Breaking NewsApril 26th, 2014 at 3:09 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Saturday evening, I was one of two auctioneers for the South Olive Christian School Auction. It ran from 5:30 pm until around 11 pm. I’m not an auctioneer – I beg and plead (and jokingly tell them winter will last all year if they don’t bid) and it seems to work. It’s in SW Ottawa Co. The auction raised nearly $30,000 for the school. I’ve been doing this auction for probably 20 years…maybe more.
The visible satellite loop (daytime) shows clouds north of US 10 in Northern Lower Michigan (I can see them from my house on the northern horizon) and lots of ice left on Lake Superior. At 3 pm Saturday – it was sunny and 55 degrees in G.R., but only 40 in Benton Harbor and at the Muskegon beach. The S. Haven beach weather station showed 39 deg. Cadillac was cloudy and 41. Munising in the U.P. was 35 with a 20 mph north wind and a wind chill of 24.
Moderate Severe T-Storm Risks for the Sunday and Monday (not here). The risk area for Tuesday has come a little bit farther north in Indiana. Magnitude-6.5 earthquake 44 miles (71 km) NE of Nuku`alofa, Tonga. The GFS plot has measurable rain for G.R. every day next week…most of the time dry, mostly just occasional showers – warmest day is Tuesday, upper 60s. European model not in yet. Much of Europe is going to get a bit chilly. The S. Haven beach looking bright Saturday afternoon.