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Craig’s Picture of the Day No. 38

I posed this on my Facebook page.

"So, when it's 97 on July 15th, I don' wanna here NO bitchin'...."

I like Michigan's four seasons, but this one is starting to get to me.

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Craig’s Picture of the Day No. 36

We have got a lot of snow.

So high are the drifts and banks at my house that I had a hard time shoveling them -- and a certain child could almost get lost in one.

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Weather Alert: It’s Still Winter [Video]

The arctic blast gripping Grand Rapids and West Michigan is expected to loosen today, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office and WZZM-TV, Channel 13.

The temperature reached a high of 8 degrees and a low a minus-1 degree Tuesday, with wind chills as low a 20 degrees-plus below zero at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.

In Holland at West Michigan Regional Airport, it reached a high of 11 degrees late Tuesday with a low a minus-1 degree early Tuesday and wind chills of minus-23 degrees.

Snow and windy conditions created near-blizzard conditions and sub-zero temperatures with sub-zero wind over the past three days. However, the high today is expected to reach 18 degrees.

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Arctic Grip: Snow, Winds and Cold Combine for Sub-Zero Climes, Dangerous Conditions [Video]

The arctic blast is going to continue its grip on Grand Rapids and West Michigan through Wednesday, the National Weather Service’s Grand Rapids office said Monday afternoon.

Snow and windy conditions are creating near-blizzard conditions and sub-zero temperatures with wind chills in the minus-20 degree range with a winter storm advisory across greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Highs are only expected to reach the single digits up to 10 degrees.

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Consumers Energy Fixing Power Outages in Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan

This will remembered as the Christmas without power for many.

FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE: As of 4:30 a.m. Friday, 52,000 Consumers Energy customers were without electricity. Since noon Saturday, the winter storm caused more than 377,000 outages across Michigan.

Among the counties most affected by the outages still are Kent, with 313 customers without power; Barry, 6,754; Ionia, 1,909; Kalamazoo, 187; and Calhoun, 739.

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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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Becky Weber
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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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More than 70,000 Without Electricity in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

As of noon today, more than 285,000 Consumers Energy customers statewide were without power caused by a snow and ice storm over the weekend.

That includes nearly 70,000 in Grand Rapids and West Michigan, according to the Jackson, Mich.-based utility.

 

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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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Pure Michigan Spoof – Winter Virgins

The funny spoof Pure Michigan ads are pure genius.

The guy who does them -- there are almost 70 now -- is really clever.

Sure, he doesn't sound all that much like Tim Allen. But he has the music and he knows Michiganders. He really has a grasp of what makes us funny as a state.

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Michigan Views From Space.

Thanks to Hannah Saunders from WZZM TV 13. She posted this picture on her Facebook page. If you think it seems cold and snowy this December, you are right. It doesn't just seem cold and snowy. it really IS!

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Winter Storm Warning For WFGRLand!

The weather gods are playing another cruel joke on us. First the 8 inches of snow we have had all winter long, and now that it's almost Spring, why not a Winter Storm Warning! According to WZZM TV 13 we could get upwards of 6-8 inches in the Grand Rapids area between tonight and tomorrow morning.

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