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 , 8:49 PM GMT on August 20, 2012
After a summer of very hot, above-normal temperatures, suddenly that is all past and temps are doing well to make it into the 70s. Please understand, I'm not complaining one bit. This is so refreshing after what we've been through. One actually feels like being outdoors and doing something. For the past week, our highs have only reached the mid 70s at best and it finally hit 70F which I'm sure will be today's high since it is already 4:45 PM.
The hummingbirds seem to be preparing for their long journey south and are visiting my feeder constantly. I have seen the prediction map for this winter and it isn't indicating anything particularly severe for our area although I don't put much trust is those predictions. Last year was supposed to be a hard winter for us and we nearly had no winter at all. I think we had three ground-covering snowfalls but they only lasted a few day each. Since it has been my experience that the weather always balances itself out, I'm afraid that this winter may be a doozy for us. Only time will tell.
This is what our current forecast looks like:
Early This Evening...Mostly clear. Temperatures nearly steady around 71. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight...Mostly clear. Patchy fog. Lows 46 to 50. Light and variable winds.
Tuesday...Mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 79. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night...Mostly clear. Lows 51 to 55. Light west winds... Becoming light south.
Wednesday...Sunny. Highs 80 to 84. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night...Mostly clear. Lows 57 to 61. Light southwest winds.
Thursday...Mostly sunny. Highs 81 to 85.
They have been predicting those temps in the upper 70s to near 80F for a week but we never seem to quite make it. But we're heading north for the weekend so I hope it stays warm for next weekend.
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