Can We Make 90°?July 20th, 2014 at 1:30 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Lots of boats at the beach in Muskegon Saturday afternoon. The water temp. at Muskegon St. Park was just 58° Sat. AM, but I’ll bet the channel was warmer. The overnight NAM model gives G.R. highs of 83/85/88 over the next 3 days. The overnight GFS model gives G.R. 83/87/90. I side at least with the higher GFS numbers (I’m not waiting up for the European). It looks like we get a t-storm Tuesday night (lingering shower at daybreak Weds.?) with the next front and then two nice days for Thurs./Fri. – another great Park Party coming up in Muskegon and the weather will be spectacular for the G.R. Symphony Picnic Pops Thurs. and Fri. night at Cannonsburg Ski Area. We may see a couple showers or a t-shower next Saturday. If we don’t make 90° on Tuesday, it looks like that’s the last chance in July. Monday and Tuesday should be great days to head to the beach, pool or water park. Right now it doesn’t look like severe weather for us Tuesday night, but I’ll update that later today. Happy Sunday!
Also: Chicago has only had 2 days this month warmer than average…through Saturday, they’ve had 12 days in a row at or below average…here’s high temps. from yesterday…Typhoon Matmo will come close to the northern tip of Taiwan…Latest CFSv2 model forecast for the winter looks cool over much of the U.S. east of the Rockies. Downtown L.A. receives a trace of rain, breaking an 86-day rain-free streak and tying the daily record. The heat is diminishing in the Pacific NW, but wildfires still a big problem. The Carlton Fire has burned over 215,000 acres. Spokane had 12 days in a row of 90-degree heat – average high for them is 84. AMAZING photo of red sprites above thunderstorm in NM. Lots of Saharan dust over the Central and Eastern Atlantic Ocean – will prevent early season hurricanes in this area. Tupelo, MS recorded 4.61″ of rainfall Friday. High of just 69ºF Friday in Memphis, TN shattered its all-time record for coldest high temperature ever in July. Look at the eye of Typhoon Rammasun as it was moving into S. China. Haikou in N Hainan, China reported a wind gust to 101 mph and over 7″ of rain. Port Arthur, Texas received 6.90 inches of rain Friday. July 1-18 2014 is the coldest first 18 days in July that Indianapolis has had since 1960. McAlester, OK reached only 67 degrees on Thurs, breaking their record for the date for the lowest max. temp. by 15 degrees! Great shot of lightning over London. Flooding after 6″ of rain in Austin TX.