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
  • Snow to begin the new work-week

    WEST MICHIGAN — These first eight days of April certainly have been cold and snowy. Temperatures for the first eight days of the month are running almost 14 degrees below the long-term average, and we’ve seen 3 inches of snow. We will likely add to that snowfall total on Monday. A trough of low pressure now situated over southwestern Minnesota will slide across lower Michigan tomorrow morning, carrying that snow with it: It looks like some of the heaviest snow […]

  • Rain, snow, freezing rain, and thunderstorms tomorrow

    WEST MICHIGAN — A plethora of weather will occur over the area tomorrow morning through Wednesday. A low pressure system developing in eastern Colorado will quickly move east overnight, and pull a warm front towards the area. This warm front will carry a mix of rain, snow, and freezing rain into the area tomorrow morning as the image below shows: As the warm front continues to edge northward, enough warm air should reach most of the area for a change-over […]

  • Unseasonably cold temperatures on Easter

    WEST MICHIGAN — Temperatures on Easter Sunday will be more typical of what we might expect on Valentine’s Day or even Christmas, as highs run between 15 and 20 degrees below average for this time of year. A strong cold front moving through on Saturday afternoon and evening will be the leading edge of the cold air, which will really settle in Saturday night and Easter Sunday morning as the image to the right shows. Temperatures will be in the […]

  • HopCat adding another location in Kent County

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — One of downtown Grand Rapids’ most popular tap rooms is adding another location at Knapp’s Corner. A new HopCat will be developed at the old Fajita Republic Cantina, north of the corner of East Beltline and Knapp Street. The new restaurant and tap room will include 6,000 square feet, with seating for 250 customers indoors and another 70 customers in an outdoor dining area. “We thought the Knapp’s Corner location was perfect, because not only is […]

  • Judges meet to help break addictions

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Hundreds of judges, prosecutors, and other court officials gathered at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids today for the Keys to Recovery Conference. The 19th annual conference included educational programs geared to ending the addiction crisis in this country, with a focus on opioids and other drugs. “Not all drug courts are aware of and using certain kinds of medications that have been proven to be effective,” said Dr. Doug Marlowe of the National Association of Drug […]

  • Possible repercussions for school walkouts

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Thousands of students, including those here in West Michigan, are expected to take part in a protest against gun violence tomorrow morning. Many schools are allowing their students to walk out during class at 10 a.m.  on Wednesday. However, not every school is participating in the walkout, and some students may want to protest by walking out on their own. An attorney at the ACLU of Michigan tells us students still have the right to do […]

  • Deaf dog has a sense of rhythm

    WEST OLIVE, Mich. — “Sister” is a three year-old terrier mix who loves people, has a lot of energy, and loves music — even though she’s deaf. “My theory is that she feels the vibrations of it. I don’t know if that’s accurate or not,” said Bo Hamilton, the Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator at the Harbor Humane Society. “This is my armchair, amateur opinion, but it seems that she gets very engaged whenever I play the guitar in the kennels.” […]

  • Sweet success: Maple syrup production looking better this year

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The amount of sap gathered to make maple syrup is up this year thanks to more seasonable temperatures compared to 2017. The Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids says they’ve tapped 115 trees this year, which is actually 40 fewer than last year. But the sap has been running more consistently thanks to the cold nights and mild afternoons. “And what that means is last year it warmed up about this time — early March — […]

  • Be prepared for a snowy commute Tuesday AM

    WEST MICHIGAN — After a quiet weekend and start to the week, light snow will move into the FOX 17 viewing area tonight. It looks like the snow will start for most of us sometime after 10:00 PM. This snow is associated with a low pressure system, now centered in southeastern South Dakota. Snow exists around this low and well to its southeast. Some rain is also falling in some areas south and southwest of Chicago: The leading edge of […]