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How much longer?  That’s the question on most of our minds as March 1st and “meteorological spring” arrive.  Current State got a spring forecast preview from WILX’s Andy Provenzano.

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With prolonged frigid temperatures, frequent snowfall, and related transportation and power emergencies, winter has hit mid-Michigan hard.

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.

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Thousands of Michigan households and businesses that use propane gas continue to be squeezed by a shortage of the fuel.

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Residents throughout the state woke up to over a foot of heavy snow, following last nights large storm. Cold temperatures and high winds halted activities throughout mid-Michigan on Monday. 

The mayors of Lansing and East Lansing declared snow emergencies on Sunday, closing all non- essential government facilities. Current State spoke with several local officials for the latest on the snow emergency. 

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At the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing, a new exhibit called “Lake Effects” examines the state’s weather history, including the state’s worst natural disasters.

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On June 8, 1953, an F-5 tornado hit Flint and the nearby community of Beecher, killing 116 people.  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.

Last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration set up an experiment 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.

Spring weather forecast with WILX's Andy Provenzano

Mar 20, 2013
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Meteorologist Andy Provenzano spoke with WKAR's Peter Whorf about the first days of spring 2013 and a look at the weeks to come.  Their conversation began by looking back to last year's unusual and problematic March.

Snowstorm Dumps More Than 19 Inches On Michigan

Dec 21, 2012
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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.  

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The National Weather Service says Lansing set a record Friday for its highest temperature ever officially recorded.

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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.

Where Are the Bees?

Mar 27, 2012

Warm weather has promoted fruit trees in Michigan to bloom four or five weeks ahead of schedule.  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.

Stretch of Warm Weather Puts Fruit Growers at Risk

Mar 20, 2012

Many of us are enjoying this unseasonably warm weather.  But for some farmers, it’s nerve-racking,  especially for fruit growers.  Fruit trees are starting to sprout two or more weeks ahead of time.  It’s only March, so cold weather is very likely to come back and kill off those early-blooming crops.

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Storms brought heavy snow to parts of southern Michigan, with up to 10 inches reported in the Lansing area.

The National Weather Service says 7 to 9.5 inches of snow fell by Wednesday morning around Lansing. WLNS-TV reports 10 inches in St. Johns. Most Lansing-area schools were closed.
 

The snow came after heavy rains flooded some areas and roadways Tuesday. The storms left thousands without power.

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