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Severe Weather Possible This Afternoon and Evening

Showers and thunderstorms this morning may produce locally heavy rainfall north of a Holland to Lansing line before dissipating around Noon. Other scattered storms will develop later this afternoon, and some of these storms could become severe with damaging winds. The main time frame of concern for severe weather is 3 PM to 9 PM. 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.