Tag Archives: storms

Mapping an ice storm’s impact


Above is an interesting map of the power outages reported from the major ice storm that took place here in Mid-Michigan Saturday night and Sunday. The map outlines the service area of Consumer Energy in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan and then depict … Continue reading

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Pissed-off planner: upgrade the damn grid!


For the second time in six weeks large swaths of Greater Lansing have been thrust into the dark and cold by bad weather – first a wind storm and now an ice storm. And once again, much of the suffering … Continue reading

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Fear factor forecasting


Anyone else notice how weather forecasting (and related types of science)has taken a decisively edgier tone over the years. Hardly a season goes by anymore without some new “scarier” term being used to describe weather-related events. Some were invented (Super … Continue reading

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