A special thanks to all of you who keep the wheels of industry moving. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.
In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.
I will be doing another of my electronics builds today – I will be putting together a 100 watt stereo amp with Bluetooth – I will be hooking this up to my internet radio – it is amazing how far they have come since the Heathkit days of the 1960s. I had a 1000w stereo amp and short wave radio from Heathkit back in the 70’s (all tubes) – I bought a bunch of Heathkit stereo equipment at a yard sale a few weeks ago – I even have the manuals which are a rarity.
Your weather for today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 4pm and 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 79. West southwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
At 6am there are a few showers beginning to form over the area – the main line of thunder showers are still in the northern lower.
The waves will be picking up today out on lake Michigan so it is a good idea to just admire them from the beach – DON’T GO OUT INTO THE WATER!
HRRR and Futurecast models runs are for 12 hours beginning at 7am – a second model run begins at 3pm
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Showers and thunderstorms are expected mainly this afternoon. The greatest chance for thunderstorms will be south of I-96. Some storms could even become severe father southeast towards Jackson before precipitation completely exits the area this evening. This will be followed by cool temperatures and some rain showers near the lakeshore with highs in the 60s for much of the week.
After the line of convection exits the forecast area this evening, models advertise sufficient convective instability for lake effect rain showers tonight chiefly over the northwestern forecast area ahead of an approaching upper PV maximum. After a brief lull, additional lake effect rain will continue to be possible through Wednesday mainly along the immediate coast as winds become more northerly in direction.
A deep upper trough will move across the Great Lakes this week bringing below normal temperatures to Lower Michigan midweek. However, by the weekend highs will be back in the mid 70s. As the deep trough develops Wednesday and Thursday, some instability aloft will be created by several short waves rotating through the flow.
We`ll have an opportunity for showers Wednesday night and Thursday, but then the upper trough moves east and high pressure from Canada builds into the Great Lakes. Several days of dry weather will take us through the weekend. Dewpoints through the period will be mostly in the 40s, which means comfortable conditions and not humid. Abnormally dry conditions were noted on the latest drought monitor and the scant rainfall possible midweek isn`t going to do much if anything to mitigate that.