Warm Air Will Be TemporaryMarch 29th, 2014 at 2:02 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
These are the 8-14 day outlooks from the Climate Prediction Center for April 5-11 (into Spring Break Week for many kids). Click on the images to enlarge. After a couple of mild days Sunday PM (which will actually be close to average) and Monday, it’s back to the same old, same old. We have a good chance of seeing cooler and wetter than average conditions. The average high temperature for Grand Rapids for Sunday is 51°. That goes to 55° on 4/5, 60° on 4/19, 65°on 5/1 and 70° on 5/16. We would best continue to melt what’s left of the snow (which is a lot across N. Michigan) slowly and delay blossomtime as this pattern will keep us susceptible for mid-late season frosts. Cool weather also keeps down the tornado threat here in the Great Lakes (though I do expect the tornado season to kick into gear in the U.S. from mid-April on, with a decent temperature contrast between the cold Great Lakes and the warming South. There were 150 severe reports across the South on Friday as a nice bowing squall line produced damaging winds and hail. A gust of 69 mph was clocked at Hurlbert Field in NW Florida. Winds hit 67 mph at Killeen TX and 80 mph at Fort Walton Beach FL. Hail up to 3.5″ in diameter knocked out car windows in Gatesville TX. Large hail was beltin’ Belton.
Also, check out the time lapse of a thunderstorm in Texas. It’d be fun to watching, like seeing the fireworks on the 4th of July.