10 AM Until 2 AM Saturday

The National Weather Service maintains a WIND ADVISORY for nearly all of West Michigan from 10 AM this morning until 2 AM Saturday morning.  45 mph gusts are likely inland while 50 mph gusts are possible at the Lake Shore.  This kind of wind is capable of bringing down tree branches and creating some power outages.  Obviously, we hope that doesn't happen.  Winds blow from the northwest this morning then from the north by midday and beyond.  Stay with for your weather today and always!

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Official offers tips to avoid propane price spikes

Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - The chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission says people who heat their homes with propane should take steps to make sure they'll have a reliable supply during the cold season.
John Quackenbush says customers should sign contracts with providers that lock in a rate so they won't be hammered by price spikes if there's another shortage like the one last winter, when hundreds of people filed complaints of gouging.
He says people who need assistance with costs should call 211 and be connected with a local agency or nonprofit that can help.
Quackenbush says the public service commission is producing a consumer tipsheet with a list of things to consider before signing a contract. The agency will air public service announcements on radio and television.

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