Snow in April? Author Paul Gross tells us why Michigan weather is wacky

by Heather Newman April 18, 2011

A week ago, it was 80 degrees in Michigan. Today, it’s snowing, with actual accumulation in some places. What gives? We turned to WDIV-TV meteorologist Paul Gross, author of Extreme Michigan Weather: The Wild World of the Great Lakes State, for help. “As much as people don’t like the snow, we do get snow in April,” he said. “Almost every day during the last half of the month has had at least some snow in the past, including many with record snowfall over an inch. We’ve also had a few May days with snow that had to be shoveled. “The […]

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Michigan tornadoes strike again; UM Press posts free book excerpt on the storms

by Heather Newman June 8, 2010

This weekend, three tornadoes touched down in southeast Michigan: one in Lenawee County and two in Monroe County, leaving four thousand people in Dundee without power well into Monday.
The University of Michigan Press has posted an excerpt from the new book Extreme Michigan Weather on our site for anyone interested in learning more about Michigan tornadoes. The book, written by WDIV-TV meteorologist Paul Gross (that’s the NBC affiliate in Detroit), is due to debut on Father’s Day.

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Q&A with Paul Gross, author of Extreme Michigan Weather

by University of Michigan Press June 2, 2010

Don’t like the weather in Michigan? Wait ten minutes. It’s an old joke, but one that shows how temperamental the weather in the Great Lakes State can be—and how much the residents enjoy talking about it. Paul Gross, a popular Detroit television meteorologist, shows readers exactly how extreme the weather in Michigan can be, from heat waves to bitter snows, ice storms to tornadoes, floods to high winds. He delves into the mysteries of extreme weather, explaining how the state’s harshest extremes and biggest storms come to be, helping readers to understand and truly appreciate what greets them when they […]

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