FridaySeptember 6th, 2013 at 4:20 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Picture of a mantis from Sheree Cooke from Otsego on the WOOD facebook page. It’s a clear and cool start to Friday. At 2 AM it was already down to 39 at Cadillac. The overnight European model gives G.R. a whopping 0.01″ of rain Saturday evening, then 0.21″ next Tuesday night with the stronger front. The GFS has 0.15″ Tues. night. The GFS Caribou gives G.R. a high of 91 next Tues. and the Euro. has the G.R. temp. at 89.2 at 2 PM Tues. Nothing really cold out to 9/21 at least.
Severe weather was in the Western U.S. on Thurs. Vancouver, Canada had a thundershower (they average 4 days a year with lightning or thunder). There was a 70 mph gust near Bend OR. At mid-afternoon, the only severe t-storm watches stretched from E. Washington state and NE Oregon thru Idaho into W. Montana. Portland OR had more rain in 16 hours Thursday (1.2″) than they had in July and August combined. London, England reached 85F yesterday, the warmest Sept. day since 2006.