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Snowshoeing Begins at Blandford Nature Center

An early start to winter means an early start to winter sports in West Michigan.

That includes snowshoeing at Blandford Nature Center.

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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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Joshua Lott, Getty Images
Joshua Lott, Getty Images
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Hazardous Travel Warning Issued by National Weather Service for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]

Winter officially does not arrive until next month, but it sure feels like it's already here, doesn't it?

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning in effect from this afternoon through 9 p.m. Tuesday. The bottom lines: heavy lake-effect and blowing snow.

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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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Joshua Lott, Getty Images
Joshua Lott, Getty Images
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Grand Rapids Summer Temperatures Suggest a Very Snowy Winter Ahead

Grand Rapids has not had a 90 degree day in 2014.

If our cool summer continues, recent history tells us we are in for a very snowy winter.

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Jared Wickerham, Getty Images
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Spider Monkeys at John Ball Zoo enjoy tasty snow treat [Video]

The spider monkeys at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids got a little taste of winter.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Grand Rapids Snow Plowing Pushback Schedule Through March 7

Grand Rapids is continuing it's work to clear and widen streets.

The snow plowing pushback schedule through March 7 is available, along with a map.

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Matthew Cavanaugh, Getty Images
Matthew Cavanaugh, Getty Images
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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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Cardboard Bobsled 2014
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Cardboard Bobsleds Successfully Crashed Down the Cannonsburg Hillside Today

Today's Cardboard Bobsled event at Cannonsburg was something I've been looking forward to for quite a while now!  What could be more fun than a bunch of people out on a hill, building bobsleds from cardboard and duct tape, not caring if the thing really held up on the way down the slope?

Thanks to everyone who came out and had fun with us today!  More than 50 bobsleds raced at least partway down the slope, creatively decorated and with people in costume, to the amusement of all.

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Grand Rapids Township snow artist Stephen Garcia dreads sunshine that will melt his sculpture. (Photo: WZZM-TV)
Grand Rapids Township snow artist Stephen Garcia dreads sunshine that will melt his sculpture. (Photo: WZZM-TV)
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Grand Rapids’ Snow Shark [Video]

The Grand Rapids Township snow shark is making headlines locally and across the country.

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Joshua Lott, Getty Images
Joshua Lott, Getty Images
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Warm Weather Ahead Could Mean Flooding in Grand Rapids

The record setting snow and cold we've had this winter combined with a possible warm-up this week has created a risk of flooding in Grand Rapids.

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(Photo by George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)
(Photo by George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)
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What Do You Do When You’re Tired of Shoveling Snow? Pray! [Video]

This is the sweetest thing. 

This little 4-year old boy is pretty tired of shoveling snow.  Hey, it's hard, OK.

So, what does he do?

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