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Jon Stewart Tells Audience: ‘If You Are Seeing This, New York Is Gone’

We all know how it goes here in Grand Rapids and West Michigan: "The world is coming to an end!" and "We will get 400 inches of snow an hour!"

It's kind of nice some place other than us was getting all the snow hype!

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Consumers Energy Sending Workers to Help Out with Snowstorm in Northeastern U.S.

Consumers Energy is sending more than 50 employees to the northeastern U.S. to assist in snowstorm relief.

"We are ready and willing to assist East Coast communities as they prepare for a storm that could cause significant damage," said Michele Kirkland, Consumers Energy vice president of energy operations. "We have been fortunate in the past to be helped by out-of-state crews, and with fair weather here in Michigan, this is an opportunity for us to help them."

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Bird’s-Eye Views of Lake Michigan’s Wintry Shoreline Near Grand Haven [Video]

Talk about cool.

Byron Center's Tommy Sadler took some awesome Lake Michigan shoreline visuals on Saturday at Rosy Mound Natural Area near Grand Haven.

The aerials were shot with a DJI Phantom 2 drone-mounted GoPro camera.

Wintry and wonderful.

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Five Ways to Save Money on Winter Heating

This winter has brought colder-than-normal temperatures to West Michigan.

We have some tips on how to stay warm and save money.

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193 Vehicles Involved In I-94 Pileup Killing One [Video]

The massive multi-vehicle crash that shut down a five-mile stretch of I-94 near Galeburg on Friday continues to keep the interstate closed.

Authorities with Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Transportation report that 193 vehicles were involved, which includes 76 semis and 117 passenger cars and SUVs, according to WZZM-13. One person was killed and 23 others were injured.

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Five Smokin’ Hot Reasons Freezing Weather Is Awesome

Thermometers across the country are falling quicker than a bad stock, but just because the temperature is low doesn’t mean you should feel that way, too.

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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
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‘Significant’ Winter Weather Blowing In for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Infographic]

Winter is blasting in in an even bigger way.

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning for this afternoon through Friday afternoon, calling the wintry blast coming our way in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan as "significant."

Basically, more than a foot of snow is possible with heavy snow beginning about 2 p.m. EST and continuing through Friday. Wind gusts are forecast to be up to 45 miles per hour, with blowing and drifting snow and wind chills of 10 degrees below zero.

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Grand Rapids Sitting On The Edge Of Bad And Worse For Friday Storm

Snow total maps released by the National Weather Service find most of the Grand Rapids metro sitting on the eastern edge of the lake driven storm. A few miles could mean the difference between 6 inches and a foot of accumulation.

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98.7 WFGR’s Greatest Hits of 2014

It's been a year, hasn't it?

Well, take a look back with some perspective at Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR's top topics for 2014, our greatest hits.

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We all remember the cold winds of the Polar Vortex, leading to our worst winter in years (Business Wire)
We all remember the cold winds of the Polar Vortex, leading to our worst winter in years (Business Wire)
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2014 in Play-Doh Moments [Photos]

The smell of PLAY-DOH brings back great memories of growing up. Just one whiff and I'm back in first grade, making a sculpture of my favorite football player.

Every year PLAY-DOH commemorates the year's top moments in clay, and 2014 was quite a year to celebrate. From the word of the year ("selfie") to the year's top entertainer (Jimmy Fallon), here's PLAY-DOH's year in review.

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Latest Forecast Predicts White Christmas for West Michigan

As we were sweating out a 50 degree day today the chance of a white Christmas seemed distant, but the latest weather model suggests otherwise predicting almost 4 inches of snow.

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