Don’t Get Too Used to the Warm Air

May 9th, 2014 at 2:16 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

difax   610temp.new 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 fakeSandstorm in Egypt.   This was not a tornado.

12 Responses to “Don’t Get Too Used to the Warm Air”

  1. TomKap (Michigan & Fuller - GR) says:

    Crap. May as well put the Christmas lights back up. :(

    1. Dikehopper (Fennville) says:

      Ha, that made me laugh.

  2. Scott (robinson twsp) says:

    Christmas in July? :)
    btw. Happy Birthday Mr. Steffen.

  3. Mike M. says:

    This…is not a UFO. It is, however, very bad ass.

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      Cool picture&site. I can never understand with all the high tech cameras, we never see a very clear/focus picture of a UFO. I watch some UFO shows. Years ago I lived near a military base, I seen a lot of strange things in the sky mainly at night time.

      1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

        A lot of pictures of UFO’s look like this bomber.

  4. Dan (Byron Center) says:

    Would it help to boycott the cooler air to keep it from.returning? It was too hot yesterday said this guy never! Seems to only warm up temporarily, can the warmer weather stay around for awhile?

  5. fixxxer says:

    I think those maps are a bit over done.

  6. Daniel (Denver, CO) says:

    The cross polar flow continues, even well into May. Winter storm watch for the Front Range for up to a foot in certain locales in the Denver metro area :( . Higher amounts in the foothills/mountains. A lot of trees are fully bloomed and I can see this storm as snapping a lot of tree limbs. In looking at the latest ECM/GEMS/GFS models, the amount of cold air that is still available in the North is no less than amazing considering we’re only a month and a half away from the summer solstice. Unless there is a major pattern change, I could see the cold creating a feedback loop resulting in a much colder US (at least for parts). Look at how cold the great lakes still are.

  7. Deb says:

    Happy Birthday Bill! Please keep the cold air away. We are heading to the UP next Thursday coming home Sunday, I sure hope we don’t have snow up there like we did last year at this time. Was snowing so bad up there, they had the plows out.

  8. jerry hoag(by the zoo) says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. jerry hoag(by the zoo) says:

    YEAH WE ALL SHOULD JUST START SINGING JINGLE BELLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE ALL THE WAY, OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE, IN A ONE HORSE OPEN SLIEGH….EHHH….JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS…….ETC……….LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW…OH THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL BUT THE FIRE IS SO DELIGHTFUL, SINCE I HAVE NO PLACE TO GO, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW……LOLOLOLOLOL………..

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