 1982.I believed in The...
  • Controversy over Climate change on eve of UN climate summit
    Controversy over Climate change on eve of UN climate summit
    On September 23 there will be a gathering of world leaders at a United Nations Climate Summit at UN head quarters in New York city. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders, from government, finance, business, and civil society....
  • September Update
    September 2014 weather update
    The month of September is half over and while it started out warm it turned decidedly chilly.The low temperatures for the month are below average. The average low temperature is 55.47° which is 0.19° below average. The high temperatures...
  • August Review
    August 2014 weather review for Grand Rapids
    August 2014 will be remembered as being very close to the typical late summer conditions. The only significant severe weather occurred near the middle of the month. Check out this link to read more about the storms and heavy rain.Temperatures for...
  • September Preview
    September 2014 weather preview for Grand Rapids
    Summer concludes and the fall season begins across West Michigan. The autumnal equinox occurs at 10:29 PM on the 22nd marking the astronomical beginning of fall. The typical high temperature cools from 78° on the 1st to 67° by the 30th....
  • Old Farmer's Almanac
    Super cold winter on the way: Old Farmer's Almanac
    Temperatures will be very cold this winter followed by a very warm summer across much of the United States, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, says a Huffington Post report on Wednesday. The Old Farmer’s Almanac states that there...
  • Weekly sea surface temperature anomaly
    September 2014 outlook issued
    The Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures continue to warm but the neutral conditions continue prevail. An El Niño Watch remains in effect. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) issues a watch when conditions are favorable for the development of El...
  • Grand Rapids 90 degree days
    A Grand Rapids temperature record WILL be tied or broken
    Grand Rapids has not observed a 90 degree day yet this year. Our warmest temperature this year so far, occurred on July 22, with a high of 89 degree.Based on the 30-year climate record 1981-2010, the average number of 90 degree days for Grand...
  • July Review
    July 2014 weather review for Grand Rapids
    July 2014 will be remembered for the tornadoes and chilly air. The first week of the month was decidedly stormy. The end of June and first of July brought strong storms to West Michigan. The most intense storms impacted cities along I-94. Click...
  • August Preview
    August 2014 weather preview for Grand Rapids
    The summer season concludes during August as West Michigan prepares for autumn. The typical high temperature cools from 82° on the 1st to 79° by the 31st. Low temperatures have the same trend. The low starts at 62° on the 1st and dips...
  • Green Gone Wrong
    California’s carbon trading inflates gas prices
    California Governor Jerry Brown's state budget proposals include almost $500 million in spending of the theoretical revenues from California's go-it-alone, climate carbon cap-and-trade climate regulations. Climate carbon regulations were...