More stories by Bill Steffen

Anniversary of the First Moon Landing

Today is the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing. Neil Armstrong emerged from the lunar module called “The Eagle” a few minutes befor…

Major Earthquake

A major earthquake has rocked the West Coast of the country of Turkey.  The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 and was just 6.3 miles …

Rotary BBQ

Today, I’ll be at the 2nd Comstock Park Rotary BBQ fundraiser of the summer (my wife is a member). The weather should be warm.  Any showers …

Severe Potential

These are the Severe Weather Outlook maps for the next 3 days. Areas from Grand Rapids north are in the Marginal Risk Area for this Thursday…

Mackinac Island Storm

Heavy thunderstorms moved across the U.P., northern Lower Michigan and much of Wisconsin this afternoon and evening.  This is what the storm…

Chance of Severe Weather

These are the Severe Weather Outlook maps for today (Weds.), tomorrow (Thu.) and the next day (Fri.). SPC has upgraded to an Enhanced Area f…

One More Dry Day

The pic. above is from the S. Haven GLERL camera Monday PM (from NOAA Coastwatch).  While temperatures reached the low 80s in inland areas –…

Two BIG Earthquakes

Two strong earthquakes occurred late Monday.  A magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred at 7:34 EDT east of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula and west …

Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, Luther, Michigan

Northern Lights?

We have a very small chance of seeing the Northern Lights (also known as the Aurora Borealis) tonight.  The picture above was taken May 8, 2…

Great Lakes Water Levels

The top pic. was taken around 3:30 pm Sunday at the Muskegon Channel.  Hard to believe on a sunny, mid-July Sunday that there are no boats t…

Chance of Rain This Sunday PM

These are the Severe Weather Outlook maps for Day 1 (Sun.), Day 2 (Mon.) and Day 3 (Tues.).   Today (Sun.) the Marginal Risk is southeast of…