Sunday, March 20, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

3D printed Subduction Boundary


Subduction boundary 3D printed then painted. Can you identify the features?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Winter Storm Petros


New snow accumulation totals.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Winter Storm Warning


There is a Winter Storm Warning for Kent County. Below is from the NWS

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
347 PM EST TUE FEB 23 2016

MIZ040-045-046-051-052-056>059-064>067-071>074-240500-
/O.UPG.KGRR.WS.A.0002.160224T1700Z-160226T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KGRR.WS.W.0005.160224T1500Z-160225T2100Z/
CLARE-MECOSTA-ISABELLA-MONTCALM-GRATIOT-OTTAWA-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-
ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-INGHAM-VAN BUREN-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLARE...BIG RAPIDS...MOUNT PLEASANT...
GREENVILLE...ALMA...JENISON...GRAND RAPIDS...IONIA...ST. JOHNS...
HOLLAND...HASTINGS...CHARLOTTE...LANSING...SOUTH HAVEN...
KALAMAZOO...BATTLE CREEK...JACKSON
347 PM EST TUE FEB 23 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO 4 PM
EST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO 4 PM
EST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * SIX TO TEN INCHES OF HEAVY WET SNOW.

 * STRONG NORTH WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

 * SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING DEVELOPING WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

IMPACTS...

 * MAJOR TRAVEL DISRUPTIONS.

 * SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

 * POTENTIAL FOR SCHOOL CLOSURES ON THURSDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 * A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER
   WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
   EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
   FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

 * WEATHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON LINE AT
   WWW.READY.GOV/WINTER AND HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/5OG.

Marines on Iwo Jima

Raising Flag on Iwo Jima

71 years ago the Marines raised the US Flag on Iwo Jima during WW2- Semper Fi



Monday, February 22, 2016

Comparison of US Census Data 1940-2010


Significant Snow??



video

The weather models are predicting high probability for significant snow Wednesday into Thursday. As usual a difference of a few miles in the storm track will determine snowfall amounts.