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Calm and clear a frosty combination

 The lake had little influence Thursday morning mostly in part to calm winds. Without mixing and a "warm" breeze off Lake Michigan temperatures dropped below freezing in the fruit belt. 

Thursday Morning Temperatures (°F) 4/12/12

Time  Benton Harbor South Bend Warsaw
7:00  27  28 27
6:00  28 28 28
5:00  28  28  30
4:00  29 29 32
3:00  29 31  30
2:00  29  31 32
1:00 29  31  32
12:00  31 32 36

Temperatures just in-land were ~ 30° it will take at least few days to get a full assessment any damage in the orchards and vineyards.

Clear skies and calm winds are a recipe in meteorology for what we call "maximum cooling" as there is little that can impede the drop in temperatures overnight until temperatures approach the saturation point ( Fog). 

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