More stories by Bill Steffen

Flash Flood Watch

   A Flood Watch has been issued for W. Michigan through Wednesday afternoon.  The entire area is likely to see 1-3″ of rain.  The combinati…

Chance of Thunderstorms

Up top is the Thunderstorm Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center.  The light green area is where thunderstorms are possible on Monday.  T…

Skywarn Spotter Training

The first Skywarn Weather Spotter Meetings is today (Sat.) in Muskegon.  Go to this link for details and a complete schedule.  The meeting f…

Very Strong Earthquake in Mexico

A very strong earthquake hit shaken a large portion of Mexico.  The preliminary magnitude is 7.2 (updated from an earlier 7.5).  The quake w…

What is This?

Take a look it at this satellite picture looking over a portion of the Northeast Pacific Ocean.  What are those lines?  Strange linear cloud…

Thurs. PM Update

  Here’s a midday pic. from our Heritage Hill Skycam looking WNW toward downtown G.R.  It’s cloudy and mild with a little light fog. There i…

Overall Warmer Pattern

40% of the contiguous U.S. has snow on the ground this AM.  You can see the snow cover ends in N. Illinois, N. Indiana and N. Ohio.  South B…

Temps. in the 40s

Here’s high temps. from Tuesday.  The coldest early AM temp. in the U.S. was -33 in Chinook, Montana and the highest was 88 at Fort Myers FL…

Coldest Ever

The picture above is a snowball fight on the steps of the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee in Feb. 1899 (from Wikipedia). The coldest te…

Satellite pics. of the Great Lakes

Here’s a Lake Michigan satellite picture from Monday PM. Here’s Lake Erie, which is 90.7% ice cover.  The northwest wind has pushed the wate…

Tracking the Rivers

This is the 8-14 day precipitation outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for Feb. 20-26 (next week).  They show a large area that is ex…