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Slippery Travel Expected Today

A clipper system moving through Lower Michigan today will bring widespread snow. Accumulations by evening will generally range between 1 and 4 inches. The highest amounts (around 4 inches) will occur from Muskegon north to Ludington. The snow will taper off in the late afternoon and evening for most areas. Lake effect snow will continue west of Highway 131 tonight through Wednesday morning. Read More >

NWS Grand Rapids Virtual Weather Spotter Training Schedule


Spotter training classes for Spring 2021 have been completed. If you were not able to attend a session and 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.

Northern Lower Michigan (NWS Gaylord)

Southwest Michigan/Michiana (NWS Northern Indiana)

Southeast Michigan (NWS Detroit)

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