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  • Severe Weather Update (8:30 PM)

    WEST MICHIGAN — Chances for Severe Weather continue this evening as storms are moving through the Upper Midwest. Storms have produced at least two tornadoes in Illinois and will move east tonight into West Michigan. While the tornadic threat is very low for us here in West Michigan, dangerous straight line winds will be possible. Once the cold front moves through after midnight, the storm threat will end but winds will become very gusty. Winds could easily reach in excess […]

  • Severe Threat Moves in Thursday Evening

    WEST MICHIGAN — Active weather continues Thursday evening as showers and thunderstorms will continue to bring heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds. The Storm Prediction Center, has once again increased the threat level to “enhanced” for parts of West Michigan. The “enhanced” threat level is the 3rd category out of 5 threat levels that the Storm Prediction Center issues. What this means for us here in West Michigan is that all of our area will see a chance at severe […]

  • Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Visible Easter Weekend

    WEST MICHIGAN — The third in a series of four total lunar eclipses called the lunar tetrad will be visible in West Michigan Saturday morning. The lunar tetrad, is a rare occurrence of two total eclipses in a row with six full moons in between. This is a very rare occurrence because not all eclipses are full, in fact only one in three are total, so it is very rare to have four back to back. The first total lunar […]

  • Dry Streak Ends Tuesday Night

    WEST MICHIGAN — The first half of March has been dry for the city of Grand Rapids. The Ford International airport hit 21 days without measurable precipitation on Tuesday but that streak will likely end by Wednesday morning as rain will move into the Great Lakes. Our next system approaches from the southwest overnight Tuesday, bringing rain chances after midnight and through the early morning hours of Wednesday. Temperatures will remain fairly mild through the overnight with some areas north […]

  • Rivers rise as spring melt continues this weekend

    WEST MICHIGAN — The annual spring melt is causing rivers, lakes and streams around West Michigan to fill and could cause problems as early as this weekend. In anticipation of warm temperatures this weekend the National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for part of the Grand River in Ionia as snowpack around the area melts. Warm temperatures this last week have done a good job decreasing the snowpack across the area and with temperatures staying in the 40’s […]

  • Great Lakes Ice Exceeds 2014 Coverage

    WEST MICHIGAN — 2013-2014 was a record year for Great Lakes ice, as bitter cold temperatures and snow caused the lakes to reach record numbers of ice coverage. It’s a record that would be hard to beat but an abnormally cold February has helped catapult ice coverage on the Great Lakes over levels from just a year ago. Wednesday marked a new milestone for the winter of 2014-2015 as the total Great Lakes ice coverage hit 85.4%, surpassing the levels […]

  • Bitterly cold wind chills to impact West Michigan

    WEST MICHIGAN —  For the second time in less than a week cold arctic air will surge south into the Great Lakes bringing sub-zero temperatures and wind chills. Temperatures will fall throughout the evening Wednesday as frigid cold air filters back into the Great Lakes dropping temperatures below zero overnight and allowing feel-like temperatures to drop to dangerous levels. Wind Chill Warnings and Advisories have been posted for almost all of the Lower Peninsula as feel-like temperatures could easily drop […]

  • Near blizzard conditions possible Friday night and Saturday

    WEST MICHIGAN — An approaching clipper system Friday will bring near blizzard conditions Friday night and Saturday as arctic cold temperatures and gusty winds settle in for the weekend. Winter Storm Warnings were issued by the National Weather Service Friday in anticipation of snow, gusty winds and dangerously cold wind chills. The Winter Storm Warnings cover the Lakeshore and areas along the US-131 corridor including the cities of Holland, Muskegon, Grand Rapids and South Haven. Areas along and east of […]

  • Gusty winds creating low visibility and dangerously cold wind chills

    WEST MICHIGAN — Fresh snow combined with gusty winds will continue to deteriorate travel conditions Saturday across West Michigan. Temperatures will continue to fall throughout the day and the evening as cold Canadian air filters into the Great Lakes. Actual temperatures will fall into the single digits by afternoon and drop below zero overnight as skies gradually clear. Temperatures overnight could reach between 5 and 10 degrees below zero in many areas, a temperature this cold will put Grand Rapids […]

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