HIGH WIND WARNING; WIND ADVISORY

WARNING Until 11 PM; ADVISORY Until 2 AM

The National Weather Service in northern Indiana issues a HIGH WIND WARNING in Berrien county until 11 PM for 60 mph, or higher, wind gusts.  65 mph gusts have already been confirmed in Michigan City.  

A WIND ADVISORY remains for nearly all of West Michigan until 2 AM.  45 mph to 55 mph gusts are likely and have already verified.  Downed tree branches and some power outages are possible.  The wind direction is from the north, and winds will easily be sustained in the 25 to 35 mph range.  

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California's drought stings bees, honey supplies

Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014
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LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) - California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

The state is one of the country's largest honey producers, with abundant crops and wildflowers that provide the nectar that bees turn into honey.

But the lack of rain has ravaged native plants and forced farmers to tear out orchards and plant fewer crops, leaving fewer places for honeybees to forage.

The historic drought is reducing supplies of California honey, raising prices for consumers and making it harder for beekeepers to earn a living.

The drought is the latest blow to honeybees that have been decimated by pesticides, parasites and disease.

The record low rainfall is worsening a worldwide shortage of honey that has pushed prices to all-time highs.

U.S. | World News

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