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October 16th, 2019: Large Waves, High Winds, and Beach Erosion

On October 16th, 2019, strong winds and large waves led to significant beach and sand dune erosion, lakeshore flooding, and isolated tree damage. In the hardest hit areas, 10 to 20 feet of dune bluff was eroded in a 12 hour period. Roadways were also closed due to floodwaters especially in Muskegon, Saugatuck, and South Haven. Read More >

NWS Grand Rapids Weather Spotter Training Schedule


Spotter training classes for Spring 2019 have been completed. If you were not able to attend a session in person or want to train on your own, you can take this online MetEd course through the COMET Program. You can also learn more about meteorology and the atmosphere at JetStream - An Online School for Weather. Once you have completed training, contact the Emergency Management office in your city/county to find out what you can do to become involved with their spotter program.

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