November 2020 Heatwave

Last night at a lake near you by Gary Syrba If you live in Michigan, you probably enjoyed a pretty nice weekend! WOOD-TV Grand Rapids reports that record highs fell in Kalamazoo (75°), Grand Rapids (74°), Lansing (75°) and Muskegon (74°). The other locations on the map don’t have record data. Click on Detroit adds … Continue reading November 2020 Heatwave

Heat Wave about to break

Heat Wave by Dan Gaken If you’ve been feeling like this black squirrel recently, mLive meteorologist Mark Torregrossa has the welcome news that a change in the weather on the way: You’ll have to admit that most of Michigan has been warmer than usual for late August. Well that hot feel is all going to … Continue reading Heat Wave about to break

Ride the Wave

Ride the Wave by Julie Julie writes: Sunday evening the winds picked up and we rode down to the pier and I watched this boat come from the harbor out the channel and head towards Petoskey north. He hit some huge waves coming in and I don’t know how he ever made it. Here’s hoping … Continue reading Ride the Wave

Talking ’bout a heatwave

Sunset at the Beach by charles hildebrandt West Michigan Fox-17 reports that the longest heatwave in West Michigan history possible in the coming weeks: High temperatures will begin to rise to around or above 90° and will not fall below that point for at least a week. This long stretch of 90s could stretch into … Continue reading Talking ’bout a heatwave

Whipped Up Waves for the Weekend!

Whipped Up, photo by Terry Clark mLive reports that big waves are expected for parts of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan this weekend: High winds and an arctic air mass are set to hit Michigan this weekend, and gales are in the forecast for the Great Lakes as a result. A gale warning for much … Continue reading Whipped Up Waves for the Weekend!

#TBT Big Waves on Lake Michigan Edition

And they call this a Lake, photo by RJE The Detroit Free Press reports that massive waves of up to 20 feet in height are forecast for Lake Michigan: An intense low pressure system is still projected to slam into the western Great Lakes on Wednesday night. The main hazard with this storm will be … Continue reading #TBT Big Waves on Lake Michigan Edition

The Science of Sand Waves, Silver Lake Dunes Edition

Sand Waves, photo by Charles Bonham Confession: I probably don’t give Silver Lake Dunes State Park enough love. What an incredible place. In Scientific American Robert S. Anderson, associate professor of earth sciences at the University of California at Santa Cruz explains why regular, wavelike shapes form when the wind blows over the sand on … Continue reading The Science of Sand Waves, Silver Lake Dunes Edition