A Little SunshineNovember 28th, 2012 at 2:07 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Check out the snowman here at Krupp’s Resort at Twin Lakes in the U.P. That’s over a foot of snow, an afternoon temperature Tuesday of 20 degrees and you can see the lake is freezing over. After a few overnight snow showers and flurries (looks like an inch of new snow in many areas north of I-96), we should see a little sunshine today (Weds.) and Thurs. There was a nice halo around the moon for a few hours last night, before the clouds thickened up. We’ll be in the mid-upper 30s during the day today. The overnight NAM (Caribou) model gives G.R. a high of 39 today, 47 tomorrow and 44 on Friday with generally dry conditions. The GFS gives G.R. 0.05″ of what could be a mix of precipitation Friday AM with temperatures of 32-35 (which means main roads would just be wet, even if we got snow). For high temperatures starting with Weds., the GFS has 38,43,38,47,54,56, with the cold front coming thru about early afternoon Tues. The model gives us 0.2″ of rain mainly Sat. night then more rain with the front on Tuesday and a windy, cold day with snow showers next Weds. The European gives G.R. 0.07″ of precipitation Friday AM (light rain or a mix) with temps. also of 32-36 (wet roads). It has quite (relatively) warm air over us with temperatures in the low-mid 50s from Sat. PM until the front comes thru Tues. around noon. The European has our temperature reaching 60 on Monday. The last time we reached 60 in December was in 2008. The warmest day ever in Dec. was 12/5/2001 with a high of 69. In Dec. 1982 we had five days with highs from 61 to 67. The warmest Dec. in G.R. was 1889, followed by 1923, 1982 and 1931.