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2014′s Snowiest Year in Grand Rapids History Through November 19

Add the finish Grand Rapids had to last winter to the start we've seen this season and 2014 is the snowiest calendar year on record for Grand Rapids through November 19.

It's not even close.

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Crazy Snow Wall Descends on Buffalo [Video]

No, this is not a promotional video for "The Day After Tomorrow."

This is an actual time-lapse video of the skyline in Buffalo. The imposing white wall pictured is lake-effect snow, which blew in from Lake Erie and ravaged the city Tuesday and Wednesday.

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How to Avoid Dreaded Second Shovel

The joy you feel after finally clearing your driveway can be dashed pretty quickly by a passing snowplow, but there are now tips to help avoid the dreaded "second shovel."

The County Road Association of Michigan released an infographic on Monday to help show where to put shoveled driveway snow so that a plow won't push it back into the end of the driveway. Hopefully making it so that you won't have to shovel the end of your driveway again.

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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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Holiday Parades Around West Michigan 2014

Here's a helpful list of family friendly holiday parades this season!

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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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The Hustle Daily Meme

I really am an optimist. I am. The nice weekend was awesome. I really believe the weather is turning for the better. I do.

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The Hustle Daily Meme

Mother Nature has a wicked sense of humor. 3 inches of snow last night. 60 on Thursday. She's is yanking our chain. I will be honest, if I say the word "snow" one more time, I might wash my own mouth out with soap.

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The Hustle Daily Meme

Yesterday: 65 degrees and overcast. A nice spring day.

Today: 35. Tonight: snow; like 3 inches of snow. WTH?

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The Hustle Daily Meme

Monday was fantastic, a great reminder that winter WILL end soon. Maybe not soon enough, but it will.

Of course, the forecast for today has the temp in the mid 40s and maybe some rain and snow.

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A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan on Friday, a day before a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan on Friday, a day before a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
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Extreme Weather: Lake Michigan Sets All-time Ice Coverage Record; Grand River Has Flood Risk

Lake Michigan reached an all-time high level of ice coverage over the weekend while deep snow has many on alert for risk of flooding.

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50-foot-tall Foley Snowman
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Minnesota Farmer Builds 50-Foot-Tall Snowman [Video]

For the last month and a half, Foley farmer Greg Novak has been busy building a 50-foot tall snowman.

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