Dry Until Further NoticeAugust 15th, 2013 at 3:56 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Click on the map to enlarge – this is the national high temperature msp from Weds. Lots of places cooler than average east of the Rockies and along the West Coast (LAX hasn’t had a high temperature above average since 7/17). Even the 109 at Phoenix was only 4 deg. above average. It was hot in S. Texas, but storms cooled parts of NW Texas down in El Paso. The afternoon high was only 66 in O’Neill, Nebraska. Our 71 in G.R. was 10 deg. cooler than average. The European keeps us dry for the next 7 days…with temperatures gradually warming into the mid-upper 80s. Yesterday the Muskegon GLERL weather station on the beach had a high of only 62.9. The water temperature at Muskegon St. Park was just 48 Weds. AM. I’ll update in the late morning. Between shows, I’m going to try and get away with daughter #2 to partake in Restaurant Week…I’ll probably let her pick the place, but a lot of good deals. She went to the Whitecaps game Weds. and she is going again on Fri.
11:45 AM update. There’s a very weak trough passing through the area. This has brought a little band of clouds over the G.R. area. It’s not totally impossible that someone could catch a sprinkle out of this. In general, it’ll be partly cloudy this afternoon. Last night’s European model did print out 0.01″ for G.R., but the air is very dry and most all areas should stay dry this afternoon. Here’s a satellite loop, Grand Rapids radar, current weather observations in Michigan and a surface weather map.
Low temperatures Thurs. AM: Leota in Clare Co. dropped to 32! The lowest in the state was Doe Lake in the U.P. at 31. It was 36 in Leslie, 38 at Houghton Lake, 39 at the Kalamazoo Nature Center, 40 at Cadillac, Hart and Nunica, 41 Scottville, 43 Alma, Hopkins and Entrican, 45 Jackson, Charlotte, 46 East G.R., 47 Lansing (which used to get much cooler on calm, clear nights…this weather station (and Big Rapids) were moved to different nearby locations…the result being warmer low temperatures on calm, clear nights. This change is reflected in the climate record).