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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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Aaron P. Bernstein, Getty Images
Aaron P. Bernstein, Getty Images
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Harmful Algae Blooms Unlikely to Affect West Michigan Water

Toxic algae blooms affected the drinking water in Toledo over the weekend making it unsafe to drink and causing a two-day do-not-drink advisory.

Toledo's drinking water comes from Lake Erie.

West Michigan's drinking water comes from Lake Michigan.

Most experts agree the same harmful algae blooms are unlikely to affect drinking water that comes from Lake Michigan.

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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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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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Ice Cover Could Lead to Increased Water Levels on Lake Michigan

The cold and snow we've seen this winter could be good news for water levels on Lake Michigan.

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Scott Olsen, Getty Images
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Drone Camera Gives Unique View of Lake Michigan Ice [Video]

Technology is bringing us new ways to enjoy the beauty of winter in West Michigan.

See an aerial view of the ice along the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

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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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Surfers Hit The Cold Waters Of Lake Michigan [Video]

There are a lot of ways to enjoy winter in Michigan: sledding, ice skating, fishing, snowmobiling.

And surfing? 

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Credit: Experience Grand Rapids
Credit: Experience Grand Rapids
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Grand Rapids Named Lonely Planet’s No. 1 U.S. Travel Destination for 2014

Grand Rapids scored some high marks from Lonely Planet!

The marks were so good that Lonely Planet put Grand Rapids and West Michigan atop its list of "Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2014."

Grand Rapids beat out destinations such as Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas and Lana'i, Hawaii!

Lonely Planet credits Grand Rapids' craft breweries along with the festivals cele

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Lakeshore Brew Fest Saturday, October 19th

You can join your friends this Saturday, October 19th from 1PM until 6 PM at beautiful Camp Blodgett, located on the shore of Lake Michigan just south of Grand Haven, and celebrate the Lakeshore Brew Fest!  Sample beers from many of Michigan’s incredible craft brewers.

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Aye, Matey, the Pirates are in Grand Haven

Loutit District Library (LDL) and Harbor Island is the port of swashbuckling, piratical fun for the whole family as the 7th Annual Michigan Pirate Festival invades Grand Haven, through Sunday, August 11th.

With their theme, "Pirates through the Ages," pirate re-enactors from historical to fantasy personas come from around Michigan and the Mid West to entertain everyone from young powder monkeys to seasoned buccaneers. New to this year's festival is the Mermaid Queen with a group of her mermaids. This is the first performance for the mermaid group in Michigan.

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Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival in Full Swing

Grand Haven's Coast Guard Festival kicked off this past Friday and you have this full week to celebrate.

Running through this Sunday, August 4th, there are tons of activities in honor of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard.

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