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Walks for Warmth Help Keep Michigan Families Warm [Sponsored]

Consumers Energy is encouraging the public this winter to take part in Walks for Warmth, which help raise money to keep Michigan families warm.

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Canadians Build An Ice Truck Because It’s Canada [Video]

No one loves the cold quite like Canada does!

Canadian Tire is an automotive company based in Canada which set out to test its newest cold weather battery by installing it into a truck made completely out of ice.

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Stay Warm With These Scarves Found Downtown

I went out for lunch today to get my usual Teriyaki Bowl from Freshii and I walked past the Silverline Stop in downtown Grand Rapids. I started to notice these colorful scarves tied around light posts downtown.

Upon closer inspection, a smile graced my face.

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Rachel Kramer
Rachel Kramer
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Grand Rapids Breaks February 1 Snowfall Record with 8.8 Inches [Video]

Remember that snowstorm we had in January?

Well, the Super Bowl Sunday-Groundhog Day snowstorm was just as bad with gusting winds, sub-zero wind chills and plenty of snow.

Snowfall totals from the snowstorm hitting greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan in some locales piled up more than a foot of the white, fluffy stuff, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

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Here’s How to Keep From Ever Getting the Cold Again [Video]

It's getting to be that time again, where everyone around you becomes a walking pustule of disease-spreading evil. Or, as most people call it, cold and flu season.

There are apparently ways to prevent getting sick, but the host of this video has failed at using them. This doesn't mean that his information is useless to us healthy people, though.

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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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Rachel Kramer
Rachel Kramer
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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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Rachel Kramer
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Lake Effect: Grand Rapids’, West Michigan’s Winter 2014-15 Weather Forecast [Video]

After last winter, many us are approaching this winter with caution.

Today probably didn't help: snow on Halloween?

The National Weather Service's winter weather forecast is out. All we can say is make sure those snow blowers and shovels are ready if you live, work and/or play -- not to mention drive or travel -- between U.S. 131 and the Lake Michigan shore in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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Strong Winter Storm Bears Down On Northeastern US
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Cell Phones Hate Cold Weather [Video]

I was running yesterday, and when I took off my phone had 60 percent battery power left.

When I got done running, it only had 1 percent power and consequently shut off. WTF?! I didn't even run that far.

My frozen phone was suffering from side effects from the extreme cold.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: What Happens When You Jump On a Frozen Trampoline? [Video]

With insanely cold weather gripping the majority of the United States and Canada, people are being forced to come up with alternate means of entertainment.

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Kolpen Swenson
Kolpen Swenson
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Make Sure Shirt’s Dry Before Going Outside Today [Video]

It's no secret that it's really cold across the majority of the country.

We've seen videos of people throwing boiling water in the air to see if it would instantly freeze, and a video of a guy jumping on a frozen trampoline.

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Detroit Deals With Heavy Snow And Bitter Cold
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Greater Grand Rapids: Stuck in Polar Mode [Video]

Good morning. Welcome to the artic. You've been officially temporarily moved to a polar region.

Michigan and the Midwest are stuck in a polar vortex, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office. Typically, such an arctic blast -- or wintry hurricane -- only hits northeastern Canada a la Ontario, Quebec and regions further north.

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