Mid-Month Cool Shot

July 9th, 2014 at 3:34 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

610temp.new   gfs_namer_180_1000_500_thick Click on the images to enlarge.   The first map is the 6-10 day temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for July 14-18.  The dark blues indicate a high probability of cooler than average temperatures.  The map on the right is the overnight GFS model valid at 8 am on the 16th, showing a thickness of 558 over Grand Rapids (I know, that’s technical – it means relatively cool air for what is typically the hottest part of the year.  The overnight European model takes our 850 mb. temperature down to 5.6°C on the afternoon of the 15th and gives G.R. a 2 pm temperature in the mid-upper 60s.  Based on that, I’d go for highs inland in the low 70s and holding in the 60s at Lake Michigan with a west-northwest wind.  It’s a week out, but the pattern does look cool by July standards for the middle of next week.  There is a slight chance of a brief shower or t-shower today, mainly inland – but any activity would be widely scattered.  The European gives G.R. 0.42″ of rain this weekend and 0.28″ next Monday night with the cool front.    Tweet from Joe Bastardi:  “got a look at ECWMF (European model) through Jan. Major Alaskan ridge. Jet cuts into California. Supports our idea, nasty winter for US.”   Rememeber, weak El Ninos can bring cold winters to the Great Lakes.

Also, four fatalities in severe storms (tornado?) at Smithfield NYOne fatality, 6 injured in Maryland severe storms.  Look at the damage to this Maryland home.   Neoguri now a tropical storm.  It’ll produce heavy rain and gusty winds throughout much of Japan today.   Recurving W. Pacific typhoon often means a trough and cool air in the Great Lakes/Northeast in 6-9 days.  Check out the hail and mud near Flagstaff AZSmoke from Canadian wildfires coming down into U.SNice double rainbow over Washington D.C.

118 Responses to “Mid-Month Cool Shot”

  1. TomKap (Michigan & Fuller - GR) says:

    Can’t believe Rocky The Troll hasn’t chimed in on this one yet. Guess his mom forgot to wake him up.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      You are a lunatic and thanks for listening!

      1. fixxxer says:

        Do us a favor rj, next lightning storm go play some golf. Fyi no one cares what the winter will be like.

        1. matt says:

          @fix + a gazillion

  2. Dan (Byron Center) says:

    He will be here. It’s so interesting how so many heret only when Rocky comments. I have no problems with Rovky. The dude likes the cooler weather.

    1. TomKap (Michigan & Fuller - GR) says:

      Disagree. He said back in the Winter that he would disappear once Summer arrived and he clearly hasn’t. He only posts to annoy – adding nothing to any conversation.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Wow you you some serious mental issues! Get a grip and grow up!

        1. fixxxer says:

          Look whos talking.

        2. matt says:

          Rocky just curious are a latch key kid. Thats when your parents both work and you are home alone.

    2. Ned S. (East of Holland) says:

      Yeah, quit trashing Rocky. He’s all right!

  3. Dan (Byron Center) says:

    * here. Rocky

  4. Dan (Byron Center) says:

    Cooler weather in the long term. Temps may struggle to reach 70 in next week’s forecasted highs. I like all of. It! All weather is fantastic except, Tornados. As Sony Eliot used to say, It ‘s the only weather you’ve got!
    How about those Tigers? After a rough 1st inning for JV, he settles down. Offense erupts for 14 runs!

  5. LOL I don’t want another hard winter after the one we just had.

  6. Michael g (se GR) says:

    Love the post on next winter! We’re closer to next Christmas than last Christmas already.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      +100 Trillion!

  7. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    The GREAT news just keep on rolling! Below average temperatures are coming! Who knew?

  8. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Here is the 8-14 day CPC outlook as well! I love it!

    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/814temp.new.gif

  9. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Still no 90′s in sight! The summer of no hot weather continues! INCREDIBLE!

