Cool Pattern ContinuesMarch 6th, 2014 at 2:17 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Cool will rule. Click on the images to enlarge. On the left is the 6-10 day temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center and on the right we have the 8-14 day outlook that runs from March 13-19. Looks like a cool St. Patrick’s Day. We better get Cedar Springs to start making a little green flannel. It’s the same old-same old…trough and cooler than average weather in the East and a ridge with warmer and dry weather in the West. The average high temperature for Grand Rapids is now 40…by St. Patrick’s Day it’s 45 and by the end of the month, average high temperatures are in the low 50s (so by then a day that’s 10 degrees colder than average would still be in the low 40s. The days continue to lengthen at the rate of 2 1/2 minutes each day. The change to Daylight Saving Time (spring ahead one hour) is this weekend.
Model update: Some sunshine today and cool…temps. in mid-upper 20′s this afternoon. The NAM (caribou) has 2.2″ of snow for G.R. on Saturday and 0.7″ for Kalamazoo. The GFS plot and European keep us basically dry. We get a little light rain/snow around next Monday, but the main storm will pass to the SE of Michigan. That storm will pull down another batch of chilly air from Canada for the middle of next week (Weds./Thurs.). The good news is not a lot of precipitation over the next week and temperatures will moderate a little.