Yesterday turned out to be warm and humid – we had our third 80° day in Otsego. Most areas from I96 to the south have risen into the 80s with the exception of Grand Rapids (according to the NWS). I was working outside while it was still cloudy in the morning, when the clouds cleared out the heat and humidity increased rapidly – dewpoints were in the upper 60s to low 70s in the early afternoon. I guess this would be considered a good day to go to Lake Michigan to cool off, but I would stay out of the water as it is still very cold….
We have had 15 days when it has rained thus far this month with 4.31 inches so far in Otsego, some areas have had much more.
For the most part Memorial day weekend isn’t a total washout – we will be on the north side of the warm front today and showers should stay south of I96 with the heavier rainfall and storms staying along I80. Temps will be cooler today and through the rest of the week staying in the low to mid 70s. Tomorrow we have a chance of storms, however they should hold off until late in the afternoon.
Seven Day Forecast
A pollen count is the measurement of the number of grains of pollen in a cubic meter of air. As the pollen number increases, people with allergies will have an increase in their allergic reaction.
Pollen counts are measured from low, meaning they affect few individuals, to high, meaning symptoms affect most allergy sufferers.
How is Pollen Collected?
Typically a rod is covered with a sticky substance and attached to the roof of a building. For 24 hours, the rotating rod will be tested periodically at different times of the day for the amount of pollen adhered to it. Samples are then analyzed microscopically to determine how much pollen is in the air to yield allergy levels.
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