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  • 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...
  • Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory
    Winter Storm Warning continues until 9 PM Tuesday
    The lake effect snow continues across West Michigan impacting travel and putting us in the deep freeze. From the Grand Rapids National Weather Service: “HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOWS WILL CONTINUE TODAY ACROSS WESTERN LOWER MICHIGAN. ADDITIONAL...
  • Almanac
    Mackinaw Bridge closed, two freezing shipwreck survivors, and record heat
    Mackinaw Bridge closed, two freezing shipwreck survivors, and record heat 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 November 18.1886 - The wood...
  • Winter Storm Warning/Winter Weather Advisory
    Update - Winter Storm Warning Monday afternoon and Tuesday
    The “fall” winter weather has arrived in West Michigan impacting travel and putting us in the deep freeze. The worst of this blast occurs tonight and Tuesday morning. From the Grand Rapids National Weather Service: “CONDITIONS...
  • Cold night expected for Mobile, AL area (Nov. 18 and Nov.19, 2014)
    Strong cold front charging eastward and southward
    As advertised, the strong cold front was plowing eastward and southward across the Gulf Coast states early this Monday morning. At 10:00 a.m. E.S.T., the front was located from northern Georgia southward to near Tallahassee, FL and then...
  • Winter Weather Advisory
    Blowing snow and an arctic blast next week
    Several more rounds of snow and cold headed for West Michigan during the next couple of weeks. The next shot of snow arrives Saturday night into Sunday. The wind off of Lake Michigan will set up several bands of lake effect snow. The snow from...
  • Almanac
    Closed Mackinac Bridge, blizzard conditions, and large hail
    Closed Mackinac Bridge, blizzard conditions, and large hail 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 November 13.1856 - The wood, package and...
  • Almanac
    Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, a dry Saginaw Bay and heavy snow
    Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, a dry Saginaw Bay 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 November 10.1901 - The wood scow...
  • Typhoon Nuri leads to a U.S. arctic outbreak
    Typhoon Nuri leads to a U.S. arctic outbreak
    As Typhoon Nuri transitioned from a tropical weather system to an extra-tropical (outside of the tropics) storm late last week, explosive development took place across the northwest Pacific Ocean basin. Pressure readings in the center of the storm...
  • Huge waves crash over Lake shore Drive in Chicago
    Cold, snow and wind make for a horrible Halloween.
    Chicago is known for having terrible weather on Halloween. It seems that no matter how nice the weather is in the rest of October Halloween is usually an awful day. Sadly, kids who are all excited about their costumes are stuck having to cover...
  • 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...