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Scattered Storms This Evening into the Night

A cold front approaching later today will touch off hit-or-miss showers and storms during the evening in Central Michigan, approaching Southern Michigan later in the night. Sunday looks a little cooler with a few showers and storms possible. Northerly winds will increase this evening through Sunday resulting in large waves with dangerous swimming conditions. Read More >

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The Historical Percent Of Days Reaching both 80F and 90F at Grand Rapids since 1892

Published 2021-07-12

This shows the warmest part of the summer at Grand Rapids based on the frequency of the high temperature reaching both 80F and 90F. This uses 127 years of daily high temperature data.

Drought of 2021 Ended by Record June Rainfall

Published 2021-07-10

The drought which began early in 2021 intensified by a near record dry spring (10th driest on record for the state of Michigan) was followed by the 10th wettest June on record. In Lower Michigan 10 of our counties had the wettest June on record.

Recent Rainfall Has Helped to Mitigate Our Drought

Published 2021-07-03

A significant drought had developed over Southwest Michigan during the spring of this year. Then in mid June there were two weeks with periods of widespread heavy rain. This has significantly decreased impact of the drought.

June 11 2021 Wind Damage Event

Published 2021-06-16

Wind damage event during the afternoon and evening of June 11th 2021

June 12 2021 Large Hail Event

Published 2021-06-14

Thunderstorms with 2 3/4 inch hail occurred on the evening of Sunday June 12th 2021

The Sunday May 23rd 2021 Flood Event in Reed City

Published 2021-05-25

Back door cold front results in flooding in Reed City during the afternoon of Sunday May 23 2021

Drought Update

Published 2021-05-21

1991-2020 Climate Normals

Published 2021-05-08

The new 1991-2020 U.S. Climate Normals have been released. Take a look!

Grand Rapids County Warning Area 1991 to 2020 Climate Normals

Published 2021-05-06

This contains the latest NCEI climate normals for our seven climate sites plus some background information

MaddenJulian

Published 2021-04-06