The Citizens Bank weather ball has been a highlight of the Flint skyline since it went up on August 30, 1956, but it's future was unclear with the announcement of Citizens Bank's purchase by FirstMerit Bank.
Yesterday, the fate of the weather ball was revealed.
Though the look of Downtown Flint will change this summer when the Genesee Towers are demolished, since 1956 the Citizen's Bank Weather Ball has dominated the Flint Skyline. I wondered how it works since I was a kid, and I finally had the chance to see it up close, and personal!
It's a good feeling to see the Weather Ball in Downtown Flint more red than blue these days. After those record-breaking temperatures we had this past Sunday, the summer traditions in and around Flint don't seem as far away as they did when we were shoveling snow just a few weeks ago.
When we were at Back to the Bricks last summer, I noticed how much Downtown Flint has come back to life. The bea