    1. kevin. w says:

      Take a trip and get off the computer, go golfing, go see the great outdoors of Michigan. I’m in Minnesota getting ready to go into Canada and the boss is driving the big RV for the first time. I just come on here to see what’s going on/people have to say, but why do you always have to be an ass on here. Go out do something and who cares if its the coolest/hottest summer or worst frigid/snowiest winter ever. Get off your ass quit being an ass to people on here and do something. Obviously you have to much time on your hands and Woodtv doesn’t care to much on what happens on this blog. Sorry if I have offended anyone else on here but whatever happen to just simple things on this blog. Hope everybody has a good day!

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        You are delusional! I have been traveling all over the great state of MI seeing the sights, golfing, para sailing, hiking, etc,etc! You really need to chill out and get a life! WOW!

      2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        The almighty kevin has spoken and is showing his ignorance again and again! Imagine that! Get outside and enjoy this fantastic weather! Thanks for listening!

        1. matt says:

          In all honesty theres no way you are older then twelve. I really feel sorry for your parents

      3. matt says:

        @kevin excellent point if enjoyed the summer and your posts

      4. Ned S. (East of Holland) says:

        Kevin,w apparently has an anal fixation it appears. :-)

        1. Ned S. (East of Holland) says:

          Not knocking Kevin.w. He’s all right too.

        2. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

          Kevin w is rodey.

      5. Scott (robinson twsp) says:

        agree

  10. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    We are in the Black Hills area of SD (Spearfish) off to see Devils Tower today went to Mt Rushmore and Custer State park yesterday. Its been sunny wih mild temps here for the most part. Temps depend on elevation yesterday it was from the uppers 60′s to the low 80′s today is expected to be warmer with low to mid 80′s Seen we missed all of the storms back home the past few days. and it sure looks cold when we get back home. Also I see its the same old BS still on this blog.
    SlimJim

  11. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    BTW on we seen temps in the 90′s on last Sunday (92°) and guess what??? No one was complaining and yesterday AM it was in the mid 50′s here and lots of people complaining so that just goes to show you how out of touch the few personas and their many names are on this blog Well its 730 AM here and its getting time to go and enjoy!
    SlimJim from Spearfish SD

  12. Alger Dave says:

    Bill, don’t give us bad news about next winter without free Prozac for your blog followers! Or maybe you’re just trying to help us get a jump on the masses for FL condo rentals. Either way, not sure if I want to say ‘thank you’.

    1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      ROFL!!!! I agree AlgerDave!

  13. fixxxer says:

    Craptastic summer. Cool rules right boll?

  14. fixxxer says:

    Bill*

  15. fred says:

    trolls evidently don’t work either.

  16. Not to but a damper on the “cold weather lover” but Intellicast is not keen on the cool air for very long. It has one day down to 70 and that is July 15. After that it is mid to upper 70′s to follow so this “cool down” is going to be brief it looks like. Those temps have been boosted up from yesterday by 3-7 degrees

    1. Michael g (se GR) says:

      Mid to upper 70′s is still 4-8* below normal highs, a fairly large departure for mid-summer.

  17. Regardless, its going to be below average for some time. I am just trying to show glimerse of hope because there are many people that do not like this forecast (including myself). Why do you think depression is most common in the northern states.

    1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

      I am hoping the cooler weather sticks around, i am thinking A/C units will be going cheap soon. I will grab a couple when they do, hot muggy weather will be back. maybe not till next summer, But it will be back!

    2. Sandy (Hudsonville) says:

      Lack of sunshine. But we are having some beautiful sunny cool days. Not winter weather at all.

  18. Dan (Byron Center) says:

    Kevin w. I hope you will continue posting here. I have always enjoyed reading your posts! You havesome excellent weather knowledge and I learn from reading it!

    1. Barry in Zeeland says:

      Agreed! A whole lot more informative than some other people here that seem to make it their mission to rack up as many posts as possible in one day that all say the same thing. It’s such a shame for Bill that he has to read this garbage everyday. Just the same thing over and over, throw out a post, wait for a reply on it, then ambush that person with as many insults and name calling as possible. At least when school starts again he won’t be posting till around 4 in the afternoon instead of all day long.

