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  • 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...
  • June Update
    June 2014 weather update
    The month is half over as we head toward the first day of summer later this week. So far this month we’ve definitely turned the corner form the brutal cold that we experienced last winter and spring.Despite a few brief chilly days the month...
  • Sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies  4-10 May 2014
    June 2014 outlook issued
    The Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures continue to warm but the neutral conditions remained for April and into the first part of May.Significant changes in the weather pattern are likely this summer. In their latest discussion, the Climate...
  • Heat
    A summer like day for May 8, 2014
    Thursday was certainly a steamy day across West Michigan. The high in Grand Rapids topped out at 87°. This was 2 degrees shy of the record high for the date set in 1926. The last time we observed temperatures this warm was way back on...
  • May
    May 2014 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...
  • Weekly sea surface temperature anomaly
    May 2014 outlook issued
    The latest observations show that sea surface temperatures continue to warm across the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Even with this warming the neutral conditions should continue into May.Significant changes in the weather pattern are likely later...
  • April
    April 2014 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...
  • Two more weeks of winter storminess for the eastern U.S.
    Two more weeks of winter storminess for the eastern U.S.
    Meteorologists are in agreement that forecast skills drops off the further one predicts into the future. In fact, according to an American Meteorological Society policy statement, “The current skill in forecasting daily weather conditions...
  • January
    January 2014 weather preview for Grand Rapids
    January is the month when we not only turn the page to a new year but turn the page to potential sunshine. During the month, the potential amount of daylight will increase by more than 50 minutes as the sun rises earlier and sets later. January...
  • Weekly sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly
    December 2013 outlook issued
    The latest observations from October show that neutral conditions continue across much of the equatorial Pacific Ocean. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) says the “statistical and dynamical models predict SST’s in the ENSO sensitive...
  • November Preview
    November 2013 weather preview for Grand Rapids
    November is typically the month where we turn the corner from fall to winter in West Michigan. Just as we go back to Standard time on the third of the month, we also go back to the days of heavy sweaters, snow shovels and going to and coming home...
  • It's reasonable to expect that if you delete an email message using your phone, you won't see that message again on your laptop or tablet.
    10 email features to consider when selecting an email provider: Part 2
    Continued:Click for Page 1. This is Page 2 of a 2-page article.5-Ability to synchronize mailacross devices, including deletions and filing.6-Ease of finding old mail messages. There's no point in saving megabytes of mail if you can't...
  • October
    October 2013 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...
  • Weekly sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies
    September 2013 outlook issued
    The latest observations from July show that neutral conditions continue across much of the equatorialPacific Ocean. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) says “Recent atmospheric and oceanic observationscontinue to indicate ENSO neutral...
  • August Preview
    August 2013 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...