West Michigan weather - they say if you don't like the weather in Ludington, Michigan, wait a few minutes and it will change.
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 forecasted 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.
Weather & Water Conditions for the Ludington Area
Ludington Area Forecast
This link takes you to the National Weather Service from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Will you likely burn without suncreen? This link provides the UV forecast for the Ludington area.
Air Quality Forecasts
How's the air along the West Michigan shoreline today?
Lake Michigan Water Temperature
Is it a good beach day for a splash? This link to Michigan State University's Coastwatch Sea Grant website provides water temperatures for Lake Michigan and the Ludington area.
Great Lakes Winds
This link to the NOAA website shows you coastal wind speeds for Lake Michigan.
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