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My second Midwest winter turned out to be easier than my first winter. Temperatures never stayed below 10 degrees and I had far fewer frigid late-night assignments. Michigan's unpredictable weather kept me busy searching for snowy and sweltering photographs. It snowed more during the first 10 days of April than it didn't. 

Halie Johnson, 7, of Wyoming, sleds down a snowy embankment Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at a sledding hill near the Grand Valley Armor in Wyoming, Mich. Chateau Estates neighborhood residents had a table with hot chocolate and ingredients for s'mores set up for families to warm up after playing in the snow. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Halie Johnson, 7, of Wyoming, sleds down a snowy embankment Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at a sledding hill near the Grand Valley Armor in Wyoming, Mich. Chateau Estates neighborhood residents had a table with hot chocolate and ingredients for s'mores set up for families to warm up after playing in the snow. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

George Rimer (right), of Sarnac, talks with Thiep Nguyen, of Wyoming, as they prepare to ride the snowy fat bike course Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Indian Trails Golf Course in Grand Rapids, Mich. Each Wednesday the golf course opens its snow course for fat bike cyclist for $5. Central District Cyclery and Alger Bikes provide loaner fat bikes for people to ride. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

George Rimer (right), of Sarnac, talks with Thiep Nguyen, of Wyoming, as they prepare to ride the snowy fat bike course Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Indian Trails Golf Course in Grand Rapids, Mich. Each Wednesday the golf course opens its snow course for fat bike cyclist for $5. Central District Cyclery and Alger Bikes provide loaner fat bikes for people to ride. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

A long icicle hang low on a house Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2015, on Lane Avenue SW in Grand Rapids, Mich. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning from 7 p.m. Monday to 7 p.m. Tuesday. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

A long icicle hang low on a house Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2015, on Lane Avenue SW in Grand Rapids, Mich. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning from 7 p.m. Monday to 7 p.m. Tuesday. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Blandford Middle School sixth graders Ben Klein, center, skis down a small incline while his classmates lose their balance during a day learning to cross country ski Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at the Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. Blandford Nature Center's trails offers outdoor snow activities. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Blandford Middle School sixth graders Ben Klein, center, skis down a small incline while his classmates lose their balance during a day learning to cross country ski Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at the Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. Blandford Nature Center's trails offers outdoor snow activities. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Boys play on the Grand Haven Pier on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Grand Haven, Mich. (Nick Gonzales | MLive.com)

Boys play on the Grand Haven Pier on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Grand Haven, Mich. (Nick Gonzales | MLive.com)

Ice formations are seen at Lake Michigan on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Grand Haven Pier in Grand Haven, Mich. (Nick Gonzales | MLive.com)

Ice formations are seen at Lake Michigan on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Grand Haven Pier in Grand Haven, Mich. (Nick Gonzales | MLive.com)

A Michael Jackson snowman is crushed at the end of A Midwinter Night's Dream, an event put on by The Body Mind Project, on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Heartside Park in Grand Rapids. The event featured hula hooping, yoga, a dog parade and a space to make snowmen. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

A Michael Jackson snowman is crushed at the end of A Midwinter Night's Dream, an event put on by The Body Mind Project, on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Heartside Park in Grand Rapids. The event featured hula hooping, yoga, a dog parade and a space to make snowmen. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Jennifer Lardie, left, and her sons Caleb, 12, center, and Bradley, 10, jump on netting Sunday, March 13, 2016, at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Mich. The zoo opened for the season March 12. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Jennifer Lardie, left, and her sons Caleb, 12, center, and Bradley, 10, jump on netting Sunday, March 13, 2016, at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Mich. The zoo opened for the season March 12. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Flowers shine after a storm Thursday, March 31, 2016, on Lyon Street NE in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Flowers shine after a storm Thursday, March 31, 2016, on Lyon Street NE in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

A runner makes her down 6th Street on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Grand Rapids, Mich. More than five inches of snow has fallen between Hudsonville and Allendale, according the National Weather Service. As of 2:45 p.m., more than five inches of snow has fallen between Hudsonville and Allendale, according the National Weather Service. (Nick Gonzales | MLive.com)

A runner makes her down 6th Street on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Grand Rapids, Mich. More than five inches of snow has fallen between Hudsonville and Allendale, according the National Weather Service. As of 2:45 p.m., more than five inches of snow has fallen between Hudsonville and Allendale, according the National Weather Service. (Nick Gonzales | MLive.com)

Snow falls before a sunset Monday, April 4, 2016, in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich.

Snow falls before a sunset Monday, April 4, 2016, in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich.

Ice melts in GVSU sophomore Stephen Barczuk's ball cap Saturday, April 16, 2016, at GVSU in Allendale, Mich. Barczuk put ice in his cap after he was "sweating buckets" at the sand volleyball courts. Temperatures hit 79 degrees in Grand Rapids, according the National Weather Service. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Ice melts in GVSU sophomore Stephen Barczuk's ball cap Saturday, April 16, 2016, at GVSU in Allendale, Mich. Barczuk put ice in his cap after he was "sweating buckets" at the sand volleyball courts. Temperatures hit 79 degrees in Grand Rapids, according the National Weather Service. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

GVSU freshman Ian Marlow bikes to the recreation center Saturday, April 16, 2016, at GVSU in Allendale, Mich. Temperatures hit 79 degrees in Grand Rapids, according the National Weather Service. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

GVSU freshman Ian Marlow bikes to the recreation center Saturday, April 16, 2016, at GVSU in Allendale, Mich. Temperatures hit 79 degrees in Grand Rapids, according the National Weather Service. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

GVSU sophomores Janice Lee Thomasek, right, and Kendra Drew sunbathe Saturday, April 16, 2016, at GVSU in Allendale, Mich. Temperatures hit 79 degrees in Grand Rapids, according the National Weather Service. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

GVSU sophomores Janice Lee Thomasek, right, and Kendra Drew sunbathe Saturday, April 16, 2016, at GVSU in Allendale, Mich. Temperatures hit 79 degrees in Grand Rapids, according the National Weather Service. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

A spring storm passes through West Michigan on Monday, April 25, 2016. (Nick Gonzales | MLive.com)

A spring storm passes through West Michigan on Monday, April 25, 2016. (Nick Gonzales | MLive.com)