Monday PM

October 8th, 2012 at 1:09 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

  Fall colors in Fennville (picture from Jack Martin at ReportIt.  See it here full screen).  Second picture is Lake Superior (from WLUC).  They had rain and snow showers with up to 4″ of snow in the higher elevations around Herman.  Click the pic. to enlarge.  We start this Monday with near or below freezing temperatures in most areas.  The exception is right at the lakeshore, where an onshore wind kept temperatures in the 40s.  It was 35 at the Muskegon Airport at 11 PM – now up to 48 at 2 AM as the wind turned off Lake Michigan.  Big Rapids at 2 AM is 21 degrees cooler than Muskegon.  It’ll get breezy today, with a Gale Warning up for Lake Michigan.  The NAM Caribou takes our temperatures to the mid 50s this PM, and mid 60s inland on Tuesday.  Rain showers move in Tuesday night and another shot of cool air will keep temperatures near 50 on Weds.  We may have another freeze early Thurs. AM or Fri. AM.  A windy storm comes into Michigan next weekend.  We’ll be on the warm side of the system as the center of the low heads toward S. Ste. Marie.   Fall colors will be at peak this week over much of Lower Michigan.  Fall color is running about 3-5 days earlier than last year.  Here’s video of snow in the U.P. from Saturday.  I’m looking ahead to a re-curving Pacific typhoon and a hint from the models (NAO going negative) of a Great Lakes trough for a possible cool down again around the 22nd/23rd.  Some interesting readings on the high temperature map.  The high was 38 at Red Lake, Ontario (north of Minnesota), where they started the day with 8″ of snow on the ground.  To the east, the high was 36 at Pickle Lake…and look at how cold it was in Texas!  The high at Abilene was 49.  The average high for Sunday is 80!  Other highs:  53 Dallas, 47 Amarillo and 59 at Del Rio.  Here’s pictures of snow in Colorado, snow in New Hampshire, snow in Wyoming and sheep being rescued from 7 FEET of new snow in Iceland.  Here’s Accu-Weather’s seasonal forecast.  At this time, I’m leaning toward average temperatures/snowfall…certainly cooler than last winter, with earlier lake-effect snow in November.    Thanks to everyone who stopped by our ArtPrize studio at the Art Museum.  There were long lines at the Art Museum while people moved slow past “Elephants” trying to take in the detail.  Elephants will stay at the Art Museum into November, so you can find a time when it’s less crowded.   We’ll be broadcasting live there thru the Noon Show, then tune in at 5 PM as we unveil our new studio remake.  They were working on it Sunday evening when I stopped by the station.”

Also…FBI checks out Skywarn Spotters?

26 Responses to “Monday PM”

  1. michael g (SE GR) says:

    big Daddy BC says:
    October 7, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Obama still has a commanding lead over Romney despite losing the debate. Ouch!

    michael g (SE GR) says:
    October 8, 2012 at 6:35 am
    Not really a Romney supporter, just like proving Kev wrong..

    1. JB says:

      you know this is a weather blog right?

      please keep your grape kool-aid drinking, obama is my daddy and will pay my bills and rent and shoots welfare and foodstamp carrying rainbows out his bung-hole fantasies to a minimum ok?

      1. JB says:

        and i know…you are just off setting Little babies Daddy spew,
        but dont feed the bootlickers need for attention.

  2. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Well we did have a good amount of frost this AM it did not get all that cold as I only had a low of 32° here. (looks like the low at the air port may have been 33)

    Now looking ahead and while I have very little trust in forecast beyond a few days but according to the new long range guesser over at acculess weather here is a brief paragraph from today’s acculess weather long range guess

    “The European monthlies are in and they are not jumping on long-lasting cold. In fact, there is no below-normal temperatures on the map for December through February. The closest to normal is the Northwest and northern Rockies and also the Southeast extending. These two areas will probably end up having cold shots and the swings are probably why these averages look that way.”

    If that plays out that could be good news for us who do not care for cold weather and not so good for the cold and snow lovers out there.

    1. Barry in Zeeland says:

      Sounds good to me! Where do I sign up?

    2. Travis (Oxford, MI) says:

      Seems to be setting up for an opposite pattern of what they were expecting only a few months ago (very mild fall and early start to winter then cold). Go figure!

      Now, cold October/November then warm Dec-Feb.

      Here’s a good read for the weather geeks of an updated forecast:

      1. Barry in Zeeland says:

        That’s so they can cover all their bases. If they have a forecast for each possible outcome, they will be right.

    3. michael g (SE GR) says:

      Well, the Euro did nail the forecast for last winter. Er, wait a minute……

  3. GunLakeDeb says:

    I was thrilled to see frost this morning – it was 28 at 8 AM, down in the “bowl” that is Gun Lake. But this freeze is what we needed to stop the midges (flies) from decimating the deer herds by spreading EHD.

  4. Irish coffee says:

    Not surprised to see accu-wx feed the snow-weenies in I-95 corridor! $$$ talks(and that area is their prime base).After last winter’s debacle, i’m sitting this one out…..wait, 100″ + for everyone north, east, west, and south of FIXXX– & >200″+ Wyoming ;)

  5. Irish coffee says:

    OT, but gas just dropped < $3/gal…to 2.96 here in So. Haven

    1. Haanstar says:

      dang… I paid $3.83 this morning. I put 100 bucks in my truck and it wasnt even full.

    2. Brad (Lawrence) says:

      I filled up my trucks this morning. It was 3.28 at Marathon in S.H. I was trying to beat it before it went back up to 3.80 something. Had no idea it would keep going down. :P

    3. michael g (SE GR) says:

      REALLY? Still $3.89 in GR.

      1. Irish coffee says:

        Actually dipped briefly to 1.99 @ Shell..but i was too late to that (gas) party,as they sold-out of reg ..though they were offering a mid-grade for 4.00!!!

  6. Mary in Kentwood says:

    Will we have a view of the Northern Lights tonight?

  7. Hugh says:

    What a beautiful fall day. I only wish the leaves would stay on the trees longer. The color has been wonderful!

  8. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Here is another long range guess to look at.


    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      Well, back to my “Native American Weather Rock”: if rock is white, it’s snowing. If rock is wet, it’s raining. It’s the only thing that’s accurate for MY backyard ;-) Otherwise, I have shovels and a snowmobile; and a sailboat and lawn mower. I’m good, no matter what Mother Nature sends our way!

    2. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

      I don’t believe John Dee one bit he is always off with forecast!!!

    3. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

      You know he doesn’t even talk about LE in that long range I mean where in the world is the LE ???? see that’s why I don’t trust him!!!!

    4. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

      also looks a lot like the Accuweather forecast s if he copied them then good luck believing him LOL!!

    5. Irish coffee says:

      To his(John’s) credit, he does issue a “take w/ grain of salt…Santa Ana clause; that said, i don’t follow his logic/reasoning as written disco doesn’t reflect/match-UP w/ map.He talks as if further n/w one is the more likely for below avg snfl, yet puts sw Mi in avg>below avg snfl while leaving U.Pper Mi in white “AVG” border coloring????? Moral of the story — if NOV is COLD, expect a slightly colder than avg. Dec-Feb

  9. Barry in Zeeland says:

    NORTHERN LIGHTS ARE OUT!! They’ve been decently bright the past half hour, coming and going. No reds yet, but bright greens!!

    1. Barry in Zeeland says:

      And right on cue the clouds move in from the west and block the view…..

  10. Hardy Tom says:

    Personally I think it’s time to return to the winters of my youth!

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