There is an “old saying” in Detroit that goes:
“If you don’t like the weather,
give it a minute and it will change.”
It’s true the winters here can be brutal. Being so close to Canada ( you can travel from Detroit via the Ambassador Bridge to Windsor, Canada in less than 30 minutes) we receive a lot of our cold fronts and frigid air right from Canada.
The weather we experienced this past week was more on a phenomenal scale if you ask me. If you happen to live someplace else and were wondering what your Facebook/Twitter friends in Michigan were referring to, allow me to recap our week’s weather for you.
The U.S has several time zones
but the date is the same all over the U.S.
On Monday September 9, 2013 I think most Detroiter’s woke up feeling good. The Detroit Lions won their first game of the season against the Vikings! Both Michigan and Michigan State won their season openers, yes Life was good in Detroit. The weather a breezy autumn 75 degrees.
” did someone say
the calm before the storm?”
Tuesday September 10, 2013 morning wake up weather was a bit warmer than the previous morning with a lot more humidity. By noon the weather was a hot sticky 97 degrees. The unbearable heat went on throughout the day and after the sun went down the humidity went up.
Wednesday September 11, 2013 was more of the same hot humid and sticky, most of downtown Detroit experienced a power outage because of the strain on our antiquated electric grid. But then something new in the forecast, Storms. They started in the East around 4:00PM. The beep beep beep of the warnings started to scream across the T.V. screen.
“Severe Weather Alerts for
Wayne (Detroit), Oakland, Washtenaw and Macomb counties”)
The storms came in like they had a purpose —->>> “Destruction.” The wind speeds were clocked in higher than 60 MPH in some areas ripping trees out of the ground by the roots. Power outages were reported all over the tri-state area. The rain dropped down like someone had forgotten to turn off the faucet. The good thing about the storms they brought down the temperature and the humidity. By 11:00 PM the storms were gone and the temp was a Spring breezey 67 degrees.
Yes, in a manner of hours the temp dropped
from a blazing Summer 97 degrees to 67 degrees.
Thursday September 12, 2013 was a lot more comfortable. An early spring temp of 71 degrees. A cold front from Canada swooped in to assist in lowering our temps. A bit chilly but a relief from the two previous scorching hot days.
On Friday September 13, 2013 I sent my boys’ to school in hoodies. It was a frigid 50 degrees when they left to catch the school bus.I quickly went around the house closing windows and cutting off ceiling fans. The highest temp reported in Detroit never reached beyond 60 degrees. By night fall some cities reported lows in the 30’s. I spent the day gathering blankets, comforters and throws to keep my family warm throughout the night.
Winter had returned in September.
As I write this post the calendar says Saturday September 14, 2013. The current temp at 12:00 PM is 59 degrees. According to weather reports we will be experiencing this type of weather for the next few days. We’re all clad in thick socks, hoodies and drinking cocoa. I plan to make chili and cornbread for dinner today because nothing is more soothing on a September day.