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  • Here is a power blackout SOP for summer
    Here is a power blackout SOP for summer
    Here is a power blackout SOP for summerThis article discusses a possible SOP to help preppers cope with a lack of air conditioning when there is a power blackout on a hot summer day. Coping with heat is important because between 1992 and 2001...
  • Grand Rapids 90° days
    A drought of ninety degree days for Grand Rapids
    Grand Rapids is in the middle of a ninety degree Fahrenheit drought. The last time the city observed a ninety degree day was on September 10, 2013. From the Grand Rapids National Weather Service, the longest streak between ninety degree...
  • South Florida surface weather map - Jul. 2, 2015
    A comfortable morning for Naples, FL
    It’s summertime and the humidity is a rising. And this morning in Naples, the relative humidity is up to 94%. Yet, it’s a rather comfortable morning.The reason for the high humidity value is that both the temperature and dew point ...
  • June Review
    June 2015 weather review for Grand Rapids
    June 2015 will be remembered for the Portland tornado and the chilly temperatures.There was only one significant severe weather event during June. On June 22, two rounds of strong and severe thunderstorms moved across the state. The first round of...
  • July
    July 2015 weather preview for Grand Rapids
    July is the peak month of the summer season. The typical high temperature warms from 82.6° on the 1st, to a peak of 83.2° from the 10th to the 13th and cools down to 82.0° by the 31st. Low temperatures have the same trend. The low...
  • Father's Day
    Grand Rapids 2015 Father’s Day weather
    Today is Father’s Day and the weather looks great for dad. Father’s Day celebration began in 1910 but didn’t become an official holiday until 1966. It wasn’t signed into law until 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed...
  • May Review
    May 2015 weather review for Grand Rapids
    Despite several rounds of cool temperatures the month of May will be remembered as warm and dry. The average low temperature for Grand Rapids was 50.45° which is 2.66° above average. The high temperatures were also warmer than normal. The...
  • June
    June 2015 weather preview for Grand Rapids
    June begins the start of the summer season. The typical high temperature warms from 74.6° on the 1st to 82.5° on the 30th. Low temperatures take a similar rise going from 53.2° to 61.2°.You know summer has arrived, since snow has...
  • Remarkable May rainfall facts - San Diego, CA
    Southern California sets May rainfall and temperature records
    Several days ago, the potential for record-breaking rainfall for southern California was advertised. The following appeared in an article entitled, “Significant rainfall coming to southern California,” “Combined, the two events...
  • May
    May 2015 weather preview for Grand Rapids
    During May, West Michigan finishes the spring season and prepares for summer. The typical high temperature warms from 65° on the 1st to 74° on the 31st. Low temperatures take a similar rise going from 43° to 53°.We don’t...
  • Meteogram for Dulles Airport, VA on Apr. 25, 2015
    The wet-bulb effect, sleet at 51 degrees and more
    On the evening of Apr. 24, 2015, high altitude clouds started to advance towards the Washington, DC area. Beneath these clouds, the air mass was very dry, with ground-level dew points in the teens and twenties (Fig. 1). In fact, there was a very...
  • April Update
    April 2015 starts warm and wet
    The month of April is half over, and so far Grand Rapids has experienced above average temperatures and heavy rain with wind damage.The temperatures overall have above average, even with a few chilly mornings. So far, the average low temperature...
  • April Preview
    April 2015 weather preview for Grand Rapids
    During April, West Michigan is in the heart of the spring season. The typical high temperature warms from 52° on the 1st to 64° on the 30th. Overnight low temperatures take a 10° rise going from 32° to 43°.We typically see more...
  • Did Antarctica really have its warmest day on record?
    Did Antarctica really have its warmest day on record?
    According to an article published today by United Press International (UPI), Antarctica had its warmest day on record, and they attribute it wholly to global warming. Except the temperatures measured may be more indicative of Argentina, not...
  • Seven-day precipitation through Apr. 2, 2015
    Active weather pattern in the east, but dry weather continues in the west
    Spring is trying to gain a foothold in the eastern U.S. But a persistent upper level trough over the Great Lakes is preventing that from happening. Meanwhile, an upper level ridge across the western U.S. is keeping that region mostly rain-free and...
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