      1. kevin. w says:

        Ya thanks guys and I’ll keep posting and I’m just about ready to cross into Canada within the hour. I’ve got about two day travel left before I get to Lake Winnipeg. I could get there in a day but I hate rushing in a big camper. I did check the weather this morning and you guys maybe getting alot of heavy weather the next 2-3 weeks. Well have a good day I guess its going to be my turn to drive and cross the border. I wonder if my wife is hiding something in the camper and worried about customs that the driver has to be responsible for. LOL. Have a good day.

      2. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

        Barry I couldn’t agree with you more

        1. Red in Allegan Co. says:

          And I would just like to add a “me too!”

        2. Tim (Spring Lake) says:

          Same here. Bloggers like Kevin and Cort do SUCH a good job of breaking things down to those of us who have questions about the weather. (As does Bill, obviously…)
          It is such a nice change of pace from the endless antagonistic posts that others put up just to tick people off.

  19. bluegill says:

    Minus 2.7 for the month in TC. Had to touch the heat the last couple mornings. A bit warmer this weekend and then back down to mid 60′s next week.

    1. Paul says:

      Just below me is a stupid comment by GayJohn!

  20. John (Norton Shores) says:

    An EF-0 tornado was confirmed by the NWS today in Ionia county from Sunday nights storms.

  21. John (Norton Shores) says:

    If anyone has any tips on how to get a profile pic on here that would be great, thank you! :)

  22. I can guarentee you we are not done with muggy weather around here. There is even some people saying summer is over. Really? August can be a very hot month some years. September can even offer some hot days so we are not done with the muggy heat. I am not sure how warm those months will be but it Will be muggy and hot again some days, its just a matter of time.

  23. These upcoming cool days will be a relief though I will say that. But it may be just be a touch to cool.

    I remember I have been out hunting in my tree stand on October 1 with it being 80 degrees! Only then to have snow falling on Halloween a few weeks later. Guess we will see how this year shapes out. This past September and October I believe were warmer than usual. Can’t be for sure on that though id have to look back

    1. Jack says:

      HERE IS A TUNE for ” Lookin BACK”….. CUE:: Bob Seger – “Looking Back” – YouTube
      ► 2:42► 2:42
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHbSc42HvvQ. CRANK IT UP,,,, and…….STAY CUEDD.

      1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

        Not sure what we are looking at for Storms within the next few days or the weekend but FDM has definitely been telling me something is “up” with her webs like we had Sunday night. Hmmmmm

  24. Mike Geukes says:

    NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR IONIA COUNTY TORNADO EVENT ON 07/07/2014

    RATING: EF-0
    ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH
    PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE
    PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS
    FATALITIES: 0
    INJURIES: 0

    START DATE: JULY 7 2014
    START TIME: APPROXIMATELY 1216 AM EDT
    START LOCATION: EAST OF SOUTH SUNFIELD HIGHWAY JUST SOUTH
    OF REEDER ROAD

    END DATE: JULY 7 2014
    END TIME: APPROXIMATELY 1220 AM EDT
    END LOCATION: WEST OF SOUTH KEEFER HIGHWAY JUST NORTH
    OF REEDER ROAD

    ONE HOME LOST ROOFING MATERIAL AND FIVE FARM BUILDINGS WERE
    DAMAGED ALONG REEDER ROAD. TREE AND CROP DAMAGE ALSO OCCURRED
    ALONG THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO.

    EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES
    TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

    EF0…WEAK……65 TO 85 MPH
    EF1…WEAK……86 TO 110 MPH
    EF2…STRONG….111 TO 135 MPH
    EF3…STRONG….136 TO 165 MPH
    EF4…VIOLENT…166 TO 200 MPH
    EF5…VIOLENT…>200 MPH

    1. I know this is their scale but by Michigan standards, that EF1 tornado that hit Byron Center, Wyoming, and Kentwood would be considered strong in our book

    2. Cort S. says:

      Looks like this one spun up a few minutes after a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Ionia county. Those on the blog that night may recall that warning was for “60 mph winds, penny size hail, and possible tornado.”

      http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/vtec/#2014-O-NEW-KGRR-SV-W-0063/USCOMP-N0Q-201407070415

      Let the discussion resume on whether severe thunderstorm warnings which mention possible (usually brief) tornadic spin-ups is the appropriate course of action in situations like these. Use critical thinking skills like they taught you in school. Within the confines of our current warning system (which tries to distinguish non-tornadic severe thunderstorms from tornadic severe thunderstorms), what is the best way to keep the probability of detection high, and the false-alarm rate low? What should be done in low-confidence, brief tornado spin-up situations like this? What is the best way to warn for brief 70-100 mph tornadoes vs. longer-lived and stronger tornadoes? What is the best way to warn for 70-100 mph straight-line winds? If we were to throw the current warning headline phrases into the garbage can, how would you design the new warning system from scratch? Interested in everyone’s ideas.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Issue a tornado watch!

        1. Cort S. says:

          http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/archive/2014/day1otlk_v_20140706_2000.gif

          I can see the blog comments now, from everybody who doesn’t live in the 2-3 locations where something severe happened:

          “Figures, every time they issue a watch, nothing bad happens here.”

          How many people in GR were declaring last week’s severe thunderstorm watch a fail before (and after!) a line of storms laid down 60-90 mph winds and several tornadoes for almost everyone along and south of the I-94 corridor into northern Indiana? (Keep in mind that the people along I-94 were in the same severe thunderstorm watch that GR was.)

        2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          Whenever the conditions are condusive for a tornado a watch should be issued!

        3. Cort S. says:

          If they issue tornado watches for conditions similar to those on Sunday (marginal for severe weather with perhaps a spin-up, mainly isolated severe weather expected), you’ll have 10-20 times as many tornado watches as you do now. SPC didn’t even put Michigan in the 2% risk of tornadoes that night. That doesn’t mean it was a 0% risk, but if those large-scale meteorological conditions warrant a tornado watch every time, be prepared for a lot of wolf-crying.

          http://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/archive/outlook_panels.php?prod=day1&date=20140706_2000

          If Randy from 2011 was here, I wonder if he would have put more thought into his comments. And end his sentences with periods.

        4. I am just going to throw this out there. There are not many people out there that I know of that actually log on to look at the severe weather outlook area that the SPC puts out. More people should but not lots do.

          This is just a suggestion and don’t know if meteorologist are allowed to, but I have always wondered, why doesn’t weather stations show the percentages for wind, hail, and tornados on air? Yes news stations mention wind damage, but why don’t they show for instance the 30% wind area live on TV? Are they allowed to at all? just curious. Maybe if people seen this, maybe it would offer more attention

          Now as for there Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, not a lot of people I know log onto wood or onto local alerts to see if the Severe Thunderstorm Warnings show “possible tornado” in the text. I believe a better solution would be to send tct messages like the NWS did the Flood Warning. It really got my moms attention and she actually called me about it.

        5. Cort S. says:

          The problem with probability is that people are generally bad at dealing with it (btw, the jackpot for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $122 million!). We have enough trouble talking about chances of rain. What does a 50% chance of rain mean, anyway? (If you’re curious, it means you have a 50% chance of receiving at least 0.01″ of rain today at your location.) Good luck telling people that there is a 10% chance of having a tornado within 25 miles of a point… and then explaining to them that that’s a relatively high chance. TWC’s TOR:CON attempts to do something like this. But their definition uses a 50-mile radius circle, 4 times the area of SPC’s 25-mile radius circle. So they might go with a 4 or 5 out of 10 TOR:CON on a day SPC goes with 10%. Your chance of ever seeing a tornado within 5 miles of you on those days is still very small. But the potential impact is huge, so even small numbers are worthy of concern. (Would you be willing to live with a 10% chance of getting severe food poisoning if you go out to eat tonight?) Anyway, I don’t really have a solid conclusion for you. Just throwing out some food for thought… non-poisonous, I promise.

