Another Pure Michigan Day

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Closing out the second month of meteorological summer we will enjoy a sunny comfortable day for being outside to enjoy any activities we wish.  While I have been catching up on tasks outside since retirement my neighbor has been building a huge barn this summer.  He is a private contractor who builds houses, barns and small commercial buildings – this has been a hot summer for building construction, or doing any manual labor outside.

When I was in my 20s I worked building large commercial buildings for Miller Davis in Kalamazoo.  My first job was hauling wheel barrels of cement along narrow planks to footings the cement truck couldn’t reach.  The wheel barrels were Georgia buggies,(left)  not your usual small wheel barrel used around the home.  One was required not to lose ones load before getting to the forms, and to keep moving back and forth along the planks until noon when it was time for lunch then back at it after a 30 minute break.  It was a good thing I had worked on farms previously and was up to the task.  The boss and older members of the crew would watch and wait for the newbie to lose a load of cement and I am happy to say I never did.

I still like to work on construction projects and have been making repairs to my decks and shed along with landscape projects.  I never have liked to hire these things out when I can do these things myself.  It is surprising how many youngsters today don’t even know how to use a hammer or other hand tools – we had building and mechanical trade classes in school back in the 60s and 70s, I am not sure if they do anymore.

So, hats off to all the hardy souls who work outside everyday in the heat…..


I will be installing a second high resolution webcam next week sometime to compliment the one I have facing north.  I am thinking I will have it facing southwest.


 

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INDY
INDY

55* degrees out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR this early morning put the covers on a nother nice and cool morning love it …We welcome August in where 2/3rds of Summer is done how about that ..Have a super Thursday ..INDY

INDY
INDY

Rocky few locations across the BIG MAC bridge this morning had temps in the 30’s love it!! INDY

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Incredible!

INDY
INDY

78* degrees out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR why even turn the fans on what a beautiful summer night shaping up …INDY

Slim

As expected the updated long range guess by the CPC is now hinting at a cooler and dryer then average August. We shall see how this plays out.
https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/30day/
Slim

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Bring it! I absolutely love it!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

This sounds good to me. I hope it plays out. 🙂

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

It is a beautiful day out there today. I hope everyone is enjoying it. It is hard to believe August 1st is tomorrow. We have lots of tomatoes growing. They are delicious this year.

Slim

Yes Sandy it has been a great year for tomatoes mine are great this year as well.
Slim

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Agreed! I wish every day was just like today.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Sure is a lot of orange and red on these outlook maps for the next 12-14 months!

https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/tools2.php

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Won’t happen! Not a chance in ——!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

He/she says 1 day after talking about outlook maps from the exact same source.

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Lol.

INDY
INDY

69* degrees out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR another beautiful cool Summer day having lunch outside love it….INDY

Mookie
Mookie

Another? You mean our first below average day in almost a week LOL

INDY
INDY

Hopefully many more to come love it! INDY

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

With regards to your post MV, I don’t envy construction workers at all during hot Summers like this. I don’t like the fact I work in a place where there’s no ac, but it has to be horrible working out in the sun with this heat. I love my job, but it’s not much fun anytime the dew points get over 60, and the past few years have been worse than normal with the humidity.

Mookie
Mookie

The latest CFS models have an average August and then a very warm Sept-Nov period! Could be a long end of summer and a warm fall if that plays out.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Won’t happen!

Mookie
Mookie

Contrary to what some on here claimed yesterday, it ended up being another above average day!

Slim

If the latest CFSv2 plays out August may be cooler than average.
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As been said before things can change quickly
Slim

INDY
INDY

Greenland Block slim love it hopefully it stays below normal all the way till September why not…INDY

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

I have heard the same. I am hoping for it to be cooler for our fair here. It’s not fun when it’s too hot.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Terrible year for drownings on the Great Lakes, 70 deaths already, heading towards a record number. The combination of hot weather and high water levels is not a good mix at all. We visit the beach at least once a week, and just the waves from boats now wash over the piers making them slick and dangerous.

https://fox17online.com/2019/07/30/lake-michigan-drownings-nearly-double-on-pace-to-be-the-deadliest-year-on-the-great-lakes/

INDY
INDY

Amazing outside at this time of morning 57* degrees out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR little bit of Fall in thee air loving this time of year days getting shorter and temps cooling down especially at night losing the sun’s power early now … Have another nice Summer day …INDY

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

You know it! This summer has been great with only one little heat wave! Fantastic!