Good Friday

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Many may ask why today is called good Friday when the observance is for the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.  Having been observed over many centuries and translations from ancient texts the term ‘good’ may have been a corruption of the word ‘God’.

The earliest known use of “guode friday” is found in The South English Legendary, a text from around 1290. According to the Baltimore Catechism – the standard US Catholic school text from 1885 to the 1960s, Good Friday is good because Christ “showed His great love for man, and purchased for him every blessing”.

Good Friday is observed by 2.3 billion Christians on this day.  If you want to see what Christ endured in a crucifixion watch Mel Gibson’s The Passion.  If it doesn’t leave you in tears I don’t know what will.  Be warned it is very graphic.

I am not going to get into the religious aspects here or be preachy but a lot more went on here than nailing a man to a cross of wood.  Upon His death it is believed a storm blew in and there was an earth quake.  Old Testament prophecy was fulfilled and the forces of evil trembled in fear.


Weather-wise our spring like weather will be coming to an end.

High pressure will provide fair weather today, then very windy conditions will develop on Saturday as a strong low pressure system tracks across Upper Michigan. This system will also produce rain showers, which will be mixed with snow Saturday morning. Easter Sunday will be a cold one with highs only in the lower to middle 30s and brisk west winds. Below normal temperatures are expected all of the next week.  We have hopes that by mid April will will see a warm up and actually see some 60° days.


 

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ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Bring it on! What a Spring Break! SNOW, COLD, WIND and possible slick roads!!! I love it! “Currently…forecasted surface temperatures are predicted to rise above freezing during the day on Tuesday. Any impacts would be limited if this happens and this would support a transition to rain. However…the low track is south of the MI/IN border…thus the region will be on the cold side of this storm track. So…we may end up with more snow than rain or possibly mixed precipitation. As the temperatures fall Tuesday night…a transition to all snow is expected. Sub freezing lows will allow for another… Read more »

Andy W
Andy W

Why are you doing this?? Trolling now for slick and dangerous roads when you know people are leaving or traveling for spring break?? Your shtick is getting old and annoying. Is it fun and enjoyable for you when there are 50 car pile ups with injuries on the freeways when there is horrible snowy conditions?? Give it a friggin rest it’s friggin Spring time and the winter trolling is getting old, especially with you wishing for icy treacherous roads when people are on vacation or have to drive on them for work!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Come on Andy, I can’t believe that you are asking me that question? Here are the facts:
1. Winter and snow are my favorite type of weather!
2. My comments have ZERO impact on the actual weather and how people drive!
3. Winter driving accidents can be solved by all of the crazy driers slowing down and not tailgating!!!!!!!!!
3. In a week or so the cold and snow will be over and I will move onto golf!

Andy W
Andy W

Ok, I got a little worked up, it’s all good. Enjoy your last week of winter!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Rock On Andy!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Does anyone know of a website that is actively tracking/monitoring the Chinese space station?

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

I found this:

http://www.satview.org

*SS*
*SS*

What a crazy weekend… Last blue moon tomorrow night until 2020, the satellite being watched, Easter on April Fool’s Day!!! Throw in some wind for good measure. LOL!!!
Have a GREAT Easter and spring break to those off!!!

Andy W
Andy W

And the Tigers going into the 11th inning on opening day!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)
Andy W
Andy W

That’s some great comedy there!

Andy W
Andy W