weather http://wkar.org en Provenzano: heavy rain a prelude to a 'normal' summer http://wkar.org/post/provenzano-heavy-rain-prelude-normal-summer <p></p><p></p><p>The Lansing area is expected to get a break from yesterday’s stormy weather that triggered flooding and weather warnings. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:44:55 +0000 Mark Bashore 55452 at http://wkar.org Provenzano: heavy rain a prelude to a 'normal' summer Emergency personnel plan for mid-Michigan flood scenarios http://wkar.org/post/emergency-personnel-plan-mid-michigan-flood-scenarios <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The mercury is slowing climbing and Thursday marks the first day of spring. As the snow fades away it’s time to be aware of the dangers of flooding. High water can be a dangerous scenario for drivers on the roads and also for anyone in low-lying areas. First responders are getting ready for those potential hazards.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:57:49 +0000 Kevin Lavery 50770 at http://wkar.org Emergency personnel plan for mid-Michigan flood scenarios When will it end? Spring weather preview http://wkar.org/post/when-will-it-end-spring-weather-preview <p></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-1879c164-790e-df12-8e17-3cfa1e985801"><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">How much longer? &nbsp;That’s the question on most of our minds as March 1st and “meteorological spring” arrive. &nbsp;<em>Current State </em>got a spring forecast preview from WILX’s <a href="http://www.wilx.com/station/bios/weather/11006.html">Andy Provenzano.</a> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:34:02 +0000 Current State 50025 at http://wkar.org When will it end? Spring weather preview Winter takes toll on Michigan county budgets, salt reserves and fleets http://wkar.org/post/winter-takes-toll-michigan-county-budgets-salt-reserves-and-fleets <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">With prolonged frigid temperatures, frequent snowfall, and related transportation and power emergencies, winter has hit mid-Michigan hard. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">And with more than another month of the season to go, Lansing and many other municipalities are nearing the end of road salt supplies and the money to buy more.</span> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:37:19 +0000 Current State 49207 at http://wkar.org Winter takes toll on Michigan county budgets, salt reserves and fleets State, homeowners, retailers respond to propane shortage http://wkar.org/post/state-homeowners-retailers-respond-propane-shortage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands of </span><a href="http://michigan.gov/documents/mpsc/propane_fact_sheet_446197_7.pdf?20140131130623" style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">households and businesses that use </span><a href="http://www.eia.gov/pressroom/presentations/sieminski_01282014.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">propane gas</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> continue to be squeezed by a </span><a href="http://www.eia.gov/pressroom/presentations/sieminski_01282014.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">shortage</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the fuel.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:57:35 +0000 Current State 48823 at http://wkar.org State, homeowners, retailers respond to propane shortage Lansing and East Lansing officials update snow emergency http://wkar.org/post/lansing-and-east-lansing-officials-update-snow-emergency <p></p><p>Residents throughout&nbsp;the state woke up to over a foot of heavy snow, following last nights large storm. Cold temperatures and high winds halted activities&nbsp;throughout mid-Michigan on Monday.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:27:16 +0000 Current state 47593 at http://wkar.org Lansing and East Lansing officials update snow emergency Beyond the Edmund Fitzgerald: Museum highlights Great Lakes natural disasters http://wkar.org/post/beyond-edmund-fitzgerald-museum-highlights-great-lakes-natural-disasters <p></p><p></p><p>At the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing, a new exhibit called <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-54463_18595_18596-286200--,00.html">&ldquo;Lake Effects&rdquo;</a> examines the state&rsquo;s weather history, including the state&rsquo;s worst natural disasters. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:56:41 +0000 Current State 43417 at http://wkar.org Beyond the Edmund Fitzgerald: Museum highlights Great Lakes natural disasters 60 years after, how Flint Beecher tornado influenced tornado forecasting http://wkar.org/post/60-years-after-how-flint-beecher-tornado-influenced-tornado-forecasting <p></p><p>On June 8, 1953, an F-5 <a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/dtx/1953beecher/facts.php">tornado</a> hit Flint and the nearby community of Beecher, killing 116 people.