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October 2017 Discussion

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5 minutes ago, blackrock said:

About 10 inches of rain for my location so far this October...with days of showers/lake effect through to Halloween! West Michiganders have quickly gone from "everything is dying...we SO need rain" to "Pllllleeease stop raining already!" It has been raining for 60 consecutive hours!

 

Nice video, Bo. Most people do not realize the fury of our Great Lakes. I have witnessed winds and waves on our Lake Michigan that easily compare to those found in tropical storms/hurricanes. I look forward to seeing some snow pics from you this week! :)

 

For those looking for great fall foliage...I was visiting family in Tennessee this past weekend, and on the way home, the best colors were in Kentucky between Bowling Green and Louisville.

 

I don't plan to live in Howell for good.... I'd really like to move near Lake Michigan in the next 15 years.

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1 minute ago, Jonger said:

I don't plan to live in Howell for good.... I'd really like to move near Lake Michigan in the next 15 years.

It's a beautiful place to live. Each season is so unique here. Spring arrives here very late though because of the lake keeping it much cooler into May. (That's ok for me though, as Spring is my least favorite season.) Summers are beautifully sunny, but can be veeery dry because of the lake influence on stabilizing the atmosphere (less thunderstorms). Every summer though, we get a couple of derechos that slam the lakeshore and usually some locale has great damage because of 80 to 100 mph winds. Fall is beautiful here because of the variety of trees, and the lake prolongs the fall color show because frosts don't usually come early enough to crisp the leaves up. Fall is by far my favorite season here. In winter, the Lake Michigan coastline is a MUST SEE. The "glaciers" that form on it are incredible...and they are different EVERY year because of different wave patterns/winds/thaws. If you love a unique climate and lots of state parks/natural resources, this is a great place to live.

Unfortunately, the secret is out...and as people come here from other places, they fall in love. It is getting built up way too quickly for my likes. I live between Grand Haven and Muskegon, and Suburban Sprawl is getting out of control. Sadly, this may be a big reason I move away in the years to come. I love nature, not malls and huge housing developments.

 

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Snowed like heck all afternoon and into the night, but with the very warm ground, 2" rain, and temps hovering just above freezing, snow had trouble sticking until around dark, and even then it half-heartedly stuck... 2" of frozen snow was on my car tho.  Anyway, many precip and snow chances then next week to 10 days.

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Weak clipper moving through is having issues overcoming dry air.

Probably won't see any precip at all, let alone the first snow of the season.

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1 hour ago, michsnowfreak said:

The trees at the cemetary 2 blocks down my street...just wow. They look spectacular, even on gray day. Not sure what they are, the leaves look like beech or elm-like.

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I'm going to go out on a limb and say that is the first time somebody here has posted pics from a cemetery.  ;)

Nice colors.  

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36 again this morning. 

Looks like the flurries won't quite make it in here tomorrow, and may redevelop to the east Sat.  Thinking about heading up towards Mason City tonight.  Looks like an inch or two for them.


Snow chasing, eh?

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First frost of the season across the area this morning. ORD made it down to 36.

Looks like a decent shot at the first T of snow on Saturday, followed by a freeze/hard freeze Saturday night.

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2 minutes ago, Chicago Storm said:


Snow chasing, eh?

Yep lol.  Thinking about just playing the southern edge of the heavier snowfall as I don't want to have to deal with too bad of driving conditions.  Only thing I'm not thrilled about is the winds are looking to be pretty strong, so may not be too scenic looking with the granulated flakes, etc. 

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This is my first winter with 4X4 in both of our household vehicles.

2017 Chevy Silverado 1500
2017 Toyota Rav4 AWD Hybrid.

For living in a sub, my driveway incline is insane. My wife got stuck at least 3 or 4 times per winter trying to get the Prius or Traverse up the drive.

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This is my first winter with 4X4 in both of our household vehicles.

2017 Chevy Silverado 1500
2017 Toyota Rav4 AWD Hybrid.

For living in a sub, my driveway incline is insane. My wife got stuck at least 3 or 4 times per winter trying to get the Prius or Traverse up the drive.



I’m in a rural sub, well and septic but neighbors all around, and for living in IL, it’s very hilly. Also have experience with impassable driveway slope. The key with 4x4 on the driveway - you now have traction but you don’t necessarily have control... make sure to practice a little on the ice with the wife!
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