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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2014 welcomed across the world

BERLIN (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of people have started to assemble at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate for what organizers say is one of the world's biggest outdoor New Year's parties.

It's a traditional German gathering featuring jelly doughnuts and sparkling wine.

At midnight in Hong Kong, fireworks were launched from the tops of seven skyscrapers. But one city in central China called off its fireworks show to avoid worsening the city's smog.

In Tokyo, five priests at a temple used ropes to swing a wooden pole against a large bell. That sounded the first of 108 gongs to mark the new year. At the same time, the number 2014 lit up in white lights on the modern Tokyo Tower in the background.

In New York City, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg is sitting out this year's festivities to spend time with family and friends. Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will be sworn into office at a minute past midnight at his home in Brooklyn.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a New York City native, will lead the final 60-second countdown and push the ceremonial button to signal the descent of the Times Square New Year's Eve ball in front of an estimated 1 million celebrants.