Weds. High Temps.March 28th, 2013 at 1:11 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Milder weather and some sunshine for West Michigan for today, Friday and Saturday. It will be a bit cooler near Lake Michigan, but inland areas should make upper 40s today, near 50 Friday and low-mid 50s on Saturday. Showers are likely Saturday night into at least early Sunday as a cold front comes thru, with a couple of relatively chilly days to follow on Mon. and Tues. The days continue to get longer at the rate of nearly 20 minutes per week. The official sunrise (first tip of the sun appears over a totally flat horizon) is 7:31 AM and the sunset (last tip of the sun disappears over a totally flat horizon) is at 8:05 PM.
The cold is easing up a bit over the country, but some spots remained relatively chilly on Weds. Here’s some high temperatures from Weds. with the average high in ( ): Grand Rapids 45 (49), Lafayette IN 40 (54), London KY 42 (62), Bluefield WV 36 (58), Nashville 53 (65), Buffalo 40 (46), Erie 38 (48), Huntsville AL 54 (68), New Orleans 60 (74), Boothville LA (mouth of the Mississippi River) 56 (72), Gulfport MS 55 (72), Atlanta 55 (68), Tampa 59 (79), Key West 64 (79), Havana, Cuba 70 (81), Jonesburo AR 54 (65), Springfield IL 40 (57), Columbia MO 43 (60), Ottumwa IA 46 (55), Watertown SD 37 (44), Minot ND 23 (43), Sidney MT 39 (52) AND in ALASKA: Fairbanks had a high of 10 and a low of -30, the average high for Fairbanks is 31. The mean temperature was 28 deg. below average. Nome had a high of zero. The average high temperature is 20. Anchorage had a high of 20 with an average of 37. In Hawaii: Honolulu 78 (82), Lihue 75 (79) – Lihue has had 3.95″ of rain in the last six days!
Grand Rapids has had 12 days in a row with cooler than average temperatures and 15 of 16 below average. The month is 4.5 deg. cooler than avg. in G.R., 5.1 deg. cooler than average in Battle Creek and 5.2 deg. cooler than avg. in Kalamazoo. Check out the records in the U.S. in the past week. In other weather news: Heavy snow caused a major roof collapse in Saskatchewan, Canada. A “freak tornado” caused 12 fatalities in the Philippines. Record cold in Columbia. Twenty-Five dead from the recent cold in Poland, total for the winter now 175 fatalities. “Unprecedented cold” in the U.K., where March could be the coldest in 50 years. Germany, coldest March since 1987. Unseasonably cold in Florida. High temperatures the past 2 days in Tampa 20 degrees below average!