Cool Sunday/MondayMay 7th, 2013 at 4:59 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Picture is tulips at Windmill Is. yesterday…from Jack Martin. See it full screen. The timing on the tulips this year has been just right. The 12Z data is coming in. The best chance of rain looks like late Thurs. into Thurs. night. Most of Friday and most of Saturday will be dry. It looks good for the Riverbank Run (50s at the start and fairly light winds early). Wednesday’s Volksparade (all parades are at 2 PM) will likely be dry. There is a chance of a shower for the Kinderparade on Tues. I’d advise Tulip Time that if it’s dry, get the parade started on time or a couple minutes early. The chance of rain will increase as we head through the afternoon. Saturday’s Musikparade looks cool, northwest wind at 10-20, maybe upper 50s…chance of a shower, but only a chance, it could still be dry. The overnight GFS-plot takes the G.R. temperature to 27 Monday AM. It gives G.R. a high of 46 on Sunday and 53 on Monday. The European has a 2 AM temperature of 34.7 for G.R. Monday AM. That would give us a low around 32. WeatherBell Meteorologist Joe Bastardi says: “…possible record cold Sunday and Monday into areas that if it occurs, would have another fruit tree disaster on their hands ( apples got hammered last year).” I’m not that alarmist right now…we may very well have a 5 mph west wind Monday AM. I’m just saying frost/freeze is a concern. The European doesn’t print out much rain now…just 0.01″ Weds. PM and 0.02″ Thursday. If the Euro is right, it’s not possible that we could see a snowflake mix in with a few raindrops Sunday. It’ll be interesting to see what the morning models say. In any case, hold off on the frost sensitive plants unless you have a way of protecting them. The best chance of frost/freeze Monday will be inland and northeast of G.R. Also, the snow cover is shrinking in the U.P. Here’s the webcam from Krupp’s Resort. A lot of the lakes up there are still ice-covered. Atlantic Mine was down to 4″ on the ground this AM. Also: The high temp for Vostok Station, Antarctica, for the past 24 hours has been -99 F.