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Here's Why: Wildfires Now Threaten More Homes In Michigan
As more Michiganders move into something called the "Wildland Urban Interface," the impacts from wildfire could be rising. Meteorologist Michael Behrens explains.
Here's Why: Planting Zones Are Shifting In The U.S.
Planting zones have been shifting across the United States in recent decades. Meteorologist Michael Behrens explains why.
Here's Why: Weather Impacts Fire Danger
While the weather in West Michigan has been awesome for most, it can be dangerous for fires. Meteorologist Michael Behrens explains why.
Here's Why: We See The Northern Lights
Did you catch the northern lights this week in West Michigan? Meteorologist Michael Behrens explains why this awesome display takes place!
Here's Why: We Have Daylight Saving Time
Have you ever wondered why we move our clocks twice each year? Meteorologist Michael Behrens explains why.
Here's Why: Fruit Trees Need The Cold!
You may not associate cold weather and fruit trees together, but to have a great harvest, a certain number of chill hours are required. Here's why!
Here's Why: Michigan has seasonal weight restrictions
Have you wondered what the signs about seasonal weight restrictions are talking about on our highways? Meteorologist Michael Behrens tells you why they exist.
Here's Why: To Know If You Live In A Flood Plain
Knowing your risk for flooding can help you take steps to mitigate the damages ahead of time. Here's why that's so important.
Here's Why: Warm Weather Could Lead To Big Snow!
We've been stuck in a warm pattern so far this January, but that doesn't mean winter is done yet!
Here's Why: We are removing more dams in West Michigan!
The state of Michigan is dotted with dams that have long since lost their purpose. Here's why they were built, and why we're removing them now!
Here's Why: 'Sand Hoodoos' Form In West Michigan
Have you seen one of these "sand hoodoos" before? Ever wonder how they form? Meteorologist Michael Behrens explains.
Here's Why: Buffalo is expecting several feet of snowfall
Our snow totals may go over a foot in West Michigan, but Buffalo, NY is preparing for several feet! Meteorologist Michael Behrens explains why!
Here's Why: We See Lake-Effect Snow
Ever wonder why we get lake-effect snow in West Michigan? Meteorologist Michael Behrens explains in this episode of "Here's Why"!
Here's Why: Poison Has So Much Power
The GRPM has a new exhibit on the Power of Poison, and Meteorologist Michael Behrens explores it to explain why poisons have such power in our world!
VERIFY: Is Lake Michigan The Most Dangerous Lake?
After seeing a social media post claiming Lake Michigan as the most dangerous lake in the country, we set out to VERIFY if that is true. Here's what we found!
Summer days regularly in the 90s by 2100 in Grand Rapids
By the year 2100 our summer temps could regularly feel like Memphis in the summer today. Meteorologist Michael Behrens explains.
Thunderstorm Potential On The Rise for West Michigan!
Since 1979, the potential for thunderstorms in West Michigan has been on the rise. Meteorologist Michael Behrens explains what may be behind the trend.
What makes the Gaylord tornado so rare
Michigan does not see a tornado as strong as what hit Gaylord very often. Meteorologist Michael Behrens explains why.
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