Warmest since last Sept.April 29th, 2013 at 4:01 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Kite in the setting sun at Lake Michigan – from Beachbumjoe at Reportit. Click here to see the picture full screen. 3:15 AM – The t-storm in far S. Wisconsin near Janesville has been producing hail…up to 2″ in size near Waterloo IA. It’s weakened and should continue to weaken as it comes east. The models never get the cool air here…so look for a relatively warm week. Blossomtime is coming. Temperatures are near 70 inland now…but only 52 now at the beach in Muskegon and 59 on the beach in S. Haven with the lake breeze. A deck of high-level cirrus clouds is coming in from the west. Low-mid 70s today…it could be 80 tomorrow and Weds. For Grand Rapids, the European model prints out .17″ of rain tonight into Tues., .02″ Fri and .40″ Sunday. Most of the Lower 48 states is warm (for a change this spring). It was the first 100 of the year at Phoenix on Sunday. Thermal CA hit 107. It was 90 at McCook NE and 89 in Ft. Myers. The high was 78 in Denver and Huron SD and 73 in Traverse City. Much cooler and wet weather will move into the Central Plains, W. Iowa and Missouri with the cold heading south into Texas, where temperatures will be 15-20 deg. cooler than average for midweek.