Happy HalloweenOctober 31st, 2012 at 12:56 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Since we’ll still have a few widely scattered light showers and sprinkles around, I’ll leave radar at the top of the blog. We could see a snowflake or a very small amount of sleet/ice pellets, but that would be isolated. Temperatures will remain above freezing, so roads may be wet at times. Temperatures will be in the low 40s while the kids are out this evening with inland winds this evening around 10-15 mph.
Here’s WOOD-TV Interactive Radar, looping radar. Check out the current conditions, regional radar, GRR radar, northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar and Milwaukee radar. Here’s the College of DuPage Radar Map, Storm total rainfall, the local warning/advisory map and the National warning/watch/advisory map. You can checkout the latest Grand Rapids NWS discussion, the Northern Indiana NWS discussion (includes the Michigan Counties that border Indiana), the discussion for Northern Lower Michigan, and Eastern Lower Michigan. Here’s the Spyglass Condos Weather Station the S. Haven GLERL station, the Muskegon GLERL station, the Grand Haven Steelheaders webcam and weather station, and the weather station at Holland State Park. Check out the WOOD lightning tracker and U.S. lightning Marantha Webcam at Lake Michigan and links to webcams. Here’s the infrared satellite loop (night) and the visible satellite loop (daytime). Here’s Lake Michigan water temperatures. Here’s storm total rainfall for W. Michigan and E. Michigan. Here’s data from the mid-lake buoy and the Wind Map.
Snowfall from Sandy: 29″ Redhouse MD, 28″ Davis W VA, 22″ Newfound Gap NC, 20″ Mt. LaConte TN. Rainfall: 12.55″ Easton MD, 11.67″ Wildwood Crest NJ, 9.57″ Virginia Beach VA. More wind reports: 88 mph Montclair NJ, 86 mph Westerly R.I., 81 mph Allentown PA, 79 mph Highland Beach MD, 68 mph Cleveland OH, 63 mph Portland ME, 60 mph Gary IN. Tuesday was the 2nd day in a row that temperatures held in the 60s at Tampa and Orlando. It was the 2nd day with a 56 deg. high temperature in Atlanta. Other chilly highs: 46 Knoxville TN (2nd day in the mid 40s), 39 Bristol TN, 37 London KY, 36 Sault Ste Marie, 30 Chapleau, Ontario (north of S.Ste Marie), 19 Red Deer, Alberta. Record low barometer readings: Harrisburg PA 28.46″, Baltimore MD 28.49″, Trenton NJ 28.31, Atlantic City 28.00″, Lowest pressure over water 27.76″ (this was NOT a record…the lowest was during hurricane Gladys in 1977).
It’s also been very cold in Alaska. Tuesday morning it was -14 at Bettles and -7 at Fairbanks. Fairbanks has been below zero 5 of the last 9 mornings and they are running 2 deg. cooler than average for Oct. Record lows in southern Alaska: 14 Yakutat, 11 Juneau (broke record by 12 degrees) and 15 at Eaglecrest (broke record by 13 degrees).
Grand Rapids will end October slightly cooler than average for the month and the period from August 1 – Oct. 31 will be very close to average for temperatures and slightly above average for rainfall.