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Lake Effect Snows Continue Through Friday with Rainy Weekend Forecast

Another round of lake-effect snow is being forecast through midday Friday and a messy weekend is ahead, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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2014′s Snowiest Year in Grand Rapids History Through November 19

Add the finish Grand Rapids had to last winter to the start we've seen this season and 2014 is the snowiest calendar year on record for Grand Rapids through November 19.

It's not even close.

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Jeff Swensen, Gettty Images
Jeff Swensen, Gettty Images
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The Science of Snow Shoveling

You've just spent an hour shoveling your driveway. Then, the snowplow comes by and undoes all that hard work.

The County Road Association of Michigan has information on the best ways to avoid the dreaded second shovel.

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Joshua Lott, Getty Images
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Hazardous Travel Warning Issued by National Weather Service for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]

Winter officially does not arrive until next month, but it sure feels like it's already here, doesn't it?

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning in effect from this afternoon through 9 p.m. Tuesday. The bottom lines: heavy lake-effect and blowing snow.

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Consumers Energy
Consumers Energy
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7 Tips for Homeowners to Stay Safe and Warm This Winter

Last winter brought record-setting cold and snow.

Be prepared this winter with 7 tips from Consumers Energy to help keep homeowners safe and warm this heating season.

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Ben Blankenburg, ThinkStock
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Snowmaking Begins at Cannonsburg Ski Area

Not to be outdone by Mother Nature, Cannonsburg Ski Area in Belmont has begun making snow too.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Salt Prices Up Nearly 50% as Winter Nears

There are many opinions on what lies ahead this winter for West Michigan, but we do know that road salt will cost a lot more for Michigan road agencies battling the snow and ice.

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Rachel Kramer
Rachel Kramer
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Lake Effect: Grand Rapids’, West Michigan’s Winter 2014-15 Weather Forecast [Video]

After last winter, many us are approaching this winter with caution.

Today probably didn't help: snow on Halloween?

The National Weather Service's winter weather forecast is out. All we can say is make sure those snow blowers and shovels are ready if you live, work and/or play -- not to mention drive or travel -- between U.S. 131 and the Lake Michigan shore in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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Expect Mother Nature to Play Some Tricks with Halloween Weather on Friday

Mother Nature may have tricks of her own to play, with high winds, rain and snow being forecast by the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office for Friday.

That's going to make for some possibly challenging conditions for trick-or-treating on Halloween.

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Ian Hitchcock, Getty Images
Ian Hitchcock, Getty Images
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Free Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties in Grand Rapids, Grand Haven

The solar eclipse expected around dusk tonight may be safely seen at viewing parties in Grand Rapids and Grand Haven.

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Joshua Lott, Getty Images
Joshua Lott, Getty Images
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Grand Rapids Summer Temperatures Suggest a Very Snowy Winter Ahead

Grand Rapids has not had a 90 degree day in 2014.

If our cool summer continues, recent history tells us we are in for a very snowy winter.

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New Footage of Wyoming-Kentwood Tornado Out [Video]

A couple of videos making the rounds in the wake of Sunday night's tornado in the southwest section of Kent County shed new light on the storm, which caught everyone, including the National Weather Service, by surprise.

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