Saturday T-Shower?

April 5th, 2013 at 12:35 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

spc1 spc4  There are the updated (Fri. PM) Severe Weather Outlooks from the Storm Prediction Center for Saturday (on the left) and Days 4-6, which would be Monday (in red), Tuesday (purple) and Weds. (green).  Michigan didn’t see t-storm activity in March (it was pretty cold) and nationally, it’s been a very slow start to the severe weather season.  We only had 17 tornadoes in the entire U.S. in the month of March.  However, SPC does have W. Michigan in the general t-storm outlook for Saturday/Saturday night.  Early next week, there will be severe weather in the S. Plains and that may translate eastward, but generally stay south of G.R.  In the meantime, sunshine this afternoon (we will pick up some high clouds eventually).  It gets tricky beginning tomorrow.  A warm front lifts across the area on Saturday.  That could touch off a period of light snow or a mix north of a line from Whitehall to Big Rapids.   The NAM caribou gives a light dusting to Big Rapids up to an inch in Cadillac.  There could be a brief time with some slick spots on the roads north of US 10 in the AM.  Temperatures warm and any snow melts by noon.  We’ll all have a chance of showers by late Saturday into Saturday night.  The new NAM caribou has 0.12″ for G.R. with most of Sunday turnout out dry.  Temperatures Saturday south of the warm front could reach the low-mid 60s south of G.R., while north of Big Rapids may be in the 30s in the AM and 40s in the PM.    ALSO – the U.P. gets another snow storm!

The high temperature map from Weds. was topsy-turvy with highs of 69 in Bismarck ND and only 39 in Oklahoma City.  Texas was wet and cold, with highs of 40 at Amarillo, 49 at Junction and 58 at San Antonio.  Rainfall totaled 2.36″ at Beaumont, 1.93″ at Houston, 1.44″ at San Antonio, 1.37″ at Fort Worth, 1.19″ at Dallas, 1.09″ at Galveston and 1.04″ at Mineral Wells.  Oklahoma City had 1.89″and Mobile recorded 1.31″.  Record low temperatures were set at South Bend (18), Baltimore (27) and Lihue HI (59).

And the latest on gas prices:  “We had a price hike on Monday (boo!), but today wholesale prices dropped like a rock, and the price to retailers tonight is about $3.33, by my calculation.  With retail prices near $3.79 in Michigan, we have a long way to drop.  So, expect lower prices in the next several days. — Ed Aboufadel

70 Responses to “Saturday T-Shower?”

  1. Skot says:

    Last Line is fine by me.

  2. Nathan says:

    Next weeks forecast looks VERY tricky!

  3. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    SNOW is still in the forecast for NW Lower MI! Possible SNOWSTORM next week for West MI. COLD and SNOW ROCKS! FANTASTIC! Best Spring weather this century!!!!!!!

    1. michigan won says:

      Your an idiot. I thought you were going to do us all a favor and leave until next November or December.

    2. Rodey (Rockford) says:

      Fantastic. All models show much needed rain coming next week. No more snowstorms for 8 months. Fantastic news. I love it. Get used to it.

    3. INDY says:

      wow Rocky great having a fan club that fans us out, but nothing about weather !! Yes highs in the 30′s still it can snow!! INDYY..

    4. gvsualumni says:

      Go to school Rocky

    5. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      We’ve had basically no snow for well over a month now. Not sure what you’re looking at.

      1. fixxxer says:

        don’t you guys get the fact rocky is trolling and he is really jordan? do you think its coincidence jordan aka deb haven’t been on the blog in 6 months?

        1. Cort S. says:

          Where did you get that idea from? Isn’t this year’s Rocky last year’s RJ? RJ and Jordan coexisted last year. They have different personalities and they use grammar and syntax very differently. Not every person on this blog who annoys you has to be a sockpuppet of another person who annoys you. Let’s recap:

          fixxxer and fixxxer’s wrist are different people.
          INDY and Undy are different people.
          Rocky and Rodey are different people.

          Consider the above 3 examples as parody personalities. You 3 (fix, Indy, Rocky) are the most outspoken individuals on this blog, so it’s natural that you would attract a “secret admirer” to satirize you. That “secret admirer” does not have to be someone who normally posts here, as the 1% Rule assumes that 90% of the people on an internet forum are lurkers who observe but almost never post.

          INDY and Uncle Sparkee are different people, though related in real life I believe.
          Jordan and Deb… yes, that’s the most suspicious one.

          Again, let’s stop assuming that every personality who clashes with you is just a sockpuppet of one person, and let’s stop thinking that parody personalities are just sockpuppets of whoever you don’t like. It’s funny that the 3 of you who make the wild accusations are simultaneously the ones being victimized, likely by a 4th party. You all know that you don’t control the parody personality that mocks your adversary, so why do you think that the parody personality that mocks you is controlled by your adversary? Some critical thinking can go a long way, as does the Golden Rule.

