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Weekend flooding near record levels on Grand River

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-27-2018 under NEWS

Heavy rains and snow melt caused the water levels of the Grand River to swell to just over twenty feet in Grand Rapids, Michigan during the last weekend of February 2018.   Cresting at 20.67 feet on Sunday, February 25. 2018, the Grand River...

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One flock of a storm: Epic weather, social media in Grand Rapids

by (diaghilev)

Submitted 01-10-2014 under OPINION

Social media long ago replaced "the corner diner" as the place for conversations about current events. No more so than here, in Grand Rapids, MI. Especially during epic winter weather, as the storm becomes almost secondary to the ongoing...

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Asking the weather experts: Is warm winter evidence of climate change?

by (jereldomer)

Submitted 03-09-2012 under NEWS

To date, this has been West Michigan’s second warmest winter on record since 1932. As we all know, a lot has happened since then in the way of CFC emmissions and greenhouse gas increases. This year's unseasonably warm temperatures and...

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Want to talk to Mother Nature? Now, there's an app for that.

by (Rob Cole)

Submitted 12-07-2011 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

"Not what the weather is...but what it means."  That slogan captures in miniature a novel software application with potential global reach. Weather Collage is the brainchild of Grand Rapids entrepreneurs AJ Paschka and Andy Weber,...

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Program on Deadly 1956 W. Mich. Tornadoes Airs Sunday on PBS-TV

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 10-05-2009 under NONPROFITS

GRAND RAPIDS – A mini-documentary highlighting the deadly West Michigan 1956 tornadoes that killed 17 people and injured more than 300 will be aired on PBS WGVU-HD, TV Channel 35, for the first time ever. Changing Winds features eye witness accounts...

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