Lions and Tigers and Bears, O My!

August 23rd, 2014 at 7:32 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

detroit tigers logo It’s so bad that the Tigers had an infielder pitch the 8th inning. He started by giving up a double and 2 home runs. The last-place Twins got a seasonal league-high 20 runs (6 in the 2nd and 9 in the 5th). There were 35 hits in the game and 5 errors. The Tigers gave up 9 walks and threw 214 pitches, more than the previous 2 games combined! The Lions managed a win, for what it matters in pre-season (remember 2008?). The Lions had 15 penalties for 131 yards and 3 turnovers. They looked sloppy. Suh had another roughing the passer penalty. It’s not impossible that he could get fined for this one (mostly to send him a message). Jacksonville had 12 penalties for 101 yards. So, if you like numbers…35 is the number of runs the Tigers gave up plus the number of penalties the Lions accumulated. On paper, they should both be great teams. If you’re a Bears fan, it wasn’t any better. They were down 28-0 less than 2 minutes into the 2nd quarter, as Seattle scored touchdowns on it’s first four possessions. Green Bay won. Lots of Yoopers up here are Packer fans.

Also:  Great Falls, MT is only forecast to reach 50° today, 30 degrees lower than their normal high.  Some snow in the mountains there.  Savannah, GA hit 100 F on Friday, the first 100-degree day this year. This also set a record high for the date.  Hail covers the ground in Twin Falls, ID.  A sharp peak to the Atlantic hurricane season from late August thru September.  Still no 90 degree in Grand Rapids or Indianapolis this summer.  Monday could be our best shot and it’s a good shot at hitting 90°.  Japanese model (joins the Farmer’s Alamanc  in) predicting a cold winter for much of the U.S.   A foot of hail near Mexico City.   Through Aug. 22 – Grand Rapids is 1.0 degree cooler than average for August, Kalamazoo is -1.3° and Muskegon is -1.6°.

58 Responses to “Lions and Tigers and Bears, O My!”

  1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    The Tigers are playing like one of the worst teams in baseball! Horrible bullpen, starting pitchers injured, defense is suspect, hitters very inconsistent and too many slow runners and fielders! Other than that they are a good team! They will not make the playoffs and the Lions are even worse! Imagine that!

    1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      I wouldn’t count the Tigers out just yet as there is still a wild card up for grabs and they are 2.5 games out of first place. My A’s are doing all they can to just hang on to first place as they have not been playing great baseball either. Not to much time left for teams to make there push.

  2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    AWESOME temperatures in MT today! Bring on the mini ice age baby!

    1. once a marine always .... says:

      Mt may be colder but here in Allegan already very warm muggy. Did test by putting ice cubes outside they melted no mini ice age here maybe in MT

    2. matt says:

      Yeah bring it on so we can read about your fake trips.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Wow – fixxxer that is best you have? Each comment that you utter proves your delusion and ignorance! Who knew?

        1. matt says:

          Who knew you mooch just the facts. Get out of your parents basement thanks for listening.

  3. Jeff (Fremont) says:

    Our bullpen is where pitchers come to end their careers sometimes before they even start them. The Lions will have a better record than they did last year I think, I try not to put too much stock in the preseason.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      The Lions are the worst pro football franchise in the history of the NFL and no change in sight!

      1. matt says:

        kind of like you no job in sight right kid:D

  4. More sunshine this morning compared to yesterday. I am at a warm and muggy 72 here at 10:30. Its filtered sunshine here right now. Going to spend the day in Kalamazoo and help my sister move her stuff back into Western for another school year. Enjoy the weather bloggers! :)

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      Yikes. I’m glad we’re upwind from that thing, especially if it blows a hole in the glacier!! Somehow – this will all go back to Global Warming and have nothing to do with Plate Tectonics

      1. Ned S. (East of Holland) says:

        You’re right about the global warming thing Deb. All earth science events are being blamed on global warming. There was another article about disappearing sea ice being touted on a lot of the blogs, HuffPo., etc.

  5. once a marine always .... says:

    very warm muggy already got A/C on been beautiful summer in my opinion here in Allegan haven’t used my A/c much but I have it on now. Lets go outside and enjoy winter is coming semper fi

  6. GunLakeDeb says:

    I’m glad the dewpoint stayed in the “barely tolerable” area this morning, so I could get a bunch of yardwork done. The slight breeze helps, too.

  7. Dark clouds west of Kalamazoo right now. I see there is a line west of Chicago. Aiming for west Michigan but its not supposed to rain today so they should fall apart

  8. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    I just got back from the golf course and it is a great weather day. Temps were in the 70′s with a nice breeze and much less humidity than yesterday! Get outside and enjoy the BEST SUMMER EVER!

    1. matt says:

      sure you did, after you put the wii controller down to run upstairs and refill your Kool-Aid kid.

  9. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    Tigers are in trouble, big trouble. And thy have to play another one today? Ugh.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      The Tigers are a dreadful team! Horrible!

      1. matt says:

        dreadful…dreadful is you mooching off your mom and dad.

      2. Mark (East Lansing) says:

        Dreadful? Apparently you don’t follow the sport.

        1. matt says:

          Once in awhile I’ll watch a baseball game. Tigers have their ups and downs like any other team.

        2. Mark (East Lansing) says:

          They’ve been disappointing, no doubt. But they’ve come a long way in just a few years.

        3. matt says:

          agree mark.

  10. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    86 degrees in Traverse City already

    Muggy 82 here

    +0.8 for August and climbing.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Only 83 degrees in GR with a nice breeze. No 90′s are forecast by the NWS for GR! Who knew?

