A large area east of Grand Rapids saw rain before sunset yesterday – also from Kalamazoo to near Plainwell saw a setup of persistent rain for a couple hours. I was out trying to water some of the plants around the house whilst hearing the booming to the east from a thunderstorm. I tried to will the rain a bit further west but it didn’t work.
We had a few sprinkles here in Otsego but that was it. I was a bit leery of using a metal hose with the lightning going on so close (we have the metal wrapped knot proof hoses). We reached 93° yesterday.
We have a lot of leaves falling, most are just turning brown and falling off the trees. This is presenting a fire hazard being as dry as it is.
This heat wave was unexpected being so late in the year – this dry weather has caused an early turn to fall as far as the trees an other foliage is concerned. With October coming in being possibly cooler than normal and the early falling of the leaves I wonder if Mother nature is preparing us for an early winter – just a thought to keep an eye on over the next few weeks.
I will be working on the new blog on the new site this weekend so hopefully I will have it completed so I don’t have to work on two sites every day. You can click on the link below to go to the new site for today’s forecast…