Pleasant SundayApril 6th, 2014 at 6:22 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
These are the MODIS satellite pictures from Saturday PM for Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes and the last pic. is from WLUC in Marquette, where parts of the U.P. had up to 17″ of snow on Friday (click on the pics. to enlarge). There’s still ice west of our area in Lake Michigan and there was snow on the ground from Newaygo Co. north. You can see the ice breaking up some, but most of Lake Superior, Green Bay and the Straits area still have lots of ice. The average high for Grand Rapids is now mid 50s and I think we can get there today. After a clear and cool start with early morning temps. in the 20s, we’ll see morning sun, then some high clouds arrive from SW to NE ahead of the rain we get on Monday. The Sat. night run of the NAM (caribou) giver G.R. 0.14″ of rain. The most rain will fall to the southeast and the least to the northwest. The NAM (caribou) gives Jackson 0.54″ and Ludington just 0.01″. The European model is similar with 0.17″ for Grand Rapids. There is a Flood Warning out for the Portage River at Vicksburg and there are a number of River Advisories, but no major flooding problems. The NAM would give G.R. mid 40s Tues. and dry for the Whitecaps opener Tues. evening (start time). The European would be upper 40s with a chance of a brief instability shower. The European gives G.R. partly sunny and mid-upper 60s next Saturday. We’ll get another shot at some light rain late Thursday with a weak front. Here’s high temps. for G.R. from the European model beginning today (Sun.): 55, 51, 55, 54, 64, 57, 66 (Sat.) and 70 (Sun)…then we crash into the upper 30s on Monday the 14th (it is April)…so this will be a relatively mild week.
My Badgers came oh-so-close…good game…strange having a #7 and a #8 seed in the final game. Now I won’t be distracted by the game while I’m working Monday evening. It was nice having 3 Big Ten teams in the Elite 8. Severe T-storm and Tornado Risk for the Gulf Coast this PM and for the Southeast on Monday.