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Spotter Training Schedule for Spring 2017

The schedule for spotter training classes in West Michigan has been released. Learn about hazardous weather and how to report it to the National Weather Service. Classes are free and open to the public. Read More >

The Meteorologists at the Grand Rapids Weather Forecast Office of NOAA's National Weather Service perform research projects to enhance our knowledge of Atmospheric Sciences, particularly in relation to local weather patterns. The knowledge gained via such activities improves our ability to provide the public with accurate forecasts and timely hazard warnings.

The links on this page provides access to online copies of some of these research papers. New papers will be made available as they are written. Older papers not yet posted will become available as time and workload permits.