Modis pictureApril 16th, 2013 at 7:03 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
This is the MODIS satellite picture of the the Lake Michigan area from Tues. PM. Even though the grass is finally starting to green up in the G.R. area, the overall landscape is brown. You can also see there is still a lot of ice in Green Bay and many of the lakes north of Cadillac and Houghton Lake are still ice covered. Click on the picture or click here to enlarge. Here’s a larger view of the entire Great Lakes. The colder than average Lake Michigan water temperatures are cooling the lakeshore when we have a wind off the water. Today (Tue.) the high temperature was 43 at the Grand Haven beach, 53 in G.R. and 56 in Lansing. The high was 46 on the beach at S. Haven, 56 in Kalamazoo and 60 in Jackson. Everyone in the warm air to our south was in the low-mid 80s today (82 Evansville, 87 at Huntington WV). It was 92 in Tampa and 94 in Ft. Myers FL. The temperature contrast across the front is very sharp. The high was 89 at Fort Smith AR, but only 57 at Tulsa (about 100 miles to the WNW) and in the 40s west of there at Ponca City OK. It stayed below freezing over most of Wyoming, E. Montana and the western Dakotas.