        2. fixxxer says:

          im pretty sure rocky “rj” has a few personalities on here. i was right about jordan, Johnathan and deb.

        3. Cort S. says:

          Then, you implicitly give Rocky permission to accuse you of having sockpuppet accounts, and the cycle begins anew.

        4. fixxxer says:

          Cort in the 6 years ive been here ive never had any other name but this one. Unlike a few others on here.

        5. Cort S. says:

          Yes, I know.

    6. Jerry says:

      Copy. Paste. Repeat. Copy. Paste. Repeat. Copy. Paste. Repeat.

      Is that what you do? Why do you think anyone would want to read the exact same post thousands of times? How many of your “possible snowstorms” have come to fruition?

      1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

        Ask him what model he saw that on. He never has an answer for that or at least a logical answer.

      2. fixxxer says:

        rocky is more popular than me on here. good job rj.

  4. DF (SE Mich) says:

    Another cold morning in the teens in A2. It is going to be a nice one though.

    1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      NWS was off again when you pointed out they had high temps only in the 30′s for Mon, Tues, and Wed. Shocker! ha

      Detroit: 44, 41, 42

      1. Travis Ulberg (West of Martin, Allegan County) says:

        Anytime I see a chilly forecast this time of the year, and sun forecasted I almost always add 2-3° to the forecast.

      2. DF (SE Mich) says:

        2 degrees off and then 3 off, cant get closer than that. The 41 was at midnight.

        Much better than you 50′s all week.

        1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

          50′s all week? I said the lowest WXYZ had was 41, and they nailed it! Take them over NWS any day.

  5. Dan says:

    Snow, Thunderstorms, Rain, Wind! We could get all of that in the next week! Gotta love the weather in West Michigan.

    1. fixxxer says:

      no dan i HATE the weather here.

      1. Yup (Grandville) says:

        Fixx… this summer, if there is a day (weatherwise) that is perfect in your opinion. Post it here. Lets get a tally going and see how many days agree with you :) I’m going to say 10.

        1. Tom in Alger Heights says:

          I’ll put the over / under at 6.

  6. INDY says:


    1. michigan won says:

      Can’t seem to decide who’s more annoying… you or Rocky. Oh well, let’s just call it a tie.

      1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

        I agree. It’s like quite a few have said, they have turned this blog into a joke. A great disservice to Bill.

        1. INDY says:

          Only fans that no nothing about weather or should INDY say flys on Bill’s blog!!! Time to swatttt or fly away, Thank u Bills best!!! INDYY..

        2. michigan won says:

          Indyy… I almost feel sorry for you… it seems an almost impossible task for you to put together a cohesive sentence. Keep trying though pal, one day you may actually piece one together.

        3. Rodey (Rockford) says:

          Since your statement is totally incoherent I’m guessing that you are saying that only people who know nothing about the weather are welcome on this blog or people that know nothing about the wather are not welcome on this blog. If it’s the first than I guess you are welcome to stay if it’s the second than I guess you are welcome to leave.

        4. fixxxer says:

          lay off on indy guys. he has been here for many years. if he leaves then i see many others leaving to such as charles, swatz. you guys should be used to him by now.

        5. Rodey (Rockford) says:

          You’re right Fix he has been here many years and his posts used to be intelligent and sensible. The last couple of years he has totally gone the opposite direction and then tries to bully the people who don’t agree with him. As long as you agree with him he is all right with you. Don’t know where you have been but Charles rarely posts on here anymore. Most of the good posters with good weather information have gone away from the blog. The only good ones left anymore are Cort, Slim and Kevin W. and Kevin W. rarely posts anymore which is too bad because he always had good data.

        6. fixxxer says:

          Charles and swatz among others will be back when severe season starts. The weather has been pretty quiet anyways. As far as indy you get used to it.

        7. Rodey (Rockford) says:

          Lol yeah right.

        8. fixxxer says:

          Rodey your new here, trust me.

  7. Nathan says:

    Not sure if this week will be above average (Its won’t) BUT we should receive some much needed rain! By the looks of it, the 12-13 may be very cold, but a warm-up looks likely for the 14th and after. Hopefully the buds start popping out soon, we don’t want it to happen too late this year.

  8. MIke says:

    Down near Gulf Shores for Spring Break Gas is only $3.40 down here..
    need to build a pipeline and pump the cheap stuff back north

  9. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Bill was right. I will see some skiers today. My neighbor said he’s going water skiing! ha That’s gotta be cold!

  10. INDY says:


    1. GB says:

      Hey caps lock guy, your comments are worthless… please keep them to yourself… stay tuned, what ever that means.

      1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

        Be nice to him he’ll figure out how to work the keyboard in time. He just figured out how to set his VCR so he’s getting there.

