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Greater Grand Rapids: Top 5 Weather Events of 2013 [Video]

It was a year for the record books in 2013 in West Michigan.

At least so says the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office, which issued its annual climate summary report this week.

There was the April flooding that swamped locales along the Grand River and other area tributaries

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Beat Winter With Warm Weather Michigan Videos

It's going to be a long, cold winter.

It already has been.

Let's try everything we can to stay warm.

We've got a few videos to help.

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Weather Alert: It’s Still Winter [Video]

The arctic blast gripping Grand Rapids and West Michigan is expected to loosen today, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office and WZZM-TV, Channel 13.

The temperature reached a high of 8 degrees and a low a minus-1 degree Tuesday, with wind chills as low a 20 degrees-plus below zero at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.

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Describe Winter 2013-14 In Three Words

Extreme cold, ice storms, power outages, snow, high winds, and more.

It's been a memorable winter.

How would you describe it?

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Detroit Deals With Heavy Snow And Bitter Cold
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Greater Grand Rapids: Stuck in Polar Mode [Video]

Good morning. Welcome to the artic. You've been officially temporarily moved to a polar region.

Michigan and the Midwest are stuck in a polar vortex, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office. Typically, such an arctic blast -- or wintry hurricane -- only hits northeastern Canada a la Ontario, Quebec and regions further north.

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Arctic Grip: Snow, Winds and Cold Combine for Sub-Zero Climes, Dangerous Conditions [Video]

The arctic blast is going to continue its grip on Grand Rapids and West Michigan through Wednesday, the National Weather Service’s Grand Rapids office said Monday afternoon.

Snow and windy conditions are creating near-blizzard conditions and sub-zero temperatures with wind chills in the minus-20 degree range with a winter storm advisory across greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Highs are only expected to reach the single digits up to 10 degrees.

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Wintry Wonderland in Grand Rapids

Well, we survived the onslaught of snow.

Now, we bundle up to deal with the ridiculously low wind chills and more lake-effect snow!

In Grand Rapids, we were fortunate to have not been dumped on as bad as areas south.
I just saw that Four Winds Casino closed! How crazy is that?

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More Amazing Pictures Of Winter In West Michigan

This winter has given us a few snow days, some sore backs from shoveling, and some unforgettable photos.

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Nick Ulivieri Photography, Twitter
Nick Ulivieri Photography, Twitter
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Waterspout in the Snow Over Lake Michigan

Winter has already provided us with some amazing images in 2014, but a waterspout in the snow over Lake Michigan just might top them all.

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Detroit Deals With Heavy Snow And Bitter Cold
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Area School Closings

It's been that time of year for snow and icy weather in Grand Rapids and West Michigan, and you can never really be sure how much it will bring.

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More than 70,000 Without Electricity in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

As of noon today, more than 285,000 Consumers Energy customers statewide were without power caused by a snow and ice storm over the weekend.

That includes nearly 70,000 in Grand Rapids and West Michigan, according to the Jackson, Mich.-based utility.

 

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Gus Thomson, Flickr
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Power Outages Sock West Michigan; Electricity Out for Some for ‘Several Days’

Ice combined with snow has led to numerous power outages in West Michigan.

Since noon Saturday, more than 175,000 Consumers Energy customers have been affected by electricity outages in Michigan.

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