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Rockford Fourth of July hotter than a firecracker

July 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL It works! You can fry an egg on the sidewalk. Photo by CLIFF HILL Rockford did not escape the successive days of record-breaking heat that engulfed two-thirds of the nation last week. Unless you were beachside, the stifling heat put a damper on out-of-door 4th of July activities especially backyard cookout gatherings. Air conditioning was certainly [...]

Local meteorologist’s crystal ball foggy this past winter

April 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Graphic by MELANIE RAGSDALE With the past 2011-12 winter season being one for the record books now might be a good time to poke a little good-natured fun at local West Michigan meteorologists! If anything at all was learned during this, the second warmest winter on record, it’s that the predictions/forecasts of season long weather are pure folly. [...]

WORDS on WEATHER & CLIMATE

June 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Not So Merry Month of May by CRAIG JAMES The month of May can be one of the most pleasant months of the year, but I don’t think this past month qualified as pleasant. It was quite wet and gloomy. At least a trace of rain fell on 21 of the 31 days and there was only one day with 100% of possible sunshine. It was also another windy month. Every day of the month but [...]

Words on Weather and Climate — December 2, 2010

December 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

Where are all the hurricanes? by CRAIG JAMES Meteorologist Craig James, new Squire columnist The 2010 hurricane season officially ended on November 30. How did the forecasts made by NOAA and other hurricane forecasters before the start of the season turn out? Most of these forecasts called for anywhere from 12 to 20 named storms and better than a 50/50 chance for a major [...]

WORDS ON WEATHER & CLIMATE — November 18, 2010

November 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

It is going to get colder by CRAIG JAMES  Meteorologist Craig James, new Squire columnist   You may think, “Of course it is going to get colder, it is November and we are heading into December.” However, I don’t mean just here in Michigan, I mean temperatures across the globe are going to head downward If you have read some of my past articles, you know how I [...]
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