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Critical Fire Weather Conditions from Great Basin to Northern Rockies

Parts of the western U.S. will return to dry and windy conditions on Wednesday which will lead to the potential for rapid fire spread. There are numerous ongoing wildfires in this part of the country. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of several states including California, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport (KGRR)

Lat: 42.88°NLon: 85.52°WElev: 794ft.

Fog/Mist

23°C

73°F

Humidity 94%
Wind Speed S 9 km/h
Barometer 30.02 in (1016.0 mb)
Dewpoint 22°C (71°F)
Visibility 10 km
Last update 2 Sep 3:53 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Grand Rapids MI

  • Overnight

    Overnight: A 20 percent chance of showers.  Areas of fog.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Calm wind.

    Slight Chance
    Showers and
    Areas Fog

    Low: 21 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A slight chance of showers before 8am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm.  Areas of fog before 11am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Heat index values as high as 35. West wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 16 to 21 km/h in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms and
    Areas Fog

    High: 31 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind 5 to 11 km/h.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 20 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 10 km/h in the morning.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 29 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Calm wind.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 19 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 29.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 29 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 19 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 31 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 19.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 19 °C

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
A 20 percent chance of showers. Areas of fog. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Calm wind.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers before 8am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm. Areas of fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Heat index values as high as 35. West wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 16 to 21 km/h in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind 5 to 11 km/h.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 10 km/h in the morning.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Calm wind.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 29.
Friday Night
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Saturday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 19.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 31.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Labor Day
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Rapids MI
 42.96°N 85.67°W (Elev. 189 m)
4:03 am EDT Sep 2, 2015
4am EDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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