WeekendJune 6th, 2014 at 3:15 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Another beautiful pic. here from Jack Martin – click to enlarge – I’ve got a hundred of these beautiful “wild” daisies in my yard. I even mow around a couple clumps in the back yard. Here’s a quick model update (Fri. night runs). Chance of showers Sat. night/Sunday. The NAM (car) has 0.04″ for G.R., the GFS-plot has the most at 0.19″. The European gives G.R. just 0.02″. So all 3 have a little rain, but not much. The GFS plot also has a pretty good soaking for the next Tues. night into Thurs. with 1.25″ for G.R. and the European gives G.R. even more at 1.52″. No 90s on the long-range European. They tested sirens Friday at noon in some places…we always have the siren test at the start of Festival – noon on Friday. I’ll be emceeing the City Stage at Festival from 4 – 7 pm and the Calder Stage from 7 to 10 pm. Sunday I’ll be emceeing the Circle stage from 3 pm to the end. I first emceed a stage at Festival in 1975 or ’76 – it was before I met my wife and I remember it well – my first day it was cool and I had a jacket. Everything was on the Calder Plaza, no roads were blocked off. There were 3 stages, the Calder (which was about half the size of the current stage, if I remember right), the Outer Fringe (all accoustic, no electric out there) and the Children’s Stage, where I was that Saturday morning. I wish I had taken some pictures back then. We are in the General Thunderstorm Outlook from SPC for Sat. night and Sunday, nothing severe and this may be more showers than thunderstorms. More rain for the Plains from N. Texas to S.D. – putting a real dent in the drought there…SW Texas to California should remain quite dry thru the early summer.
Also: Also: An 87 mph wind gust was recorded at Oklahoma City weather station at 1:20 am CT, NWS reports. Heavy rain caused widespread street flooding in the Wichita, KS area. Magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Alaska. Wind gusts up to 70 mph reported in Goodland, KS. Nineteen tornadoes and 320+ severe reports on Friday. Gust to 85 mph near North Platte, NE. Gust to 79 mph at Cannon AFB in New Mexico and at Gove KS.