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Weather concerns prompt cancellation of Saturday night entertainment and fireworks at Three Rivers Water Festival

Posted June 17, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Weather concerns resulted in cancellation of the Main Stage entertainment and fireworks display that were planned for Saturday night (June 15) in Memory Isle Park as the finale for this year’s Three Rivers Water Festival. In a Facebook announcement regarding the decision, Water Festival Chairperson Deb Herring said, “We are all disappointed that the concert […]

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Flood Watch update

Posted January 28, 2013 by Bruce Snook

A Flood Watch remains in effect from Tuesday morning (January 29th) through Wednesday morning with a potential for significant flooding in the area this week. The National Weather Services (NWS) says a series of low pressure systems will move northeast from the Central and Southern Plains across the Great Lakes Monday through Wednesday.  These systems […]

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Schools closed due to inclement weather, Flood Watch in effect Tuesday morning thru Wednesday morning

Posted January 28, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Schools around Cass and St. Joseph counties CLOSED Monday (January 28th) because of inclement weather – and the closing list includes Glen Oaks Community College. The National Weather Services (NWS) has also issued a Flood Watch from Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning. Forecasters say a combination of heavy rain and melting snow may result in […]

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Weather rollercoaster ride ahead, but Swiss Valley ready for brief warm up

Posted January 27, 2013 by Bruce Snook

A glance at the National Weather Service forecast for the Three Rivers area in coming days indicates we’re in for a bit of a roller coaster ride – but the folks at Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area are ready for a brief warm up. As this story is written on Sunday (January 27th), forecasters […]

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Freezing Rain Advisory

Posted January 27, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The National Weather Service says a period of freezing rain is expected into early Sunday night (January 27th). In a message issued shortly after noon Sunday, forecasters said a warm front associated with an upper level disturbance tracking into the Midwest will cause a wintry mix of freezing rain with some sleet into early Sunday […]

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Wind advisory in effect overnight

Posted January 19, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued a wind advisory which is in effect from 10 p.m. Saturday (January 19th) until 7 a.m. Sunday. Hazardous weather: •    Sustained winds of 25 to 30 MPH will gradually become northwesterly overnight with gusts around 45 MPH. •    Wind gusts up to 55 MPH will be […]

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‘Snow showers’ and chilly weather forecast as holiday weekend begins in ‘River Country’

Posted November 23, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The term “snow showers” appears in the weather forecast for ‘River Country’ as we head into the holiday weekend. High temperatures over the next few days are expected to be in the 30’s to around 40. Maybe – just maybe – it’s time to put the grill away.

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How dry are we?

Posted July 6, 2012 by Bruce Snook

It’s not only HOT in ‘River Country’, but DRY. How dry? Fire Chief Dan Tomlinson of the Three Rivers Fire Department has shared a graphic from the U.S. Drought Monitor that answers that question, not just for our area, but the entire Midwest.  To access the document, click on the following link:  U.S. Drought Monitor […]

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No burn permits in Constantine or Florence townships until substantial rain

Posted June 27, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Here’s an advisory from Fire Chief Mike Haydon of the Constantine Fire Department:  

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Drought conditions expected to worsen over the coming week

Posted June 25, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Northern Indiana says that – while the region is enjoying a cooldown with highs in the 70s and lower humidity values – this will abruptly end Thursday into Friday as high pressure responsible for the 100 plus degree temperatures across the Central and Southern Plains edges toward the region.  […]

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MPSC: Warmer temperatures, lower natural gas prices reduce heating bills statewide

Posted April 7, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) Friday (April 6) noted that warmer temperatures this winter and lower natural gas prices lowered heating bills statewide. “Michigan’s natural gas customers saw lower heating bills this heating season, thanks both to warmer temperatures and lower natural gas prices,” said MPSC Chairman John D. Quackenbush. During the 2011-2012 heating […]

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SPRINTER pictures

Posted March 16, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The unseasonably warm weather of recent days – with more said to be on the way – leads one to wonder if we need to add another season to our system for reckoning the passage of time and another word to our vocabulary.  With an extended run of weather more typical of May than March […]

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SUSTAINABLY SPEAKING – Commentary by Jay Newman

Posted March 16, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Warm Winter—It must be Global Warming: This has certainly been a strange winter.  I can’t remember a winter that was this warm.  But you know what, that is our experience here in the upper Midwest in the USA.  What’s happening around the world? Eastern Europe saw record snow and record cold this winter.  In the […]

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Balmy weather = busy Sunday afternoon in Scidmore Park

Posted March 11, 2012 by Bruce Snook

With blue skies, sunshine and temperatures in the mid 60’s, Scidmore Park was a busy place Sunday afternoon (March 11th). The balmy weather encouraged many Three Rivers residents to venture out – some without jackets, some wearing shorts – to enjoy the park on a day that offered a strong hint of the spring season […]

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Clean Water Plant & operators recognized by NOAA for weather observations

Posted February 5, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Clean Water Plant (CWP) – also known as the Wastewater Treatment Plant – and two of its operators have been recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for weather observations at the facility in cooperation with the National Weather Service (NWS). Brentley Lothamer, Observing Program Leader with the NWS in […]

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Snowman Making Contest CANCELLED

Posted January 23, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Winter is definitely with us – but without enough snow to support competitive activity to create snowmen in large quantities during the upcoming weekend. Christy Trammell, executive director of the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority (DDA), reports receiving word late Monday afternoon (January 23rd) from the coordinator of the Snowman Making Contest scheduled for this […]

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Schools closed, Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 p.m. Friday

Posted January 13, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Schools throughout St. Joseph County will be CLOSED Friday (January 13th) and a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 p.m. Friday. Among those schools on the closing list are Burr Oak, Centreville, Colon, Constantine, Mendon, Nottawa, Sturgis, Three Rivers, White Pigeon and Glen Oaks Community College.  For the latest school closing information from […]

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Notice from City of Sturgis regarding possible Snow Removal Emergency

Posted January 12, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Notice from the City of Sturgis: The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Storm Watch” for all of Southwest Lower Michigan, which includes the Sturgis area. This storm is expected to start Thursday afternoon  (January 12th) and may bring lake effect snow with accumulations of 6-12 inches with locally heavier amounts by Friday evening. […]

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Winter Storm Warning in effect for Southwest Michigan and portions of Northern Indiana

Posted January 12, 2012 by Bruce Snook

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Southwest Michigan and portions of Northern Indiana. Forecasters say a vigorous disturbance over the Central Plains will bring a period of accumulating snow to the area starting late Thursday afternoon (January 12th) through Thursday night.  Lake effect snow showers will follow late Thursday night and persist through […]

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Wintry weather likely to return

Posted January 11, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Southwest Michigan and portions of Northern Indiana. Forecasters say a vigorous disturbance dropping out of Canada will deepen significantly as it swings through the southern Great Lakes Thursday night (January 12th).  This system will be accompanied by a blast of arctic air and a […]

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