TuesdayAugust 20th, 2013 at 3:16 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
This is another great pic. from Jack Martin. I wonder if the high temperature today will be 84? The high temperature has gone up one degree per day each of the last several days in G.R. The high was 80 on Fri., 81 on Sat., 82 on Sun. and 83 on Mon. The average wind for the past four days (all 24 hours) has been 3.0 mph. GRR has recorded 98% sunshine during that period. The last time we made 85 was 7/22, almost a full month ago. We desperately need rain. Sparta has had less than 1/4″ of rain this month so far. The models all have light rainfall amounts for Thurs. AM (0.13″ for G.R. on the Euro., 0.18″ on the NAM and 0.10″ on the GFS (16-day plot). 26.6″ of rain has been reported at Sangley Point in the Philippines since Saturday. Lightning was visible to the SW of San Francisco overnight. 1.15″ of rain fell in just 18min in North Charleston, SC and nearly 2″ of rain in an hour caused some local flooding in Tallahassee Florida.
Something you don’t see every day…cloud-ground lightning at the San Francisco Giants MLB game. Also, a 37-year old Twinkie.