Severe WeatherApril 23rd, 2014 at 1:06 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
No severe weather here in Michigan. We’ll have a nice afternoon. We started the day on a chilly note, with low temps. of 32 in G.R., 31 in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, 29 in Kent City and Sparta, 27 at Baldwin. It got down to 18 at Iron Mt. and Kenton in the U.P. and 17 at Paulding. At least the winds have died down. With the help of a strong, late April sun – we’ll see temperatures head into the 50s this afternoon. These are the Severe Weather Outlooks from the Storm Prediction Center for this afternoon (Weds.), Thurs. and for Day 4, Day 5 and 6 (the weekend/Monday). There will be severe storms today in the Plains from Nebraska down to N. Texas. The green General Thunderstorm Outlook comes up to the edge of Lake Michigan on Thurs. – showers are more likely here, downwind from a chilly Lake Michigan. Then, over the weekend, we’ll see more severe weather in the Plains from KS and SW MO down to North Texas and eastward. The severe stuff will stay to our south. Here’s the U.S. severe weather reports for Tuesday. There were no tornadoes, just one marginal hail report and 18 wind damage/strong wind reports – including several from NE Idaho.
Also, check out the sideways view of the Earth’s atmosphere from the Intl. Space Station…also from NASA Earth – A thin, crescent moon with Earthshine…and check out this shot of fog at Niagara Falls.
One week until May and more snow is on the way for the U.P. The high temperature Tues. was just 34 at Spincich Lake and Grand Marais, Munising reached only 35. As of Tues. evening, there’s still 25″ of snow on the ground at Hoist Basin, 23″ at Mohawk, 19″ just southeast of Houghton, 17″ at Munising and 6″ at Marquette (airport).
The NAM (car.) gives G.R. a high of 55 today (Weds.), 60 on Thu. and 62 on Fri…along with 1/3rd inch of rain Thurs. night. I’m tired…not staying up for the European. More later today.