A Dry WeekAugust 31st, 2013 at 4:49 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
This is Storm Total Rainfall for Friday from the Nexrad Radar at the GRR NWS. Quite a bit of rain fell in the Detroit and Chicago areas. Holland had between 1/3rd and 1/2″. You can make out the rather small t-shower that caused the delay in the Bronco-Spartan football game. Much of the area had nothing to a couple hundredths of an inch. This looks like a dry week. There is a weak and moisture-starved front that may kick off a couple of showers/t-showers long about Sunday evening. It’s pretty iffy. The next front about late Weds. is also weak and moisture-starved. No sign of anything drastically cold….we’ll see highs from the low 70s to mid 80s across Lower Michigan this week. The European has no measurable rain at all for G.R. through next Friday. The GFS plot has only 0.01″ for G.R. thru Sept. 9th! That’s probably overdone on the dry side, but there will be precious few minutes of rain over the next week.
Also, the El Reno, Oklahoma tornado has been downgraded from the EF5 to EF3. From Dr. Ryan Maue: “Thru 8-days, nothing well-organized in tropics w/GFS 00z. Amazingly quiet for early Sept for Northern Hemisphere.” Significantly more ice in the Arctic than one year ago. Yesterday a wind gust of 75 mph was reported at Skokie, Illinois and 73 mph at Tiffin, Ohio.