Happy Labor Day Weekend – the last really warm weekend of the summer. Here’s a list of some local bridge walks and events taking place on Labor Day. (pic. from upnorthlive.com)
Dense Fog Advisory until mid-morning. Here’s current conditions in Michigan. Here’s the GRR NWS forecast discussion. Michigan and much of the Great Lakes remain in the General Thunderstorm Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center for the next 3 days. Overnight model data: NAM – highs for G.R. next 3 days: 83, 88, 85. It’s earlier with storms Monday PM (67%). Here’s the % chance of measurable rain each day for G.R. from the GFS starting with today (Sat.): 34%, 24%, 31%, 74%, 40%, 41%, 49%, 54%. and…high temps. for G.R. from the GFS starting with today (Sat.): 84, 88, 86, 80, 81, 77, 73, 70. European has a chance of a shower/t-storm today – pretty much dry Sunday/most of Monday – showers and a chance of storms on Tuesday. Euro. high temps. for G.R. starting with today (Sat.): 83-90-86-80-78-78-68-64-69-77. Recurving tropical storm (Ignacio) will come into SE Alaska (remnants not a tropical storm) and I’ve mentioned before that recurving Pacific typhoons can bring troughs and cool air to the Great Lakes. This means a shot of cool air is coming late next week. Next weekend will be much cooler than this weekend. Labor Day weather extremes in G.R., MKG and LAN.
Also: Scary-close lightning in Detroit/Windsor. Comparison of Pacific water temps. 1997 and 2015…red is where it’s warmer than 1997 and blue/green is where the water is cooler than 1997. The first thing that caught my eye was the cooler water this year just west of S. America along the Equator. Warmer water off the coast of California should give them an uptick in rain this winter season. “Britain braces for snow this weekend as sub-zero temperatures hit“ Well, the snow is just for the highest mountains and remember sub-zero is upper 20s to low 30s Fahrenheit. However, summer’s have become a little cooler and wetter in the U.K on the whole in the last 15 years. The Stony Brook/Toledo football game was eventually cancelled due to lightning and heavy rain. The Illinois-Kent State game has moved from Friday night to Saturday due to thunderstorms. The airport at Champaign IL had 3 straight hours of thunderstorms with 1.17″ of rain. Pic. of the stadium in the t-storm (where is everybody?). Here’s storm reports from N. Indiana from Friday PM. Here’s U.S. storm reports from Friday PM – generally E. Illinois east to western PA and south to S. Carolina. # of 90-degree days in Central Park over the last 10 years. Winter Weather Advisories for the mountains of ID/MT. Waterspout off Isla Mujeres. INDYanapolis reached 94 degrees on Friday – hottest day of the summer. High of 64 in Seattle was 9 deg. cooler than average. Cool showers continue to help firefighters in WA. Other relatively cool high temps: 69 Boston, 56 Helena MT, 83 Tucson AZ. Circumhorizonal Arc – pretty! Tropical Storm Kevin feeding moisture up into New Mexico.