Heat Wave/ 4th of July

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The World Meteorological Organization is specific in its definition by stating that a heat wave is when the daily maximum temperature for more than five consecutive days exceeds the average maximum temperature by 9 degrees Fahrenheit. For Grand Rapids that … Continued

Summer Solstice

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Today at 5:44 PM EDT is Summer Solstice. While many people call this the first day of summer.  Meteorological Summers started on June 1st and this year we already have had several very warm to hot days. For those of … Continued

1953

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While on this side of the state the 1956 tornado is one that will come to minds of us older folks as the BIG one.. But being originally from the east side of the state the 1953 Flint tornado is … Continued

1816

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The events leading up to the summer of 1816 may have started on April 10, 1815 with the eruption of the volcano Tambora on the island of Sumbawa in what’s now Indonesia. The volcano spewed out enough ash and pumice to cover … Continued

Decoration Day!

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Originally called Decoration Day, from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. It was first widely observed on May … Continued

New Records

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We have had two very cold periods in both April and May. Both seen near record cold maximum. During this time Mookie stated the following on May 9, 2020 8:06 pm “Definitely overhyped and the forecasts were way too cold! … Continued

Happy Mothers Day

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First off, I would like to wish all mothers a Happy Mother’s day.  Celebrations of mother’s and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the … Continued

Merry month of May

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May is the fifth month of the year and here in the Northern Hemisphere it is the last month of spring. Late May typically marks the start of the summer vacation season in the United States and Canada. No month starts and ends … Continued