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.