Here’s 3 midday pics. from the GLERL cameras at Muskegon (lots of boats going in and out of the channel today), S. Haven (lots of people on the beach, very few swimming in the cold water) and Chicago (a couple sailboats). Water temps. taken this morning: 42 Grand Haven (really!), 50 Holland, 64 Saugatuck, 58 Orchard Beach-Manistee, 49 Port Sheldon buoy, 44 north Lake Michigan buoy, 55 S. Haven buoy, 63 Benton Harbor buoy, 55 Michigan City, IN, 59 Lake Forest IL.
Air temps. at 1 pm: 72 G.R., 71 Kalamazoo and S. Haven Airport, 73 Muskegon Airport…63 Muskegon Lighthouse, 57 S. Haven Lighthouse, 61 Chicago water intake, 73 Chicago O’Hare.
Low temps. this am: 50 G.R. (average 62), 50 Muskegon, 51 Holland, 53 Kalamazoo (airport -46 at the Nature Center, a cool spot on a calm, clear night), 36 Leota (Clare Co.), 41 Baldwin, 42 Houghton Lake, 43 Cadillac, 44 Mt. Pleasant, Hart, 45 Alma, Reed City, 46 Big Rapids, Manistee, Belding, 47 Charlotte, Ludington, 48 Lansing, East G.R., Flint, 49 Hastings and Hudsonville.
Severe weather today in the Southern U.S. – already two EF0 tornadoes at Old Hickory TN. Dust from the Saharan Desert of N. Africa moving west across the Atlantic and into the Southern U.S. Tropical system passing south of Hawaii could bring showers next weekend. Big storm moving into Disneyworld. Empire St. Building in red, white and blue. After reaching 106 F today, Las Vegas tied the all-time record stretch of consecutive days at or above 105 F, which stands at 21. Cowabunga dude!