Cool, Dry, Morning Frost

November 13th, 2012 at 8:51 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

   Cool and dry weather will prevail the rest of this week.  We’ll see partly-to-mostly sunny skies on the whole into early next week.  Temperatures will slowly moderate from the low 40s tomorrow (Wed.) to the low 50s over the weekend.  Average high temperatures are now in the upper 40s.  Today’s high of 38 was the coolest high temperature since last March 30th.  Light winds over the next several days will make  the days feel more comfortable.   Snowfall Monday night ranged from a trace to 1.2″ with most areas getting a dusting.  Up north, 3″ fell at E. Jordan, 3.5″ near Cheboygan and in the U.P., 6″ was reported at Winona, 5.8″ at Alston and 5.2″ at Pelkie.  (image from WLUC)

Temperature departures from average thru the first 13 days of November:  Grand Rapids -1.7°, Battle Creek -2.4°, Kalamazoo -2.8°.   After a wet October, we’re back to a dry pattern here in November, with just 0.27″ of precipitation so far.

Odds and ends:  (coming)

18 Responses to “Cool, Dry, Morning Frost”

  1. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

    It looks like the GFS is pointing out a pretty good snow storm towards the end of November towards November 30 I sure hope this holds true:)

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

    I’ve heard others predict NO snow for us through the rest of the month.
    Loving this so far….

  3. PAUL says:

    Most of Canada has snow on the ground allready.The same from the North Dakota to Colorado and points north. I’m thinking we will have and average winter this year.I’m hoping for some big snowstorm from the south this year though.will have to wait and see what going to happen.

  4. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

    Accuweather now has 6″ of snow for my area on the 28th I’m liking the sound of that :) but as we all know “Michigan” anything will be possible rain, storms, severe storms, or even a severe winter storm we’ll just have to wait n see!

    1. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

      Or just plain ole sun!

  5. Jen says:

    Hope your Accuweather forecast is right Jordan! I would LOVE a big snow to finish out this month, and all winter too. Any word on Bills Winter Forecast?

    1. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

      The gfs model is pointing it out too but it is still 15 days out so chances right now are only .1% but that could continue to rise each day as we get closer and closer lets just wait and see :)

    2. Brad says:

      No winter forecast this year. Bill blames Obamacare :-) .

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Now that is the funnest thing that I have heard all day! Just great :)

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          Now that is the second funnest thing I have heard all day!

        2. Bill Steffen says:

          Another CNN spelling error…it’s “Succeeds”.

    3. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Any forecast outside of 4 or 5 days is total garbage and plain voodoo medicine!

      1. joanne says:

        I don’t blame Bill for not forecasting this winter. He has been beat up too many times for the terrible forecasts over that past couple of years. Why put yourself out there if you don’t need to!

        1. big Daddy BC says:

          Yeah, but the dude makes $200 K per year to forecast. He can’t just NOT do it. There goes his pay-for-performance bonus! LOL What’s he posting, anti labor stuff again? Is this a political blog now?

          Have you seen this?

          http://extremeicesurvey.org/

        2. Bill Steffen says:

          Wish I made 200K. It’s sure a drop in the bucket compared to the 151 million that the taxpayers lost on LG CHEM: http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/target_8/Volt-no-jolt-LG-Chem-employees-idle or the 535 million the taxpayers lost on Solyndra: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-09-18/news/ct-met-kass-0918-20110918_1_solyndra-loan-guarantee-obama-fundraisers-obama-white-house

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