We will be ‘enjoying’ fall-like weather today. As Mr. Negative would say “living in the southern fringes of the Arctic our expectations of a normal summer are anything but normal”.
We can have cool wet days in the summer however they generally are few and far between. We aren’t actually in summer yet as it is on the 21st. The 90° heat remains out on the west coast, which is fine by me. The 70s are tolerable to work and play in. I used to work in a paper mill in the 1970s which is hot anytime of the year, when the weather outside is stifling it is intolerable inside.
Those who live on the Lake Michigan coastline probably are wondering if they will be able to enjoy their highly taxed properties this year, especially when the lake waters are only fit for polar bears, seals and walruses. Below is the current Great Lakes water temps which remain in the 40s and 50s with the exception of Lake Erie. Inland lakes are warming slowly – I imagine Gun Lake is the place to go as it is shallow and warms quickly in the summer.
Yesterday I saw people out on the piers fishing, not today though as there are gale warnings and lakeshore flood advisories. Below are the GLERL webcams at South Haven yesterday and today.
...LAKESHORE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... ...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... * LAKESHORE FLOODING...The combination of high water levels, northwest winds gusting up to 40 mph, and waves of 5 to 10 feet will lead to lakeshore flooding and beach erosion. The highest waves will be south of Grand Haven. * IMPACTS...Potential for property damage. Water forced into the channels between pier heads may create the risk of flooding in port towns along the river channel edges. Waves may completely submerge pier decks at times. Northwest facing areas will be most susceptible to flooding and beach erosion. * SWIM HAZARDS...Beaches from St. Joseph to Manistee. Beaches with particularly dangerous conditions include North Beach in South Haven, Holland State Park, Muskegon State Park, Mears State Park in Pentwater and Stearns Park in Ludington.
Seven Day Forecast
For those of you who haven’t received your Skywarn badges from the Shelbyville training back in April you should be receiving them shortly.
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