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  • Weather map forecast for evening of Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
    Pair of cold fronts to bring windy, chilly weather to Southwest Florida
    Count them: “one-two.” That’s the number of cold fronts, wind shifts, and temperature and dew point drops southwest Florida can expect in the next 24 to 36 hours (Fig. 1). The first cold front will be passing through Collier and...
  • Trick or Treat
    Wind and snow for Halloween
    Halloween is a holiday when Mother Nature provides both tricks and treats for Grand Rapids.The Halloween temperatures can range from a steamy 79° to a frigid 20°.This Halloween features more weather tricks than treats. The Grand Rapids...
  • 24-hour rainfall
    Rain & Wind Continues For Thursday
    Wednesday was a wet, breezy, and raw day; at Philadelphia International Airport we had a high of just 58 at 9am while the low won't be achieved until before Midnight as it will settle around 50. There was a third of an inch of rain this...
  • Almanac
    Record heat, 14 foot waves, and heavy rain
    Record heat, 14 foot waves, and heavy rain 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 October 22.1903 - The wood schooner Saveland, while carrying...
  • Almanac
    High wind, a foot of snow and record temperatures
    High wind, a foot of snow and record temperatures 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 October 21.1857 - The wood schooner, 2-mast Malakoff,...
  • Almanac
    Tug fire, storm force winds and cold air
    Tug fire, storm force winds and cold 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 October 15.1876 - The wood tug Ormsby went ashore in heavy...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 9/24/14)
    Heavy Rain, Wind Thursday
    Wednesday was a mostly cloudy day with a gusty easterly(onshore) wind through the day; amazing it still felt quite good and we were seasonable for late September! After a morning low of 55 at Philadelphia International Airport we reached a high of...
  • Severe Thunderstorms
    Strong to severe storms, mainly south
    An approaching cold front will bring thunderstorms and heavy rain to West Michigan. The Storm Prediction Center has a slight risk for severe weather across most of Southwest Lower Michigan for Saturday and Saturday night. Damaging wind and large...
  • Almanac
    A swarm of tornadoes, floundering ships and dead cows
    A swarm of tornadoes, floundering ships and dead cows 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 September 16.1886 - A swarm of tornadoes hits...
  • Severe Thunderstorm
    High likelihood of strong to severe storms
    A very strong disturbance marching across the Midwest will push into the Great Lakes on Wednesday. The humidity will increase ahead of the storms arrival with dewpoint temperatures rising from the 50s into the sticky 60s.The Storm Prediction...
  • Severe Thunderstorm
    Review of Friday, 5 Sept. storms
    Rapidly moving thunderstorms ahead of a cold front brought strong wind gusts to West Michigan. Most of the reports of wind damage were along I-94. The strong wind brought down many trees and power lines. Power outages were plentiful and the images...
  • Severe Thunderstorm
    Severe storms possible heading into the weekend
    A warm and muggy air mass combined with a cold front sets the state for strong to severe storms.The Storm Prediction Center has a slight risk for severe weather across a part of Lower Michigan mainly south and east of Grand Rapids. Damaging wind...
  • Severe thunderstorm
    We could see severe weather for Labor Day 2014
    Labor Day weather for Grand Rapids has ranged sunny to soggy over the years.Here’s a brief history of the day courtesy of the Grand Rapids National Weather Service.“Labor Day was first celebrated by the Central Labor Union in New York...
  • Heavy rain and Lightining
    Two cold fronts and dangerous swimming
    A warm and muggy air mass remains in place for the holiday weekend. Two cold fronts will push into the Great Lakes with showers and thunderstorms. Ahead of the first disturbances West Michigan will see scattered showers and thunderstorms on...
  • Almanac
    Flooding, fog, shipwrecks, thunderstorms and heat
    Flooding, fog, shipwrecks, thunderstorms and heat 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 August 26.1816 - An...