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Power Restoration Continues in Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]

Despite some extra efforts, Christmas is a powerless holiday for many in greater Grand Rapids and across West Michigan because of snow, cold and the lingering effects of a weekend ice storm, officials said Tuesday.

More than 152,000 electricity customers of Consumers Energy were without power headed into Tuesday evening.

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Powerless Christmas for 37,000-plus in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

It’s going to be a powerless Christmas for many households in Grand Rapids and elsewhere across West Michigan because of a weekend ice storm and a continued wintry mix including snow, officials said Monday night.

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Sunday Grand Rapids Forecast: ‘Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful’ [Video]

There's only one way to sum up this Sunday morning: Slippery and treacherous.

Authorities across West Michigan report ice-, slush- and snow-covered roads, the result of a wintry mix dumped overnight.

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Saturday Snowstorm Over; Lake Effect Begins Overnight

 

Don't get too comfortable with the idea of snow not falling from the sky.

The storm that dropped snow on Saturday is moving out of Michigan, but winds will be shifting overnight and will give us lake effect snow all day Sunday.

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How to Turn Boiling Water Into Snow? Watch (video)

We sure won't forget the bitter cold of last week.  Waking up to 0 degrees in the morning with wind chills of 10 to 20 below were a rude awakening.  Top it off with our first significant snow fall of the season, and we all knew that Winter had finally arrived.

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What’s Your Winter Of 2012-13 Snowfall Prediction? [Poll]

Every year weather forecasters take a guess at how much total snowfall we will have over the winter...with varying amounts of success.

Maybe we can do this just as well.

What's YOUR total snowfall prediction for this winter?

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Would Rain And Cool Temperatures Keep You Away From ArtPrize? [Poll]

ArtPrize has begun and will run through October 7th.  That's a lot of time to come downtown and see art, but many people only have a chance to come downtown on the weekends.

A few rainy weekends could be bad news for ArtPrize.

If it's rainy and cold outside, will you still visit ArtPrize?

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West Michigan Heatwave – Forecast, Cancellations, And Where To Stay Cool

Temperatures are expected to get over 100 degrees today.  It doesn't get much hotter.  Heat like this is more than just uncomfortable, it can be unsafe.

Check out our guide to stay cool and safe as we try to get through a West Michigan heatwave we may never forget.

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Delicious Michigan Apples In Jeopardy Because Of Recent Weather Swings

One local farmer talks about a season of weather like the one we are having right now, long before he was born.  He's only heard about it historically and he's 63!  It happened back in 1945.

The weather has been unusually warm and now with threats and the possibility of a freeze, well, it's got Michigan apple farmers pretty worried

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Is It Hot, Or Real Hot

The majority of Americans don't believe everything they're hearing from the scientific community about global warming. Nearly 70-percent of those answering a new Rasmussen Reports poll say it's "at least somewhat likely" some scientists have doctored their data to make it match their own beliefs or theories, and 40-percent think it's "very likely" the public isn't getting the whole truth on the matter

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Hot Enough For You?

After a night full of rain, looks like we are going back to the hot, humid stuff. Sure was nice to turn the air conditioner off...at least for one day. If you think this summer has been hotter than usual, you aren't alone. Three out of five respondents in a Rasmussen Reports poll say they believe the heat has been a bigger factor in 2011 than in the past few years. Only eleven-percent disagree, while 28-percent feel there isn't a big difference between this summer's weather and that of previous years. Nearly 85-percent have been keeping track of the media's coverage of the recent heatwave, and 44-percent say they've been monitoring the situation "very closely."

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If You’re Thristy; You’re Already Dehydrated. Tips For Grand Rapids Heatwave

Please let these words sink into your brain.  "By the time you're thristy; you'r already dehydrated."  During an average summer here in Grand Rapids dehydration isn't a major problem but for the next week it is going to be SERIOUS!  Whether you are thirsty or not drink water continually throughout the day

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