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The Top Five Reasons To Go Up North…NOW!

Why wait? Summer's just around the corner, but once Memorial Day hits, the traffic slowly gets thicker and the crowds are larger. That's why you have to go up north NOW, before the dummies get there.

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Had Enough Rain Yet? It’s Happened Before.

This rain just doesn't seem to want to stop around here, and many areas are having flooding issues. But, that's nothing compared to what has happened before. Remember 2013? Okay, how about 1904?

Way, waaaaay back, in 1904, we had waaaay to much rain and neighborhood streets were flooded in, what is now downtown.

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Statewide Tornado Drill Planned Across Michigan Today!

If you happen to hear a siren today, don't panic... it's just a drill!

A tornado drill is scheduled for 1 p.m. today (4.19) all across the state, which means there will be alerts and sirens, including on your TV and radio...

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Weather Alert: Winter Storm Watch for Kent County – April 5-6

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for most of West Michigan starting late Wednesday night and lasting through Thursday evening.

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Remembering the Hudsonville Tornado of April 3, 1956

The date was Tuesday, April 3rd, 1956. A huge storm was brewing in the Midwest that would set its sights on West Michigan. The strongest tornado to ever hit Michigan would pay a visit that day. These tornadoes were part of a tornado outbreak that took place on April 2-3, 1956, across the Midwest and the Great Lakes regions.

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It Could Soon Be LEGAL To Warm Up Your Car In YOUR Driveway

Somebody needs to high five State Rep Holly Hughes, R-Muskegon, because she’s proposing a bill that should already just be;  She wants to make it legal to warm up your car in YOUR driveway...

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Video Of Kalamazoo Tornado 1980

Did you know tornado season begins in March each year?  I stumbled onto this amazing footage of a tornado touching down in Kalamazoo in 1980.

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Jet Fuel Shortages And High Prices Hurt Airlines Profitability
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Wind Storm Speeds Up Flights in Grand Rapids, Causes Problems in Ann Arbor

Yesterday's wind storm created a dangerous situation for the Michigan basketball team as they attempted to fly to Washington D.C.

At the same time, flights into Grand Rapids were coming in ahead of schedule due to tailwinds.

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Business Offering Assistance to Westsiders Without Power

They often say “The West side is the Best side” and one business on Leonard St. is proving that once again today during the extreme wind conditions...

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Wind Gusts Hit 64 MPH in Grand Rapids as Over 125,000 Lose Power

Thousands of people in West Michigan are without power Wednesday afternoon due to high wind gusts blowing through the area.

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The Great Ice Storm Of 1976 Was 41 years Ago This Week [Video]

Usually when I find old footage of the past, it doesn't quite measure up to my memory of the event, but this one definitely does. And then there's that weird urban legend of the ice storm dwarf.

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FAIL! Truck Breaks Through Frozen Lake Michigan And Sinks

Lesson learned from this: snowmobilers aren’t ice experts.

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