Rain Chances

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To the left is the NAM total rainfall assumption through 18z on Friday.  On Sunday the models had more rain on the west side of the state – today not so much.  NWS plots are showing around a 40% chance … Continued

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I have a couple Alexa devices in my home – if you are unfamiliar with these you can check them out at Amazon.  You can play music, make calls, set music alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices, … Continued

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If there is one thing I have learned in life is to not assume anything.  An assumption is a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.  Proof is evidence or argument establishing or helping to establish … Continued

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Mackinac Island Ferry storms

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With the recent tragic Duck Boat accident in Branson, Missouri I wondered how do the boats that run to Mackinac Island handle storms.   Looks like just this year on June 17th a severe storm disrupted the Island’s Lilac Festival. … Continued

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We have gone through two thirds of the summer without a major storm in southwest Michigan.  Nothing here but a few rumbles of thunder and flashes of lightning.  Storm chasers and spotters haven’t had much to do unless they go … Continued

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Cooler Air Ahead

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Not much in the way of rain overnight, just trace amounts from sprinkles in Allegan and Kalamazoo counties to a few hundredths of an inch in Kent county.  Rain chances are 38% for the western counties this morning.  I am … Continued

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Weather History for This Week

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July 22 1953: Severe thunderstorms struck during the late evening as a cold front moved through. High winds downed numerous trees, and several streets in Grand Rapids were blocked by falling trees. July 23 1883: A half mile wide violent … Continued

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Another Cloudy Day

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We generally don’t have this many cloudy days in a row during the summer as we have the past few days with the exception of the winter months.  We have still seen warm temperatures and high dew-points which is more … Continued

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Drier Weather in the Future

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This is the NWS graphic for the amount of rainfall we received since Friday – this time Allegan and Van Buren counties picked up the greatest amounts.  We received over 2.5 inches in Otsego. We have had cooler than normal … Continued

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Climate Normals

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This is a chart of climate normals for Otsego with month to date and year to date rainfall totals.  Yesterday we managed another 1.45 inches of rain which brings us up to 3.04 for the month which brings us to … Continued

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