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Monday, June 24, 2019

Outdoor time, gardening, storms on the way, then heating up!

It has been wet outside, but we have been outside as much as possible the past week.  We set up the hammock in the back yard and been having a lot of fun.
I did have my long run this weekend and thankfully the rain moved out just in time for the run.  Summer's friend joined us for the ten mile run.  Quite a task to push the two 4 year olds and stroller for 10 miles at a quick clip.
The bees have been out and I am loving it... 
Along with my garden.  We are doing really well this year.  The strawberries are already done and a few lingering berries will be up for the picking for whatever wants it.  I took down the fencing.
A few tomatoes are already starting to turn.
Saturday night I camped out with Summer.  Good night, but my back missed the bed.  I used to get such good sleep outside, but sleeping on an air mattress just isn't cutting it. HAHA
Get ready for storms this afternoon and evening. 
The Storm Prediction Center has trimmed far NW Ohio back into the Marginal Risk, while leaving Central, Southern, and Eastern Ohio in the Slight Risk for severe storms.
The main threats will be gusty winds, large hail, and even an isolated tornado possible. With the ground as wet as it has been, isolated flooding could also be an issue for intense downpours. Stay weather aware later today. By this evening the rain will be racing to our east and out of Ohio.
The cold front moving through tonight will not cool us off much tomorrow, but it will drop the humidity a little bit. So a mix of sun & clouds on Tuesday with highs in the lower 80s. We will see a very slight chance for some isolated rain on Wednesday as the heat and humidity lift back into the area for the second half of the week. Highs in the mid 80s on Wednesday and a little more humid.

The heat and humidity will be out in full force Thursday and Friday, with highs in the upper 80s. Thanks to high pressure, we will see a decent amount of sun and a very slim chance for any stray pop-ups, about a 10% chance of rain, for Thursday and Friday. The air becomes a little more unstable next weekend, so a 30% chance for isolated showers and storms with highs in the mid-upper 80s for Saturday and Sunday with high humidity. Have a good one!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Summer's birthday, blown weed eater, weekend forecast...

Hard to believe that Summer was born 4 years ago.  We had a pretty good day with going to the movies to see Secret Life of Pets 2 then summer wanted cupcakes from the store so we got her that and some new books.
When we bought the house we paid an extra $50 for the mower and weed wacker (eater).  The mower lasted 4 years and this week the weed wacker bit the dust after 4.5 years.  I like those odds!  But my father's day gift was a new weed wacker.  
I love this photo so much.  It wraps up my life right now.  Anything Summer does, Evan is right there to watch.  He is becoming so mobile now and such a fun age.  He also has several teeth coming through so he has been a little opinionated with what he wants to eat.
Nice morning for a run.  I do enjoy the early morning runs before work, but waking up so early is a bit difficult.  Thankfully I have been offsetting the lack of sleep with naps while the kids take naps.
Leave the rain gear at home for one day and grab the sunglasses instead. Clouds have cleared out so we will see plenty of sunshine today with cool morning temps in the lower 50s then warming into the mid 70s. Get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather and if you need to work in the yard then today will be the best day to tackle that for a while. Clouds start moving back in overnight and temps cool down to the upper 50s.

 Mostly cloudy for Saturday and Sunday with showers and storms returning.  The chance of rain will increase through the day on Saturday, so spotty rain possible early in the day and more rain later, but still scattered.  More on and off showers and storms on Sunday thanks to a stationary front parked over Ohio.  Sunday will be the wettest day for us this weekend with the scattered showers and storms. 

Chance of severe weather is very low Saturday and then the Storm Prediction Center has almost all of Ohio in the Marginal Risk on Sunday for a couple isolated cells to become severe.  By Monday we will still have on and off showers and storms, but the rain starts to shift into Southern Ohio as the stationary front starts to shift south.
For any of my running peeps running the Mohican 100, 50, or marathon distance this weekend... Good Luck!  Might be some isolated and scattered storms especially later on Saturday. Tuesday and Wednesday will have some isolated rain, mainly south, as that stationary front shifts into Kentucky and to our south. A low pressure system swings through the Great Lakes on Thursday with an increased chance of rain.  Have a good one!

