Spring Equinox

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Spring begins tonight at 11:50 pm.

Astronomically speaking, the first day of spring is marked by the spring equinox, which falls on March 19, 20, or 21 every year. The equinox happens at the same moment worldwide, though our clock times reflect a different time zone.  This date only signals spring’s beginning in the Northern Hemisphere; it announces fall’s arrival in the Southern Hemisphere.



With spring returning so do the chance of storms as we see from the SPC forecast for today we are looking at a marginal chance of severe weather for a good portion of Michigan today and tonight.  There is an enhanced risk for parts of the mid-Mississippi and lower Ohio valley regions.

A mild day and night are in store for us with high temperatures reaching into the 50s, we may even top 60° in some areas from Grand Rapids to the south.   We’ll see showers and storms move into the area this afternoon and evening and lasting into the overnight hours, some of which may become strong. A cold front will move through late tonight resulting in temperatures falling throughout the day Friday, with highs staying in the 30s into the weekend.



 

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Slim

It’s up to 59 here
Slim

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

I predict that Michigan will be “locked down” within 24-36 hours. This virus is spreading faster than many anticipated.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Wow, and that is quite a prediction! All of the data and studies and past history showed the virus spreading very fast and the scientists made these predictions, also!

Andy W
Andy W

Wow!!! Up to 52 now! Awfully warm for this time of year!! I love long springs!! We’re on our way!

Nathan (Forest Hills)
Nathan (Forest Hills)

Anyone notice the CPC outlook for April? It looks like the warmest weather is situated right over Michigan! The update was just released.

Nathan (Forest Hills)
Nathan (Forest Hills)
Slim

As expected the number or virus cases in Michigan now ha jumped to 336. County (including the city of Detroit) has 119. Seven are in Kent County, one is in Montcalm County and one in Ottawa County. A handful are in mid-Michigan. None are in the Upper Peninsula. The locations of 10 of the cases have not been reported to the state
Slim

Jeff (Portland)
Jeff (Portland)

Numbers will continue to grow. It’s here for awhile.

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Heavy rain fading fast…

Slim

At this time it is now 46 here with cloudy skies. There is rain to our SW that should move in later today. Not so sure how warm it is going to get or if we will have any thunder with the rain or not.
Slim

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Mild day…sure. It’s 40 :/

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Meanwhile back to the weather! I am currently making plans for a trip up to snow country this weekend for some cross country skiing! Fortunatly we can follow the CDC guidelines and still cross country ski? It is a 30 kilometer trail, so easy for social distancing and following the proper sanitation practices? High temp in Grayling on Saturday will be around 29 to 30 degrees and Sunday just a little warmer than that! Fantastic cross country ski weather! Incredible!

Slim

Cloudy some what windy and 39 here at this time. There is a chance that we will see our first thunderstorm of the spring today then a cold week end and warmer next week.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

Lots of 50’s over the next 8 days and some warm rain. That will green things up nicely!

Mookie
Mookie

19th of March and still no snow for the month. I love long springs!

INDY
INDY

19th of March and only one 60* degree record in GR for the month that’s cool ….All sighs point to.cool April again just around the corner ….We are getting there ….INDY

Mookie
Mookie

We are +4.3 degrees above average temps for March. That is warm and not cool last I checked LOL Are people losing their minds with this virus?

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

On February 26th Trump said: the US had 15 cases of corona virus and we have the virus contained and soon we will have zero cases. Talk about delusion and or not listening to facts and science! We are about one month behind in planning and testing due to this lack of leadership!

INDY
INDY

Zero leader ship…lol… otherwise trying to keep the panic level down maybe at first …How you going to feel.today when Trump comes out and says there is vaccine for the virus fastest ever ever done in history!! His administration is doing a fantastic job during this crisis stay tuned ….INDY

Mookie
Mookie

LOL Just a week ago you were defying what the administration and CDC told you… and you were planning on going on a ski trip and off to the casinos. And now you’re trying to blame them for not being tougher? What a hypocrite!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Trump also was quoted a few weeks ago. No one has a thing to worry about because the virus will DISAPPEAR when April rolls around when the weather warms up! People actually believed this! Incredible disinformation!