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Milder Temperatures This Week, Frequent Chances For Showers

Temperatures will be mild this week, but with clouds and frequent precipitation chances. Between Tuesday and Wednesday, any precipitation will be light. However, there is a chance of passing thunderstorms with small hail Wednesday night to Thursday, especially in southern Michigan. Read More >


Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2016

Every day is Earth Day at NWS! To celebrate our beautiful Earth, here is a collection of some of our favorite photos from around our slice of it here in Michigan.

49th Anniversary of the April 21, 1967 Tornado Outbreak

At least 10 tornadoes touched down in Michigan in an outbreak on April 21, 1967, including an F3 tornado that tracked from Grandville to East Grand Rapids. This was the same outbreak that produced two tornadoes that killed 58 people in Oak Lawn, IL and Belvidere, IL. You can find photos here.

Damage from the F3 tornado on April 21, 1967. The tornado struck from Grandville to Ada. Photo credit: Ken Foster

Spotter Training Schedule:

2016 NWS Grand Rapids Weather Spotter Training Schedule

Spotter Classes start promptly at the time listed below.  Classes are free and open to the public. There is no registration required for the remaining classes this year.


Any questions, please email us at:






Saturday, April 23, 2016

10:00am - 12:00pm

Clare County Transportation Cabinet

1473 Transportation Drive

Harrison, MI 48625

Clare County

Saturday, April 23, 2016

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Central Michigan University

Brooks Hall - Room 176

Isabella County and

Central Michigan University

Saturday, April 30, 2016

10:00am - 12:00pm

Alma College

Swanson Academic Center

614 Superior Street

Alma, MI

Gratiot County


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