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Old 03-15-2012, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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This is the warmest march I can remember. No its not the first time its gotten to 70 for one or two days, but it is consistently warm. The forcast shows this to go on for a while. Now I turn on the news and see tornados have hit southeast Michigan. This is march isnt it??? We dont usually have tornados untill May. I also noticed the video from Monroe county showed trees that looked like they were turning green already. Was I seeing things or is that happening down there? I live more in the central part of the state and we dont have trees greening up yet, but who knows maybe that is only days away. Anyone further downstate have greenery on the trees yet?????
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:41 PM
 
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Heard on NPR that the bears are waking up out of hibernation already. Here's hoping for a long summer!
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:43 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Heard on NPR that the bears are waking up out of hibernation already. Here's hoping for a long summer!
I have been wondering about that of late. When I lived in NC the bears never took a long nap,like up here in da UP.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:19 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I have a few trees in this area (around Ludington) that the buds are starting to open up. If we get the 65-70 temps they are calling for it will be most of them by the middle of next week.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:06 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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WOW...we're planning a trip and may be moving to Michigan from Florida to get away from the HEAT! Dear Lord I hope it doesn't follow me
Well actually, many of us were called " half Backs" IE: Florida to NC mountains also East TN. I would have to say The High country in North Carolina has more harsh winters than Michigan. I lived 18 years at 4,000 feet, we had some hellish weather 3 foot snows over night, to temp. spikes 25-30 below !. My well pipes.froze many a winter.
Yes, many may not believe what I say, but all the way up here in the UP, its getting warmer every year, and colder plus more snow in Middle America. Even Chicago has been getting a lot more winter weather than we are up north. It " only" going to be 60 today here in Marquette, maybe that will melt all but the snow in the deep woods.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:12 AM
 
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Heard on NPR that the bears are waking up out of hibernation already. Here's hoping for a long summer!
Saw on the news yesterday a story about the DNR and local LEO's from Bay County tranquilizing a bear that had been hibernating in a culvert that ran beneath I-75. The bear will be re-located to a safer environment for him and traffic.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Saw on the news yesterday a story about the DNR and local LEO's from Bay County tranquilizing a bear that had been hibernating in a culvert that ran beneath I-75. The bear will be re-located to a safer environment for him and traffic.
Talk about crashing and not knowing where the heck you are!
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Wyandotte, MI
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This is the warmest march I can remember. No its not the first time its gotten to 70 for one or two days, but it is consistently warm. The forcast shows this to go on for a while. Now I turn on the news and see tornados have hit southeast Michigan. This is march isnt it??? We dont usually have tornados untill May. I also noticed the video from Monroe county showed trees that looked like they were turning green already. Was I seeing things or is that happening down there? I live more in the central part of the state and we dont have trees greening up yet, but who knows maybe that is only days away. Anyone further downstate have greenery on the trees yet?????
LOL those must have been conifers you saw in Monroe. The grass has instantly started to green the past few days, but there is certainly zero greening up of the trees. The maples however do have red buds. A general rule of thumb here in SE MI is that the trees usually go bare right around Halloween and leaf up between mid-April and early May. This has potential to be the earliest greenup since 1945 here, and that is NOT good, for we will certainly see freezes in April and we usually see a few frosts in May as well. We certainly were due for a mild winter, but early blooms are nothing but a nightmare in a place where frosts almost surely lie ahead.

Speaking of winter, even with this paltry winter that just past seeing only 26 inches of snow in Detroit, the running 5-year average is STILL 60", in other words a foot-and-a-half above normal for Detroit!!!

Heres a pic I took of the approaching storm

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Old 03-16-2012, 11:24 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Our maples have buds here in Marquette. Snow, well yes an average winter, but mostly above temps. I think we are coming in at around 170 inches .( they count our spring snows, so it could not be over yet. sure has helped with Coast Guard funding this year, none of the harbors froze over enough to call up the ice breaker.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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This warm weather is really having a scary effect. I had actually got some penny sized hail over here in Eastpointe. Hope this won't become a common occurrence this spring.

Tornadoes Rip Through Michigan, Destroy or Damage Over 100 Homes - ABC News


Video report: Tornado rips through Dexter - YouTube


IMG_0107.MOV - YouTube
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