Don’t Get Too Used to the Warm AirMay 9th, 2014 at 2:16 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The map on the left shows high temperatures from Thursday. Click on the images to enlarge. We made 87 in G.R. (also 87 in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, S. Haven – airport, and Holland – airport). We missed the record high for the date by just 2°. That was 20° warmer than average and the warmest temperature since last 9/11. There were only 4 days warmer than that last August. We were warmer than Daytona Beach, Houston, Brownsville, Phoenix and Tucson! We were 13° warmer than Dallas and 21° warmer than San Diego. It was a different day up north, where Mackinac Is. had a high of 47° – 40° cooler than most of West Michigan. The map on the right is the 6-10 day forecast from the Climate Prediction Center and it’s back to blue for the Great Lakes and most of the U.S. east of the Rockies, where the cool air is coming back for the 2nd half of next week. The overnight run of the GFS-plot shows daytime temperatures mainly in the low-mid 50s from Tuesday thru Saturday of next week.
Some much needed rain fell in parts of OK/TX with 3.27″ in Dallas, 4.50″ at Payne Springs TX, 2.84″ in Greenville TX, 2.49″ in Oklahoma City (Wiley Post Airport). They had 1.96″ of rain at St. Cloud MN. 1Heavy snow totaling 15″ reported 5 miles east of Porcupine, Shannon County, SD – 10″ of new snow in Rushville NE, 8″ at Gordon NE, 6″ of snow fell at Oglala SD and Lakeside NE, with 5″ at Pinedale WY. Interesting article with clear pics. – surviving a typhoon (hurricane) in the Philippines. Jiangmen, China reported 13.12″ of rain in 24 hours! Real or fake? Sandstorm in Egypt. This was not a tornado.