weather

 James Miller

Strong thunderstorms coming Tuesday afternoon

A series of strong storms will move through SE lower Michigan beginning late this morning.  The later and stronger of the storms will be due to an exotic kind of wind storm known as a “derecho. ” A derecho is a large wind storm that moves in long, straight lines instead of in a circle, […]

 James Miller

Weather Without All the Science

There are things about the weather that you know without knowing that you know them. Have you ever seen the sky turn green?  It’s usually right before a thunderstorm and it usually happens in the late afternoon.  Suddenly everything is radar-screen green.  It usually freaks me out and makes it seem like there’s about to […]

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Weather for the Week of 3/16

It’s going to start warming up, but it won’t be in any great hurry to do it.  Temperatures will get down into single digits in the beginning of the week, but in the daytime, the highs will be in the upper 30s to low 40s.  There is a chance of snow mixed with rain on […]

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Weather for the Week of 3/2

Another week of it.  Lows below zero, highs in the teens.  It will get about 20 at the end of the week.  And we’ll see a little snow on Tuesday. But the key here is surviving.  If you can make it to the end of the month this will all start melting.  Hang in.  

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Weather for the Week of 2/22 – Back To Bone Chilling

I’m sorry everyone, the vortex is coming back.  It will be windy this Monday.  When it’s windy it usually means that the weather is about to change. A deformation in the usual flow of air around this part of the northern US (CONUS, is weather parlance, or “continental United States”) will leave a small dent. […]

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Weather for the Week of 2/9…Slippery Roads

There is not a lot of exciting weather this week.  We will get a little snow toward the end of the week.  The highs will get into the 20s, but the lows will be in the single digits, or below zero.  Wind chills will get below zero too. The story is actually the roads.  Everyone […]

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Weather for the Week of 2/1/14

This week will seem tame, especially compared to the previous month. Both the wind chill or the ambient temperature* will hit or drop below zero at night.  Day time temperatures will usually be around 20.  Cold, yes.  But not the kind that burns your skin. There will be significant snow on Tuesday night and on […]

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Weather for the Week of 1/26/14 – When Will It End?

Ok, it’s going to be bad through Wednesday.  I’m not going to lie to you.  This Tuesday, you might have heard, will be the coldest day of the winter.  The high temperature will be either 1 or 2, depending on which sources you trust, and at that point, honestly, does it make a difference? Between […]

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Weather for the Week of 1/19/14, and Polar Vortices

  The really, really cold weather is back.  The above map shows the low temperatures on Tuesday night, which will be the coldest of the week.  Bottoms out at -5, and it will be a few degrees colder here in Manchester. The real story is the wind chill.  There won’t be a lot of wind, […]

 James Miller

Weather: Rain, Snow, Ice and Cold this Week

It’s been going back and forth between snow and rain for a few days and it will continue to do so through tomorrow.  It may be icy out there, with possible freezing rain warnings. After that it’s going to dip cold, and it’s going to stay that way all week.  Lows will get into the […]