Long Range Still Cool

March 27th, 2014 at 1:35 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

814temp.new    814prcp.new   These are the long-range outlooks for April 3-9.  You can see Michigan is trending both cool and wet relative to average.  In fact, the Weds. afternoon European model gave G.R. 5″ of snow on April 3rd.  After the Sunday PM/Monday warm-up, the European has G.R. back only in the 30s for April 1-4.  So, enjoy the brief warm-up.  This won’t be spring for good.

Also, before and after pictures of the Washington landslideCool pic. of the tornado-spawning supercell north of Sacramento on Weds. (see thread below for tornado details).   Here’s another pic. – funnel floats over power lines.  Here’s a funnel cloud on one side of the pic. and a rainbow on the other side!   Snow pics. from Cape May, New Jersey.  It’s their 3rd March snowstorm and this is the snowiest March ever for Cape May.    WHOA!  Check out these MONSTER Mammatus clouds in the Netherlands.    This is why it’s hard to attempt to walk across a “frozen” Great Lake even if it were to get to 100% ice covered (which none of the lakes did this year.  WOW!!!   114 mph wind gust – appropriately named down!  Wow again!  Check out this video!  Strongest nor’easter since 1993 superstorm!  Winds at Grand Étang, Nova Scotia were sustained at 71 mph, gusting to 102 mph.  Nice satellite pic. of the nor’easterBuoy records 118 mph wind gust.   82 mph wind gust, damage reported on Nantucket.   Wow AGAIN!  Check out this full Earth picture of the nor’ easter!

22 Responses to “Long Range Still Cool”

  1. Jacob G says:

    Wow is right, the US big cities dodge a big one. Most of the modeling for weeks now kept hinting at a 93 type storm to come out of this pattern.

  2. Jacob G says:

    Concerns continue to grow for next weeks system looking at latest hires Euro. Could be a ice storm for some. 850 temps go above 0 Celsius while surface temps below 32. Stay tuned as a high impact storm is looking more and more likely for Thursday-Friday.

    1. jake says:

      The euro is kind of inaccurate. They said we would get a foot of snow from our most recent snow event. That obviously didn’t happen. At least not in grand rapids

  3. Cali1005 says:

    Once again Bill makes a post about cold and snow. I knew the positivity wouldn’t last long.

    1. suehelen says:

      My thought exactly.

      1. Jeff (Fremont) says:

        Wow, people are such weenies about the cold and snow, that they blame the a meteorologist for mentioning the weather. Grow up pansies, or move.

        1. yooper4021 says:


    2. Brian (Grandville) says:

      Well I guess if the forecast said warm and dry, he would’ve wrote a thread about warm and dry weather. Don’t shoot the messenger people.

  4. Cali1005 says:

    And why the hell did you have to bring up 5 inches of snow. ENOUGH ALREADY

    1. SW Kent says:

      He put it in there because the model is predicting it. He didn’t make it up. Settle down people.

  5. jake says:

    I think bill is a more mature version of tocky. Wants the snow and cold until may. I don’t believe we will get five inches of snow until i see it with my own eyes.

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      Do you grasp how ridiculous that sounded?? It’s like saying your doctor diagnosed you with cancer “because he likes cancer”. I’ll bet NOBODY would rather report “warm and sunny” more than Bill who is surely sick of all the griping he’s been hearing about the cold weather….

  6. jake says:

    Yeah but he never when we are going to warm up. He says we might get 5 inches of snow and leaves it at that.

    1. Lisa (Caledonia) says:

      Well, if there’s nothing that points to that, there’s nothing to tell. It’s impossible to know if a forecast weeks and weeks out is going to be completely accurate. If you’re curious, though, here’s one guess as to what the next 16 days will bring. I can guarantee that this forecast will change 100 times between now and then (in fact, it changes several times a day).


        1. Lisa (Caledonia) says:

          Thanks! :)

  7. yooper4021 says:

    It’s all a conspiracy. Rocky, Indy, Bill, NWS, all of the forecast models – it’s one big fix for COLD and SNOW!!

    1. Lisa (Caledonia) says:

      Totally. We should insulate our homes from some of that extra tinfoil we have lying around after making hats. ;) <– tongue in cheek :)

      1. Lisa (Caledonia) says:

        *with (Wish we could edit posts here… ha ha).

  8. GunLakeDeb says:

    Amazing before-and-after pictures of the Washington landslide. Gives a better grasp of the size/magnitude of the damage. Those poor people had no warning, other than knowing that area was unstable to begin with – the recent slide was the 5th one in the same area. The only good news coming from that area is that the “missing person” list has been cut almost in half once they eliminated duplicate names

  9. Barb says:

    At least we’re not alone in being below normal–more than 1/2 the country will be below normal.

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