Dramatic Michigan Weather: What Else is New?


By Marta Grabowski

Just a week ago it felt like the beginning of summer with temperatures in the 80’s and shorts and tank tops everywhere, and this was all before spring had officially begun.

Most are loving the warm weather especially the spring athletes at Norrix who have just begun their seasons. The nice weather came at a perfect time and has allowed for the tennis, track, soccer, softball and baseball teams to all practice outside. This is rare because usually it is quite chilly in Michigan, mid March.

For the rest of this week though, the temperatures will drop dramatically compared to what we have been accustomed to last week. This week the temperatures will only reach highs in the 60’s and lows in the 30’s caused by cold fronts from the north and west. Typical Michigan weather getting us all excited about getting tan and having fun outside then boom, chills and disappointment.

As if this blast of cold weather wasn’t bad enough it came just in time for our spring break next week. While this is no problem for the fortunate individuals who get to visit nice warm places over break, this cold weather is a problem for those less fortunate who have to stay in Michigan and face this chilly weather.

The chilly weather is also a big problem for farmers in Michigan, especially fruit farmers. The warm weather in the past weeks has allowed many crops to start growing and the harsh temperatures now are threatening the healthy growth of the crops.

Who knows, maybe it will snow over spring break just to put the cherry on top of the dramatic Michigan weather sundae, that is if there are any cherries this year.