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Watch Today’s Storm Move in to Downtown Grand Rapids [Timelapse]

I love a good storm, and so far, Grand Rapids has had some nice rains, but today's storm was awesome!  It got dark and the rain came down really hard today, as you got to experience, I'm sure.

I started my camera shooting a time lapse before the storm made it downtown, and at about :22 seconds in, you can see almost a wall of clouds come in from the left and everything gets dark and the rain comes.

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Grand Rapids National Weather Service: Torrential Downpours and Isolated Severe Storms Today

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids office reports:
Potential for torrential downpours and isolated severe storms this afternoon and evening."

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Storm Chaser Struck By Lightning While Recording Weather [Video]

Some storms were rolling through Fairburn, S.D., on Tuesday. So, storm chaser Scott Sheppard grabbed his camera and began recording out the window of his car.

He appears to have been recording a rainbow when, all of a sudden, he was struck by lightning.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: South Dakota News Anchor Gives Viewers Lecture About Weather Coverage [Video]

Everyone has been in the situation before when you're waiting to watch your favorite show, but it gets preempted by some breaking news on TV.

It's a bummer, but, hey, we've all had to deal with it from time to time.

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Strong Storms Pound West Michigan, More Coming [Video]

Extremely strong thunderstorms ripped through portions of West Michigan on Saturday, leaving some pretty significant damage.

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Hail Storm Hammers Melbourne
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Texas Woman Has Ridiculous Reaction to Hail Damage [Video]

A hail storm hit parts of Texas a few days ago.

Most people have probably experienced hail before. And even if you haven't, it shouldn't really be that confusing for you.

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Brr! Another Stupid Polar Vortex Visiting Grand Rapids

Brr.

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has some advice for everyone: Stay inside over the next couple days, if you can!

It was 6 degrees at lunchtime, and with the wind chill it was 12 degrees below zero out at the airport.

There are lots of closings out there. It's nasty weather. Thanks polar vortex!

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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: Producer Steve Makes News in Maine

Over the past month or so, the wintry weather in greater Grand Rapids and across Michigan and the United States has been pretty crazy.

There's been a ton of snow and ice, causing weather-related delays.

Airport delays become part of the travel and the pace from place to place, as Associate Producer Steve McKiernan of "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" can attest.

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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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Greater Grand Rapids: Top 5 Weather Events of 2013 [Video]

It was a year for the record books in 2013 in West Michigan.

At least so says the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office, which issued its annual climate summary report this week.

There was the April flooding that swamped locales along the Grand River and other area tributaries

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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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