Tuesday PM

July 23rd, 2013 at 1:45 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local  The last of the showers/t-showers is pretty much east of I-69 and moving out.  We had some lingering clouds over W. Michigan as I write this at 1:45 PM.   It’s anywhere from partly cloudy to mostly cloudy, but drier air will work in and we’ll be partly cloudy and pleasant this evening.  Dry and pleasant for tomorrow and Thurs…cool low 50s tonight, mid 70s tomorrow PM, near 80 on Thurs.  The GFS has the best chance of rain Saturday AM.  Red flags at most of the Lake Michigan beaches for possible strong breakwater currents.  Water temperatures were still warm this am, but should fall some with the brisk NW wind.

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42 Responses to “Tuesday PM”

    1. fixxxer says:

      Why dont you quit posting things that arent for our area.

      1. DF (SE Mich) says:

        For once I agree Fixxxxxxx, we don’t care over here.

        1. fixxxer says:

          This is a “west” michigan weather blog. Detroit doesnt count.

      2. Rodey (Rockford) says:

        Then why do always mention how the weather was when you lived on the east side of the state. I think this blog is for anyone who lives on this gosh darned beautiful world of ours not just the one block you live on. Get used to it.

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    2. Paul says:

      If Bill doesn’t want on his blog, he’ll block it.

      1. big Daddy BC says:

        Block it? Weather from Eastern Michigan? LOL He will block liberals, environmentalists, democrats, moderate republicans, union members, or scientists, but weather reports? Now you’ve gone too far.

        1. Bill Steffen says:

          LOL! I don’t block any of those individuals and I don’t block you. You allow me to respond with facts and data that the mainstream media just doesn’t cover and that people are very interested to know. Here’s a great climate update from Dr. William Gray, a Fellow of the American Meteorological Assn. and the famous Colorado State Hurricane Climate Forecaster. Remember he was the one who said that the “global cooling” scare in the 1970s was nonsense:


          Also, Dr. Roger Pelkie Jr.’s Senate Testimony: http://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=a6df9665-e8c8-4b0f-a550-07669df48b15 Nice to actually have some climate sense after Heidi Cullen’s nonsense about “73% increase in downpours” from global warming: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/07/18/heidi-cullen-at-senate-epw-73-increase-in-heavy-downpours-not-supported-by-data/

      2. Paul says:

        I NEVER said that Bill has blocked ANYONE. He has the option to, but never has.

  1. Dan says:

    Cold front is on the move. Is that really a high of 72 that I see for Saturday? Mad Max gets win 14! I hope Miggy is not hurt bad! Anybody happen to hear if Peralta would be getting suspended for PEDs?

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      MLB is such a joke, suspend the dopers already!!!

  2. Dan says:

    Will not would

  3. TrippedUpDaddy(Belmont) says:

    I’m thinking the next few days of temperatures in the lower 80′s to upper 70′s is going wipe out the “above average temperatures” our week in the 90′s brought on earlier. Unless August turns into a scorcher, which it could, we might be looking a cool overall summer in West Michigan this year.

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Average highs are falling at this time of year and are already down to the low 80′s. I don’t think it will come close to wiping it out. Those nights were way above average last week.

      1. fixxxer says:

        July-august is usually the hottest months. Thats unless you live here. Im seeing just a bunch of below average highs coming.

        1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

          Temps fall throughout August, especially the second half…….

      2. TrippedUpDaddy(Belmont) says:

        Running the numbers, if we hit the predicted highs and lows for the next 7 days it will come really close to cancelling out the hot weather for July. Average temps are about 73 for the month, and I’m seeing an average around 73.5 if the predictions hold.

  4. fixxxer says:

    Back to the typical pattern i see.

  5. Zach says:

    Photo gallery of Kalamazoo MI Storm Damage


    Also another warning just issued for the Lower peninusla of Michigan


  6. Dan says:

    Summer is not over yet! I bet we get several really nice days through September!
    Temps in the mid 70s with a comfortable breeze!

  7. Sandi says:

    Just returned from Rockford. Welcome relief today – nice breeze, sunny, and low humidity. It doesn’t get any better.

    1. SBPortage002 says:

      I agree..beautiful comfortable day.

      1. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

        I was working outside this morning and it was still VERY humid. It was awful…then all of a sudden the skies cleared, the wind picked up, and the dry air moved in. I love cold fronts!

        1. Kathy Byrne says:

          I too love summertime cold fronts!

  8. INDY says:

    U better turn your heat on fixer and oil your bot up more storms in New York….Out in real yards leafs are falling fall is coming fast…..GET OUTSIDE AND RAKE…..Stay tuned INDYY

    1. fixxxer says:

      Knowing the weather here it wouldnt shock me to have to use my heat soon.

    2. Jack says:

      Indy, Just a CUE, 2 Help US RAKE::: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUESvITrvsI. Crank it UP !!!

  9. michael g (SE GR) says:

    Great out this afternoon. Was almost chilly working out by the lake, with a NW wind coming in 20-25 mph.

  10. Nathan says:

    Wow beautiful weather in EGR!

  11. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Looks like we are in for a very cool mid/late July night. I am now already down to a cool 67° I would not be too surprised to see many temps in the 40′s tonight in Michigan!
    I am not sure if this was posted before or not but here is some info from the storm damage in the UP and the “heat wave” up there as well.

    1.Storm damage


    2. UP’s “heat wave”


    As you can tell the term “Heat Wave” is all in the Perspective. When we were in the Kansas City area and the temps were in the mid to upper 90′s not once did we hear anyone complain about how “hot” it was. Anyway the next week or more it looks like we will be on the very pleasantly cool side. Heck fixer may have to get his winter coat out (if he ever took it off)

    1. Barb says:

      It’s supposed to be in the 40s up here tonight. It’s already in the 50s.

  12. mr. negative says:

    A week of summer with temps in the 90s, and now an October north wind. Toss the calendar, and hope for a summer in 2014.

  13. Barry in Zeeland says:

    Just back from Mt. Pleasant tonight. Awesome weather last night for the Motley Crue concert. A bit hot till the sun went down, then near perfect temps. Couldn’t believe how many people were packed in to see them, even familys with their little kids. That’s just nuts. They looked and played better than ever though, even seemed to be in better shape now than they were 15-20 years ago.

  14. Nathan says:

    Why do people dislike the 70′s so much? It is great for outdoor activities!

  15. Barb says:

    How much rain did GR really get in the last couple days?

  16. big Daddy BC says:

    Here’s the month outlook. Anybody’s guess.


    1. Bill Steffen says:

      Hmmm…not a single location in the U.S. cooler than average? That’s about as likely as Kate Middleton using the National Health Service in England to have her baby! I’ll give $100 to the Red Cross if we don’t have a weather station with below average temperatures in the U.S. in August!

      1. Brad says:

        These maps are done at scale, my friend. Isn’t “EC” equal chances for above or below normal temps?

        1. Bill Steffen says:

          True…but still…it’s seldom you see a below average (blue) probability on a 30-day or longer CPC forecast. This is the 1/2 month forecast for March 2013 compared to actual:


          This is the CPC spring forecast vs actual (note they did better for rainfall, but temperature was significantly colder than forecast):


  17. TomKap (Michigan St. & Fuller) Grand Rapids says:

    56 already here at my house. I think 40′s are a sure bet.

  18. Brian (Grandville) says:

    Now this is what I call a cold front. My dad left for his annual fishing trip to central Ontario yesterday, might be a bit chilly up there.

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