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It’s Been a Wacky Winter of Weather [Infographic]

Lots of snow in November, almost no snow in December and now near-record cold has added up to one of the most unusual winters ever in West Michigan.

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Community Action Partnership of Kent County
Community Action Partnership of Kent County
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Walks for Warmth Help Keep Michigan Families Warm [Sponsored]

Consumers Energy is encouraging the public this winter to take part in Walks for Warmth, which help raise money to keep Michigan families warm.

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Experience Grand Rapids
Experience Grand Rapids
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Drought and Cold Winters Have Impacted Michigan’s Trees and Shrubs

The Great Lakes have returned to normal water levels after seeing above-normal precipitation over the past couple of years, but Michigan's trees still need more water to recover from a decade of droughts.

Cold winters have also created stress on Michigan's trees.

See more on the extent of winter's damage and which species of trees and shrubs have been hit the hardest.

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Rachel Kramer
Rachel Kramer
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Grand Rapids Breaks February 1 Snowfall Record with 8.8 Inches [Video]

Remember that snowstorm we had in January?

Well, the Super Bowl Sunday-Groundhog Day snowstorm was just as bad with gusting winds, sub-zero wind chills and plenty of snow.

Snowfall totals from the snowstorm hitting greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan in some locales piled up more than a foot of the white, fluffy stuff, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

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Warren Goldswain/ThinkStock
Warren Goldswain/ThinkStock
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96 Percent of Americans Knowingly Burn Their Mouth on Hot Food or Drink

I enjoy good coffee, but I don't enjoy waiting for it to cool. Most fresh coffee is too hot for me, but as much as I'd like to drink it I choose to wait.

A new survey suggests that I am in the minority and most Americans enjoy pain.

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Category: Food, Weird News Tags: , , ,
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Getty Images
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It’s Warmer on Mars Than it is in Michigan

If the instruments on-board the Curiosity Rover (which is currently located on the surface of Mars) have any degree of temperature accuracy, then Michigan is within an area of North America that is colder than Mars.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images
Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Snowstorm’s Snowfall Piles Up Over a Foot in Parts of West Michigan [Infographic]

Welcome back to winter, with snowfall totals from the snowstorm plowing into greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan piling up more than a foot of the white, fluffy stuff, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

Plus, more -- 2 to four inches is being forecast -- is coming along with wind chills below zero degrees, gusting winds up to 30 miles per hour and blowing and drifting snow making travel hazardous with a winter storm warning in effect until this afternoon.

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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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100.5 The River’s Tom Cook Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Video]

There were so many videos on my Facebook news feed about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that I knew it would come to me at some point!

Wendy Reed, who works on Channel 95.7 on weekdays and also handles behind-the-scenes stuff for 100.5 The River, nominated me.

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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images
Christopher Furlong, Getty Images
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Cold Lake Michigan Water Temperatures Create Risk

Memorial Day weekend brought near-perfect weather across Michigan.

Many enjoyed the water over the holiday.

Even with outdoor temperatures in the 80s, the cold waters of Lake Michigan still create a big risk.

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vitahall, flickr
vitahall, flickr
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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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Category: Videos, Weather Tags: ,
drtel, flickr
drtel, flickr
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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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