I live right in the middle of the lower peninsula of Michigan. Our Great Lakes protect us from much of the extreme weather in other states.
By: chatcat, 11:24 PM GMT on October 25, 2012
Our past two days have been wonderful with plenty of sun and temps in the mid 70s. But this will be coming to an end tomorrow. We can see the leading edge of the large cold front descending on us from Canada on radar, which will bring us rain and much colder temps. Rains including some thunderstorms will rumble through around midnight and into tomorrow morning and temps will continue to slide throughout the day Friday. This same cold front is expected to cause a major mess on the east coast as it collides with hurricane Sandy this weekend. A storm surpassing "the perfect storm" of 1991 could become a reality and forecasters are warning east coast residents to keep up on current weather events.
Today's weather was lovely with our high reaching 76F after an overnight low of 61F. The windows have been open for the past two days. Skies were clear although winds were a bit brisk today. I'm so glad that I didn't have to work the past two days.
Right now (7:30 PM), our temp is still 69F and the humidity is 44%. Winds continue to be quite strong at 16 mph from the south. The dew point is 54F. Sunrise this morning was at 8:03 AM and sat tonight at 6:37 PM.
Tonight...Breezy. Mostly clear with a slight chance of light showers...Then cloudy with a chance of light showers. Lows 45 to 49. South winds 15 to 25 mph...Becoming west 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Friday...Partly cloudy with a chance of light showers...Then mostly sunny. Highs 52 to 56. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Friday Night...Mostly clear. Lows 31 to 35. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday...Sunny. Highs 46 to 50. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night...Mostly clear. Lows 30 to 34. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday...Partly cloudy. Highs 46 to 50.
By: chatcat, 8:00 PM GMT on October 10, 2012
Our autumn weather has been quite nice for the most part, however this week has been a bit blustery. Our temps today are about 10-15 degrees below normal and winds are quite strong. It really feels like a fall day. Last night we received 0.16" of rain but we remain much below our normal for the year. The fall colors have been spectacular this season and I'd say that we're about at our peak right now. But with these winds, the leaves won't remain on the trees much longer.
Right now (4 PM), our temp is 44.1F which will probably be our high for the day. The humidity is 44% and winds are from the west at 20 mph with our highest gust at 31 mph. The pressure is 29.97" and rising.
This Afternoon: Isolated showers. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 45. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. West wind 6 to 14 mph becoming south southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Windy, with a south southwest wind 13 to 18 mph increasing to 24 to 29 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph.
Thursday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Northwest wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
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