We’re Not Done With SnowMarch 16th, 2014 at 9:34 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
These are the Sunday afternoon 8-14 day outlooks from the Climate Prediction Center for March 24-30. Click the images to enlarge. The map on the left is the probability of warmer or colder than average temperatures. The deeper the blue, the better chance it’ll be colder than average and that deep blue cover the Great Lakes and Northeast with a good chance of below average temperatures for all but the Southwest and southern Florida. It also looks wet, with better than average chances (in the green on the map on the right) for above average precipitation for much of the country. The good news is that California and should see some needed rain. We certainly don’t need any heavy rain in Michigan. The combination of cold temperatures and above average precipitation means that we’re likely to see some snow here in Michigan. The cool pattern will likely last into April here in the Great Lakes. The average high temperature in Grand Rapids is 45° on 3/17 and that goes to 50° on 3/28, to 55° on 4/7 and to 60° on 4/19. The Spring Season (Vernal Equinox) officially begins at 12:57 pm Thursday March 20.
Also, nice thunderstorm pic. from Texas Saturday. T-Storm damage from +70 mph winds in S. Alabama and S. Georgia. 6.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Chile on Sunday with several strong aftershocks.