Best,
Andrew Buck Michael

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Saying goodbye to Marcus, running with the kids

We went back to my parents this weekend to say goodbye to Marcus.  He was back home for about 10 days for Clark's wedding and see his friends.  It was a pretty good get-together with good food and good laughs. Back to Hong Kong for him!
Our spring has been FANTASTIC!  It started wet, but the last few weeks have been amazing to be outside and go the park or just enjoy the outdoors.
So that is where I have been a lot with the kids... outside.
Had a little situation Friday night and early Saturday so I was not able to go running with the run club.  Instead I took Summer out and we ran around the neighborhood then I took Evan out and he joined in on the early morning neighborhood watch.  They smashed their cereal while I was pushing them around. 
Yesterday was Summer's fourth birthday.  Hard to fathom that. We had a pretty good day.  I had to work longer than normal, but made it home to go to the movies to see Secret Life of Pets 2 with her preschool friends.  Then we took naps and went out for noodles (her favorite).  She also wanted cupcakes from the store so we picked those up last night. Fun day all around. She also got a new sprinkler for the backyard and some new books.  We read a lot of books at our house.
Grab the shades!  Today we will have plenty of sunshine with mostly clear skies and high temps in the mid 70s. We will stay mostly clear tonight and then more clouds moving in during the day Wednesday with highs in the upper 70s.  A few spotty showers will start moving in Wednesday evening.  More scattered showers and storms on Thursday with highs in the mid-upper 60s. A break from the rain on Friday with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid 70s.  More scattered rain returning for the weekend.  It is looking like Saturday will start dry then some isolated rain later in the day and then on and off isolated rain during the day on Sunday with highs near or in the lower 80s.  So warmer this weekend with the chance for some hit or miss rain. Have a good one!

Best,
Andrew Buck Michael

Monday, June 3, 2019

Hello from a crazy week and weekend!

We have gotten a LOT of family time lately.  Last weekend was a good weekend for us around the area.  We had a graduation party in Dayton and then we had some good friends visiting for parts of the weekend.
Memorial Day brought warm temps, cool drinks, and good eats.  I went to bed early because I anticipated some storms and possibly needed to go into work early.
My wife woke me up to show me the radar and all the tornado warnings and I was out the door, FAST!  At any given time we had about 4 to 5 tornado warnings with each warning containing rotation. 
We were even able to pick up a couple debris balls on the radar.  You need a long-lived tornado to have the ability to pick up the debris flying through the air.  
Ohio ended up with 21 tornadoes that night, which is more than Ohio normally averages for the entire year.  There was one fatality in Celina where an EF3 picked up a car and tossed it into a home.  This situation could have been much worse due to the overnight storms.  Back to family time...
I have been working with Summer more and more on riding her bike.  She is getting better and better and I am excited for her new freedom and skill.  
This weekend my brother got married, so we all got together for that.  My sister was in the girls room getting ready, but here is a photo of my parents, brothers, and Summer.
Evan was back getting ready with Dawn.
Summer was a FANTASTIC flower girl.
My grandfather made the 5 hour trip and it was great seeing him.  We had such a great time.
Excited for the new couple!
Back to the grind now.  I woke up early to get a 5k in, before work.  I need to get back into the habit of more morning runs.  It gives me more time with the family during the day... to do stuff or nap when the kids nap.
We have some fantastic weather to start the workweek.  Comfortable temps today with plenty of sunshine and low humidity.  Highs in the upper 60s and about ten degrees cooler than normal.  We stay cool and mostly clear tonight with low temps in the lower 50s.  So open up the windows and enjoy the cool weather before you need to kick on the air conditioner later this week.

More sunshine to start Tuesday then more clouds through the afternoon. We have a slight chance to see some isolated rain later in the day with high temps in the mid 70s. Scattered showers and storms looking likely Wednesday with highs in the upper 70s and humidity rising. The newest forecast models are trending toward the rain staying more south on Thursday, so let's drop the chance of rain a little and also increase the temps to a high in the mid 80s. So a 70% chance of rain Wednesday and then a 40% chance of rain Thursday. More isolated and scattered showers and storms Friday and the weekend with highs near 80. Enjoy the sunshine and mild temps while they are here today and tomorrow! Have a good one!

Best,
Andrew Buck Michael

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