        6. Yeah I guess that makes sense.

          But I am still going to hold to my statement I made. I do not think the NWS should put “Possible Tornado” in a warning because there are people that usually do not check to see what the warning lists is possibly coming. The text message idea seems to be a good idea in my opinion.

          And within that text message, include in words “possible tornado” so people are more aware of what is going on. But it has its flaws. Some people may have there phone off, or are not near there phone. But to me it could be a step in a right direction at least. But its totally my opinion.

        7. They should still keep the warnings online and on TV. I just think adding in the cell phone alert to everyone (even those without a weather app to alert them about warnings) should get it as well. What can it hurt?

        8. Cort S. says:

          “I do not think the NWS should put ‘Possible Tornado’ in a warning because there are people that usually do not check to see what the warning lists is possibly coming.”

          Fair enough. That’s one of the arguments against that method. The meteorologists on TV do mention those hazards in the text, though. So the question is still, what’s the difference between a tornado warning and a severe thunderstorm warning with a possible quick tornado spin-up? Should we even be using two different names for warnings when the lines between them are often so blurred?

          “within that text message, include in words ‘possible tornado’ so people are more aware of what is going on.”

          That’s fine. I can see cell phone alerts describing the hazards without actually assigning a name to the type of alert (i.e. severe thunderstorm vs. tornado warning). Just say the possible or confirmed hazards that are present in the approaching thunderstorm. That could work.

          “I just think adding in the cell phone alert to everyone (even those without a weather app to alert them about warnings) should get it as well. What can it hurt?”

          That’s the way technology is evolving. Cell phone alerts for severe weather are becoming more and more common across the country. I just got my first cell phone alert ever… an Amber Alert in North Dakota. The people that work in the world of weather and cell phones have been developing cell phone weather alerts for several years now. It may become a common thing very soon. In fact, if you got alerted for a Flash Flood Warning, I would suspect you might receive a Tornado Warning alert the next time your phone is inside the polygon of one.

        9. Thanks Cort for answering my questions and analyzing my thoughts. Glad things are moving in the direction they are. I never knew they were moving in that direction. It’s good to hear.

          Just want to say I appreciate your thought and analysis on here. It’s very helpful insight and information. Thanks again Cort. You’ve helped Me learn a lot about weather. It only helps me become more experienced. Thanks again!

        10. John says:

          On the cell phone alerts- I received an alert on my iPhone last week for the Calhoun County tornado warning. So that is already happening for tornado warnings.
          Anyway, I think you have a point with your comments about reconfiguring the warning system. Definitely something that deserves some thought. Should there maybe be a mid level “tornado alert” product for storms that have some tornadic potential? Or would that be splitting hairs? Personally, I think that while it may overcomplicate things, at the very least people may give some more attention to a weather alert if it had “tornado” in the heading.

      2. Paul says:

        Another one, lmao.

      3. Thanks Cort for answering my questions and analyzing my thoughts. Glad things are moving in the direction they are. I never knew they were moving in that direction. It’s good to hear.

        Just want to say I appreciate your thought and analysis on here. It’s very helpful insight and information. Thanks again Cort. You’ve helped Me learn a lot about weather. It only helps me become more experienced. Thanks again!

    3. ted says:

      I drove by the farm(s) Monday afternoon, I thought then it looked tornado damage. One end of the fence rows had trees down in one direction, at the other end it was reversed.

