As we move from September to October colliding air masses from Canada and the Gulf can create a war zone of storms and severe weather. We went through most of the summer with a dull weather pattern for storm chasers in Michigan as the storms set up well south of the state. The SPC has us in the slight risk for today with a 10% chance of severe weather. Will keep you updated….
This is the time of year we pick up all our lawn ornaments and start cleaning up the yard for winter. Snow is still far away but there are a lot of leaves falling already mainly due to the hot and dry summer we had. Trees were stressed this year and are shedding mostly brown leaves. I have been mulching the leaves with my lawn tractor but it will soon be time to put the tractor away and start tuning up the snow thrower.
I have been watching the squirrels burying walnuts – I watched one the other day digging some up and moving them to under my porch where they will be easier to get to. We have a large crop of walnuts this year and our crab apple tree has more fruit than I have ever seen in the 20 plus years I have lived here. Every year we have had a large crop of walnuts and squirrels actively burying them we have had a lot of snow.
When we cleared our property to build our house we left the crab apple and black walnut trees in place then planted several maple and pine trees to take the place of those we had to remove to put up the house. We have lumber people stop by every year asking to buy the walnut trees which I refuse to sell – I like them where they are.
We currently have some rain and drizzle moving through the area this morning due to a low pressure center moving through Wisconsin. We have a better chance of rain and storms this afternoon and evening as a cold front moves through.
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