      1. matt says:

        So what if there is no 90′s you still have yet to get job.

  11. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    I don’t trust any winter forecasts at this point because last winter was way off, and the other two warm winters were busts too.

    1. Michael g (se GR) says:

      Joe Bastardi nailed last winter.

      1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

        And completely wrong on the previous two. So actually worse than random guessing.

      2. fixxxer says:

        Your as bad as rj mike. Joe.b is a cold weather moron.

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          More brilliant commentary from the whiner himself! Imagine that!

        2. matt says:

          But you’re brilliant lies about your imaginary golf trip are expectable imagine that who knew thanks for listening.

      3. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

        Okay true, it depends on who you ask. But eventually Joe was going to get it right ;)

  12. Michael g (se GR) says:

    I don’t blame Ausmus, but I don’t know what the Tiger’s problem is. This is not a temporary thing, they’ve been a below .500 team for 80 games now.

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Another stellar performance today. In 2 days they’ve been outscored 32-10, and the day isn’t even over for them yet.

      1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

        They’re tough to watch right now. All that talent and every position is struggling. Pitching, hitting, and defense – so many errors lately.

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          They are horrible right now!

  13. fixxxer says:

    Gonna go on a limb and say those high 80s arent gonna happen. Of course more uneeded rain coming.

    1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      You should head on over to the Tennessee Valley and SE where heat advisories are covering the region. That’s the place you want to be if you want heat. I would like the heat to warm up the lake for LE snow, but thats about it. Otherwise I’d take 70 and partly cloudy.

    2. DF (EGR) says:

      I’m with you fixxxxxxxx. They keep delaying the heat over here, now Tuesday… I starting to think it won’t happen at all.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Um – Who knew?

        1. matt says:

          who knew what that you’re a kid with too much free time cause he mooches off his parents?

  14. DF (EGR) says:

    Sitting outside this evening and it is awesome out with the wind, love it. Today was a nice day… The next few won’t be.

    1. I am assuming that since we got a wind, the fog threat should be lower tonight like last night? or was fog not forecasted tonight?

      1. Looking at Intellicast it says light and variable winds tonight with patchy fog

  15. Made it to a high of 84 in Byron Center today. The forecasted high was 85 for my location so not to far off. The clouds thickened up from Southern Allegan County southward today. It was cloudy in Kalamazoo around 2pm until until 7 tonight when we left. It was still very humid even with the clouds

  16. kevin. w says:

    Well still up here in Alaska and see the same ole stuff on here. Haven’t been on the blog much to see what’s going on with the weather. Has there been any severe weather or real heat waves there in Michigan. I did hear of some heavy rains in Detroit with flooding. Well anyway I’ve been looking at some cabins up here and I have my eyes on one and am going to throw a number on it and see if the person will take my offer. I’m hoping so as it over looks the Denali Park area with a large stream through the property with lots of bear, moose, coyotes, and other fun animals to enjoy. It also has great fishing in the area and would make a great 6 month vacation spot to come to during the warm months. I’ll know more early next week and if all goes well I’ll come home and sell my house and find something in Florida for the winter months. Hope all is well back in Michigan. Sorry I haven’t been on here much but things look kinda status qou. Have a good evening all. Nice to see you Relaxing up in the U.P. Bill and its a beautiful part of Michigan. I was planning on getting a cabin up along the superior shore but have been wanting something a little more unique in my retirement years. Take care.

  17. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Looks like the heat continues through the early part of next week before we head back into the normal pattern again. It will be very interesting to see where this possible hurricane in the Atlantic ends up. Bermuda and the East Coast need to keep their eyes out for this one.

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      TWC is really hyping this one up already, and it’s only a depression. Must be a slow hurricane season in the Atlantic again. Just what they were looking for.

      1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

        Yup they are definitely going crazy over it. If I were in the SE than I would keep an eye on it though, because no one knows where it is going to go.

  18. Mr. Negative says:

    Decent Metro Cruise…had to park the Goat…couldn’t idle in this humidity…new car weather :/ At least it didn’t rain.

  19. Ptmartin says:

    Anybody see the meteor tonight in the southern sky?

  20. Ptmartin says:

    Anyone see meteor tonight? Unbelievable!

    1. Jack says:

      NO, Sorry I missed it. BUT…..See Here : Meteor showers, total lunar eclipses, partial solar eclipses, and planets at their highest points in the sky, can be expected this year as the stars have a lot to offer in terms of astronomical events visible from Earth.

      On October 8, a full lunar eclipse will occur leaving the moon overcast with a faint red hue. This event happens when the Earth’s shadow falls upon the moon. The red hue results from the Sun’s position directly behind the Earth, as it fully illuminates the moon and causes its distinct discoloration.

      October 23 is set for a partial solar eclipse, when the moon rotates in front of the Sun, as seen from Earth. This time around, up to 80% of the Sun will be blocked by the moon for a short period of time. This eclipse will be most visible from areas in North and Central America.

      Beyond that, some spectacular meteor showers are going to occur from October 22-23. The Orionids meteor shower happens when the Earth passes through the debris of Comet Halley. Viewers will notice streaks of light in the sky, as debris catches fire and burns away while entering the Earth’s atmosphere.

      However, what’s more remarkable than that, is the upcoming Geminids meteor shower, during the nights of December 13-14. The Earth will pass through the debris of 3200 Phaethon, and display brilliant streaks of light across the sky. Stay CUEDD

    2. ptmartin (grandville) says:

      I thought it would be on the news! Southern horizon around 10 pm. Ball of fire that was bright green! Lasted 2 seconds. Bill did you here of anyone else seeing?

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