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 , 12:12 AM GMT on April 12, 2011
For the most part, Michigan was spared from the violent weather of the past few days. Compared to Iowa and Wisconsin, we got off easy. While Iowa was being terrorized by tornados, Michigan enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day with temps reaching 80F and sunshine. Manistee sustained straight-line wind damage and powerful thunderstoms rolled across the northern sections of the state. A tornado warning went into affect in the U.P, but no tornados were spotted to my knowledge.
As for us, we received a hard rain with some thunder and lightning and very strong winds. It was enough to scare the dog into spending the night under our bed. The night was actually uncomfortable for sleeping and opening the window didn't cool it off much. When the storm struck at 4 AM, it sounded like a hurricane. I could hear debris striking the west side of my house but there didn't appear to be any damage this morning. The grass really greened up and my crocus' are in full bloom. We now have much cooler temperatures as a result, and I must admit, I'm not ready for 80F weather as yet.
Partly cloudy with a high of 56F. Winds out of the NE at 10 to 14 mph gusting to 22 mph.
Clear with a low around 30F. NE winds at 4 to 7 mph.
Mostly sunny. High near 64F. NW winds between 5 to 7 mph.
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