SundaySeptember 15th, 2013 at 3:13 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Here’s radar showing the line of t-storms that caused a delay of the NBC NFL game on WOOD-TV. Showers will end from NW to SE this evening and early tonight. Sun. PM model data: The models are dry for Monday and Tuesday. The European model has 1.10″ of rain for G.R. from Weds. night to Sat. AM as we get into a wetter pattern then. The GFS plot has 0.60″ for G.R. from Weds. night to Fri. night. The NAM (caribou) has a low of 32 for G.R. Tues. AM, the GFS is 37 for G.R. and the European would be low 40s. I’ll side with the higher numbers there. The GFS plot has highs of 65 Mon., 69 Tue., 76 Weds., 83 Thurs., 75 Fri. and 73 Sat. The Euro. has just upper 70s on Thurs. for the warmest of the week. With Fri. and Sat. both having a mean temp. of 8 deg. below average, Sept. 1-14 winds up 2.5 deg. warmer than average in G.R. Also, look at the hail storm near Denver and neither rain, nor snow, nor flood, no mudslide…
This is the latest severe t-storm outlook from the Storm Prediction Center for Weds. to Fri.: “WHILE THE PREDICTABILITY/EXPECTED MAGNITUDE DO NOT WARRANT 30 PERCENT EQUIVALENT RISK AREAS…IT APPEARS THAT SOME SEVERE TSTMS MAY BE POSSIBLE ON DAY 4/WEDNESDAY IN AREAS POTENTIALLY INCLUDING THE DAKOTAS/NORTHERN MN. AS THE FRONT CONTINUES SOUTHEASTWARD…A SIMILAR SEVERE RISK COULD THEN POTENTIALLY SPREAD INTO ADDITIONAL PARTS OF THE MIDWEST/GREAT LAKES AND MIDDLE MS RIVER VALLEY ON DAYS 5-6 THURSDAY/FRIDAY.”
So, I get home from church and it’s cloudy and dripping outside. I’m going to stay in and watch football on TV. The Lions are at 4 PM – fine. What options are there. There’s a movie on FOX and CBS has Baltimore and Cleveland (both teams 0-1). Why not Chicago/Minnesota (great game – Bears win on a touchdown pass with 10 seconds left) or Green Bay. I watched the highlights of the Michigan/Akron game on the Big Ten Network – then took a nap – then listened to the Bears game streaming on radio (which I don’t mind…good announcers can make live sports exciting). The Bears are 12-1 at home against the Vikings since 2001. Nice to see (Kalamazoo’s) Greg Jennings playing…good guy.
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