FridayMay 3rd, 2013 at 4:34 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
A little drier air has come in from Ohio. That and time of day have ended the showers at the lakeshore, which totaled 0.15″ at Muskegon and 0.07″ at Holland. There was some lightning in Berrien Co. An ESE wind will keep us dry and partly-mostly sunny over the weekend.
Also, Key West Fl had 5.2″ of rain Thurs., that’s a lot more than their 3.51″ average for the entire month of May! Boulder Colo. had 12.1″ of snow on May 1 – that nearly doubled the previous May record daily snowfall of 6.2″. The temperature dipped to 17, also a record low for the month of May at that location. Early this (Friday) morning, it was snowing as far south as Benton, Arkansas, where roads had slick spots! 16″ of snow fell in Mellen, Wisconsin. It was the snowiest May storm ever in Iowa. The state had an average snowfall of 2″ spread out over the entire state (old record 1.2″ in 1947). In Des Moines it was a record total snowfall for any single day in May. Six inches of snow fell at Mason City, with 11″ at both Britt and Forest City IA. 18″ of snow fell east of Hayward WI, with 16″ at Mellen WI. Goodhue MN had 17.5″.
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