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Spring and Robins

Spring and Robins

Is spring really on the way to Michigan?

Today David Pomper came into work reporting a Robin singing away in the shrubs just outside the front doors here at WZZM13.

Shortly after that Lucas Meschke arrived at work, so I asked him to go out and take a picture of the bird but the Robin just would not co-operate, instead, turning its’ back to Lucas. He got a shot but not as good as the picture I found to paste to this article.

This Robin gives us hope that spring cannot be far away.

Wooly Moth Forcaster?

Wooly Moth Forcaster?

I had a call at work this week from an elderly gentleman who said he had some advice for the weather department.

He said our weather department should not rely so much on modern technology but should look to the “Wooly Moth” for weather predictions.

He claims that according to the wooly moth’s coat, we will not have any snow for the first two months of winter. Winter officially begins on December 22nd this year, so it will be interesting to watch and see how close he is with his prediction.

Reminder: One week left for Leaf Recycling Program

Reminder: One week left for Leaf Recycling Program

From: http://www.ci.walker.mi.us

The Leaf Recycling Program will be located at: City of Walker (Behind City Hall) 4243 Remembrance Rd. N.W.

The dates will be: October 22, 2011 thru November 19, 2011, Monday thru Thursday 8:00am to 3:30pm, Wednesdays to 8:00am to 7:00pm

5 Saturdays, from 8:00am to 1:00pm: October 22, 2011, October 29, 2011, November 5, 2011, November 12, 2011, November 19, 2011

Biodegradable bags will be made available to purchase at the Public Works office 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday thru Thursday. Also, we will sell the bags at the site on Wednesday nights and Saturdays. The cost will be 10 bags for $4.00/or/.40 each. To speed up the leaf drop off, we encourage the use of the biodegradable bags. No plastic will be accepted. The resident will have to dump their leaves out of the plastic bags.

Snow showers greet East Metro morning commuters

Snow showers greet East Metro morning commuters

A mixture of snow and rain greeted East Metro commuters this morning, while blue skies broke out on the west side of the metro area.  At times, the snow showers were heavy in the East Metro, while commuters on the west side were seeing blue skies and the sun peaking out from behind the storm clouds.

WZZM 13 On Target Forecast for Thursday:

Today will be cloudy and colder with temperatures in the low to mid 40s. Some lake-effect snow showers are likely along and south of US-10 during the afternoon. Occasional rain showers mixed with wet snowflakes are possible further south. Winds will be west at 7-14 inland and northwest at 10-20 mph along the lakeshore.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a few pockets of rain/snow showers over the southwest and extreme northern counties. Temperatures will dip to the upper 20s north to low 30s south.