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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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BlueOrange Studio/ThinkStock
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Beach Advisories Issued for the Weekend

Beachgoers this weekend beware. Wind and waves are expected to pick up starting Friday night, and will cause beach hazards along Lake Michigan for the holiday weekend.

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ThinkStock
ThinkStock
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64 Couples, One Grand Wedding in Lake Michigan [Photos/Video]

Channel 95.7′s Connie & Curtis are officiating the second annual The Grand Wedding in Lake Michigan this evening in Grand Haven.

At 6 p.m. EDT tonight, 64 couples are getting married for the first time or are renewing their vows with their toes dipped in the waters of Lake Michigan at Grand Haven City Beach.

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A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan on Friday, a day before a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan on Friday, a day before a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
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Extreme Weather: Lake Michigan Sets All-time Ice Coverage Record; Grand River Has Flood Risk

Lake Michigan reached an all-time high level of ice coverage over the weekend while deep snow has many on alert for risk of flooding.

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Who Is Ready For A Warm Up? [Photos]

I really don't have to describe how cold it is, but maybe if we remember summer it will all be better?

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Youtube
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Ice Boulders Show Up in Lake Michigan [Video]

Mother nature is awesome!

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Credit: Experience Grand Rapids
Credit: Experience Grand Rapids
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Grand Rapids Named Lonely Planet’s No. 1 U.S. Travel Destination for 2014

Grand Rapids scored some high marks from Lonely Planet!

The marks were so good that Lonely Planet put Grand Rapids and West Michigan atop its list of "Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2014."

Grand Rapids beat out destinations such as Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas and Lana'i, Hawaii!

Lonely Planet credits Grand Rapids' craft breweries along with the festivals cele

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Paul J Everett, Flickr
Paul J Everett, Flickr
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Waves Up To 37 Feet Expected On The Great Lakes This Weekend

We had huge waves on Lake Michigan just a couple of weeks ago, including a 21-foot wave just west of Holland.  The waves could get even bigger on the Great Lakes this weekend.

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David McCreery, Getty Images
David McCreery, Getty Images
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21-Foot Wave Recorded West Of Holland [VIDEO]

Surf's up...on Lake Michigan.

Friday's winds brought both big waves and crazy surfers to the beach on Lake Michigan.  It brought even bigger waves to the middle of the lake, including one recorded at 21-feet.

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28 swimmers are injured along Holland lakeshore!
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Rough Waters In Holland Injure 28!

Lake Michigan rocks, literally! 

Yesterday, the Coast Guard was busy pulling swimmers out of the water due to a strong rip current and high waves that either carried people out too far or slammed them into the rocks along the harbor in Holland.

I've always wondered about the signs and flags

West Michigan beach violation #3 ... littering!
(Photo via flickr.com/photos/epsos)
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West Michigan Beach Etiquette Pet Peeves!

I missed you while I was away for a week of vacation along the lovely Lake Michigan shoreline!

My sister and nephew have been in town to celebrate the first week of summer with me and we decided to go camping at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon.

We had such a blast and I personally want to thank the park rangers (Karen and up-and-coming ranger, Jake) for helping us put up our tent and for kindly advising us when to take shelter during a tornado watch

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