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 , 2:23 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Yesterday we had plenty of sun but it didn't do much to suppress the bitter cold temperatures. At least it was pleasant to look at out the window. We remain under a wind chill advisory but temps should start warming up today and reach the mid 20s the remainder of the week. We can expect this to continue through the weekend.
I found this winter prediction map online that was posted by NOAA last August and all I could do was laugh. They couldn't have been more wrong. So much for long range forecasts. So much for global warming. As motorists in the south are struggling to get where they're gong, I'm sure that they wish that this prediction were true. As for us, we have our share of accidents too because of snow covered roads and it it too cold for the road salt to really be effective. Forecasts for next week are predicting that highs will once again only be in the teens and I'm hoping they are wrong. Everyone is really getting annoyed with this frigid air. Propane gas companies are raising prices to ridiculous levels and I saw on the News where one man was charged $2200 to fill his tank ($5.49 per gallon). Maybe it's time to consider getting a wood stove.
Right now (9:15 AM EST), our temp is 5.4°F, the humidity is 51% and skies are are mostly cloudy. The dew point is 0°F and winds are from the WSW at 5 mph. The pressure is 30.02 inches and rising. The wind chill is -5°F and visibility is 4 miles. Yesterday's high was 9°F and the low was -7°F. The record high is 58°F set in 2013 and the record low is -11°F set in 1966. Normals are 30°F / 15°F.
Today: Scattered snow showers, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as -14. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -6. South southwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Thursday: A chance of snow after 3pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -7. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night: Snow, mainly between 7pm and 1am. Low around 20. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 20 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 25. West wind 6 to 10 mph.
Friday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 25. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
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