  25. Jeff Northern Ionia County says:

    I was just reading about the tornado that touched down in Ionia county. It is getting a little to close for comfort for me. I live only a few miles from where this happened. I know it was a “Weak” storm but it still was bad enough to cause some damage. Good thing I slept right through it… lol

  26. INDY says:

    Funny thought this is a weather blog…Bloggers like the cold weather even in summer so who cares what they say!! It’s time maybe some u need to light up a BIG fat one or drink a sprite and let life make u feel right!! 2 steps back !! IN BILL STEFFENS WE TRUST!!! INDYY!!

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Imagine that! Who knew?

    2. Jack says:

      Plus ME… Legalize IT!!!! MICHIGAN!!!!!

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        This would be a great revenue producer!

        1. matt says:

          Thats just what this state needs lazy burnout stoners.

        2. Jack says:

          Better for You, Than The Killer PIlls Michigan Doctors Currently Give Out Like CANDY !!! Oh, BTW No ONE, I repeat NO ONE has EVER DIED from Marijuana USE EVER !!!!!! Hence, Legalize IT..AMERICA!!!, stay CUEDDD

    1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      It actually is really nice. I was outside today and I thought it was really hot… but it was only 65 degrees. It might sound like Im crazy, but I got so immune to the cold this winter that anything above 60 is warm.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        That is the spirit. Sun with temps in the 60′s and 70′s is picture perfect!

      2. Tim (Spring Lake) says:

        I can live with it during the week, as I enjoy having the windows open at night, with the air off, and working in the cooler temps is a plus. As long as the weekends can keep hitting the low 80′s for perfect camping and boating weather, I can live with this pattern. It’ll certainly save on the summer electric bill compared to last summer.

  27. Jack says:

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  28. I think it is utterly discusting and totally rude there are actually scammers going door to door trying to scam people after the tornado hit here in West Michigan! Are you joking me?

  29. This is for Cort. not sure if you will see this, but we shall see. Just got some questions as well as my analysis of alerting people

    I am just going to throw this out there. There are not many people out there that I know of that actually log on to look at the severe weather outlook area that the SPC puts out. More people should but not lots do.

    This is just a suggestion and don’t know if meteorologist are allowed to, but I have always wondered, why doesn’t weather stations show the percentages for wind, hail, and tornados on air? Yes news stations mention wind damage, but why don’t they show for instance the 30% wind area live on TV? Are they allowed to at all? just curious. Maybe if people seen this, maybe it would offer more attention

    Now as for there Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, not a lot of people I know log onto wood or onto local alerts to see if the Severe Thunderstorm Warnings show “possible tornado” in the text. I believe a better solution would be to send tct messages like the NWS did the Flood Warning. It really got my moms attention and she actually called me about it.

    1. Jeremy (Three Rivers) says:

      WWMT News Channel 3 from Kalamazoo always shows the severe percentages in their weather casts (only if the risk is in our area of course). They go through the risks from wind to tornado. They have a nice graphic for it too, color coded. Sorry to mention another news station but they’re one that does show the severe percentages from the SPC.

  30. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    What a glorious summer day. High temp of 75 with low dew points! Tomorrow will be a mirror image! The golf course will be calling my name! Enjoy this AWESOME summer weather! I love it!

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      I’ll be enjoying it for sure. Wish I could be on the golf course instead of the grind stone.

    2. Katie in Kentwood says:

      picture perfect day outside. Not too hot, not too cold. Warm sunny and a light breeze

  31. ER from GR says:

    Fixxxer seriously drives me insane………this blog is meant to be a fun and interesting place to share weather. Time and time again however all I have to read is negativity and cyber bullying on the part of Fixxxer and a few others. Im honestly surprised you havent found yourself blocked off of here quite yet. Frankly you really just upset me with your behavior!!!!

    1. Skot says:

      ER..a few years ago when I started coming here it was about the same as now. BUT,…That is why I come back. Not unlike facebook, you scroll down to see the days events unfold. Ahhhhh…..seems like only yesterday that INDY was drinking Diet Sprites and had but one BRICKinhisYARD. Fixxxer on the other hand has always been the Jeff Dunham’s old man puppet. Nathan has blossomed quite nicely into an avid weather junkie. The whole Fan Damnly.

