Acurite Internet Bridge – Skywarn – Storm Chances

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Time for another rant:

For those of you have have been loyal Acurite customers and liked to post their data to places like Weather Underground or your personal webspace at Acurite you may have noticed your data is now gone, inaccessible due to the discontinuation of the weather bridge internet device.  This hijacking of data has caused a lot of uproar in the weather community especially since they want you to purchase a new connection device for over $100.  That nice bridge you have with the pretty blue lights is now a pretty paperweight.

I have been converting to La Crosse equipment before Acurite decided to hold our data for ransom until I can afford Davis Vantage weather devices which are far more expensive but decidedly far superior.  Acurite sent notices to their customers about the change several months ago after their connections to Weather Underground was severed.

I can’t imagine what the powers that be at Acurite were thinking and have noticed from message boards and blogs that their customers were leaving in droves.  This commentator feels it is a dirty way to treat its customers and should have offered a way to support both devices instead of wiping all those gigabytes of data which were owned by its customers.

So, a big thumbs down with loud boos and hisses to Acurite for the way they treat their customers.  Shame on you…


We have the Skywarn event at the Luella Collins Community Center in Shelbyville on Saturday.  If you have never been there you should check it out – it sits way out in the county and  features a wide open great room with gorgeous high ceilings and a beautiful, centrally-located fireplace, a multipurpose room with a half court gym, three classrooms and a beautiful walkout deck with overlooking tranquil Boot Lake.

To get there take the Shelbyville exit off 131 to 7th street – head north to 126th avenue – turn right on 126th and follow it to the center.  The event is from 10am to noon.


We will begin today with lots of sunshine before the clouds move in later which will usher in an active weather pattern for Wednesday and Thursday which will include locally heavy rain, fog, thunderstorms and possibly high winds.  Below is the SPC map for Thursday bringing the marginal risks for storms into SW Michigan.  We are still looking at high temps for Thursday in the mid 60s…

 


 

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INDY
INDY

Bring on spring ready for big storms love Michigan a four season state nothing better..Maybe Indiana in May …lol..INDY!

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Models having a cool down over the weekend. Once we hit later next week looks like above normal temps are again possible .. Snow is all but gone here besides the piles .. Was a great day to see the sun and feel its warmth …

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Another winter with above normal snowfall! Who knew?

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

And another met Winter with below normal snowfall! Who cares?

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Who would have thought and I care baby!

INDY
INDY

INDY’S Sliverodo is reading 46* degrees and sunny love it …Can we say above normal day in how long??? Yeaaaaa!! INDY!!!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

It’s been a while. The last day we were above average temperature wise was way back 2 days ago on Sunday.

INDY
INDY

Lol ok 1 other day ….INDY!

Mookie
Mookie

6 of the next 8 days are forecasted to be 41-64 degrees. We are entrenched in another warm pattern!

INDY
INDY

I’m so looking forward to Mookiees 70’s and 80’s coming in April he said months ago! after a high of 60* Thursday we go back to the mid 30’s over the weekend March is such a transition month ….INDY!!

Mookie
Mookie

There’s a good chance of that.

2018: 73 and 74 degree days in April
2017: 9 days between 70-81 degrees in April
2016: 6 days between 71-82 degrees in April

INDY
INDY

Bring it ..So Ready Grills and Sprites..INDY!

*SS*
*SS*

Grilling tonight…pork chops. Lol

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

Yum!

*SS*
*SS*

They turned out great!!! Recipe is for 4… 4 pork chops, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 1/2 tbl spoon sauce (1 use only 1 tbl spoon if not doubling), 1 tsp seasoning ie Montreal or your fave. Marniate 3 hrs up to to 24. I usually double. I found it last year on the net & it is good.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

That sounds delicious. I love Montreal seasoning on grilled burgers.

*SS
*SS

Sorry…soy sauce… lol

Slim

Yes indeed March and April are both transition months.
Slim

Slim

I will be going to the Kent County Skywarn event tonight in Grandville and I also am planing on going tot he event on Saturday as well. There looks to be a lot of people tonight and you have to be registered. If anyone is planing on going put a comment up. For the one on Saturday you just have to show up and register at the door. The address for tonight is Grandville Middle School 3535 Wilson ave SW Grandville. Doors open at 5:30 and the class is from 6:30 to 9:30 and for Saturday it is at Luella… Read more »

Slim

If Grand Rapids reaches 60 or better on Thursday it will be the first time it has reached 60 or better here at Grand Rapids since October 14th That’s 151 days so it has been a long time since we last seen 60 here in Grand Rapids. I had a low here at my house overnight of 14 and the official low was 17 at GRR.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

NWS GR calling for a spring-like day today with temps in the uppper 40’s and sun! 50’s tomorrow, then 60’s Thursday!

The next 3 day forecast is now almost 10 degrees warmer per day than what WOOD had predicted for GR last Friday.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Could it be? Is it possible? Is the accumulating snow virtually done for GR? I am not liking the looks of the mid and long range snow maps! I will still be fitting in some more skiing, however I am hoping for more fresh snow! In a few weeks I will be forced to transition to golf! I would much prefer skiing well into May! Here’s hoping for a cooler than normal summer!!! 90’s and humid =horrible weather!!!!

BC (Otsego)
BC (Otsego)

I agree with you on the 90’s and humid being horrible, I have no use for that weather, humidity zaps my energy. 80 is plenty warm enough for me 🙂

Mookie
Mookie

Another short winter! Who knew?