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Measuring Equipment – New Years Snowstorm (PM Update)

As we close out the year you may be interested in posting data to the CoCoRaHS community for next year.  CoCoRaHS is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, […]

More Clouds Today

We have a temp of 27° at 6 am this morning which is fairly consistent across southwest Michigan.  Yesterday we made it up to 36.5° and overnight we dropped to 28.6°.  We had a dusting of snow overnight to freshen up the crunchy base we have left on the ground. Look for mostly cloudy but […]

More Clouds – Weather History

We added another 1.5 inches of snow to our total for the winter yesterday.  We have had 5.2 inches for December and 13.1 inches since November 1st.  We are 12 inches above what we had last year at this time.  We have 32° at 4 am this morning.  Yesterday’s high was 34° the low was […]

A Little of Everything

Yesterday was a fun day with multiple forms of precip then a heavy fog from the saturated air.  Our high was 41° and the low 31°.  Our total snow since November is up to 11.6 inches, 3.7 inches for December.  We have had 2.19 inches of liquid precip for this month with more on the […]

Last Week of the Year

It is not nice outside this morning with the snow having turned to rain/freezing rain.  We have about an inch of slush on the ground and a temp of 32° at 5:30 am.  My radar (Radarscope) has picked up some lightning in SW Michigan (the little lightning bolts around Decator, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek).  The […]

Snow & Freezing Rain

Well, hope you all had a Merry Christmas – the weather cooperated for a fairly nice day in SW Michigan.  We had a high of 53° at 3:30 am yesterday morning and fell to 29° by 11:59 pm.  We have a cold 24° at 6 am this morning. We will start out with some sun […]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Christmas will be green this year here in Grand Rapids. But how and why has snow became associated with Christmas?  Here is some information as to why snow is associated with Christmas.  So, while we will be dreaming of a white Christmas this year here is some information as to how snow became […]

Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas to you all from the Weather Center.  Not looking a lot like Christmas with most locations in SW Michigan lacking snow on the ground this morning.  I am sure we will more than make up for this lack as we creep into the new year. Yesterday’s high temp was 38.5° the low 23.5° […]

Christmas Extremes

Happy Birthday to my lovely wife today.  She is one of the (un)lucky ones who celebrated her birthday during Christmas week so the celebrations kind of blend into one another.  We have a roofing crew coming in today for some roof replacement so we could assume this would be part of her birthday present (just […]

Breezy & Cold – Weather History

We have a few errant snowflakes blowing in the wind this morning, nothing of concern with the exception of a feels like temp of 17°.  Temp as of 5:30 am is 24°.  Yesterday’s high was 39° and the low was 20°.   Snow will remain contained in northern Michigan and the U.P. today with breezy and […]