Weds. NightMay 28th, 2014 at 11:01 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
This is a late Weds. morning pic. from the S. Haven GLERL camera on the lighthouse (from NOAA Coastwatch). 9:45 pm – Skies are partly cloudy. We’ve been watching the pulsing showers and t-storms in Indiana and Ohio. They are not moving and they are producing some very heavy rain…6.25″ near Cairo OH. I-75 was closed in both directions north of Lima. Here’s radar. Here’s current conditions around the state. We were a little cooler today. Highs will hold in the 70s this afternoon. There was a lot of sunshine Weds. over N. Lower Michigan and over much of N. and Central Indiana. Clouds will be slow to erode this PM. It’ll be partly to mostly sunny and pleasant from Thursday into the weekend, with a chance of showers/t-storms beginning next Sunday night.
Note the May 2014 rainfall so far compared to typical El Nino rainfall (thanks to Anthony Sagliani for posting this – Anthony posts some great pics. and weather info.). We’ll be in a weak-moderate (not strong) El Nino this summer/fall. You can see the significant rain over much of Texas and you can see the heavy rain from Hurricane Amanda, which moved SW of Mexico. It’s hard to get rain into California and the Southwest in early summer, even with an El Nino, but hopefully, their rain will perk up as we get into winter. Heavy rain is likely in parts of Florida in week 2 (around June 8-9). Drier conditions are likely with this pattern across the northern Great Lakes with the storm track south of the Great Lakes into IL-IN-OH and south. WNW upper level flow should bring many nice days this summer. I’ve still got summer in Michigan about 1 deg. cooler than avg.
Also, cool pic. of t-storm over Pittsburgh. May 25 global sea ice area is 5th highest on record, and the highest since 1996 (data here if you want to plot it out yourself)…2.74″ of rain in an hour in Jackson MS…Watford ND Tornado rated EF2 (9 injured)…video of the tornado (profanity warning)…Storm Chaser hit by lightning (he’s OK)…Since Sunday, a total of 14.8″ of rain has fallen in Balasore, India…Tuesday’s global highs: Nawabshah, Pakistan: 118 F (48C); Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia: 117 F (47C); Barmer, India: 115 F(46C). It’s hot in the Desert SW – highs from Tues: Las Vegas 105, Phoenix 107, Palm Springs 104