Ty Shesky is the Weekday Meteorologist for the Midday News and 4:00pm and 5:00pm. He is a Yooper from Marquette, Michigan.

Recent Articles
  • Afternoon mixed showers Sunday and Monday

    WEST MICHIGAN — Overall, the weather pattern looks pretty quiet today and for the week ahead. We do have a minor area of low pressure passing to our south today, producing some rain and snow showers in neighboring states to our south. This system is expected to stay to our south today, as we will see partial sunshine. Here’s a look at the surface map showing the position of that low as of this writing: So although we won’t see […]

  • Severe thunderstorms looking more likely for Thursday

    WEST MICHIGAN — It’s not often that we get severe thunderstorms in the middle of March over the FOX 17 viewing area, but it’s a possibility we’ll have to watch for Thursday afternoon. We talked about the possibility of severe weather coming our way yesterday (see this previous article written by Chief Meteorologist Kevin Craig), but now the threat is looking higher. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has now upgraded most of the area into a Slight Risk for severe […]

  • Icy mix possible late Saturday afternoon

    WEST MICHIGAN — Even though an overall warming trend is in the way to the FOX 17 viewing area, we still have some wintry weather to get through this weekend. A warmer system taking shape in the western Plains as of this writing will move east/northeast over the next 24 hours. This will bring increasing clouds to the area tomorrow and a chance of rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet by late afternoon. This is how Future Track HD sees […]

  • Bitter cold for the first week of March

    WEST MICHIGAN — The saying “In like a lion, out like a lamb” — or vice-versa — can be somewhat subjective when describing March. The first day or two of March this year really won’t be unusually cold or snowy, so you can use whatever version of the slogan you would like to describe how March this year begins. But one thing the FOX 17 weather team is confident of, is that the first week of the month, as a […]

  • Snow to impact Wednesday morning commute

    WEST MICHIGAN — Just as we enjoy lighter winds and diminishing snowfall as our latest system (a major “bomb” cyclone ) moves east, we’re watching yet another weather system that will bring the shovels back out of the garage by Wednesday morning. This next area of low pressure won’t be anywhere near as strong in terms of minimum central pressure and associated wind speeds, but it will have more snow with it. Early on Wednesday morning, it will be taking […]

  • Windy and cold with icy roads tonight

    WEST MICHIGAN — The winds of change will be blowing tonight across the FOX 17 viewing area, bringing a changeover from rain to snow showers, a flash freeze, wind gusts up to 40 mph, and additional power outages. For those reasons, the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Grand Rapids has extended the Winter Weather Advisory for most of the area until 7:00 PM tomorrow. All counties in purple below are in this advisory: The counties in the light brown […]

  • Another round of Freezing Rain on the way

    WEST MICHIGAN — The National Weather Service (NWS) has extended the Winter Weather Advisory for much of the FOX 17 viewing area — including Grand Rapids — through noon Thursday. After getting up to 0.4″ of ice late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, another round of freezing rain is expected over our central and northern counties. Here is a look at what we saw in terms of ice accumulation last night: The next round of freezing rain is expected to […]

  • Record low temperatures set in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Record cold temperatures have been a staple over the last two days in Kalamazoo, with two record lows and one record low maximum temperature set. This morning’s low temperature in Kalamazoo was -18°, breaking a daily record set well over 100 years ago. The low temperature yesterday was -15°, breaking the old daily record of -13° set on 1/30/1951. And the high yesterday of just -1° shattered the previous record cold high of 5° set on 1/30/1899. […]

  • Extreme cold staying through Thursday

    WEST MICHIGAN — We’ve experienced the coldest temperatures we’ve seen in more than 20 years across the FOX 17 viewing area, and the unusually cold weather really won’t lose its grip on the area until Friday. At least two locations in West Michigan experienced their coldest high temperature ever for today’s date, January 30th. In Grand Rapids, we saw a high of just 2°. In Kalamazoo where a west/southwest wind blew off the land all day and not the open […]

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