First 60°March 31st, 2014 at 4:07 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The first crocuses have appeared at the Steffen house….up against the house where the snow is gone…others are still buried by snow (my piles are still 1-2 feet on either side of the driveway. We made 63° at G.R., 64° at MKG and Kalamazoo – warmest temperatures since November. With a SSE wind, it was just as warm at the shoreline (61° at the GLERL thermometer at the Muskegon Beach). They’ll drop 10° in 5 minutes when the wind goes west later tonight. We could see a light shower or two tonight with the cool front. The warm air hasn’t made it to N. Michigan. At mid-afternoon, Mackinac Is. had a temp. of 36°. Houghton was 35° with an east wind at 20 mph gusting to 30 mph – not exactly spring yet. There were 3 reported tornadoes in SW Minnesota today…though they were reported as south of one town and north of the town to the south…so I’ll guess it was the same small tornado. No injuries that I saw. There was also a 61 mph wind gust at Norton KS – that was all the severe weather today. The high temperature was 78° in Des Moines, Iowa today, but by 9 pm, the temperature there had fallen to 37°.