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Grand Rapids Winter Weather Advisory Issued, with Freezing Rain and Gusty Winds Forecast

While the calendar might indicate spring, the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office this afternoon issued a winter weather advisory for Thursday and Friday.

A pair of late-season winter storms are bringing freezing rain and gusty winds early Thursday and again early Friday to Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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Monday’s warm temperatures fall far short of record highs in West Michigan

West Michigan enjoyed the warmest temperatures we've seen in months on Monday, March 31.

It was nice, but not even close to record highs.

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Warmer weather has Kent County workers patching potholes

High temperatures are hitting over 60 degrees today in West Michigan.

The warm weather brings outdoor fun for some and more work for others.

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National Weather Service
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Grand Rapids Area Weekend River Flooding Update

A flood advisory continues for Kent and Ionia counties until further notice.

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National Weather Service Grand Rapids
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Grand River Ice Jam Alert Issued; Flood Watch in Kent and Ottawa Counties

A flood watch is in effect in Kent and Ottawa counties through Friday morning because of the potential for ice jams in the Grand River, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

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From the National Weather Service: More Brr!

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids office has some advice for tonight with it's forecast: Button up.

Brr.

A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan on Friday, a day before a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan on Friday, a day before a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
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Extreme Weather: Lake Michigan Sets All-time Ice Coverage Record; Grand River Has Flood Risk

Lake Michigan reached an all-time high level of ice coverage over the weekend while deep snow has many on alert for risk of flooding.

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Here We Go Again: Winter!

A wintry mix of weather is being forecast for tonight and Wednesday by the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids office.

Here's what the National Weather Service is forecasting:

Light rain will mix

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Heavy snow and ice expected to create large fish kill in Michigan

It is normal for snow and ice cover during long winters to kill fish and small aquatic creatures in Michigan.

This winter is expected to be especially tough.

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Winter 2013-14 Second Snowiest on Record in Grand Rapids

It's the second snowiest winter on record in Grand Rapids and it's not over yet.

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West Michigan Areas Most At Risk of Flooding Shown in Map

Deep snow and ice, combined with the chance of rain and warmer temperatures as we near spring, means a chance of flooding in West Michigan.

See that latest report on which areas are most at risk for flooding in West Michigan.

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Temperature Swings Create Big Changes in Great Lakes Ice Coverage

After hitting a seasonal high of 88.4% ice coverage over a week ago, ice on the Great Lakes melted quickly following warmer temperatures and rain.

Now ice coverage is climbing again.

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