Memorial Day

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Yesterday we reached a high of 87.2° with a dewpoint of 65 in Otsego.  My wife and I sweltered in place as we haven’t had help to get our main air conditioning unit in the window as it is to heavy for me to lift alone.  Help is on the way today as one of the kids is coming over to help.  Luckily I did get the bedroom unit installed so sleeping was comfortable.

With air conditioning we are spoiled and I wonder how we ever got along without it.  I never had air until the 1990s, we just made do with fans and survived.  I guess we just sucked it up.  As I got older the heat and humidity bother me due to a medical condition so cooler air helps in the summer months.  I used to be able to work all day outside in the heat, now I get my work done in the morning when it is cooler.


Today we honor those who have fallen in battle to defend the freedoms we enjoy today.  Two other days celebrate those who have served or are serving in the U.S. military: Veterans Day, which honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces;  and Armed Forces Day, an unofficial U.S. holiday (earlier in May) for honoring those currently serving in the armed forces.

On Memorial Day, the flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.

While we won’t see the parades this year due to Covid-19 we can still honor those fallen heroes in thought.  Keep in mind this isn’t a celebration as many think as they break out the grills and beers today.  It is a somber occasion.


It’s going to be warm and humid through mid-week, after which a cold front will move through and drop temperatures down into the 70s. There will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms through Thursday.


 

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Andy W
INDY
INDY

I sure did and I sent it out on my FB to share it .. unbelievable such nerve ….INDY

Andy W
Andy W

Exactly!! She’s not even living by her own rules!

INDY
INDY

Nope ….I hope you had a great weekend my friend and enjoying the warmth outside …INDY

Andy W
Andy W

Fantastic weekend INDY!! Especially up north on Saturday, it was awesome up there! We had a great time! Hopefully you had a great weekend too!

INDY
INDY

Thank goodness for a refreshing lake brezze today or it would of been horrible outside but my grill was hot and the sprites where ice cold bring on the 70’s at the end of the week what a great party weekend happy Summer …INDY

Slim

Wow what a big temperature spread across Michigan at this time. There is a reported 90 at Willow Run airport (just down the road at Metro 85 is reported) and now get this…While something is wrong with the reporting equipment Charlevoixis reporting a temperature of -14 with a dp of -16. But the real cold spots in Michigan are Copper Harbor at 48 and Mackinac Island at 49.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

I noticed that earlier. Must be where the rock guy/gal is camped out.

Andy W
Andy W

Nope, he stay hidden away in his basement all weekend!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Wow, 87 here this afternoon, close to 90 degrees. Made for a sweltering cookout today in the back yard. Pretty cool watching the clouds shoot up with the thunderstorms to our East.

Slim

While something is now working right Charlevoixis is reporting -14 But the range in Michigan at 5 PM was from 90 near Detroit to 48 at Copper Harbor
Slim

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

A couple of rumbles, and now a decent downpour.

Slim

Yesterdays official of H/L was 82/62 at Grand Rapids. Wow I just looked and that high of 82 was the 15th warmest for any May 24th and the low of 62 was the 7th warmest low for the date. I would have thought by this late in May there would have been more year with warmer temperatures.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Memorial Day weekends seem to have a wide range of weather over the years. I can remember it being hot and humid like this one, but I can also remember bringing the kids to the parade when it’s in the 40s and 50s.

Slim

I know, I have some record highs and lows in my post from yesterday. I was just kind of surprised that a high/low of 82/62 would rank so high in the list.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

82 degrees with a dew point of 67 at noon. Just finished mowing the lawn and it was a sweat fest. Yuck. We went to Holland beach last night, and it was 82 degrees there at 7 p.m. yet. Water wasn’t bad at all, ton of people swimming. It definitely was not cooler by the lake. Like everyone’s been saying, feels like the 4th of July in May.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Before heading home, we will go to Fort Custer National Cemetery to visit my stepdad and pay tribute to the rest of the heroes there. For those away from home this weekend, I wish you safe travels home.

Slim

The sun has now broken thru the clouds. The low here at my house was just 61 and at this time it is now at 77 with a DP of 67 according it my weather station that gives me a heat index of 78. I agree with MV on the use of AC. I now have central air but that was not always the case. We had just fans until May of 1991. That is when I bought a window air conditioner from Builders Square. Anyone still remember Builders Square? I did not get central air until 2004.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

Welcome to day 6 of the warmth. A Memorial Day that feels warmer than the 4th Of July. I love it!

Slim

Who knows maybe this year it will be warmer on Memorial Day then the 4th of July.
Slim

INDY
INDY

Yes looks like another cooler air mass coming this weekend that’s fine with me temps around 70 or in the low 70’s ..INDY

Mookie
Mookie

CPC says warm June. Get ready!

Jeff Schueller
Jeff Schueller

Yup, more red on the map for June !

Jeff Schueller
Jeff Schueller

70s is not cool. Yes, cooler than the 80s. Nice try Joey. This COVID is getting to ya. Lol !

INDY
INDY

Happy Memorial day MV’s Best when our freedom is ever needed more thanks for another year on this wonderful blog grab another Sprite with ice and enjoy this beautiful day weather looks fantastic ..INDY!