Welcome to The Michigan Weather Center

Welcome to The Michigan Weather Center

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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.

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INDY

Leafs have really changed colors since Saturday out at thee YARDOFBRICKS.. love this time of year!! INDY!!

INDY

Bring on Winter INDY is back yeaaaa!

Yup (Grandville)

Checking in!

Jen in *formerly Middleville, now Charlotte
Jen in *formerly Middleville, now Charlotte

After over a year, a very very busy year, I’m glad i decided to check in the blog today! I would’ve missed the site change. Since I’ve missed so much, why the site change? Winter forecast posted yet?

GunLakeDeb

Just checking in – Hi everyone 🙂

ROCKY (Rockford)

Great job MV! Keep up the good work! Soon we can start discussing the upcoming WINTER outlook!

Sheri (Eaton Rapids)

Love the new name and look… Always lurking especially in the winter 🙂

ROCKY (Rockford)

Winter ROCKS!

Barry in Zeeland

Not much of a break coming. Few days this weekend, then this:

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/

Looking like 90’s again next week, especially if it stays this dry.

Mookie

This hot streak is absolutely insane. Lake Huron water temps are now 10 degrees warmer than average and still climbing. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a spread that high. The water temps are now warmer in late September than their summer peak.

This will likely keep the winter mild – with plenty of fuel for lake effect snow when cold snaps do arrive.
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Mark (East Lansing)

The Michigan Weather Center
I like the name.

Slim

Another new record high. For the 4th day in a row GRR has set a new record high temperature. The latest reading at GRR is 92° breaking the old record set in 2007. The current temperature here at my house is 94° so that official reading could go higher.
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Sandy (Hudsonville)

It is really getting hot outside. Ready for some Fall weather. 🙂

Sherry (Comstock Park)
Sherry (Comstock Park)

Beautiful weather but we sure could use some rain!!

Slim
The record high of 96° at GRR on September 23rd not only set a new record high for the date it is now the latest’s that it has gotten that hot here in Grand Rapids. And it was the hottest day here in Grand Rapids since July 19th 2013. In the recorded weather history at Grand Rapids that goes back to 1892 there has only been 8 times it has gotten to 96° or better at Grand Rapids (3 locations over the years) In September. With the last time it got this hot in September was on September 6th 1960.… Read more »
Slim

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Barry in Zeeland

It’s me!

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