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Weather Alert: Winter Weather Advisory for Kent County

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of West Michigan starting Wednesday, January 4th at 4AM.

Here is the advisory issued for Kent County:

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 4AM Wednesday to 10AM EST Thursday...

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Weather Alert: Winter Weather Advisory for Kent County

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of West Michigan starting Wednesday, December 14th at 10AM.

Here is the advisory issued for Kent County:

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 10AM this morning to 4AM EST Thursday...

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Theron Nesbitt via YouTube
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Michigan School Announces Snow Day In Hilarious YouTube Video

Vassar Public schools announced their snow day yesterday with a video that would have blown away kids in the '80s! Too bad it's 2016...

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West Michigan Brewery Offers $2 Off Pints To Teachers On Snow Days

The weather outside is frightful but the feeling that pint gives me is so delightful, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!  The Creston Brewery on Plainfield Ave offered up $2 off pints for the big snow day on December 12th...

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Teachers Can Get ‘Snow Day Discount’ at Grand Rapids Brewery

With over 300 area schools closed after this weekend's winter storm, lots of West Michigan kids (and school employees) were probably pretty happy today.

Aside from having a day off, teachers have another reason to rejoice too! A West Michigan Brewery is offering a special "snow day discount" to teachers today.

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15 Words That Have Different Meanings in Michigan

Words are a universal thing that have universal definitions, but sometimes depending on where you are in the world those words can have completely different meanings...

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Fremont Christian School Announces Snow Day With Music Video

Fremont Christian School is closed today (along with most other schools in West Michigan) and the teachers at the school got creative in making the announcement.

Thursday night, teachers posted this video on YouTube set to Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA". 

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It’s A Simpson’s Snow Day!

Here is a little humor to keep you warm during this "SNOWMAGGEDON!"  Click 'READ MORE' to watch 4  Simpson's snow related gems...

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Bus stops are empty? You can win big! [Getty Images]
Bus stops are empty? You can win big! [Getty Images]
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Snow Day? Win Big From Double JJ Resort!

Channel 957 and Double JJ Resort are teaming up to give you something to smile about (other than no school/work) on a snow day!

Every time area schools are closed because of the weather, you have a chance to win a four pack of tickets to Gold Rush Waterpark at Double JJ Resort in Rothbury...

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Could snow days be replaced? [Sean Gallup/Getty Images]
Could snow days be replaced? [Sean Gallup/Getty Images]
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No More Snow Days?

When school districts plan their school year, they take into account that there could be some snow days. It's Michigan, it snows, these things happen. But, snow days could eventually become a thing of the past. This is mostly because an unusually snowy winter could lead to too many snow days and kids having to make up days at the end of the year and the school district losing money.

An idea that's being piloted in a city in Ohio could work for cities like Grand Rapids and outlying areas like Lowell and Rockford as well. It would replace snow days with "e-days". In the event of an e-day students would be required to complete a certain amount of work online on days that the physical school building is closed due to the weather.

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