Lake Michigan Area Weather
Along the Lake Michigan shoreline our weather patterns can hardly be called "patterns". The Great Lakes have a tendency to create their own weather in their own way. That keeps the local forecasters on their toes. What's forecast isn't what always happens. Weather that happens in Wisconsin doesn't always make it across Lake Michigan, fronts in Canada that should miss us sometimes come barreling down, and sometimes "squalls" develop over the lakes from clear blue skies.
So it's important to keep informed on the local weather here to get the most out of your days. On this page we've provided direct links to the most critical weather information for the area. The links go directly to sources at NOAA, The NWS, Intellicast, Weather4U, Weather.com and more.
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For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced WestMichigan.MichBiz.com directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.