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 , 1:51 PM GMT on May 01, 2014
We received 0.60" of rain over the past two days and the dandelions are really starting to bloom. They are always in their peak around the middle of May and this year doesn't seem to be an exception. Although a weed, they have many beneficial factors. Some folks make tea from the leaves while others add the leaves to salads. When I had horses, I was always happy to have them spring up in the pasture because they are very healthy for livestock. But for now, they a sign that spring is really here although it doesn't always feel like it.
Right now (9:30 AM EDT), our temp is 46F, the humidity is 46% and skies are mostly cloudy. We received 0.01" of rain yesterday. Winds are from the NE at 10 mph and visibility is 10 miles. The pressure is 29.74" and steady. The dew point is 27F. Yesterday's high was 64F and the overnight low was 41F. Sunrise was at 6:30AM and sunset will be at 8:36PM. Normal temps are 64F / 40F. The record high for this date is 86F in 1942, and the record low is 26F in 1978.
Today...Light showers likely this afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Highs 52 to 56. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph...Increasing to 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Tonight...Light showers likely until 9 pm...Then a chance of light showers. Cloudy. Lows 40 to 44. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Friday...Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of light showers. Highs 53 to 57. West winds 10 to 20 mph...With gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Friday Night...Cloudy with a chance of light showers. Lows 41 to 45. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Saturday...Breezy. A chance of light showers. Mostly cloudy until around noon...Then partly cloudy. Highs 58 to 62. West winds 15 to 25 mph...With gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Saturday Night...Partly cloudy with a chance of light showers. Lows 36 to 40. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Sunday...Mostly sunny. Highs 53 to 57.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
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