Great Start to the Weekend

June 5th, 2014 at 2:04 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

festival of the arts  b93 bash  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 stormLooking 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.

22 Responses to “Great Start to the Weekend”

  1. Jack says:

    On This Date in MUSIC HISTORY !!! 1964, The Rolling Stones played their first-ever live date in the US when they appeared at the Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, California. The Stones were supporting their first album release The Rolling Stones, in North America. The Stones are Currently Touring, 50 YEARS LATER !!! Stay CUEDDD….. BILL : Are You MCing On Any Particular Stage at FESTIVAL ?????

  2. Jack says:

    On This Date in M.I. Weather HISTORY !!! On June 5 in Southwest Lower Michigan…

    Torrential rains soaked much of the region. From four to six inches of rain on June 5th and 6th caused widespread flooding. Both Lansing and Grand rapids set records for daily rainfall in the month of June with 5.47 and 4.22 inches, respectively.
    A tornado moved across southern Clinton County from near Eagle to seven miles north of Lansing. One farm home was torn to splinters and scattered.
    Severe weather brings tornadoes to southern Lower Michigan late on the evening of the 5th and into the morning of the 6th. The southern part of Battle Creek is hit by a tornado right around midnight. Three houses and the Chapel Hill Methodist Church lost part of their roofs and approximately 100 trees were downed. Part of Calhoun and Kalamazoo Counties also received heavy rain that produced flash flooding. Stay CUEDD …… ;-)

  3. Dan (Byron Center) says:

    Nice days! Blame the Tiger’s issues pn the shabazz? 4 and 16 over the last 20 will not get it done!

  4. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Today looks to be a very nice day and the forecast for the next several days also look to be very nice. While there is a little “nip” in the air (Temp here is 54°) the sun and blue skies look great this AM.
    On the other side of the coin here we are on June 5th 2014 and there is still a snow pile on Mackinac Island and the snow patch is still on Mt Ripley near Houghton and I am sure there are other spots in the UP where there are some sort of snow piles left that just tells you how cold the spring was and how much snow there was on the ground last winter. Oh here is the link for the snow patch on Mt Ripley.

    And now there is word of the price of gas going back up to almost $4.00 a gallon so while the weather looks good the price on gas not so good on the old wallet

  5. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Yesterday was barely a cool day here. -1 below average. First cool day in two and a half weeks!

    Looks like another nice warm up coming. WXYZ has all 80-85 for the 7 day period starting a week from now.

    1. INDY says:

      Gone Fishing?

      1. steven (Derby Lake) says:

        Free weekend Saturday and sunday.

  6. GunLakeDeb says:

    Ugh – glad I filled up with gas earlier this week. They can come up with whatever excuses/reasons they want – I still say the reason for the high gas prices is because it’s summer and we want to travel. Happens every year.

    1. Barry in Zeeland says:

      Hey GLD, my daughter is out your way today. She has her class trip to the state park on Gun Lake. I think they’re bringing along 6 or 7 boats for the kids as well so they can go skiing and tubing. Might be a little busier than normal on your lake today.

  7. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

    I Love The Mid 70′s :>

  8. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    An absolutely picture perfect day today! I should have played hookey.

  9. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    Ed was right again. Gas prices have already jumped back to $3.99 this morning.

  10. Jeremy (Three Rivers) says:

    Hey if anyone’s in GR tomorrow you should come see the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony perform. We’re scheduled for 3:30 to play “Pictures at an Exhibition”. Weather looks perfect for it which is good because my orchestra’s been rained out before. I play violin. Just offering in case you’re out at Festival.

    1. Jeremy (Three Rivers) says:

      It’s free of course.

  11. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    The above average temps continue :)

  12. Hudsonville Barn Cat says:

    Was the B-93 Bash where they had the big flooded parking lot a few years back? Or was that Ionia Free Fair? I remember seeing pictures of it.

    1. That was in Ionia. My sister was there when it happened and there car was nearly underwater..

    2. steven (Derby Lake) says:

      The Bash was at Ionia fair grounds.

  13. The only thing that worries me is when you enter these dry patterns it seems once you get far into them they are very hard to break. Hopefully it doesn’t come to that but I am just going off experience. I picked up about a quarter inch of rain yesterday so hopefully that can tie me over until our next rain. It was much need and my lawn is starting to green up again

  14. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Grasshoppers on radar….? Any body come across this..? Lol

  15. mr. negative says:

    Can we agree that Festival is old, tired, worn-out, and something left-over from the 70s?

    What about merging it into the Artprize?…an opportunity to make both events better?

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