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
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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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