Dry Until Further Notice

August 15th, 2013 at 3:56 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

max temps   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).


27 Responses to “Dry Until Further Notice”

  1. Jack says:

    Dry Until Further Notice , Wow, That’s a First !! Lol…. In Honor of The Anniversary of Woodstock , Kicking Off in 1969 on August 15 th !! A CUE :: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4nyT7an1Mc. ENJOY!!! Literally ! ;-)

  2. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Next week with all the heat and humidity we’ll be wishing for a day like today.

    Looks like 10+ days of heat. Might even continue into September.

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      I hope it continues right into tailgating season :)

    2. Cliff(Scotts) says:

      Thank goodness, make up for the 3 plus weeks of cool air!!!

  3. haanstar says:

    Anyone else noticing leaves are starting to color already?

    1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      I am as well

    2. Lisa (Caledonia) says:

      Yup. It’s pretty typical for this time of the year to see leaves changing a bit here and there, though Bill mentioned to me that the dry weather has helped to push it along.

  4. DF (SE Mich) says:

    It is looking below average through Monday, then it will be nice to finally have some typical summer again. Our average high still only tapered off 2° from the maximum of summer.

    1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      My average high yesterday was only 80, and it is falling fast.

      I think it’s closer to 77-78 for next week. That means I could very well be 10+ degrees above average for a prolonged period.

      1. DF (SE Mich) says:

        … and Flint max average high is 82°. Next week is 79-80° for average high and doesn’t fall fast until September.

        Unless the MD-80 effect is in full force, no +10° even for Flint. The Detroit NWS is catching on not even mentioning the Flint temperature in the preliminary summer climate report.

      2. Mark (East Lansing) says:

        We’ll need that type of heat just to make average for the month.

  5. Dan says:

    Remember a few years ago we had a cooler August (by average standards) and then that following October it was warm? I remember taking my kids for Halloween and the temps were warm. (Mid 60s at least)I cannot recall if we had a snowy Winter that year. It would have been about 2002-03 or something, if memory serves me correctly. Interested to see how this Fall will play out. I’m kind of hopeful for a mild Autumn! Looking forward to “the last hurrah” with summer time temps?

    1. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

      The year you may be thinking about could have been 2004 see my post below for more info.

  6. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    Holy cow, we may break 70 today!

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      You made it to 72° yesterday ;) .. but -11° below average for the day with that cold morning.

  7. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    It’s a warmer day today then the past few days as at my house its now up to 78° with lots of sun now after some clouds earlier.

    This a answer for Dan from a post of his above.
    While this August has seemed to have been on the cool side. August of 2004 came in at only 66.1 for the whole month, So far this month is running at 67.4° with a nice warm up still coming. Anyway back in 2004 that September came in at 65.1 and then October came in at 50.5. With October 29th having a high of 71 and then 70 on the 30th with the 31st coming in at 51° for the high. Now for the snow fall that season the total for the 2004/05 winter was 81.7 with 10.3 falling in November that year. And January 2005 was the snowiest month of that season with 27.8

  8. Dan says:

    Good info! Thanks, Slim. What are your thoughts regarding this Fall? Do we look to have similar weather from that year in 2004?

    1. fixxxer says:

      You cant predict the weather by going by what other years did. Slim just likes to look at statistics which dont mean much.

  9. fixxxer says:

    Can we just get a totally clear day here? I swear were the cloudiest state ive ever seen.

    1. Jack says:

      Helllllloo fiixxxer ::::: sssssssshhhhhhh, In other WORDS !!!! http://imeepatino.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/achmed.jpg ;-)

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

        Aren’t we (GR) in the Top 20 ‘cloudiest cities’?
        I remember hearing that years ago – and really couldn’t dispute it. Mostly because of the Lake.

        Anyone know if that kind of list exists? or was it BS from the beginning?

        1. Jack says:

          So, G.R. Is in Top 20 Bill ? If I read that Info. correctly !!

        2. Jack says:

          14 th Place Right ?

        3. Jack says:

          Thanks BILL!! ” On Behalf of The Beatles” I hope I Passed theee Audition…..Lol.loll, Stay Cued..YEAH??

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