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Statewide Tornado Drill Planned Across Michigan Today!

If you happen to hear a siren today, don't panic... it's just a drill!

A tornado drill is scheduled for 1 p.m. today (4.19) all across the state, which means there will be alerts and sirens, including on your TV and radio...

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Flooded Park Fails To Stop Kids From Using The Playground [Video]

With the Grand River spilling over its banks this week, most people refrained from using the playgrounds at Riverside Park.

Not these kids and their intrepid dad.

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Weather Alert: Winter Storm Watch for Kent County – April 5-6

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for most of West Michigan starting late Wednesday night and lasting through Thursday evening.

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Remembering the Hudsonville Tornado of April 3, 1956

The date was Tuesday, April 3rd, 1956. A huge storm was brewing in the Midwest that would set its sights on West Michigan. The strongest tornado to ever hit Michigan would pay a visit that day. These tornadoes were part of a tornado outbreak that took place on April 2-3, 1956, across the Midwest and the Great Lakes regions.

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It Could Soon Be LEGAL To Warm Up Your Car In YOUR Driveway

Somebody needs to high five State Rep Holly Hughes, R-Muskegon, because she’s proposing a bill that should already just be;  She wants to make it legal to warm up your car in YOUR driveway...

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Video Of Kalamazoo Tornado 1980

Did you know tornado season begins in March each year?  I stumbled onto this amazing footage of a tornado touching down in Kalamazoo in 1980.

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Jet Fuel Shortages And High Prices Hurt Airlines Profitability
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Wind Storm Speeds Up Flights in Grand Rapids, Causes Problems in Ann Arbor

Yesterday's wind storm created a dangerous situation for the Michigan basketball team as they attempted to fly to Washington D.C.

At the same time, flights into Grand Rapids were coming in ahead of schedule due to tailwinds.

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Business Offering Assistance to Westsiders Without Power

They often say “The West side is the Best side” and one business on Leonard St. is proving that once again today during the extreme wind conditions...

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Wind Gusts Hit 64 MPH in Grand Rapids as Over 125,000 Lose Power

Thousands of people in West Michigan are without power Wednesday afternoon due to high wind gusts blowing through the area.

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"Frankenstorm" Generates Large Waves On Lake Michigan
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I Can’t Stop Watching This Video Of Lake Michigan Churning In The Wind

Late yesterday, the wind starting kicking up and that meant it was party time on Lake Michigan with twenty foot waves. One video taken of the big surge is mesmerizing to watch.

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Storm Doris Arrives In The UK
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Jojo’s Top Five Songs About Wind

I think my backyard lawn furniture is in Lowell by now, so in honor of the windpower we experienced overnight, here are my top five songs about the wind.

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The Great Ice Storm Of 1976 Was 41 years Ago This Week [Video]

Usually when I find old footage of the past, it doesn't quite measure up to my memory of the event, but this one definitely does. And then there's that weird urban legend of the ice storm dwarf.

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