  32. Mark (EGR) says:

    Hated those blue maps this past winter, but I love them now! What a beautiful week next week should be.

  33. Dan (Byron Center) says:

    57 degrees this am. The moon looks awesome! Seems like picture perfect weather for the next couple of days. How long is the cool spell supposed to last next week?

  34. INDY says:

    ER From GR fixer comes on here for attention some people need that in life!! He’s had about 4 blow outs over years past and said he was never coming back buts shows up over time!! Just skip the jip!! That’s what I do!!! What a nice day we have going today get outside and love somebody!!!! Thee INDYY!!

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      I’m with you. I just breeze past the comments I don’t care about – 80% or so are completely useless, nonsensical, and offer no value to Bill’s Blog.

    2. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      And yes, today will be gorgeous. Windows are open.

  35. Jeremy (Three Rivers) says:

    Anyone along and south of I-94 is in the Slight Risk area for severe weather on Saturday. http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day3otlk.html

  36. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    After consistent warmth, it’s about time for some “cooler” weather this summer. The temperature anomaly map is showing extreme warmth next week for northern Canada/arctic. As a result, the ying to to the yang is cooler for us for a bit.

    NOAA’s monthly El Niño discussion, issued on Thursday July 10, maintains an El Niño watch, and continues to project a 70% chance of El Niño forming this summer, and an 80% chance by fall. The forecasters anticipate El Niño will peak at weak-to-moderate strength during the late fall and early winter, with 3-month values of the Niño-3.4 index between 0.5°C and 1.4°C.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      GREAT news! Thanks for sharing! A WEAK El Nino will more than likely bring us a SNOWY and COLD winter! Keep the FANTASTIC news coming! I can hardly wait!

      1. INDY says:

        That hill is huge!! INDYY!!

    2. Ned S. (East of Holland) says:

      It has not been “consistently warm” dude.

  37. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    I am off the to course! We are in the middle of an incredible stretch of below average temperatures! You have got to love it!

    1. Ned S. (East of Holland) says:

      Perfect golfing weather!

  38. Severe Weather Outlook on Saturday includes parts of SW Michigan. People from Southwest Allegan County down to Central Calhoun County are in the Slight Risk area for Severe Weather

    The rest of West Michigan is included in the 5% area.

  39. Just looked at some newly updated temps and July 15 (Tuesday), some of us may not make it out of the 60′s

    Intellicast has 65 Degrees for a high in July 15. One day of that is fine, but I will take no more. My favorite temperature this time of year is about 85 degrees with lows around 60-65. Won’t have that for a least another week or more it seems. August can be nice so I am not concerned.

  40. Jeff (Richland) says:

    I personally think this has been an amazing summer so far. No scorching hot temps and plenty of rain and thunderstorms.

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      Yep, I agree and so do the crops.

  41. Mike(Shepherd, Mi) says:

    Another tornado this one in Ionia county on July 7th….

    Ionahttp://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=grr&storyid=103323&source=0

  42. INDY says:

    Bill did say this would be a cooler summer Bills on track!! No hot air in sight!! INDYY!!!!

  43. fixxxer says:

    Mid 60s is a bunch of BS.

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      Whew, good thing it’s in the mid 70s.

      1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

        78 here, nice brezze , nice cool nights for sleeping , no A/C running , No Furnace blasting my gas bill sky high. if you don’t enjoy this weather There is no Hope for you.

        1. Jack says:

          Fixxxxxxer = Beyond HOPE!!

        2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          Jack = INCREDIBLE call on fixxxer! +100 TRILLION!

  44. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    If you do not like the current weather pattern that we are in you might as well go dig a hole and live under ground! Perfect weather the last 2 days and more on the way! Bring it!

    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/610day/610temp.new.gif

    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/610day/610prcp.new.gif

    1. matt says:

      Did your mom take away your Twinkies?

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