sunrise on farm
flickr/Susanne Nilsson

Every week it seems we get a new, dire study about climate change. But WKAR Serving Up Science podcast contributor and Michigan State University science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum says this is not the time to panic. 

storm damage, Jenison, National Weather Service
National Weather Service Grand Rapids

Crews are working to restore power after heavy storms over two days knocked out power for over 800,000 Michigan homes and businesses.

About 196,000 utility customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula are without electricity after a storm packing strong winds, hail and lightning crossed parts of the state.

Sky over Greater Lansing Area
Ray Garcia / WKAR-MSU

With temperatures rising above 95 degrees this week, cooling centers will be open in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Jackson counties. 

Photo: Gretchen Millich, WKAR News

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to allocate $15 million to a low-interest loan program to help farmers who face financial losses because wet weather is making it hard to plant crops.

Police Lights

UPDATED at 3:15 p.m.:  Police say divers have found the body of an 11-year-old boy who disappeared in the Grand River in Lansing.

Asian tiger mosquito photo
microbiologybytes / flickr creative commons

If you’ve spent any time outside, you’ve probably noticed the mosquitoes are back and biting. Thanks to our cool May and June months, the big increase is still a few weeks away.

Lansing City Hall
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Most of a $1.25 million settlement will go to residents of a mid-Michigan city who sued after sewage flooded their basements six years ago.

Flickr - Rachel McBee

The National Weather Service has announced a statewide tornado drill to take place in Michigan at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The drill is completely voluntary, but officials are encouraging residents to participate in their safety efforts.

Storm siren
Eastern Michigan University

voluntary statewide tornado drill is planned in Michigan as officials encourage residents to prepare for the possibility of severe weather this spring and summer.

School Delays For March 21st

Mar 21, 2019
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UPDATED at 7:30 a.m.

These area schools have two-hour delays in effect the morning of March 21st:

Lake Superior
National Weather Service

As ice coverage goes, it’s Superior.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan lawmakers are considering whether to cut schools some slack after frigid temperatures and other weather caused a high number of snow days.

snowy scene

Hundreds of Michigan schools are closed as more snow and icy weather hits the state, knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses.