winter weather

5:07 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Great Lakes Water Levels Rise as Snow Melts

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Lakes are at or nearing their long-term averages
Great Lakes water levels are definitely rising due to the ample snow melt in the last two months. The top pictures were taken at a location where it is easy to see the change. The shoreline at the Old Mission Peninsula Lighthouse in Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan drops off very slowly.
9:30 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Ice Cover Left on Some of Great Lakes

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Lake Michigan still has 15% ice cover, higher than normal for April
Lake Superior is still over 60 percent covered in ice as of yesterday Saturday April 26, 2014. The satellite pictures shown above were the latest I could find that had clear skies and good vision of the ice. These high resolution satellite images come from April 23 and April 24, 2014.
8:57 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Cool Summer Could Follow Michigan's Cold Winter

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Meteorologist says forecast gives Michigan a slight to moderate change of being colder than normal
The question in everyone's mind is if the cold winter will carry over into spring and summer. One way to forecast out that far is to look at similar cold years in the past. For the rest of April, we should stay in a general northwest flow in the upper atmosphere, as the top temperature graphic shows.
6:23 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Winter Damage to Fruit Trees Still Not Known

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More should become apparent in next week or two
It is too soon to tell how well Southwest Michigan's fruit trees and vines survived the brutal winter. "Some did," said Jeff Lemon, who runs Lemon Creek Fruit Farm and Lemon Creek Winery near Berrien Springs with his brother, Tim Lemon.
1:17 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Kalamazoo Still Urging Residents to Run Water to Avoid Freezing Lines

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Portage has lifted advisory to run water
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo water customers are being asked to continue to run their water until April 20 to avoid frozen pipes, despite the city of Portage's announcement that water customers there can stop running water.