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, 1:04 PM GMT on September 13, 2013
It seems that some of the most dramatic sunsets follow an afternoon of stormy weather. This was certainly the case yesterday as I watched this sunset out my back window. We didn't receive any severe weather in this area but the Detroit area and those east of here got pounded pretty good. There was a lot of wind damage in the Northville area on Wednesday night as well as a few other areas. Winds, with the velocity of an EF1 tornado, were reported although the Weather Service regarded them as micro-bursts. A few more thunderstorms sprung up yesterday afternoon but none were severe, just a bit noisy. Today will be a completely different scenario. Temps will do well to reach 60F today.
CONDITIONS @ 8:45 AM EDT:
Pressure: 30.07" Steady
Dew Point: 46F
Winds: NNW @ 6 mph
Wind Chill: 47F
Sunrise: 7:14 AM
Sunset: 7:50 PM
Yesterday's High: 77F
Overnight Low: 47F
Partly cloudy. High of 63F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 15 to 20 mph.
Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 36F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight.
Clear. High of 68F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. Low of 52F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 66F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 46F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNW after midnight.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
Updated: 1:15 PM GMT on September 13, 2013
By: chatcat, 5:35 PM GMT on September 08, 2013
Our Saturday, with them giving us only a 30% chance of rain, turned out to be quite wet with intermittent showers all day long. We didn't see much sun if any, and when it rained, it came down quite hard. There was 0.23" in my gauge this morning but at least it was enough that I didn't have to water my flowers. The temps this week wiLL again be teetering up and down with Tuesday's expected high in the mid 90s. This constant fluctuation in our temps is what is bringing all the rain and more is expected throughout the week. We can normally expect this in September but the whole summer has been this way. One has to wonder just what we'll get this winter. If the precip continues as it has, we will be buried in snow.
CONDITIONS @ 1:15 PM EDT:
Temp: 74F (23C)
Dew Point: 53F (12C)
Wind: ENE @ 9 mph
Heat Index: 75F (24C)
Pressure: 30.12" Steady
Sky: Partly Cloudy
UV Index: 8 out of 16
Visibility: 10 miles
Yesterday's High: 79F (26C)
Overnight Low: 61F (16C)
This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. East northeast wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. East northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
Monday: A chance of showers before noon. Increasing clouds, with a high near 81. South southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 94. Breezy, with a southwest wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Updated: 5:37 PM GMT on September 08, 2013
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