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Another Smokey Day

If this early summer will be remembered in history it will be due to the dry, smokey weather and air quality alerts.  We generally thank Canada for cool clean air and safe environments, but this year not so much.  Below is the smoke plume map which is mainly coming from our neighbors to the north. […]

Heat & Dry Weather Continues

Pop-up showers missed Otsego by five miles to the west yesterday.  My wife and I considered doing a rain dance but the neighbors probably wouldn’t like seeing a couple of old folk dancing about the yard.  It has been 25 days since we have seen measurable rain in Otsego.  The CPC updated forecast for June […]

Hot – Air Quality Alert

Yesterday’s rain showers were confined to the north of Big Rapids and on the east coast of Wisconsin and around Chicago.  Showers could develop along the lake breeze boundary this afternoon however chances are low (20 to 30%. )  Temperatures will once again be in the low 90s. …Air Quality Alert for Thursday June 1st… […]

Air Quality Alert

We didn’t quite make it to 90° here at the station yesterday but it was very close, we may as well say it was.  We had 89.8° for the high temp with a 79.2° dew point which gave us a feels like temp of 105.5°.  The .2 degrees didn’t make much difference in regards to […]

Soil Moisture & Heat Waves

Yesterday we had a high temp of 88° and our low is 66° this morning.  Our last measurable rain was on May 28th (these are Otsego/Plainwell stats). Below is a graphic of our departure from normal for precipitation this year.  Most of the state is 4 to 6 inches below normal. The following is an […]

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 […]

Air Quality Alert

The heat and humidity really kicks in today after a very pleasant day yesterday.  That said we have an air quality alert for Muskegon, Ottawa, Allegan, and Kent Counties today. Storms this afternoon could fire up mainly along and east of the 131 corridor producing gusty winds and locally heavy downpours. The remnants of Barry […]