Another storm rolled over Michigan's Thumb last night. Here at Cedar Bluff, along the shoreline of Lake Huron, our rain gauge registered 1.75 inches from rains that began at 9 pm on Friday night and tapered off around 7 am on Saturday.
We could see blue skies to the west about two hours after sunrise. The dry cooler air pushed the storm out over the lake and created this dramatic view of the departing storm. I call this the "backside" of the storm.
Compare this to the backside of Hurricane Isaac that moved up over the state last Friday night. It seems like weekends are when the weather turns. Maybe that coincides with Friday night football or a Saturday visit to the orchard. Whatever the phenomenon, it certainly is a harbinger of the Autumnal Equinox.
Wanda Hayes Eichler