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  • May
    May 2015 weather preview for Grand Rapids
    During May, West Michigan finishes the spring season and prepares for summer. The typical high temperature warms from 65° on the 1st to 74° on the 31st. Low temperatures take a similar rise going from 43° to 53°.We don’t...
  • ECOPOLITICS
    California Gov. Brownout
    California Gov. Jerry Brown’s liberal-progressive impulses are once again pushing climate carbon reductions. As global governments struggle to sustain the evermore-tenuous reasons to foreclose on proven, conventional, economical fossil fuel...
  • April Update
    April 2015 starts warm and wet
    The month of April is half over, and so far Grand Rapids has experienced above average temperatures and heavy rain with wind damage.The temperatures overall have above average, even with a few chilly mornings. So far, the average low temperature...
  • Shallow storms deceptively spawn unwarned tornadoes in Central Mississippi
    Shallow storms deceptively spawn unwarned tornadoes in Central Mississippi
    Residents in three Central Mississippi counties are cleaning up damage after tornadoes touched down without any warning and little detection early this week.While we expect tornadoes in April with the month historically being the most active of...
  • CaliforniaDrought
    California drought may be cyclical pattern, but concerns remain high
    On April 1, California Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order mandating a scale back of water use throughout the state. The executive order came among news of a historically low snowpack and concerns over how long the state’s...
  • April Preview
    April 2015 weather preview for Grand Rapids
    During April, West Michigan is in the heart of the spring season. The typical high temperature warms from 52° on the 1st to 64° on the 30th. Overnight low temperatures take a 10° rise going from 32° to 43°.We typically see more...
  • February global temperatures were 2nd warmest on record
    Global temperatures in February were 2nd warmest on record
    February’s global land and sea average combined temperature of 1.48 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average was the second highest for the month since records started, according to the latest monthly analysis released on Wednesday...
  • February Review
    February 2015 weather review for Grand Rapids
    February 2015 will be remembered for the extreme, record setting cold. The average low temperature for Grand Rapids was 4.71° which is 15.19° below average. The high temperatures were also colder than normal. The average high was 21.96°...
  • New study shows emperor penguins may survive climate change
    New study shows emperor penguins may survive climate change
    Emperor penguins, the iconic waddlers that can handle temperatures a low as negative 76 degrees Fahrenheit, may survive global climate change in the same place they survived the last ice age. This is the hopeful conclusion of research conducted by...
  • March Preview
    March 2015 weather preview for Grand Rapids
    During March, West Michigan typically turns the corner putting winter in the rear view mirror. As we set our sites on spring, the typical high temperature warms from 38.0° on the 1st to 51.2° on the 31st. Overnight low temperatures take a...
  • New thoughts about climate change
    Some new thinking about climate change
    WEATHERTORIAL: A few weeks ago, returning from an AAAS (American Association For The Advancement of Science) Conference in San Jose, CA, I had the pleasure of meeting another conference attendee at a San Jose airport restaurant. The gentleman, a...
  • February Update
    February 2015 starts out with record cold and snow
    The month of February is half over, and so far Grand Rapids has experienced record cold temperatures and even record snowfall. The month started with record snowfall. So far this month Grand Rapids observed 14.9 inches which is 6.0 inches above...
  • Green Gone Wrong
    Greening investments doesn't pay
    The pernicious, partisan and often myopic eco-activists’ cries to green every private, government and commercial human act are not always prudent investment decisions. In 2005, the Wall Street Journal estimated that U.S. government...
  • January Review
    January 2015 weather review for Grand Rapids
    January 2015 will be remembered for the record cold temperatures.The average low temperature for Grand Rapids was 14.55° which is 3.54° below average. The high temperatures were also colder than normal. The average high was 27.84°...
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    Senate Votes that Climate Change Is Real
    Last week, the Republican controlled Senate voted, 98-1, in favor of an amendment stating that "climate change is real and not a hoax.”But Senate Republicans refused to go on the record about what is causing global warming. The only...
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