Three Warm Dry DaysSeptember 30th, 2013 at 12:02 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
This guy is either signaling “touchdown” as the Lions beat da Bears, or he’s really excited about being on Maranda’s TV-show (“Where you live”). Maranda’s show is live this week by the Art Museum. Come on down and watch the show live. We often get the crowd involved. Purdy the Clown will be there and maybe the very entertaining juggler that has been working the crowd the past few days.
This coming week will be the warmest week we will see until probably next April or even early May. We’ve got three beautiful, warm early fall days coming up for Monday – Wednesday. There will be patchy fog overnight. With the later sunrise and the lower sun angle, the fog/low clouds may linger in some areas until mid-late morning, but everyone should see some sun in the PM. Temperatures will be pleasantly in the low 70s Monday PM. A surge of unseasonably warm air should push temperatures close to 80 (10-15 deg. warmer than average) for Tuesday and Wednesday. Showers start at some point on Thursday and showers are in the forecast for Friday and Saturday. Significantly cooler air will arrive at some point next weekend. The European is a little quicker with the cool air than the GFS and would have temperature in the mid-upper 50s on Sat. The GFS keeps us in the relatively warm air Saturday, then the cool air pushes in for Sunday. The Sunday PM European gives G.R. 1.03″ of rain late this week, the GFS has 0.39″ Thursday/Thursday night…a break for most of Friday, hen 0.29″ Fri. night into Sat…and .03″ on Sunday”. This should be a significant change to a cooler pattern, so if you like sunny, warm weather – enjoy the next several afternoons.
Most of the country was warm Sunday, with a few of the relatively warm high temperatures: 74 Caribou ME, 83 Pierre SD, 92 Brownsville TX and 94 Phoenix AZ. It was cool in the NW with highs of 56 at Seattle and Portland, 54 at Spokane and 42 at West Yellowstone MT. Barrow, Alaska reports 5″ of snow on the ground and Noatak was 18 Sun. AM. Rainfall in our area Sat. night/early Sunday totaled 0.25″ at Grand Rapids, 0.42″ at Muskegon, 0.17″ Kalamazoo, 0.60″ Houghton Lake, 0.48″ Sparta, 0.38″ Allendale, 0.29″ Middleville. Heavy rain and strong winds in the Pacific NW. Seattle had 1.71″ of rain. Wind gusts hit 72 mph at Lincoln City OR, and check out the snow at Whistler/Blackcomb in British Columbia. Here’s a picture of the meteor that lit up the sky Friday evening in Ohio. There’s 5″ of snow on the ground in Barrow, Alaska.