Season extension technologies allow farmers in the Upper Peninsula to offer fresh produce year round. Most recently, winter spinach has been added to the menu for the local food co-op the UP is working to launch.
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 →
Courtesy: Climate Prediction Center. Showing the 0.5 month outlook warmer than average across the Great Lakes.
More record breaking weather is in store for Central and Northern Michigan as we exit December according to officials.
Meteorologists are seeing conditions which were predicted with the onset of an unusually strong El Niño pattern. The phenomenon blocks the entry of cold air into the Great Lakes. Continue reading →
December 14th looking and feeling more like April 14th at the WCMU studios.
Dozens of locations in Central and Northern Michigan shattered daily high temperature records on Sunday, December 13th. And the warm trend is expected to continue for the rest of this winter. Continue reading →
Ridges formed by retreating glaciers could have a correlation to shifting winds – aiding tornado development in severe thunderstorms.
Official documents show more than a thousand tornadoes have touched down across Michigan since 1951. One of the most notable occurred in 1953 in the Flint/Beecher area where 116 people lost their lives.
As it turns out, Flint is among several areas that Weather Service Meteorologists are calling Michigan’s ‘tornado hotspots’. The question is, why are areas like Lansing, Hillsdale and Flint seeing a higher concentration of tornadoes than other locations in the state? Continue reading →
NOAA’s U.S. winter 2015-16 temperature outlook issued Oct. 15, 2015.
The official winter weather outlook for this season has been released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on October 15th, 2015. According to the release, a much different pattern is anticipated than in recent years.
Michigan is expected to see much more mild and dry conditions, while other areas in the States could see major relief from drought. Continue reading →
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 →
CMU Public Radio’s broadcast tower in Mt. Pleasant.
If you’ve been having trouble recently picking up your favorite radio or television station over the air, you’re not alone. A phenomenon known as “tropospheric ducting ” is affecting broadcasts across the Midwest.
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 →