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2012 vs 1988

What summer was hotter 2012 or 1988. Both years were very hot by Michigan standards. At Grand Rapids, in 2012 the June mean was 70.8 the high for the month was 97 the low for the month was 46. There were 8 days with highs of 90 or better. There was 2.17” of rain fall. […]

June and meteorological summer

  We are now about to jump into June and the start of meteorological summer. Before we do just a short note on the anniversary of the 1998 derecho that blew thru here on May 31st Note this is the 25 anniversary not the 23rd https://www.woodtv.com/weather/bills-blog/the-famous-derecho-of-may-31-1998/ JUNE June is of course the start of meteorological summer it […]

One of the Coldest?

Michigan, a Cold State? Did you know that we live in one of the coldest states in the country? It looks like our state is around the 10th or 11th coldest state. Here are some statements and links to some sites list states to how hot or cold they are. The United States of America […]

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. In the United States, Mother’s Day 2023 will occur on Sunday, May 14. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s […]

Safe to Plant?

Recently the question was brought up as to if it was “safe” to plant.  At Grand Rapids the average last 32 day is May 1st the latest is June 4th the average last 33 day is May 5th the  latest is June 11th the average last 35 day is May 11 the latest is June […]

Great Spring Weather.

I did a lot of yard work yesterday getting the garden ready. It was a nice spring day with the official H/L of 64/38 while very nice it was still a little below average for the date. The was a total of 41% of possible sunshine and late in the afternoon a cloud came by […]


The official H/L at Grand Rapids yesterday was 58/40 there was a reported trace of rain fall. There was a good amount of sun, but no percentage was give for yesterday. The overnight low at GRR looks to be 39. Here in MBY the low was 36. For today the average H/L is now up […]

Get Well Soon

Glad to report that MV is now home from the hospital. MV had a unplanned trip to the hospital for some health issues. Michael is now recovering at home.  Please join me and wish that Michael has a quick and complete recovery. Yesterday’s official H/L at Grand Rapids was 44/37 that 44 was the 5th […]

A Cold start

The official H/L yesterday at Grand Rapids was 45/36. That 45 was the 2nd coldest maximum for any May 2nd at Grand Rapids. That high was reached during a brief period of sunshine most of the day was in the very low 40’s There was 0.22” of rain fall and a trace of snow fall. […]

May Day

Good morning. The blog will have a different feel to it for a while as I step in for MV for a little while. So just bare with me as things will seem a little different. May Day is one of the four ancient Celtic cross-quarter days, making it an astronomical holiday as it falls […]