Record Heat Wave Ends

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As seen on my forecast page we are done with our record heat wave though next week we will get back into the warm air from the south after a cooler trend over the next few days.  Still not much rain in the forecast until later next week on into the second week of October according to the GFS models when we may pick up over an inch of rain over most of the Lower Peninsula.  These model runs have been consistent over the past few days.

The crops are definitely getting dry enough to harvest.  The soy bean fields around the Allegan county are are dry and the field corn are about half way there though I have seen one field over in Allegan already harvested probably for silage.  The sad thing is that with more rain mucking up the fields and the ground harder than it has been it makes harvesting in October more difficult.

The dry weather has lowered soil moisture to very low levels and with heavier rains a possibility the rain will stand on the ground and cause ponding in the fields.  The new drought monitor will be out tomorrow so we will see where we stand after this extended period of lack of rain.  We have only receive .56 of an inch of rain for this month which is the lowest thus far this year.  Seems in recent years October has ended up on the wetter side of normal.

We have been raking leaves, most of the maples, walnuts, sassafras and dogwoods have been dropping brown leaves, not a lot of color so far this fall.

 

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Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

The cooler temps today were refreshing!! Nice change.

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Michael,
Is there a way (if you aren’t a social media person) to change your avatar? Mine looks so sad.. LOl!!!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

I don’t like mine- can you if possible give me the one I use to be? I know this is minor in the world of things. 🙂 Also why do we have to keep putting those letters in (code) every time we post?

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

I agree, the site looks great Michael.

Loving the weather today. It’s nice to have that heat gone. We had about 30 minutes of steady rain this morning when the front came through.

mvanlent
mvanlent

Just a note – if you move around on IP addresses I will have to approve you for each one…..

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Sorry, I have to many devices in to many places.

Mookie
Mookie

My comments from the same computer get “awaiting moderation” every time. Weird…

mvanlent
mvanlent

I am keeping an eye on this Mookie – you shouldn’t be waiting for moderation – your IP remains the same on all your posts – there are a lot of security settings all over WordPress I am still tweaking…..

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I have only made 2 comments from same place. Got it too…

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Not much color up north either, but it was at least green.

Slim

The heatwave has ended and we are now back to more typical late September weather. Still no rain here as of yet! and yes it is getting dry. I have heard that the color in the UP is not that good yet, There are indications that the heat had delayed the color.
Slim

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

The new site looks AWESOME!

Mookie
Mookie

GR is now up to +3.8 degrees above average for September in what has been a warm 2017 after a warm 2016.

August, May, and March have been the only below average months so far this year.