Air Quality Alert

Quite a light show in our neighborhood last night and it seemed all of Otsego was at war by the sound of it.  My animals, of course, didn’t like it much as they sought the darkest places in the house to hide.  The raccoons and possums didn’t make their nightly appearances.  I am sure it confused the birds also.  Luckily for them, the big boomers we had last night were a once a year thing.  We had some of the family over and kept social distance.

We still order our groceries and pick them up.  Walmart was packed yesterday and I would say maybe 1% of the people there wore a mask – this is why we order our groceries and pick them up curbside.


There was a lot of rain in Van Bueren and Cass counties yesterday afternoon from pop up storms.  The clouds bloomed and dumped rain for a couple hours.  Watching the radar the cells didn’t move at all.  Still waiting for the precipitation reports to come in.

The heat continues today on through the rest of the week with small chances of popup storm cells.  The next best chance of widespread rain doesn’t come until late in the week.


The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
has declared Sunday, July 5th...to be an Action Day for elevated
levels of ozone. Pollutants are expected to be in the unhealthy for
sensitive groups range.

The Action Day is in effect for the following Michigan counties...

Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, Allegan, and Van Buren Counties.

People and businesses are urged to avoid activities which lead
to ozone formation. These activities include...refueling vehicles
or topping off when refueling...using gasoline powered lawn
equipment...and using charcoal lighter fluid. Positive activities
include...car pooling...biking to work...delaying or combining
errands...and using water based paints.

It is recommended that active children and adults...and persons
with respiratory diseases such as asthma...limit prolonged
outdoor exertion.

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INDY
INDY

Currently 93* degrees out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR this heat can go away not sure why some on here enjoy this but the ice cold Sprites are going down right! Check on you pets …INDY

Slim

It now briefly touched 90 at Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Kalamazoo. It has not officially reached 90 yet at Holland. Here at my house I now have a reading of 94 with a DP of 64. At Muskegon this is the 7th day in a row of 90 or better and if they can officially reach 90 tomorrow they will tie their record for the longest number of consecutive days with highs of 90 or better. Muskegon has also now had 10 days with highs of 90 or better. Maybe its time to make sure their thermometer is reading right… Read more »

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

The 90’s streak continues. It’s only 11:25 a.m. here and it’s already at 90 degrees on my PWS. Wouldn’t be surprised if later this week we are pushing near 100 degrees. Thanks to those who promised no heat waves this Summer we are now cursed to have one of the longest ones in weather history for this area.

Mookie
Mookie

Heat wave continues! Get ready! And we’re averaging 90% sunshine so far in July too. Incredible.

INDY
INDY

Only 89* degrees at GR yesterday have to start over on the record 90’s streach again that may of put dent in it we will see!! He’s a low of 66* degrees last night out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR not to bad with a fan on with lots of fireworks going off …Keep drinking then cold Sprites have a good Sunday …INDY.

Slim

The reported official high at GRR yesterday was 90 at 5:02 PM so that is what will go into the record books. There was a lot of smoke in the air last night from all of the fireworks going off.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

Wrong again, Indy. Whoops.

INDY
INDY

Must of been 89* at wzzm then yesterday they where wrong still far out from any record highs …that’s great news we don’t need no 100’s around here INDY ..

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Not very far from record highs. The high of 94 the other day in GR was just shy of the record which was 97.

INDY
INDY

Talking about yesterday which was a 100* degrees sorry …INDY

Slim

I still go the Meijer’s for my groceries and stuff. I also go to Costco where they require you to wear a mask and while most people keep their mask on past the door there are still some who take their mask off once inside. My take on this is there seems to be people that must want this virus to just go on, and on and on.
Slim

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Rock on slim and the scientific FACTS are undisputed. Masks lower your chance of contracting and or passing on the virus! Why wouldn’t you wear a mask? I can answer that however it is better left unsaid!

Slim

It was also a noisy night here in my area in all of my life time I do not recall that many private fireworks being shot off. On the weather front I had a low here at my house of 67 and it looks like the official low at GRR was 65.
Currently I have a reading of 71 with a DP of 67 while the last reading at GRR was 72 with a DP of 66.
Slim

Bernie (Hamilton)
Bernie (Hamilton)

Classic weather for the 4th yesterday, although I wouldn’t have minded the temps being about 10* cooler. My neighborhood was also lit up with sound (LOUD) and color last night. My 18 year old had several friends over, and while one of them was sitting about 40′ away from where the fireworks were being launched, a piece of one came out and proceeded to travel sideways, hitting him in the shoulder and ear. He had a few small lacerations on his ear and neck, but his biggest complaint was that his ear was ringing terribly, and that he couldn’t hear… Read more »