Whilst riding my tractor around mowing the grass an grinding up fallen leaves I was thinking to myself it won’t be long before I put the mowers to bed and moving the snow blower to the front of the shed. Our first frost could be a month away more or less dependent on when the cold air begins to move south. Below is the percentile of chances when our first hard frost will come into Michigan. You can click the image to expand it….
The majority of freeze events during this time of the year are accompanied by relatively calm, cloudless weather conditions during evening and early morning hours. These so-called “radiation freeze” conditions are usually associated with a large Canadian-origin area of high pressure and relatively low humidity.
I am not seeing a frost or freeze event in our near future however it is something to keep in mind as we have reached the middle of September. I suspect things will be cooling down as we get into the last week of September and the first of October. It just seems strange to be watching football when the air is warm – football was meant to be played in the cold and rain and snow – Oorah!!!
Temps will remain warm this week with little chances of rain after today – upper 70s to low 80s will be the story most of the week. I hate predicting the weather more than a day or two out – things change, especially this time of year when we have a battle of the air masses from the north and south. We know which one will win as we get into October and November…