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First day of fall brings record breaking temperatures for northern Michigan

Today is the first official day of fall, but by walking outside you certainly wouldn't know it. Communities throughout northern lower Michigan saw record breaking temperatures today. Andy Sullivan is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Gaylord. He said all six of their monitoring sites hit records today - That’s Gaylord, Sault Saint Marie, Alpena, Traverse City, Houghton Lake, and Pellston. “For instance Traverse City was 95 for their high today. They broke the old...

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Today is the first official day of fall, but by walking outside you certainly wouldn't know it.

Communities throughout northern lower Michigan saw record breaking temperatures today.

Andy Sullivan is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Gaylord.  He said all six of their monitoring sites hit records today - That’s Gaylord, Sault Saint Marie, Alpena, Traverse City, Houghton Lake, and Pellston.

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The state’s licensing department has started to release details about the future of medical marijuana regulation in Michigan.


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If you visit Northern Michigan’s picturesque Mackinac Island today, you find fudge, horses, souvenir shops, bikes…and lots of tourists. But really, even if you were to travel back into history, it has always been a bustling place.

 

“Well the great thing about Mackinac, is it has his very long and rich history,” says Phil Porter, Director of Mackinac State Historic Parks. “It was the center of the fur trade, it was the center of the fishing industry. It's been a tourism destination since the Civil War.”

 

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If you’re a big fan of summer… well, enjoy our current weather pattern while it lasts. Cooler conditions could be right around the corner.

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Meteorologists say there’s a strong chance for a La Niña to occur this year, and that would affect Michigan’s winter weather.

 

La Niña occurs when colder than average water temperatures in the Pacific Ocean come to the surface. It can create colder winds throughout the United States.

 

 


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The state pipeline safety board met for the first time Monday since it was revealed that Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline had lost some of its coating.


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