Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dramatic Rains

Storm clouds over White Rock Shoal -- 10August2012

Our part of Michigan has been swept by dramatic rainstorms for the past two days. This image, taken at 6:49 pm last night shows the intensity of the cloud cover that continuously pounded the Thumb with rains, some so blinding that you almost had to pull over when driving.

The rain let up during the night on Friday. At dinner on Friday night, friends were telling us that they heard that the Bay City area received up to seven inches of rain. One Facebook friend reported flooded basements. At Graywood Farm, south of Pigeon, our rain gauge showed two inches. Here at Cedar Bluff, the gauge measured 1.4 inches since Thursday.

From extreme heat and dry weather to dramatic rains, the weather is setting records this summer.

Copyright 2012
Wanda Hayes Eichler

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