excessive heat http://michiganradio.org en How does this week measure up in Michigan's weather history? http://michiganradio.org/post/how-does-week-measure-michigans-weather-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">No matter where you go in Michigan this week, it seems the hot weather is a prime topic of conversation.</span></p><p>When you pop your head out of the door first thing in the morning and it's already 83 degrees and there's nowhere to go but up, that is some hot weather.</p><p>We wondered how this week fit into Michigan's "hot weather history," so we turned to MLive meteorologist Mark Torregrossa. He also has the website <a href="http://farmerweather.com/">farmerweather.com</a> which will give you everything you want to know about the weather.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:31:53 +0000 Stateside Staff 13558 at http://michiganradio.org How does this week measure up in Michigan's weather history? Heat advisories issued for much of the Lower Peninsula http://michiganradio.org/post/heat-advisories-issued-much-lower-peninsula <p></p><p>The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory warning for <a href="http://www.weather.com/weather/newscenter/alerts/nswxcategory/MI">over 50 counties</a> in Michigan beginning Tuesday, July 16 at noon and running through Wednesday, July 17 until midnight.</p><p>Heat indices predict temperatures could reach nearly 100-102 degrees between 1 and 6 pm both days in some counties.</p><p>The NWS suggests taking the following precautions:</p><ul><li>Drink plenty of water</li><li>Stay out of the sun</li><li>If possible, stay in an air-conditioned building</li><li>Don't leave children or pets unattended in vehicles under any circumstances</li><li>Reschedule strenuous activity for the early morning or in the evening</li><li>Wear loose or light clothing</li></ul><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:13:51 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13544 at http://michiganradio.org Heat advisories issued for much of the Lower Peninsula Triple-digit highs forecast for southern Michigan... again http://michiganradio.org/post/triple-digit-highs-forecast-southern-michigan-again <p>A day of triple-digit temperatures is forecast for much of southern Michigan, leading school officials in Detroit and Flint to cancel activities.<br /><br />The National Weather Service says today&#39;s high should reach 101-105 degrees in Detroit and 100-104 in Ann Arbor and Midland. <a href="http://www.wunderground.com/US/MI/052.html">Heat advisories</a> have been issued for Michigan 53 lowermost counties.<br /><br />It&#39;s just the latest in a string of scorching summer days in the state.<br /> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:00:06 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8305 at http://michiganradio.org Triple-digit highs forecast for southern Michigan... again Many Michiganders still waiting for the power to be turned back on http://michiganradio.org/post/many-michiganders-still-waiting-power-be-turned-back <p>Nearly 150,000 Michiganders are sweating through today without electricity.</p><p>Severe storms earlier this week knocked out power to more than 400,000 Michigan utility customers.</p><p>Spokesmen for DTE and Consumers Energy say it may be late Saturday or early Sunday before all the electricity is restored.</p><p>Dan Bishop is a spokesman for Consumers Energy. He says utility crews expect to make a lot of progress today, despite having to work in temperatures around 100 degrees.</p><p>&ldquo;The heat is obviously the story of the day,&rdquo; says Bishop. &ldquo;The most important concern for us is to make sure our crews are well hydrated and working safely.&rdquo;</p><p>Consumers Energy is getting some extra help from linemen from Missouri and Indiana. Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:58:48 +0000 Steve Carmody 8168 at http://michiganradio.org Many Michiganders still waiting for the power to be turned back on Dangerous heat sending Michiganders to area hospital emergency rooms http://michiganradio.org/post/dangerous-heat-sending-michiganders-area-hospital-emergency-rooms <p>Sweltering temperatures are becoming life-threatening in some parts of Michigan.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 20:03:14 +0000 Steve Carmody 8145 at http://michiganradio.org Dangerous heat sending Michiganders to area hospital emergency rooms Hot as a firecracker! Many Michiganders are celebrating the 4th of July in the shade http://michiganradio.org/post/hot-firecracker-many-michiganders-are-celebrating-4th-july-shade <p>The hot weather is not stopping most Michiganders from getting out and enjoying Independence Day.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>But organizers of many of today&rsquo;s events are concerned.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 16:43:18 +0000 Steve Carmody 8144 at http://michiganradio.org Hot as a firecracker! Many Michiganders are celebrating the 4th of July in the shade