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, 2:00 PM GMT on May 06, 2013
It's funny how suddenly there are leaves and flowers on the trees and bushes when just three days before, nothing. It's like Mother Nature wants to make up for lost time. My azaleas are in full bloom along with the forsythias, and all the trees are showing signs of life You can see the birds gathering food particles for themselves and their little ones. We have a bird's nest under the cap of our gas tank but I haven't been able to get a good look at the bird to see what it is. I think, maybe a robin. Robins are the first birdS that you hear in the morning. They are loud and sometimes not a welcome sound it you want to sleep in.
This morning is another of several beautiful days that we've had lately. After a total rainfall of just under 8 inches in April, everything is lush and green. The lawn grows about an inch every day and it keeps my husband busy mowing. He loves playing with his lawn tractor but this is getting to be a bit much. It would be nice if we got just enough rain to settle the dust on the road however.
Right now (9:30 AM EDT), our temp is 59F (15C), the humidity is 33%, and winds are from the ESE at 5 mph. The pressure is 30.07" (1018 mb) and steady and the dew point is 38F (3C). Sunrise was at 6:24 AM and will set at 8:42 PM. Skies are partly cloudy.
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. East southeast wind 6 to 8 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Thursday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
TILL NEXT TIME . . . . CATHIE
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
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