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Michigan Hurricane?

Is a hurricane ever going to hit Michigan? In the last few decades hurricanes have become slightly more commonplace and people further from the normal hurricane paths are wondering if they are the next to be hit by a hurricane – hence the question of whether a hurricane would hit Michigan.

Well the truth of the matter is that the answer is almost definitely ‘no’. Hurricanes are formed over the sea and gather up speed and momentum by sucking up hot air that is formed over the water. The simple fact is that once a hurricane hits the land it runs out of steam, so to speak.

The life of a hurricane once it hits the land depends obviously on it’s severity when it hits and also the climatic conditions when it hits, but overall it is likely to diminish in severity to the point where it is no longer classed as a hurricane, after a couple of hours. So this fact makes it nigh on impossible for a hurricane to hit Michigan.

However, as with all kinds of storms, a hurricane may tail off into a lower category storm and some remnants of what was a hurricane may still reach Michigan, but these would not be in any was as severe as a hurricane category storm.

California Weather

It is difficult to lump together all the areas of California in a kind of weather summary as the area covers quite a variety of slightly different climates due to the spread of the state and the fact that California has both coastal and mountainous areas, with weather patterns differing between these areas.

However, overall California is said to have a Mediterranean type climate with warm summers and mild winters. Temperatures however, will hit more extremes on the hot and cold fronts in the mountainous areas where winters can get much colder and snowy and  summers are  warm and dry.

With San Francisco being further north than, say, Los Angeles, it has a warm climate but is susceptible to fog, particularly in the summer, whereas Los Angeles, being further south, has weather that can be very pleasant in the summer with temperatures in the low 80’s in the summer and not getting too cold in winter with temperatures in the 60’s.

So if you are looking for California weather averages then you really need to be specific as to what area you are checking as you could be surprised if you just take an average weather temperature for the whole county.

Next Restaurant Chicago – A New Concept

A new restauratnt has opened in Chicago which has created a whole new concept in dining. It treats that restaurant just like it was a theatre or concert performance by Coldplay or something and basically sells tickets in advance for the various performances. And it seems to be working.

Next restaurant in Chicago seems to be a hit. They change the menu 4 times a year and each menu is a different type of cuisine performed but the amazing chefs that have such a wide repertoire of dishes. The food is obviously a hit as the Chicago restaurant has been sold out since opening.

In order to get tickets to the restaurant, you need to sign up on their website and then wait to get notified of any new issues of tickets. Tickets are priced depending on date and time with more popular times (like Saturday evening) being priced higher than say early evening midweek.

Tickets to the restaurant are non-refundable, just like a theatre or concert ticket would be, but no problem if you realize that you can’t make it as there is a blackmarket for them on Craigslist apparently.

So if you are looking for the next great restaurant in Chicago, then if you can, try and get hold of a ticket for the Next Restaurant, reviews are good and tickets are selling like hot cakes!

It has to be asked that, if this new concept is working so well, will other restaurants follow suit?