SundayMay 18th, 2014 at 1:59 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
First, check out the ice left on Lake Superior near Duluth on Saturday! Wow! We’re now a month and 3 days from the Summer Solstice and it still looks like winter there. The picture on the left is the Great Lakes MODIS satellite picture (from NOAA Coastwatch). You can see the ice left in Lake Superior…lots of ice on Lake Nipigon above (north) of Lake Superior. You can see the mostly clear skies downwind from Lake Michigan in the stable air and the building cumulus (and scattered light showers) well inland. In the middle, GLERL shows that Lake Superior ice is now below 9%. The picture on the right is from Harvey Alley, showing the beautiful blue sky and puffy cumulus clouds above the Bowne Church and Cemetery. Click on the images to enlarge.
The overnight run of the NAM (car.) model gives G.R. a high of 64° today (cooler near Lake Michigan)…upper 60s Monday – Chance shower or t-storm Monday night thru Tues. night (though most of the time it won’t be raining), with the wind turning west Weds. AM – The GFS plot also has a chance of a t-storm or shower Mon. night. Weds. is the warmest day on the GFS at 78 – that model would give us a pretty good Memorial Day weekend with lots of sunshine and pleasant temps. for most of the weekend.