It comes as no surprise much of Michigan has been in a moderate drought this summer. And meteorologists say rain won’t solve it.
Officials say the drought we’ve been experiencing is caused by El Nino. Continue reading
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is warning residents in the Midwest to stay safe during the extended period of high heat.
They said people should drink plenty of water, limit their exposure to the sun, and avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day.
Jim Keysor is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. He said with the high heat and humidity severe thunderstorms are a possibility.
“We have one complex of thunderstorms potentially Thursday afternoon and evening, and those could be severe with large hail, damaging winds, even an isolated tornado. Probably fairly quiet Friday and Saturday. And then additional thunderstorms on Sunday. So even though we need the rain we certainly don’t want the severe side of it.”
Keysor said this is the first time since 2012 that Michigan has seen a several days of high heat and humidity.
The national gas price average is two-dollars and thirty -six-cents a gallon. That’s almost forty cents less than what we were paying a year ago.
The national weather service says long-term models are predicting this summer will have above average temperatures.
After last week’s cold spell, fruit farmers have been checking vines and trees to make sure their crops are going to be alright.
Cold weather mixed with moving hundreds of pounds of wet and heavy snow can be the recipe for a heart attack.
Especially for those who don’t exercise regularly.
Leslie Kinnee is with the Mid-Michigan District Health Department. She said the simple activity of shoveling snow can be more strenuous than running on a treadmill. Continue reading
Residents in Paradise, Michigan are worried their homes may be slipping into Lake Superior. High water levels have washed away large chunks of shoreline and left some homeowners scrambling to keep their houses intact. Continue reading
The same warm weather that allowed the Michigan Sugar Company to take in a record-breaking harvest may be threatening those same beets, as they sit in storage, awaiting processing.
Ray Van Driessche is the director of community and government relations for Michigan Sugar Company. He said the size of the yield was unbelievable.
With Michigan’s weather it’s not uncommon to see flash flood warnings issued. September 30th is National Prepareathon Day, officials are using the day, and the lead up, to encourage families to create emergency plans.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, fewer than half of the nation’s households have a family emergency plan in case of a flood. Continue reading
It’s causing distant signals to be received sometimes hundreds of miles away from their source, while at the same time making some local stations nearly impossible to pick up. Continue reading
Governor Rick Snyder has declared a State of Emergency in Grand Traverse County in response to severe weather earlier this month.
The storms knocked out power across the region, and downed thousands of trees, including many on state property. Continue reading
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.