Welcome to the first blog post from our new site. Take time to stroll through all the menu items on the top of the page – a lot of stuff to look at, most auto updates from multiple sources plus there is a glossary to help explain some of the archaic terms used by the NWS. I am working on this becoming a premiere site for Michigan weather and hope to make it bigger and better as time goes by. I have decided to keep it ad free due to my own frustration at looking at the other weather services and news sites.
I am hoping to train some one (much) younger than myself to take over when I am no longer able to do this on a daily basis – so if anyone out there who has dreams of owning a weather site and is willing to keep it running on a daily basis give me a holler. I don’t want this to pass away into the sunset. If anyone is willing to donate money to help keep this site going to help offset my costs (several hundred dollars) – that will be welcome also.
There is still some tweaking going on behind the scene with outside sources and what not, but most all is in place for a good user experience. To be up front my first purpose is to the site and forecasts, this takes a lot of time to run all the data and bring it in here – the blog is secondary though necessary to keep the members of Bill’s Blog together after bringing you all in a couple years ago. Slim is our Saturday feature poster, if anyone else is willing to do a post and knows how to work within WordPress let me know.
I am going to try to move past posts from the old site here so we have the material available to look back on. This is easier said than done – but it can be done. There is a lot of historical data there I don’t want to lose.
Your first post will go into moderation, after that you will be good to go. You must have a valid email address to post.
The graphic above is the Michigan Drought Monitor released earlier this week. Most of southern Michigan is abnormally dry with the exception of Eaton County and potions of the surrounding area which have moved to moderate drought conditions. This weeks forecast isn’t much better as conditions are expected to worsen. GFS models are showing only a few hundredths of an inch of rain through next week. I am not seeing much chance through mid month when there is the possibility of a couple low pressure centers moving through bringing down chilly air.
Daily forecasts will be in the Michigan Forecast menu.