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Warmer temperatures are breaking up the ice in the Great Lakes and it’s helping freighters haul loads before the commercial shipping season ends on Monday.


Weather Predictions For the Rest of Winter

Jan 8, 2018
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Many people will be enjoying a bit of a warm up in temperatures this week. Meteorologists are predicting warmer temperatures through Thursday, before cold moves in again.

Mike Kurz is a Meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Gaylord.

He said a strong cold front is expected move through the area Thursday night.

"That's going to usher in a pretty quick switch back to the colder temperatures," Kurz said.

He also said January is predicted to be warmer than normal but winter is expected to round out with near normal, cold temperatures.

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2017 will be bowing out to 2018 Sunday into Monday. However a change to the calendar won’t be reflected in the weather.

Major weather change to affect Northern Michigan

Dec 4, 2017

A major weather change is on our doorstep in northern Michigan.  The next 24-36 hours will feature wind gusts of 40-50 mph (locally higher near the coasts), lake effect snow developing and hazardous travel in some areas.  

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Following an unseasonably warm September and October you may welcome the cooler temperatures we’ve been experiencing. You may even be pleased to know the first snowfall of the season will likely come Monday night in parts of the northern Lower Peninsula.

Flickr User Mali Unaba /

Michigan reached record high temperatures throughout the month of September, and it likely won’t stop there.

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Just under one week remains for residents of Midland, Isabella, Gladwin, and Bay counties who suffered property damage in the June floods to register for  assistance.

FEMA officials said disaster assistance can include money for rentals assistance, home repairs, personal property loss, and other disaster related needs not covered by insurance.

FEMA recovery centers located in Midland, and Mount Pleasant are open Monday through Friday 9am to 6pm. They will close permanently on Saturday at 2pm.


Ville Nummela /

Apple farmers across Michigan say the unseasonably warm fall temperatures could be detrimental to this year’s crop.

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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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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.