57 Reasons To Live in West Michigan

Reason #54: Weather Ball

Weather Ball

57 Reasons to Live in West Michigan Reason #54: Weather Ball

The Weather Ball is a 64-ton, 125' tall futuristic steel structure with a neon ball on top that forecasts local weather 24 hours a day. From 1967 to 1987, it sat on top of the former Michigan National Bank in downtown Grand Rapids. In 2003, the ball was rescued from its ignominious grave at a Kalamazoo scrap yard, rebuilt and relocated to the WZZM TV station on the north side of Grand Rapids. Most older Grand Rapids natives are familiar
with this catchy rhyme:
Weather ball red, warmer weather ahead.
Weather ball blue, colder weather in view.
Weather ball green, no change foreseen.
Colors blinking bright, rain or snow in sight.

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