2:44 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Provenzano: heavy rain a prelude to a 'normal' summer

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The Lansing area is expected to get a break from yesterday’s stormy weather that triggered flooding and weather warnings.

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12:57 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Emergency personnel plan for mid-Michigan flood scenarios

Emergency personnel are preparing for the dangers of possible springtime flooding.
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The mercury is slowing climbing and Thursday marks the first day of spring. As the snow fades away it’s time to be aware of the dangers of flooding. High water can be a dangerous scenario for drivers on the roads and also for anyone in low-lying areas. First responders are getting ready for those potential hazards.

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1:34 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

When will it end? Spring weather preview

Provenzano says that Michigan can expect one more heavy snowstorm before spring arrives in March.
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How much longer?  That’s the question on most of our minds as March 1st and “meteorological spring” arrive.  Current State got a spring forecast preview from WILX’s Andy Provenzano.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:37 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Winter takes toll on Michigan county budgets, salt reserves and fleets

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With prolonged frigid temperatures, frequent snowfall, and related transportation and power emergencies, winter has hit mid-Michigan hard.

And with more than another month of the season to go, Lansing and many other municipalities are nearing the end of road salt supplies and the money to buy more.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:57 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

State, homeowners, retailers respond to propane shortage

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Thousands of Michigan households and businesses that use propane gas continue to be squeezed by a shortage of the fuel.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:27 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Lansing and East Lansing officials update snow emergency

Over a foot of snow blankets the lawn of the Michigan capitol building.
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Residents throughout the state woke up to over a foot of heavy snow, following last nights large storm. Cold temperatures and high winds halted activities throughout mid-Michigan on Monday. 

The mayors of Lansing and East Lansing declared snow emergencies on Sunday, closing all non- essential government facilities. Current State spoke with several local officials for the latest on the snow emergency. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:56 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Beyond the Edmund Fitzgerald: Museum highlights Great Lakes natural disasters

This survival suit, part of the 'Lake Effects' exhibit at the Michigan Historical Museum, is designed for protection and flotation in frigid waters.
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At the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing, a new exhibit called “Lake Effects” examines the state’s weather history, including the state’s worst natural disasters.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:43 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

60 years after, how Flint Beecher tornado influenced tornado forecasting

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On June 8, 1953, an F-5 tornado hit Flint and the nearby community of Beecher, killing 116 people.  It was the tenth deadliest tornado in U. S. history, and a generation of Michigan residents would never look at a dark sky the same way again.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:52 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Michigan among states testing new tornado warning system

Last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration set up an experiment that changed the way tornado warning messages were communicated to the public. The experiment was conducted to better understand how social science plays a role in peoples understanding of severe weather warnings. The experiment was successful. The changes will expand to 12 states this April, including Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:57 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Spring weather forecast with WILX's Andy Provenzano

Andy Provenzano delivers the weather forecast for News 10 weeknights at 5, 6 and 11pm.

Meteorologist Andy Provenzano spoke with WKAR's Peter Whorf about the first days of spring 2013 and a look at the weeks to come.  Their conversation began by looking back to last year's unusual and problematic March.

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5:14 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Snowstorm Dumps More Than 19 Inches On Michigan

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A snowstorm hitting the Midwest dumped more than 19 inches of snow in northern Michigan and knocked out power to at least 142,000 state electricity customers.  

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6:31 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

NWS: Lansing Sets Its All Time High Temperature Record

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The National Weather Service says Lansing set a record Friday for its highest temperature ever officially recorded.

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6:53 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Latest Round of Cold Damages More West MI Fruit Crops

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The latest round of cold temperatures following an unseasonably warm stretch earlier in the year is being blamed for wiping out some fruit crops in West Michigan.

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10:30 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Where Are the Bees?

Warm weather has promoted fruit trees in Michigan to bloom four or five weeks ahead of schedule.  That means that bees need to be here early, too, but most of the bees that pollinate orchards in Michigan are still wintering in Florida or are busy pollinating crops in California.

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11:30 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Stretch of Warm Weather Puts Fruit Growers at Risk

Many of us are enjoying this unseasonably warm weather.  But for some farmers, it’s nerve-racking,  especially for fruit growers.  Fruit trees are starting to sprout two or more weeks ahead of time.  It’s only March, so cold weather is very likely to come back and kill off those early-blooming crops.

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2:03 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Snow follows heavy rain in parts of southern Michigan

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Storms brought heavy snow to parts of southern Michigan, with up to 10 inches reported in the Lansing area.

The National Weather Service says 7 to 9.5 inches of snow fell by Wednesday morning around Lansing. WLNS-TV reports 10 inches in St. Johns. Most Lansing-area schools were closed.

The snow came after heavy rains flooded some areas and roadways Tuesday. The storms left thousands without power.

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