Mostly Sunny- Reminiscing

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I have been reminiscing a lot lately, one does that as one ages.  I think back when there were books and newspapers in paper form, carburated hot rods that one could tune up themselves, and when we spent a lot of time outside before the advent of electronic devices.  Children would be playing out in the yards while the parents sat on their porches talking to the neighbors who would be passing by.  We had three TV stations to watch in black and white.  The skies over head were free of man made satellites looking down on the earth.  Meteorologists gathered their data from land based stations to present daily weather reports.  TV stations ran from 6am to midnight then turned off with the star spangled banner and a test pattern.

Today the United States Strategic Command tracks a total of 17,852 artificial objects in orbit above the Earth, including 1,419 operational satellites. (graphic to the left) As of July 2013, more than 170 million debris smaller than 1/2 inch, about 670,000 debris around an inch, and around 29,000 larger debris were estimated to be in orbit. Collisions with debris have become a hazard to spacecraft; they cause damage akin to sandblasting, especially to solar panels and optics like telescopes or star trackers that cannot be covered with a ballistic Whipple shield (unless it is transparent).  All of this in less than 50 years.


Dry weather and plenty of sunshine will settle into the region today. A low pressure system will provide a good chance for showers and thunderstorms late Tuesday into Tuesday night. A few storms may become severe over Southern Lower Michigan, but model runs this morning are showing severe levels less likely. Hot and humid conditions will then build for the end of the week, with the heat index reaching near 100 degrees Friday and Saturday.


 

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Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Speak all you want troll winter lovers but, there is NO denying another heat wave is coming.. Yup, imagine that.

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

It sure is coming. Great to see you on here.

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Yes a mini heat wave is on the horizon.

INDY
INDY

Just reading up on some up coming weather thoughts temps are going to get down right hot here in GR would not surprise me if some place in central southern Michigan hit a 100* or better lasting about 4-5 days differently a heat wave this time around coming stay tuned … iNDY!!

Mookie
Mookie

Indy’s on board with this heat wave!

INDY
INDY

Yes sir I am preparing now I’m thinking everyone should be heat can be a killer nothing to mess around with.. hopefully the ring of fire will be over us for some good storms … INDY!

Slim

I am having lunch right now but came across this. If this works it will show you how cold it got in the UP last night.
https://www.facebook.com/NWSMarquette/photos/a.214878638542035.66036.208177432545489/2146616408701572/?type=3&theater
Slim

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Gods country with some INCREDIBLE COLD!

Slim

Ok here is the definition of excessive heat

An Excessive Heat Watch is issued by the National Weather Service of the United States when the heat index is expected to be greater than 105 °F (41 °C) across the northern states or 110 °F (43 °C) across the southern states during the day, and/or nighttime low temperature will be at least 75 °F (24 °C) or higher

remember that is for the heat index not the actual temperature
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

105+ degrees heat index? Wow!

Mookie
Mookie

Not that often they put us in the “excessive heat” graphic
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Slim

With all of the recent rains to our SW it will become very humid and that will only add to the high temperatures. BTW the record highs for Friday 97 set in 1913, Saturday 99 set in 1931 Sunday 101 set in 1931 Monday 98 set in 1910 and Tuesday 97 set in 1966.
Slim

Slim

looks like there is a moderate risk of that excessive heat this is from the CPC

Moderate risk of excessive heat from most of the Great Lakes region and northern Ohio Valley to the Atlantic Seaboard from Maine to Virginia(excluding the Appalachians), Sat-Tue, Jun 30-Jul 3.
Slim

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Bring it!

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ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Today is another in a stretch of below normal temp days that has lasted for nearly a week! INCREDIBLE! I see there is more hype about a heat wave! A few days in the 90’s and then a nice stretch of low to mid 80’s!

Slim

We only had 2 TV stations in Bay City and when we lived in Alpena from 59 to 64 we did not have any local TV stations and only 1 local radio station. My dad fixed radios and TV for a side job so we had a very tall antenna and lived half way up a tall hill so we could get the Flint and Bay City TV stations and the one from the Sault. As for radio we only had the AM Alpena station during the day (there were very few if any FM stations then) but at night… Read more »

Mookie
Mookie

A warm May, a warm June, a warm July? Looking more and more likely.

Slim

At this time the GFSv2 points toward a slight cool down in week 3 and then near average week 4
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But it is summer time.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Hate to leave here, but we come back home Tuesday afternoon. I am not liking the looks of the forecast at all for returning to work. It is going to feel miserable after spending 10 days in the crisp clean mountain air. 90s with over 100 heat index? Yuck!

Mookie
Mookie

Here comes heat wave #3 which might be the biggest of them all! WOOD currently has 92, 95, 94, 92 which may be too cool if some of the models play out. It looks to remain HOT until well after July 4th.

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Mookie speaks the truth and a man of reason.. We have more 90 degree days already than we did last year at this time.. I love how some on here keep talking winter in the summer time.. Trolls ..

Mookie
Mookie

Jeff is a breath of fresh air on this blog.

Andy W
Andy W

The best is yet to come when EL NINO returns this winter!!