Great Start to the WeekendJune 5th, 2014 at 2:04 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Two of the big events going on this weekend are Festival of the Arts in downtown Grand Rapids and the B93 bash (pic. on the right). The weather looks fantastic for the next 3 days with lots of sunshine, light winds and pleasant temperatures. The overnight run of the GFS plot model gives G.R. only 0.06″ of rain on Sunday and 0.04″ Monday night into Tues. AM. The European model keeps G.R. dry over the weekend with just 0.06″ next Weds. We are in an overall dry pattern and we should be grateful for the rain we get. Areas north of Kent Co. that missed the rain yesterday (Weds.) are going to start to get dry, so be careful with campfires, disposing of smoking material, etc. this weekend and next week. The longest days of the year occur over the next five weeks. Sunrise is early now at 6:05 am and sunset is at 9:17 pm. We have a half moon in the sky tonight. It was a cool start to this Thursday…here’s some morning low temperaures: 49° Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, 47° in Holland, 44° Muskegon, 41° at the agricultural station near Belding, 38° Cadillac, 34° Champion in the U.P.
Also, a 111 mph wind gust measured in Hugo, Colorado…Injuries, unknown severity; trees uprooted; utility poles downed leading to several fires. Here’s radar pic. of the Hugo storm. Looking east at the Hugo storm…and looking east from Denver. From the Denver Airport – mammatus on the left and a rainbow on the right. 4″ of rain fell 1 mile S of Lone Oak, KY…Water rescues, residents trapped in homes at Lowes, KY. 76 mph gust 3 miles E of Gove, KS. 6.89″ of rain in 7 hours at Centerville, TN. 3.55″ of rain in 15 mins at Centerville, TN, according to Mesonet.
And…this gas price from Ed: “Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 6:50PM: “Since last week’s hike, wholesale prices have remained where they are, while retail prices have drifted into the $3.70′s. With retail margins heading back to nothing, we are set up for a hike back to $3.99 on Thursday or Friday. Not sure what happens after that.” — Ed A.