Dry Week AheadAugust 13th, 2013 at 2:19 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
This is storm total rainfall from Monday. Click the pic. to enlarge. There was one relatively narrow band of heavy rainfall from Allegan and Barry County east to the Detroit Area, where 1-3″ of rain fell. North of about Muskegon-Sparta there was nary a drop of rain. Rainfall for Monday: 0.69″ Grand Rapids Ford Airport (August rainfall 0.90″ (-0.49″ from average) – yearly precipitation 31.32″ (8.8″ above average)), 2.98″ W. Martin, 2.70″ Richland (5.25″ for August), 2.57″ Parchment, 2.51″ Bellevue, 2.50″ Climax, 2.46″, Fennville 2.32″, Detroit, 2.25″ Marshall, 2.09″, 2.00″ Scotts, Jackson, 1.96″ Battle Creek, 1.92″ Allegan, 1.77″ Grand Junction, 1.63″ SE of Wayland, 1.47″ Kalamazoo Airport, 0.95″ Delta Twp. (west of Lansing), 0.88″ Holland, 0.75″ Zeeland, 0.51″ Hudsonville, 0.50″ Daybreak Church (Georgetown Township), 0.49″ Jenison, 0.42″ Allendale, 0.32″ WOOD (Heritage Hill), trace at Muskegon (0.34″ for the month, 0 at Shepherd (0.25″ for the month) I’ll add some rainfall totals in the morning. There is about a 15% chance of a light shower or sprinkle today mainly well northeast of G.R. Most of us will be dry for the next week. The European model has no rain for us through at least next Monday. We have a cool couple of days…with many highs in the low 70s today and lows Weds. and Thurs. AM near 50 in the cities and mid-upper 40s in the outlying areas. The pattern change will bring slowly warming air back to Michigan for this weekend and especially next week, when highs at least several days should will the mid-upper 80s again (maybe even 90).