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  • December Update
    December 2014 starts out warm, dry and sunny
    The month of December is half over, and so far Grand Rapids has been warm, dry and sunny. This is a far cry from the November record snowfall and extreme cold. So far, the average low temperature is 26.53° which is 0.77° above average. The...
  • December
    December 2014 weather preview for Grand Rapids
    December is the month when winter typically kicks into high gear for West Michigan. The Winter Solstice is on December 21st at 6:11 PM. This is when we have the least amount of potential daylight; only 9 hours of sunshine are possible. I say ...
  • Meteogram for Albany, NY early on Nov. 26, 2014
    Chicken Little reports that the sky is falling and weather data agree
    Henny Penny (a.k.a. Chicken Little or Chicken Licken, Fig. 1) was correct when she announced that the sky was falling! However, it wasn’t falling quite in the same way as reported in the fabled version. No acorns here!As noted in a recent...
  • October Review
    October 2014 weather review for Grand Rapids
    October 2014 will be remembered the large temperature swings and rainfall. Temperatures for the first month of autumn displayed the typical swings reminiscent of the changing season. The most notable swing occurred near the end of the month when...
  • November Preview
    November 2014 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 second of the month, we also go back to the days of heavy sweaters, snow shovels and going to and coming home...
  • Forecast weather map - Nov. 1, 2014
    Roller coaster temperature ride expected to continue
    The weather pattern has been fairly progressive across the U.S. throughout October. This has meant that weather systems have marched across the country from west to east, with periodic rises in temperature followed by corresponding falls. Call it...
  • October Update
    October 2014 weather update
    The month of October is half over, and right on schedule temperatures flirted with freezing as readings dipped into the low 30s. Even with the cool air the low temperatures for the month are a bit above average. The average low temperature was 44...
  • September Review
    September 2014 weather review for Grand Rapids
    September 2014 will be remembered as chilly and dry. While we observed above average temperatures near the beginning and end of the month, the cool weather during the middle tipped the scale to make a chilly September. The average low temperature...
  • October
    October 2014 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...
  • September Update
    September 2014 weather update
    The month of September is half over and while it started out warm it turned decidedly chilly.The low temperatures for the month are below average. The average low temperature is 55.47° which is 0.19° below average. The high temperatures...
  • August Review
    August 2014 weather review for Grand Rapids
    August 2014 will be remembered as being very close to the typical late summer conditions. The only significant severe weather occurred near the middle of the month. Check out this link to read more about the storms and heavy rain.Temperatures for...
  • September Preview
    September 2014 weather preview for Grand Rapids
    Summer concludes and the fall season begins across West Michigan. The autumnal equinox occurs at 10:29 PM on the 22nd marking the astronomical beginning of fall. The typical high temperature cools from 78° on the 1st to 67° by the 30th....
  • Weekly sea surface temperature anomaly
    September 2014 outlook issued
    The Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures continue to warm but the neutral conditions continue prevail. An El Niño Watch remains in effect. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) issues a watch when conditions are favorable for the development of El...
  • July Review
    July 2014 weather review for Grand Rapids
    July 2014 will be remembered for the tornadoes and chilly air. The first week of the month was decidedly stormy. The end of June and first of July brought strong storms to West Michigan. The most intense storms impacted cities along I-94. Click...
  • 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...