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  • Upper level wind forecast - early on Mar 14, 2015
    Finally, a pattern shift in upper level winds is underway
    Tomorrow marks the end of "meteorological winter." Meteorologists use the months of December through February to track “winter.” Astronomically, one has to wait another 3 weeks for the Earth’s axis to align properly to...
  • Winter weather warnings and advisories
    Lakeshore winter weather until late Thursday
    A cold wind from the northwest produces classic lake effect snow showers that impact the lakeshore for Wednesday into Thursday. From the Grand Rapids National Weather Service: “SNOW SHOWERS WILL PERSIST THROUGH TONIGHT NEAR AND WEST OF US...
  • Almanac
    Blizzard conditions, mild highs and arctic air
    Blizzard conditions, mild highs and arctic air 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 18.1926 - A snowstorm drops 5 to 9 inches of...
  • Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory
    Saturday winter storm for West Michigan
    A weekend winter storm brings brutal cold with blowing and drifting snow to West Michigan. From the Grand Rapids National Weather Service: “THE WEATHER WILL TURN BRUTAL LATE TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY AS SNOW, WIND AND COLD ARRIVES. SNOWFALL...
  • Solar panels near Burlington
    Burlington switches to 100 percent renewable energy
    The largest city in Vermont has successfully made the switch to 100 percent renewable energy according to local news source WCAXon Wednesday. Burlington, a city of some 42,000 people, is now completely reliant on hydroelectric, wind, solar, and...
  • Winter Storm Warning & Winter Weather Advisory
    Near blizzard conditions for Super Bowl Sunday
    As a strengthening disturbance approaches from the southwest, the location of the heaviest snow has moved northward.The Grand Rapids National Weather Service has shifted the Winter Storm Warning one row of counties farther north. The Winter Storm...
  • Almanac
    Strong wind, record snow, and Arctic air
    Strong wind, record snow, and Arctic air 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 1.1881- A two-day snowstorm dropped 12.5" of...
  • Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Warning
    Snow and blowing snow for Super Bowl Sunday
    A disturbance moving out of the Plains and passing just south of Michigan will bring a band of heavy snow to the region. The Grand Rapids National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for the counties south of Grand Rapids and Winter...
  • WInter Storm & Blizzard Warnings
    Major Winter Storm Monday Night Into Tuesday
    It's hard to believe that a major winter storm is forecasted in the next 24 hours while Sunday was a nice mild day! At Philadelphia International Airport the high reached 46(six degrees above average) with a mixture of sunshine and clouds...
  • Five-day precipitation forecast (through Jan. 30, 2015)
    Mid-Atlantic to New England snowstorminess
    The explosive development of an east coast low (Fig. 1) yesterday (also known as a “meteorological bomb”), resulted in heavy snow across parts of New England and the mid-Atlantic. Considering the storm spanned two days, there were...
  • New DOE grant will be used to improve wind energy forecasting
    New DOE grant will be used to improve wind energy forecasting
    A $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to a coalition of organizations including the University of Colorado Boulder will be used to improve wind energy forecasting in both mountain and valley regions.Vaisala, an international...
  • Almanac
    Massive power outages, frigid temperatures and three foot snow drifts
    Massive power outages, frigid temperatures and three foot snow drifts 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 December 26.1914 - The overnight...
  • Almanac
    Near blizzard conditions, strong wind and record cold
    Near blizzard conditions, strong wind and record cold 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 December 23.1941 - Lower Michigan is in the midst...
  • National watch-warning map (Nov. 25, 2014)
    A not so thankful wintry Thanksgiving forecast
    Typically, on or about the Thanksgiving travel day some form of inclement weather impacts parts of the U.S. This shouldn’t be surprising since the U.S. is as large as it is and weather systems (highs and lows) are small enough to allow each...
  • Wind and Winter Weather Advisory
    Snow, wind and minor flooding for West Michigan
    Rain over the weekend melted the record November snowfall across West Michigan. From the Grand Rapids National Weather Service, “widespread rainfall amounts of 1.00 to 1.50 inch have already occurred and up to another 0.50 inch is still...