Originally Posted by donaldk
Sounds like hell, its even freezes over. Awaiting yet another heatwave* here in Holland.
* 5 days over 25 degrees, of which at least three are 30 or over.
..and I grew up here in SE MI with no AC in the home!
But, a pool was almost standard in those days (70's-80's) - a decent metal walled or in ground pool, not those quick soft sided "inflatable" things.
Like a barn raising, everyone helped dig out, assemble and build a pool when a neighbor got one. Kids would go from one pool to the next all day June-August.
Yes, SE MI is unique in that we get the worst of both extremes. Ironically, the hottest temp recorded in MI was 112F in Mio!
You have to go back to the summer of 1936 and the worst heatwave on record in the United States to find Michigan's hottest ever weather recording.
Two communities in Michigan hit 112 degrees on July 13, 1936, Stanwood in Mecosta County and Mio in Oscoda County.
Mio is quite far north of the Detroit (SE MI) area, only ~30min from a family lake home!
Then we can get days/weeks solid of below 0F randomly in Dec/Jan/Feb.
Perfect times to use/work on your HT