Partly Sunny Today, Rain Mid-WeekJune 9th, 2014 at 3:18 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Icebergs floating on Lake Superior – 2nd week of June! These pics. are from the MQT NWS facebook page (and Allison Tripp Pontynen and Virginia Killough). The pics. were taken Sunday. There are STILL floating ice chunks in Keewenaw Bay and L’Anse Bay – in the 2nd week of June!! Here’s a MODIS Lake Superior satellite pic. from Sunday. Here’s a Lake Michigan MODIS picture from Sunday (from NOAA Coastwatch). Check out the ice on the Arctic Ocean on the Barrow AK webcam. Barrow is north of the Arctic Circle, so they get 24 hours of daylight at this time of year. The warmest temperature Barrow has had this year so far is 38°. Here’s North American snow and ice cover. There’s still some snow in far north Quebec and Nunavut. Hudson Bay is still ice-covered and there is still some ice at the north end of Lake Winnipeg. The town of Alert in northern Canada hasn’t been warmer than 28° through the first 8 days of June. If you like winter, check out the Mt. McKinley (AK) forecast. Check out the snow in the country of Chile. Record cold this past weekend in Central Canada. Parts of northern Manitoba are in for 6-12″ of snow, falling heaviest around the Hudson Bay shore, including Churchill. Residents of eastern Turkey “astonished” by late season snow. Lava fountain in Pavlov AK. CHECK THIS OUT: A tornado AND snow! Here’s national severe reports from Sunday (tornadoes in Colorado and NE New Mexico). Funnel cloud spotted from Pike’s Peak. WOW! Snowplows used to clear hail in Colorado. WOW, check this out: Lightning “obliterates” tree.
Model update – some sunshine today – though both the NAM caribou and GFS plot have 0.02″ of rain for this PM – this would come with lake-breeze convergence showers with a general ne wind and a wnw wind off the lake in the afternoon. The European is the wettest for midweek with 1.02″ of rain for G.R. from Tues. evening thru Thurs. AM – the NAM (car.) has 0.30″ Weds. The GFS -plot has 0.23″ mainly Weds. PM. I’ll put a little more weight on the European numbers right now. Severe weather is unlikely, though not impossible – it doesn’t look like a good situation. Whew..4 am – goodnight. Oh – if you were at festival around 5 pm and you heard a loud boom – that was part of the act at the City Stage on Monroe Mall…loud bangs go well with beach balls, I guess.