        1. INDY says:


        2. michigan won says:

          Indyy.. You still make absolutely no sense at all. Also, why do feel this need to meet everybody that disagees with you and your rediculous comments. I tell you what… when you start your own blog let me know. Until then, your name isn’t on this one. You seem to be the fake Indyy.

        3. Rodey (Rockford) says:

          You are the only fake and liar on here. My guess is most people on here are fed up with your juvenile antics.

        4. big Daddy BC says:

          Lay off the Indy. Not cool! Sometimes he’s the ONLY one that makes sense on here.

        5. Bill Steffen says:

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    2. fixxxer says:

      excuse indy but he is still hung over from kid rock last night.

      1. Yup (Grandville) says:

        No, permanently hung over on SOMETHING. :) Just poking fun Indy.

    3. Jack says:

      INDY,INDY..He’s The Man !!! If can’t Keep The Newbie Kids In LINE…Nobody Can !!!! ;-) . And we will Have……FUN, FUN, FUN….. Till BILLY Takes The T- BLOG Away !!! JUST STAY TUNED and CUEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD !!!!! ;-)

    4. Jack says:

      INDY,INDY..He’s The Man !!! If can’t Keep The Newbie Kids In LINE…Nobody Can !!!! ;-) . And we will Have……FUN, FUN, FUN….. Till BILLY Takes The T- BLOG Away !!! JUST STAY TUNED and CUEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD !!!!! ;-)

    5. Jack says:

      INDY,INDY..He’s The Man !!! If can’t Keep The Newbie Kids In LINE…Nobody Can !!!! ;-) . And we will Have……FUN, FUN, FUN….. Till BILLY Takes The T- BLOG Away !!! JUST STAY TUNED and CUEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD !!!!! ;-)

    6. Jack says:

      INDY,INDY..He’s The Man !!! If can’t Keep The Newbie Kids In LINE…Nobody Can !!!! ;-) . And we will Have……FUN, FUN, FUN….. Till BILLY Takes The T- BLOG Away !!! JUST STAY TUNED and CUEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD !!!!! ;-)

    7. Jack says:

      INDY,INDY..He’s The Man !!! If can’t Keep The Newbie Kids In LINE…Nobody Can !!!! ;-) . And we will Have……FUN, FUN, FUN….. Till BILLY Takes The T- BLOG Away !!! JUST STAY TUNED and CUEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD !!!!! ;-)

    8. Jack says:

      INDY,INDY..He’s The Man !!! If can’t Keep The Newbie Kids In LINE…Nobody Can !!!! ;-) . And we will Have……FUN, FUN, FUN….. Till BILLY Takes The T- BLOG Away !!! JUST STAY TUNED and CUEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD !!!!! ;-)

    9. Jack says:

      INDY,INDY..He’s The Man !!! If can’t Keep The Newbie Kids In LINE…Nobody Can !!!! ;-) . And we will Have……FUN, FUN, FUN….. Till BILLY Takes The T- BLOG Away !!! JUST STAY TUNED and CUEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD !!!!! ;-)

      1. Jack says:

        WHOOPIES….I Blame it On The WEATHER !!! ;-)

        1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

          Wow that was real mature. You must be proud of yourself.

        2. Jack says:

          Thanks Rodey ( nobby)… I am Mature, and I’m PROUD !!! CUE: ;-) Lol…;-)

  11. Gerald (GR) says:

    Ten years ago today we had a major ice storm. Got home that night after dark to no power and could see by the headlights that I had a backyard full of broken tree branchs. No power for two days.

  12. Jack says:

    Hey, Indy. KEEP UP THE GREAT Weather WORK ! Maybe a Bring STORM will Come SOON, and BLOW all Theeeee Complainers..A- way….. Stay Cued…. ;-)

    1. fixxxer says:


      1. Jack says:

        Lol…Only The Facts..Fixxer…..Stay Cued ! We are all Ready 4 STORMS !!! ;-)

        1. fixxxer says:

          History tells me we have a full season of fails ahead of us…right swatz? ;)

        2. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          Awwww Fixxxer you miss me, you really, really, miss me! ;-)
          I’ve been around from time/time but get sick of the drama and none sense so I move on until something exciting worth talking about happens, and yes I’m ready for severe weather and yes I’ll have to agree Fixxx, I think we have a full season of fails I’m afraid ahead of us I think the Lk. Michigan will have the full force Lk. Michigan Storm Shredder in high gear well lubed this year, I hope we’re wrong though.

  13. fixxxer says:

    Man you guys are right this place is dead latley.

    1. Jack says:

      ” DEAD” U Say….Hmmm….as in GREATFUL….CUE: Fixxxer it won’t Be Long and we will ( HOPEFULLY).. Watching the RADAR, as T~ STORMS…TRUCK..Our Way. Stay cued, peace !!! ;-)

    2. Yup (Grandville) says:

      No severe weather and crummy weather… sounds about right. I’m not holding my breath for a decent severe weather season either.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Are you related to fixxxer?

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