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‘Significant’ Winter Weather Blowing In for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Infographic]

Winter is blasting in in an even bigger way.

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning for this afternoon through Friday afternoon, calling the wintry blast coming our way in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan as "significant."

Basically, more than a foot of snow is possible with heavy snow beginning about 2 p.m. EST and continuing through Friday. Wind gusts are forecast to be up to 45 miles per hour, with blowing and drifting snow and wind chills of 10 degrees below zero.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images
Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Great Lakes Ice Coverage Rises From 2.7 to 11.6 Percent in One Week

A cold start to 2015 has ice spreading quickly across the Great Lakes.

In just one week, Great Lakes ice coverage rose from 2.7 percent to 11.6 percent.

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Category: Michigan News, Weather Tags: ,
Scott Olson/Getty Images
Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Mackinac Island Ferry Gets Stuck in Ice

A ferry boat with about 56 passengers got stuck in the ice on New Year's Eve while heading to Mackinac Island.

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Jeff Cummings, ThinkStock
Jeff Cummings, ThinkStock
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Do You Want A White Christmas? [Poll]

Rudolph is hoping for a little job security.

Winter sports fans want to get outdoors.

My kids won't stop asking when they will get to use their sleds.

Do YOU want a White Christmas?

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Steve Frost
Steve Frost
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Latest Forecast Predicts White Christmas for West Michigan

As we were sweating out a 50 degree day today the chance of a white Christmas seemed distant, but the latest weather model suggests otherwise predicting almost 4 inches of snow.

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Scott Annandale, ThinkStock
Scott Annandale, ThinkStock
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Historical Odds of a White Christmas for West Michigan

We had a white November this year, but December is off to a warmer and drier start.

Check out the historical chances of a white Christmas in West Michigan.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids Opens for the Season on Friday

Ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle is always a big part of winter fun in downtown Grand Rapids.

Rosa Parks Circle is set to open to ice skaters for the season on Friday, December 5 at noon.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Watch an Animated Graphic of Ice Forming on the Great Lakes

Ice has already starting forming on the Great Lakes. It began on November 20.

Watch an animated graphic which shows the water on the Great Lakes cooling and ice beginning to form.

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Category: Michigan News, Weather Tags: ,
Guy Solimano, Getty Images
Guy Solimano, Getty Images
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10 Tips for Safe Winter Driving

Young drivers new to the snowy roads can benefit from a review of how to drive safe in winter conditions, but they aren't the only ones.

Take a look at 10 tips for safe winter driving.

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Rachel Kramer
Rachel Kramer
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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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