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Spring Weather Late in Mid Michigan

By: chatcat, 10:17 PM GMT on March 29, 2011

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Today will be almost a duplicate of yesterday except that the temps should be about 5 degrees warmer. Yesterday it made it to freezing, much below where it should be this time of year. Our average high should now be in the low 50s. Last year at this time, we were having 60 and 70 degree weather. Spring came very early although we had red flag warnings during the month of March. Bird traffic is on the increase and the sounds of spring abound in the morning. The one thing that we are missing are the frogs. We usually start hearing them in mid March but no sign of them yet. I heard our extended forecast last night and our temps will remain below normal into mid April. The birds and flowers are going to be confused. What a difference a year makes!



CONDITIONS @ 6:00 PM:

Temp: 36.1°F
Overnight Lo: 19°F
Rain: 0.00"
Gust: NNW 6
Wind Chill : 29°F
Humidity : 38%
Dew Point: 21°F
Avg Wind: 3 NE
Pressure: 30.33"
Sunrise: 7:24 AM
Sunset: 7:59 PM


OUR FORECAST:

Today: Mostly sunny. Highs 37 to 41. Light and variable winds.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 13 to 17. Light and variable winds.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs 38 to 42. Light and variable winds, becoing north 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 18 to 22. Light and variable winds.
Thursday: Partly sunny. Highs 41 to 45.



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Major Ice Storm for Mid Michigan

By: chatcat, 5:51 PM GMT on March 22, 2011

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 8 PM this evening
to 8 PM EDT Wednesday.

Impacts...

* significant icing of power lines and tree limbs is possible
tonight and Wednesday.

* Gusty winds may down burdened limbs and power lines resulting
in power outages.

* Roadways are expected to be ice covered and slippery Tuesday
night and Wednesday... making travel dangerous by the Wednesday
morning commute.

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Just when we thought that spring was here, Mother Nature throws us a curve. Winter will be returning with a vengance and below-normal temps will be our lot for another week. Normal weather will not return until April so does that mean that March will be going out like a lion? Right now, it seems that way. At least we probably won't see the 50s again until April. Isn't it amazing how a couple of warm days can spoil us. We can hope that it won't be as bad as they say.

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Finally! Spring-Like Weather for Michigan

By: chatcat, 2:49 PM GMT on March 14, 2011

With just a few patches of snow left on the ground, it may be time to start getting the lawn furniture out once again.
With high temps expected to be near 60F by week's end, it will seem good to get out of the house.  Today is beginning with plenty of sun and almost no wind.  I'm going to try to get out for my first biking adventure this afternoon with expected highs in the low 40s.  It should remain sunny all day.
 
CONDITIONS @ 10:30 AM:
32 F / SUNNY
Humidity:  69 %
Pressure:  30.45"
Winds:  NE at 5 mph
Feels Like:  37 F
Yesterday's High:  39 F
Overnight Low:  31 F
 
OUR FORECAST:
Today: Sunny, with a high near 40. East wind between 6 and 8 mph. 

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 19. East southeast wind around 5 mph. 

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of rain after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 50. East southeast wind between 5 and 11 mph. 

Tuesday Night: Showers likely, mainly after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 36. East southeast wind between 6 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 51. West southwest wind between 6 and 10 mph.
 
TILL NEXT TIME . . . . CATHIE
 

Updated: 2:51 PM GMT on March 14, 2011

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NASTY, NASTY, NASTY In Mid Michigan

By: chatcat, 1:46 PM GMT on March 05, 2011

I'm sure glad that I don't have to go anywhere this morning.  After intermittent heavy rain throughout the night, the precip has been reduced to freezing drizzle.  Temps were quite warm and just fell to the freezing point in the past hour.  How quickly the glaze forms!  There was 1.18" in my gauge this morning and I could hear the rain on the skylight most of the night.  There are flood watches and warnings throughout most of lower Michigan as well as winter weather advisories.  Our snow pack is down to 3.5 inches.
 

CONDITIONS @ 8:30AM:
Freezing Drizzle / 13.5F
Winds: NNE @ 10 mph
Dew Point: 32F
Pressure: 29.92" Steady

OUR FORECAST:
Today: Snow, freezing rain, and sleet, becoming all snow after noon. Temperature falling to around 23 by 4pm. North northeast wind between 14 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime ice accumulation of around a 0.1 of an inch possible. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible. 

Tonight: A 50 percent chance of snow showers before 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 22. Blustery, with a north wind between 16 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. 

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. North wind between 10 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. 

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. North northeast wind between 5 and 7 mph. 

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 36. North northeast wind at 6 mph becoming east southeast. 

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
 
TILL NEXT TIME . . . . CATHIE
 
 

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