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by CRAIG JAMES Our first 70-degree day this season also turned out to be the first 80-degree day of the season. The thermometer hit 85 degrees on Sunday, April 10. It hasn’t been that warm since mid September and it was also a record high temperature for the date. On average, the first 70-degree day […]

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What a Difference Snow Cover Makes by CRAIG JAMES We had a very bright and sunny weekend March 26 and 27 with 100% of possible sunshine both days, but it certainly was cold. In fact, from the 24th through the 28th, temperatures were more than 10 degrees below average even with all the sunshine each […]

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What is The Earth’s Figure Axis? by CRAIG JAMES Since the huge earthquake in Japan earlier this month, I have read in many places that it not only shifted the island of Japan eight feet, but it also shifted the axis of the Earth about six-and-a-half inches to the east. What hasn’t been made all […]

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Could a tsunami occur in Lake Michigan? by CRAIG JAMES After a large tsunami somewhere in the world, it has been very common to hear the question, “Can a tsunami occur in Lake Michigan?” Fortunately, the answer to that is, “If you mean something like what just happened in Japan, NO.” We have no seismic […]

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The Miserable Month of March by CRAIG JAMES Isn’t there a saying that goes something like: “30 days have September, April, May, June and November. All the rest have 31, with the exception of March that has at least 80?” Or at least that’s the way it feels to me. We keep being teased by […]