Midweek SunshineSeptember 24th, 2013 at 5:46 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Lake Michigan pic. from Paul at ReportIt. See it full screen. There has been some isolated patchy fog during the early morning. The overnight computer model runs have rain starting either late Sat. night or Sunday am. So, it looks like we’re dry through the day on Saturday. The European gives G.R. 0.20″ of rain Sunday, mostly in the PM and the GFS is a little wetter (0.66″) with the rain Sunday all day on and off. We’ll see lots of sun this week and temps. will warm about 3 deg. each day. Through Monday, G.R. is only +0.3 deg. warmer than average for the month and we’ll erase all or most of that with our cool morning. There were no severe weather reports in the U.S. on Monday. Death Valley CA was the only spot to reach 100 Monday aftn. (they hit 101). There were some warm places: highs of 94 Phoenix, 91 Brownsville TX, 80 Grand Forks ND…and some cool spots: highs of 48 at Caribou ME, 53 at Binghamton NY and 58 at Pittsburgh. Heavy rains are soaking parts of Florida. The ACE Index…a measure of the number and intensity of tropical cyclone active is at 173. Average to this date is 377, so we’re down by about 55%. The first snow of the season fell around Anchorage AK. The latest article on climate change and the IPCC. With mostly clear skies, check out the list of flyovers of the International Space Station. Nice shelf cloud approaching North Miami yesterday. The NWS in Gaylord is doing winter spotter training. Here’s the Pure Michigan weekly fall color report. Also, the challenges of winter. Heavy flooding in the Philippines with 16 fatalities and at least 40 fatalities in Pakistan earthquake.