Frost Advisory Entire Area

September 23rd, 2012 at 5:40 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

  There is a Frost Advisory in effect for tonight/early Monday for all of Lower Michigan, with the exception of Benzie, Leelanau, Emmet, Charlevoix and Antrim Counties. Check out the National Warning Map and you’ll see there are Frost Advisories for all of Indiana, all of Illinois except for Chicago, Eastern Wisconsin, most of Ohio and all the way south to SE Missouri and the Smoky Mountains.  The NAM model gives G.R. a low of 35 tonight, a high of 66 on Monday and 74 on Tuesday.  The NAM Caribou gives G.R. a low of 40 tonight with 50 at Lake Michigan and 34 in Lansing and Big Rapids and 32.7 in Mt. Pleasant.  The GFS gives G.R. 39 tonight, 62 on Monday and 71 on Tuesday.  So the best bet for frost will be in areas east of US 131 and north of I-96.  This should be the last rather general frost threat for the rest of the week.  Gale Warnings will be in effect Monday afternoon and Monday night for “significant waves of 8-12 feet” and winds up to 34 to 47 knots (gusts up to 54 mph).  It’s going to get windy Monday PM.  The NAM Caribou takes the wind in G.R. to 22 mph Monday afternoon, the GFS goes to 24 mph and the NAM to 25 mph…so it’s going to be windy Monday midday – Monday night.  The European model is dry for all the rest of this week.  The GFS would give us a chance of a shower on Friday.  It looks like a dry and partly to mostly sunny week with temperatures returning to near normal.  Average high temperatures for this coming week are in the upper 60s.  Through Sunday G.R. is 0.3 degrees warmer than average for Sept. and the cool air tonight should take us back to average.  Much of West Michigan (inc. G.R.) has had a trace of rain on each of the last 7 days.  During the past week, Grand Rapids has picked up just 1/2″ of rain.  However, Holland has had 1.99″ of rain in the past week (four times what G.R. has had).  Kalamazoo has picked up 1.37″ in the past week.

Here’s the average date of the first fall freeze:  Sept. 25 Hesperia and Big Rapids…Sept. 28 Newaygo…Sept. 30 Greenville…Oct. 4 Ludington…Oct. 7 Battle Creek and Jackson…Oct. 8 Grand Rapids…Oct. 11 Muskegon…Oct. 18 Grand Haven lakeshore and S. Haven lakeshore.

14 Responses to “Frost Advisory Entire Area”

  1. Tonka says:

    I wish it was summer again.

    1. fixxxer says:

      You and me both!

  2. Eric (SE Mason County) says:

    Most likely had our first frost on the 19th here. Left for work around 4am and there was already ice on the car.

  3. Ned S. (Now in South Holland) says:

    I’m currently witnessing one of the most spectacular sunsets that I’ve seen in a very long time. Purples, oranges, grays and reds with billowing lake effect clouds. Outstanding!

  4. Barb says:

    I’m still awaiting any decent rain…

  5. fixxxer says:

    Id take a cool fall if that means a mild winter! ;)

    Still seeing some low 70′s coming. Not great but much better than the 50′s.

    1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      Fixxxer, do you miss the 100′s becuase I thought that was way too hot. Maybe 80 or something.

      1. fixxxer says:

        Naw i was sick most of july so the 100′s were a bit too much. 85 is just about perfect.

  6. Jeff (S.E. Ionia County) says:

    Brrrrr. Got that extra blanket on the bed . ;)

  7. fixxxer says:

    Bill the blog has been dragging for me the past week. Slow loading pages, you may want wood to check their server.

    1. TomKap (Michigan St. & Fuller) Grand Rapids says:

      Been normal for me. You may want to clear out your temp folder.

      1. fixxxer says:

        nope as it’s doing it both on my pc and smartphone.

  8. INDY says:

    2012… Fizzer 1023 post on going my puter would be slowing down 2!! INDYY..

    1. fixxxer says:

      indy why the hell do you care if i post or not? does it “really” bother you that bad?

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