It's way too hot! Amusement park nightmare!

Saturday, July 21, 2012 7:42 AM
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But it's actually very Florida like, in that even on a rainy day, the sun peeks out. Depending where you are relative to the sound and the mountains, it can be more or less likely. What I liked about it is you don't get weeks of flat, featureless clouds overhead, the way you do in Ohio.


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Friday, July 27, 2012 2:22 PM

Timber-Rider said:

Michigan has the weirdest weather. I remember one day in March, everyone was at the beach one day with 80 degree weather, and 3 feet of snow fell the next. I know because I drove in it!!

I'm sorry Timbers, but I call b******t on this one. I live 10 miles from MiA, and while I do remember the 80° days in march I sure as hell don't remember no 3ft. snowstorm afterwards. I'm pretty sure that would have been something that made the news.

But, I digress in Timbersland everything and anything is quite well possible. Personally, I just think you've parked mid-timbers one too many times.

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Friday, July 27, 2012 2:45 PM
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We are seeing a trend of T-R BS. lol


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Friday, July 27, 2012 4:30 PM

Yeah ... but he has friend who once talked to a weatherman who said it could happen!

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Friday, July 27, 2012 4:54 PM

I wonder if this friend was eating burritos at the time he made that statement.

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Friday, July 27, 2012 6:42 PM
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I'm sorry Timbers, but I call b******t on this one. I live 10 miles from MiA, and while I do remember the 80° days in march I sure as hell don't remember no 3ft. snowstorm afterwards. I'm pretty sure that would have been something that made the news.

But, I digress in Timbersland everything and anything is quite well possible. Personally, I just think you've parked mid-timbers one too many times.

Actually, it did make the news. But no so much the snow. The news report was more about how many people showed up at the Grand Haven and Holland beaches to enjoy the 80 dregree weather in March, followed by snow less than 24 hours later. This was a few years ago, they also had a multiple car crash on 96 westbound that day, from the whiteout. Someone crashed into a overpass support, and the rest piled in behind it.

I was at a restaurant with my friend David, when the snow hit. Everyone was complaining that it was getting very cold, and all of the windows in the restaurant were fogged up. For a while it poured rain, which later changed to sleet, and then to snow. I remember because I was driving down division avenue, to avoid the back up on the highway, and barely missed getting creamed by a snow plow that did not stop at the wealthy, division intersection. At that time I lived at old Orchard Apartments in Grand Rapids, and my friend David lived in Culterville.

So, go ahead and tell me I'm full of it again. I'm sure you'll probably also say Im wrong about the 80 plus degree weather we had here in February. I went to Big Rapids to Hemlock park, and there were hundreds of people there. Then it barely made it above 40 for weeks. The Campground I belong to has it's openning weekend April 16, and they also have seen several feet of snow. It's not unusual at all to get big snowstorms in March. The lake shore counties usually get hammered. Including Muskegon.

I have lived in Michigan all my life. Have you?


I didn't do it! I swear!!

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Saturday, July 28, 2012 1:50 PM

Your original post said 80 degree weather followed by 3ft. of snow, so even you admit that you were full of it since you didn't mention 3ft. of snow in your retort. Yes, I have mainly lived on the west coast of Michigan for my 40 years, granted I lived 3 years near Toledo, 3 years in L.A., but mainly right here in Michigan. My job basically runs on 3 yr. contracts, most likely i'll be heading to Atlanta next year.

And no, MiA doasn't need a new coaster just because you think they do. I go there probably once a week with my nieces and nephews mainly for the waterpark and they always have a decent crowd, especially Saturday's. Why should CF fix it if it ain't broke.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012 1:55 PM

Shivering Timbers Kicks @$$!!!


Answer my Prayers, Overbook my next Flight!
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Saturday, July 28, 2012 9:13 PM

Ugh...sucks.


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Monday, July 30, 2012 12:53 AM

jonnytips said:

Reduced to discussing weather and lawn

Really outdone ourselves on the excitement meter this time :p

Even worse, we're talking about watching the grass NOT grow.

Maybe not as extreme as T-R's story, but I do remember 1997. Easter was in March that year, and temps were in the 70s. All the spring bulbs opened. It was the day my brother and s-i-l flew back with their adopted kids, so I'm sure of the year. Next day, a winter storm hit. Tuesday, my aunt and I were driving back and once we got above Harrisburg, we couldn't believe it-- around 8-10 inches of snow on all the trees and along the roads. That was April Fool's Day, but it was no joke.

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Monday, July 30, 2012 10:43 AM

Actually, it did make the news. But no so much the snow. The news report was more about how many people showed up at the Grand Haven and Holland beaches to enjoy the 80 dregree weather in March, followed by snow less than 24 hours later. This was a few years ago, they also had a multiple car crash on 96 westbound that day, from the whiteout. Someone crashed into a overpass support, and the rest piled in behind it...

So, go ahead and tell me I'm full of it again. I'm sure you'll probably also say Im wrong about the 80 plus degree weather we had here in February. I went to Big Rapids to Hemlock park, and there were hundreds of people there. Then it barely made it above 40 for weeks. The Campground I belong to has it's openning weekend April 16, and they also have seen several feet of snow. It's not unusual at all to get big snowstorms in March. The lake shore counties usually get hammered. Including Muskegon.

I have lived in Michigan all my life. Have you?

I lived in West Michigan for four years while attending GVSU, and now live just on the other side of the lake in the Chicago area. Along with everyone else I will be making the BS call on your weather posts. While I agree that we did have some very hot days in late March this year I think you have inflated a few of your memories.

First off, unless you had and extremely localized blizzard in Cutlerville there was no location that got over 2 inches of snow after that late March warm up. Yes, there were three days that were over 80 degrees the third week in March, and yes it did snow a few days later, but no where near 3 feet.

Secondly, claiming that it was 80 degrees in February... in Big Rapids. Well, that is just crazy talk. I checked the weather almnac for Big Rapids in February and cant find a high temp even in the 60's.

Rule #1 of exaggeration is to add just enough to get peoples attention, but not too much that they question the truth. Replacing the 3 feet of snow comment with 6 inches would not seem as impressive, but would not have sparked as much backlash because it is actually believable.

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