&nbsp; It was the tenth deadliest tornado in U. S. history, and a generation of Michigan residents would never look at a dark sky the same way again.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:43:24 +0000 Current State 37183 at http://wkar.org 60 years after, how Flint Beecher tornado influenced tornado forecasting Michigan among states testing new tornado warning system http://wkar.org/post/michigan-among-states-testing-new-tornado-warning-system <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year, the <a href="http://www.noaa.gov/">National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration</a> set up an <a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/crh/?n=2013_ibw_info">experiment</a> that changed the way tornado warning messages were communicated to the public. The experiment was conducted to better understand how social science plays a role in peoples understanding of severe weather warnings. The experiment was successful. The changes will expand to 12 states this April, including Michigan.</span></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:52:23 +0000 Current State 33584 at http://wkar.org Spring weather forecast with WILX's Andy Provenzano http://wkar.org/post/spring-weather-forecast-wilxs-andy-provenzano <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Meteorologist </span><a href="http://www.wilx.com/station/bios/weather/11006.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Andy Provenzano</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with </span><em>WKAR</em>'s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Peter </span>Whorf<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;about the first days of spring 2013 and a look at the weeks to come. &nbsp;Their conversation began by looking back to last year's unusual and problematic March.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:57:01 +0000 Current State 32986 at http://wkar.org Spring weather forecast with WILX's Andy Provenzano Snowstorm Dumps More Than 19 Inches On Michigan http://wkar.org/post/snowstorm-dumps-more-19-inches-michigan <p>A snowstorm hitting the Midwest dumped more than 19 inches of snow in northern Michigan and knocked out power to at least 142,000 state electricity customers.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:14:13 +0000 The Associated Press 28643 at http://wkar.org Snowstorm Dumps More Than 19 Inches On Michigan NWS: Lansing Sets Its All Time High Temperature Record http://wkar.org/post/nws-lansing-sets-its-all-time-high-temperature-record <p>The National Weather Service says Lansing set a record Friday for its highest temperature ever officially recorded.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 22:31:04 +0000 Mark Bashore 20152 at http://wkar.org NWS: Lansing Sets Its All Time High Temperature Record Latest Round of Cold Damages More West MI Fruit Crops http://wkar.org/post/latest-round-cold-damages-more-west-mi-fruit-crops <p>The latest round of cold temperatures following an unseasonably warm stretch earlier in the year is being blamed for wiping out some fruit crops in West Michigan.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:53:33 +0000 The Associated Press 16579 at http://wkar.org Latest Round of Cold Damages More West MI Fruit Crops Where Are the Bees? http://wkar.org/post/where-are-bees <p>Warm weather has promoted fruit trees in Michigan to bloom four or five weeks ahead of schedule.&nbsp; That means that bees need to be here early, too, but most of the bees that pollinate orchards in Michigan are still wintering in Florida or are busy pollinating crops in California. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 02:30:00 +0000 Gretchen Millich 14796 at http://wkar.org Where Are the Bees? Stretch of Warm Weather Puts Fruit Growers at Risk http://wkar.org/post/stretch-warm-weather-puts-fruit-growers-risk <p>Many of&nbsp;us are enjoying this unseasonably warm weather.&nbsp; But for some farmers, it&rsquo;s nerve-racking,&nbsp; especially for&nbsp;fruit growers.&nbsp; Fruit trees are starting to sprout two or more weeks ahead of time.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s only March, so cold weather is very likely to come back and kill off those early-blooming crops. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 03:30:00 +0000 Gretchen Millich 14445 at http://wkar.org Stretch of Warm Weather Puts Fruit Growers at Risk Snow follows heavy rain in parts of southern Michigan http://wkar.org/post/snow-follows-heavy-rain-parts-southern-michigan <p>Storms brought heavy snow to parts of southern Michigan, with up to 10 inches reported in the Lansing<br /> area.</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 19:03:22 +0000 Mark Bashore 2052 at http://wkar.org Snow follows heavy rain in parts of southern Michigan