Crop analysts are hopeful that the 2015 planting season will be relatively normal, compared to last year when cold weather delayed farmers from taking to their fields. Continue reading
Many people in Michigan are happy to see the return of warmer weather, especially maple syrup producers.
Don’t feed the ducks, and don’t try to rescue the ducks. That’s the word from DNR officials.
Officials with the DNR said some waterfowl in the state are having a tough winter, similar to last year.
Meteorologists say, some places in the state have had the coldest first half of the month on record. Continue reading
Experts say, within the past decade, the number of ship visits to the Saginaw River has gone from the highest – in the 300s – to the lowest – in the low 100s.
The agency is increasing it’s supercomputing capacity nearly tenfold to provide more accurate and detailed forecasts. Continue reading
Meteorologists said the recent winter-warm up is coming to an end, and most of the state should have a white Christmas. Continue reading
Meteorologists say we can expect a mild December. It’s the result of an increasing El Nino pattern in the south pacific.
Ready or not, Meteorologists are predicting a cold, wet, and snowy start to the weekend, and possibly a storm system on Monday. Continue reading
If you thought this summer was colder than usual… you were right. But no records were set. Continue reading
Water levels for the Great Lakes have been below average in recent years, but conservation officials say they are starting to see a return to normal. Continue reading
As we enter the second half of what’s been a cooler summer, some people might be wondering what’s in store for August. Continue reading
The National Weather Service is investigating reports of a tornado touchdown near Hale in Iosco County.
The National Weather Service says the EF1 tornado touched down near Brant and Saint Charles right before 6pm. It was packing winds of 90 to 100 miles per hour.
Matt Mosteiko is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
He said that severe weather can be hard to predict, especially when it’s tied to warm fronts.
“Usually along that warm front it’s really tricky to have to forecast any type of severe weather so lots of times we will mention there will be severe weather possible near that warm front, but there really wasn’t a whole lot of ingredients that were favorable earlier in the day so it was kind of a ‘nowcast’ as far as meteorologically. Soon as we saw that a storm was coming together and getting more organized that’s when we put out that tornado warning.”
The storm was on the ground for 13 minutes, and left a damage path up to 300 yards wide. Mosteiko said there was one minor injury, and that treatment was refused.
He also said the storm had a rotating updraft in it. A rotating updraft is also known as a mesocyclone. That means air rises and starts to rotate around a vertical axis thus forming a tornado.
Even though there has not been snow in a while, farmers are just beginning to see the effects of this year’s brutal winter.
This week marks severe weather awareness week in Michigan, and the state and the National Weather Service are urging residents to make preparations now, before severe weather strikes.
A bit of good news for propane users in Michigan. Supplies are on the rise, although winter temperatures are not.
The subzero wind chills have been brutal enough, but many Michiganders are in for even more ugly numbers when they open up their January heating bills.
That’s why officials want to spread the word that help is available.
A freezing rain advisory was issued Monday night for central Michigan, the Tri-Cities, Flint, and parts of the thumb, as freezing rain and drizzle created slippery conditions on area roads.