The feature image is from the South Haven GRERL cam showing the sunrise to a hot day with people out fishing this morning.
With most other warnings I would be out getting photos and videos for the site. Storms have become a rarity around here the past few years, almost as rare as excessive heat warnings which have been more common in the southwest of the U.S. . If I understand the documentation Slim kindly provided a link to yesterday our chances of this type of extreme heat and humidity for Michigan are one half of one percent. I was talking to a gentleman yesterday about having to work outside in this kind of weather – he smiled and stated if he didn’t do it someone else would. He treasured his job and enjoyed it no matter the circumstances. In my younger days I worked on a farm during the summer for a dollar an hour working 60 to 70 hours per week – big money for a teenager in the early 1970s. After high school I worked in paper mills and construction, both very hot jobs. On days like today you drink lots of water and grin and bear it. I don’t have to now so I sit in my air condition home or office during these hot spells – if something needs to be done outside I do it in the morning or evening.
Our warning lasts from today through Sunday. Saturday and Sunday mornings will be very warm and humid with lows only making it down into the mid 70s. This continuous stretch of heat and humidity is expected to be interrupted late in the day Sunday with a chance for thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe with heavy rain. Most of the coming week will remain hot with highs frequently around 90. Thus summer is now in full bloom. I am not seeing any break in this pattern until July 7th when we may get back into the 70s which will seem cold after this extended heat wave.
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