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Snowstorm’s Snowfall Piles Up Over a Foot in Parts of West Michigan [Infographic]

Welcome back to winter, with snowfall totals from the snowstorm plowing into greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan piling up more than a foot of the white, fluffy stuff, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

Plus, more -- 2 to four inches is being forecast -- is coming along with wind chills below zero degrees, gusting winds up to 30 miles per hour and blowing and drifting snow making travel hazardous with a winter storm warning in effect until this afternoon.

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‘Significant’ Winter Weather Blowing In for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Infographic]

Winter is blasting in in an even bigger way.

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning for this afternoon through Friday afternoon, calling the wintry blast coming our way in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan as "significant."

Basically, more than a foot of snow is possible with heavy snow beginning about 2 p.m. EST and continuing through Friday. Wind gusts are forecast to be up to 45 miles per hour, with blowing and drifting snow and wind chills of 10 degrees below zero.

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Johnnie Films a Timelapse of the Last Snow of 2014 in Grand Rapids

I still love the snow...I know, everyone here at WGRD gets mad at me for it, but I can't help it! I've always loved the cold weather, and enjoy playing in the snow, so Grand Rapids is a great place for me.

The year is almost over, so when I saw that some snow was finally beginning to fall on December 30th, after almost an entire December without anything, I got excited and broke out the GoPro again to catch the snowfall.

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How to Survive a Free-Falling Elevator Crash [VIDEO]

Lots of bad things can happen in elevators. There's all the awkward conversations about the weather: "Yep. Sure is cold out there. Snow. Yeah."

There's the people who stand way too close to you.

People who fart.

You could get stuck in an elevator with a crazy guy who threatens security guards by singing Metallica and non-stop pushes the emergency button.

But probably the very worst thing that could happen in an elevator would be, you know, death. Say your stuck inside this steel box when it suddenly comes off it's cables and goes into a into a free-fall. Totally terrifying, right? Luckily, researchers at the MIT Center for Biomedical Engineering have figured out the best way to survive if you ever find yourself stuck in a falling elevator.

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Boxing Champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Calls Out Manny Pacquaio For May Bout [Video]


Floyd "Money" Mayweather, Jr.,
says he's ready to fight.

The question is when Manny Pacquaio will come around to do that with the 37-year-old boxing champion from Grand Rapids and now of Las Vegas.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: When the Weather Forecasting Computer Goes Down [Video]

When you're on live TV, you have to know how to improvise in case technology fails you.

And the team at ABC News 4 in Charleston, S.C., shows it can improvise with the best of them.

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