Weds. Thread in Random OrderDecember 17th, 2013 at 10:05 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Click on the picture to enlarge. This image from Jack Martin shows the ice mounds already built up at the Lake Michigan shoreline. Check out the cold coming for the week between Christmas and New Years! Great forecast for those of you who might get skis, a snowboard, a sled or skates for Christmas! The early Weds. AM run of the GFS doesn’t give G.R. a temperature warmer than the upper 20s between Christmas and New Years. It also give G.R. a low of +5 on Christmas Eve and +2 on 12/27. It gives G.R. 0.68″ for the weekend (Sun.) storm with freezing rain to snow. I won’t stay up for the European model, but someone will likely leave a comment on that. Florida, much of Mexico, Cuba and Central America warmer than average for the 3rd month in a row. Record heat in parts of Australia with 114 at Esperance – warmest ever in Dec. Check this out: Lake Michigan ships encountering early ice: ““I don’t recall it ever being this early. We are having to have some ice breaker assistance to get in the last remaining vessels of the year.” WOW! Check out this picture…on the road to Jerusalem – still thousands without power in the Middle East from heavy snow. 126-degree temperature spread in the Lower 48 states today…from 88 at Burbank CA to -28 at Saranac Lake NY. Here’s a pic. of Comet Lovejoy taken from the Alps of SW Austria by Gerald Rhemann. Tues. AM European weekend snowfall forecast. Evening run of the NAM (caribou) for G.R. shows .01″ rain at 33 deg. for Thu. pm…1.3″ snow Thurs. night…and 0.07″ rain Fri. night – that’s as far out as the NAM goes. California wildfire destroys 15 homes. Global number of hurricanes trending downward since the 1990s. After 10 days, Continental U.S. average temperature climbs above average (though global average temperature remains slightly above average). December cold in U.S. leads to record draw of 208 billion cubic feet of natural gas. Check out this picture of the Geminid Meteor Shower from The Pinnacles in Australia. Check out the duststorm in W. Australia. Here’s recent snowfall from SW Michigan, N. Michigan and the U.P. Grand Rapids is now 5.5 deg. cooler than average for Dec. and we still haven’t been above freezing since Dec. 5th. Video of Mt. Etna erupting.