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  • There are preppers who do not know they are preppers
    There are preppers who do not know they are preppers
    This article discusses Tom E., who knew that he is frugal, but didn’t know that he also is a prepper. The same actions that make him frugal, however, also make him a prepper.Some examples of his actions and habits will clarify why he is both...
  • Almanac
    Trains stuck in a snowstorm, power outages and record warmth
    Trains stuck in a snowstorm, power outages and record warmth top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 28.1880 - The daytime temperature...
  • Snow and trees
    White Christmas, near record highs and returning cold
    While most of West Michigan observed a green/brown Christmas, Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula were draped in a blanket of snow on Christmas morning. A White Christmas (as defined by the National Climatic Data Center) is one with an...
  • Almanac
    Thunderstorms, deep snowdrifts, and bitter cold
    Thunderstorms, deep snowdrifts, and bitter cold top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 27.1904 - There was a maximum temperature of...
  • Almanac
    Stuck freighters, Christmas heat, and heavy snow
    Stuck freighters, Christmas heat, and heavy snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 25.1849 - The wood schooner, fur trader...
  • Almanac
    Bitter cold, mild highs and heavy lake enhanced snow
    Bitter cold, mild highs and heavy lake enhanced snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 21.1967 - Temperatures soared to record...
  • Almanac
    Warm temperatures and a two-day snowstorm
    Warm temperatures and a two-day snowstorm top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 20.1904 - Manistique had nearly 2 feet of wind-blown...
  • Almanac
    Freezing rain, record heat and a shipwreck
    Freezing rain, record heat and a shipwreck top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 14.1883 - The wood schooner-barge Mary Ann Hulbert,...
  • Almanac
    Blizzard conditions, tons of barbed wire, and mild highs
    Blizzard conditions, tons of barbed wire, and mild highs top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 13.1878 - This day marks the first...
  • Almanac
    Blowing snow, balmy weather, and arctic air
    Balmy weather, arctic air and blowing snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 12.1869 - The wood bark, 3-mast De Soto, while...
  • Almanac
    Deadly shipwreck, a wild temperature ride, and balmy highs
    Deadly shipwreck, a wild temperature ride, and balmy highs top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 8.1927 - The bulk freight steamer...
  • Almanac
    Dying on Amygdaloid Island, blowing snow, and record warmth
    Dying on Amygdaloid Island, blowing snow, and record warmth top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 7.1895 - The wooden steam tug...
  • Almanac
    Prolonged lake effect snow, record highs and a floundering schooner
    Prolonged lake effect snow, record highs and a floundering schooner top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 5.1891 - The wood schooner...
  • Almanac
    Christmas trees, an underwater preserve, and heavy snow
    Christmas trees, an underwater preserve, and heavy snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 4.1886 - A record cold snap continues...
  • Almanac
    Highs in the 60s, and a shipwreck
    Highs in the 60s, and a shipwreck top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 3.1850 - The wood brig 2-mast Henry Clay went ashore in a...