Three Days of Sunshine!May 29th, 2014 at 2:30 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
FIRST – if anyone knows or can take a water temp. of an inland lake, that’d be interesting to know. Lake Michigan is chilly. The water temp. this AM at Holland St. Park was just 47°. Click on the pictures to enlarge. The picture on the left from Haley Hagen is Miner’s Beach near Munising Sunday at sunset with the ice flows. As of Weds. evening, Lake Superior still had 3.2% ice cover. The middle picture is just after sunset from the Muskegon GLERL camera. The picture on the right is sailboats seen from the Alpena GLERL camera – so you’re looking at 3 of our Great Lakes.
Nice weather through Sunday afternoon! We’ll see mostly sunny, warm days and mostly clear and cool nights. The Thurs. AM run of the NAM (car.) has the next rain starting around 7 pm Sunday evening. The overnight run of the GFS-plot also has rain starting Sunday evening…with periods of showers and thunderstorms from Sunday night thru Wednesday night and a total of 1.49″ of rain for G.R. Through 5/28, Grand Rapids is 0.1° warmer than average for the month of May. The next 3 days will boost that a little, so May will be our first month with above average temperatures in G.R. since last October – but it won’t be by much.
Also, check out the strange clouds just south of I-80 in Indiana on Weds… 7.87″ of rain in 24-hours at Gonzales, LA…6.25″ of rain Weds. near Cairo, Ohio – I-75 was closed in both directions near Lima OH Weds. evening. Here’s a pic. of the tornado near Houston yesterday. Here’s another pic. of the twister. Landspout tornado near El Paso, Illinois. High temps. Weds: Boston 50°, New York 60, McComb MS 72, San Diego 71, Richmond 92, Orlando 90, Bismarck 88, Laredo 98, Las Vegas 100, Phoenix 104. May rainfall: 3.31″ Grand Rapids, 10.42″ Houston, 8.98″ Lafayette LA, 7.05″ Victoria TX, 7.89″ Austin TX, 8.22″, Waco 7.75″, Baton Rogue, 7.18″ Longview TX, 5.23″ Lubbock, Laredo 3.37″, 3.39″ Dallas, 2.83″ Brownsville, 4.97″ San Antonio, 3.83″ Corpus Christi, 4.33″ New Orleans, 3.55″ Amarillo, 2.26″ Midland.
Thurs. AM at 7 am local time, Barrow, Alaska reported snow, a temp. of 21°, a NE wind at 17 mph and a wind chill factor of +6° – Nuiqsut AK had 29° and freezing rain.