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  • Memorial Day
    Grand Rapids 2015 Memorial Day weather
    Memorial Day has been celebrated in the United States since 1868 when it was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868, when...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 5/16/15)
    Scattered Showers & T-Storms Again Sunday
    Saturday was another warm and humid day with some thunderstorms by the late afternoon and evening; at Philly International Airport the morning lows was 59 and the afternoon high reached 86(average high is 74 and the record high was 90 set back in...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 5/15/15)
    80s, Humid, & Scattered T-Storms This Weekend
    Friday was a decent late-Spring day despite the intermittent cloud cover throughout the day; after clouds and a morning low of 54 at Philly International Airport we had midday sunshine before another round of clouds(and light rain north) pushed in...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 4/21/15)
    Showers/T-Storms Wednesday Afternoon
    Tuesday was a seasonable day despite the morning rain; Philly International saw 0.82" of rain for the morning commute, but then by midday sun appeared with fair weather cumulus popping up in the afternoon. The high reached 66 which is EXACTLY...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 4/20/15)
    Showers, Thunderstorms Overnight; Sun & PM Fair Wx Clouds Tuesday
    Monday was a surely interesting day; after early morning and midday rain that provided a one-day record 1.88" of rain(old daily record was 1.71 set back in 1874) sun appeared and we reached 76 at Philly International Airport(the average high...
  • Lightning
    Michigan 2015 severe weather awareness week Part 6 – Thunderstorms & lightning
    The Grand Rapids Weather Examiner presents the sixth in a series from the National Weather Service (NWS) on Severe Weather Preparedness. The week of April 12-18 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Michigan. Each day this week, the National Weather...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 4/9/15)
    70s, Strong Thunderstorms Possible Friday Afternoon
    Thursday was another dreary, cloudy, and cold day; after a morning low of 39 and leftover light showers(only a trace was reported)at Philly International Airport we only made it to 43....that's almost TWENTY degrees below average! Luckily our...
  • Warmer weather brings thunderstorms this week
    Warmer weather brings thunderstorms this week
    A nearly stationary front will oscillate in the vicinity of central/northern Ohio over the next couple days. Small scale disturbances that ride this front will continue to bring rounds of showers and thunderstorms to the Tri-State. Being on the...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 4/3/15)`
    Showers & T-Storms Early Overnight; Partly Sunny & 50s Saturday
    Friday was mild, but an overcast and dreary day; after a morning low of 57 at Philly International Airport(that's close to our average afternoon high) we hit 63 in the afternoon. Just imagine if we saw sunshine? We'd easily be in the lower...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 3/25/15)
    Showers, T-Storms, & 60s Thursday
    Wednesday was better temperature-wise across the region, but still almost ten degrees below average; at Philly International Airport the morning low was 28 while we had clouds roll in by mid-morning and some light rain by the afternoon. The clouds...
  • Almanac
    Thunderstorms, arctic pluge and blizzard conditions
    Arctic plunge, thunderstorms and blizzard conditions top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on March 9.1987 ...
  • Almanac
    Isolated thunderstorms, soaring temperatures and a snowy day
    Isolated thunderstorms, soaring temperatures and a snowy day top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on March 8.1931 – A snowy day across...
  • Almanac
    The lions and lambs of March
    The lions and lambs of March top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on March 1.1882 - March comes in like a...
  • Almanac
    Thunderstorms, record warmth and blowing snow
    Thunderstorms, record warmth and blowing snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on February 26.1944 – Record warm air for late...
  • Almanac
    Thunderstorms, a long thaw, and heavy snow
    Thunderstorms, a long thaw, and heavy snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on February 16.1875 - This marks the thirteenth day in a row of...
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