U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Michigan > Grand Rapids metro area
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-12-2018, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
8,530 posts, read 17,081,922 times
Reputation: 9496

Advertisements

Lots of lake effect snow and sunny winter days are fundamentally incompatible with each other. There are years when my dad on the west side of GR will say he only saw the sun three times in all of January.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-12-2018, 05:24 PM
 
7 posts, read 4,236 times
Reputation: 20
January and February are good times to visit those friends that moved to Palm Springs, Miami, etc..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2018, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
8,885 posts, read 17,872,244 times
Reputation: 3875
Quote:
Originally Posted by juliette View Post
That sounds great. Can you tell me about the weather, is there plenty of sunny days even in the winter because I've heard around the Great Lakes there are days or weeks or longer with gray gloomy depressing weather. Or is that typically just during a storm or lake effect?

We can handle the cold and lots of snow but we definitely need some sunny days to re-energize and recharge the batteries if you know what I mean

Thanks again so much
I will not lie to you, there is very little sun in the winter.

Americans (and most advanced countries) spend 98% of their days indoors, I don't know if sun is as important as people make it out to be though.

You have to re-energize through physical fitness around here. And there are many outdoor winters sports to enjoy.

Last edited by magellan; 01-12-2018 at 10:30 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-13-2018, 06:13 PM
 
23 posts, read 33,495 times
Reputation: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by beachmouse View Post
Lots of lake effect snow and sunny winter days are fundamentally incompatible with each other. There are years when my dad on the west side of GR will say he only saw the sun three times in all of January.
Thank you for your response. I totally understand that and just wondered if you had plenty of sunny days in the winter when there wasn't lake effect snow was going on or do you have a kind of haze that blocks out the sun like my friend who lived in Ohio told me about? Was wondering about that and it sounds like you do and I'm assuming all around the Great Lakes does that in the winter time

Thanks again
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-14-2018, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Rural North Dakota
60 posts, read 45,052 times
Reputation: 78
The closer you are to the lake, the more snow the area will get. If you live towards Holland rather then out towards Muskegon you will be closer to more homeschool groups. I have family in Zeeland and that is a very nice traditional oriented community.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2018, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
27,996 posts, read 66,339,589 times
Reputation: 33424
For driving, if you get Blizzack tires for winter driving you will be fine, regardless of the kind of car. You have to change them out in the warmer months because they will wear out ina a single season on dry roads and warm weather.

It is very not sunny for long periods. That is a combination of very short days (dark from 9 a.m. and dark at 4 p.m.) and overcast. the solution is: when it is finally sunny, get outside a lot, no matter what, even if you just go for a walk during lunchtime; take a vacation to Florida or California during late January or February; get some prescription vitamin D. They used to have a contest to guess the number of hours of sunshine we would get int he month of February. The winners were appealingly small numbers.

Do not buy one of those dumb "Happy Lights" They are a scam.

There are sunny days in the winter, and the sunny days are especially beautiful because the air is so clear. "Plenty?" Well I supposed that is a relative measure, but few people would call the number of sunny winter days "plenty" It is overcast a lot. Is 3 "plenty"? https://www.currentresults.com/Weath...e-february.php
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Michigan > Grand Rapids metro area
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:37 AM.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top