More stories by Bill Steffen

Facebook Live Tonight

Storm Team 8 has a facebook live tonight at 7:30 pm.  Kyle, Ellen and I will talk about the Thanksgiving Holiday weather, travel conditions …

Monday PM Update

This pic. is the S. Haven Channel.  Gale Warnings are in effect for Lake Michigan through tomorrow AM (possibly thru tomorrow evening for wa…

Great Lakes Water Levels and News

This picture was taken shortly after sunset this Sunday evening from the Harrison/Dever Cribs Water Intake, looking west back toward downtow…

Cold Sunday

Radars here should update automatically.  I’ll leave the radars up here for the last lake-effect flurries and snow showers.  It’ll be a bree…

Wet for the Saturday Parades

Radars here should update automatically.  It was wet for the holiday parades today (Grand Rapids at 9 am, Hudsonville at 10 am, Battle Creek…

Another Soaking on the Way

We’ve got another soaking rain on the way, starting late this afternoon or this evening.   Here’s rainfall in the last 1 1/2 months.  Grand …

The Next Storm

The map above is a forecast of precipitation over the next week from the Weather Prediction Center.  The West really gets dumped on…with hea…

Winter Comes Early

Here’s a couple beautiful pics.  The first shows the deep snow that has turned the forested mountains of Oregon into a winter wonderland.  T…

Odds of a White Thanksgiving

The above map from Brian Brettschneider and the NWS shows the probability of a White Thanksgiving.  West Michigan is in the 20-40% category.…

Bye Bye Buoy

LimnoTech has retrieved the last of 7 nearshore buoys that they place in Lake Michigan and Lake Erie during the boating season.  WOOD and St…

Severe Risk Fri./Fri. Night

The Storm Prediction Center has outlined a large section of the central U.S. for potential severe weather Friday OddsFriday night.  You can …

Last Sprinkles Moving Out

Radars here should update automatically.  The last of the light rain/sprinkles are moving out.  Roads are wet or damp south of a line from M…