Cool, Clean Air

August 14th, 2014 at 11:58 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

muskegon glerl   alpena glerl Here’s a couple of midday pics. from the GLERL cameras in Muskegon (left) and Alpena (right).  We’ve cleared out the wildfire smoke and the sky is back to bright and clean blue.  We had a scattering of cumulus clouds, just shy of a mile above the ground.  The air temperature on the beach at Muskegon, Grand Haven and Holland was only in the mid-upper 50s this afternoon – with full sunshine on August 14 – that’s pretty amazing.  Waves at the lake this morning are running around 1 foot with green flags.  The morning water temps. were 50° at Hoffmaster S.P., 51° at Holland S.P., and 54° at Saugatuck’s Oval Beach.   Beach attendance at the state parks has been significantly lower than average this summer.

The morning run of the NAM (car.) gives West Michigan 1/4 to 1/2″ of rain between 3 pm Sat. and 6 am Sun.  It also has the high temp. for G.R. up to 82° on Sat. and 86° on Sun. (the 86° looks too warm)  It has another nice day tomorrow with afternoon temps. in the low-mid 70s (mid-upper 60s at Lake Michigan).

Early morning low temps:  52° Muskegon and Battle Creek,  51° Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, 48° Lansing, 47° Hopkins, 46° Mt. Pleasant, Fremont & Alma, 45° Houghton Lake, Manistee, Big Rapids, Reed City and Entrican (Montcalm Co.), 43° Hart and Cadillac, 42° Ludington, 41° Bellaire, 40° Pellston, 39° Baldwin, 36° Leota (Clare Co.), Indian River, 34° Stonington and Doe Lake (U.P.), 33° Wakefield, Amasa, Paulding and Spincich Lake, 32° Kenton and also Tomahawk and Land ‘O Lakes in northern Wisconsin.  Stambaugh, Michigan reported a low of 20°.  I’m assuming that one is wrong.

32 Responses to “Cool, Clean Air”

  1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    Really chilly this morning, for sure. I almost grabbed a jacket on the way out the door this morning. Maybe even cooler tonight?

  2. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

    Off Topic, BUT WOW! They are not playing around any more—–>Charge Description:OPERATING WITH A HIGH BAC Fines:$9,740.00

  3. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    What an absolutely INCREDIBLE summer day! Cool, sunny and low humidity! The BEST SUMMER EVER lives on and on and on! I am off to the golf course! Get outside and enjoy this GREAT weather! I love it!

    1. Tom says:

      Shouldn’t you be school clothes shopping with your mom?

    2. matt says:

      What’s incredible is you mooch off your mom. Get a job and stop playing wii golf. Are you going to lie on the playground like you lie up and down on this blog?

    3. DF (EGR) says:

      Agreed rocky, great day. I could use a few more degrees for perfect.

    4. Tim (Spring Lake says:

      Some of us have to work for a living, so we will just enjoy it from there. We’ll get out for a bike ride after dinner though.

  4. When the sun comes out behind the cumulus clouds, it feels fantastic outside. Not humid and a nice light breeze

    1. Michael g (se GR) says:

      When the sun goes BEHIND the cumulus clouds it feels great outside. Pretty sure that’s what you meant.

      1. Either or. It’s a nice day all around

        1. But yes behind is what I meant. Oops. Thanks for the correction

        2. michael g (SE GR) says:

          I was just kidding. To me it does feel better in the shade though. Got almost my whole run in yesterday with the sun behind a GIANT cumulus cloud, and with the breeze blowing it felt great!

        3. Yeah this weather we have had both yesterday and now today is perfect for exercising and being outside. I love it!

  5. Jack says:

    Happy Thirsty, Throw Back, THERAPUTIC Thursday Gang….. Classic Tune Here, Realative to The Title of This Thread ! CUE, and ENJOY ::::: Quicksilver Messenger Service – Fresh Air (1971) – YouTube
    Stay CuedD.. ;-)

    1. fred says:

      yea but…..they were referring to a deep hit of weed…..lmao

      1. Jack says:

        Oh Fred………….. ;-)

  6. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Wow a ” see text ” for the us on Saturday. We have plenty of time however to correct that to just a general outlook per our usual track record . If we do maintain the see text outlook we tend to do well with those and often better than slight risk categories .

    1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      For us , not the us…lol

  7. DF (EGR) says:

    I see some of the models have Flint in the 30′s tonight… yikes. We’ll see but Flint has only made it into the 30′s six days ever in August. Warmer over here in the 40′s. Pretty much everywhere in lower michigan has a shot at record lows tonight.

    1. I am Interested to see where Leota in Clare County gets to. Always one of the colder spots

    2. michael g (SE GR) says:

      Travis is going to have to run over to the airport with his hair dryer again….

  8. Mr. Negative says:


  9. fixxxer says:

    Bill loves the word “cool” this year.

    Worse summer EVER! Right rj?

    Seems those upper 80s and 90s are gone from the long range to.

    1. DF (EGR) says:

      Never mind its been cool…

    2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Who knew?

  10. Scott (Robinson twsp) says:

    Any good estimates on weather by k zoo sat? Thanks much.

    1. Cliff(Scotts) says:

      Scott it’s looking like a slight chance of thunderstorms on Saturday in the afternoon around peak heating in the afternoon according to NWS. 50/50 shot in the evening. A lot can change though. I’m sure most of Saturday will be dry, shouldn’t be a washout for the day.

      1. Scott (Robinson twsp) says:

        Thank you. Were going to be outside all day. :)

  11. Did anyone ever see this picture? It was taken back in the month of June just north of Atlanta by a former Michigan native. Thought it was very cool!

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      Very cool!!!! Smitten with the Mitten!!

    2. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Looks like we’re getting some lake effect. Cool pic.

  12. PB says:

    Bill, Grand Haven was actually 63 degrees at my lakeshore home today. I think your thermometer needs to be replaced at the “Bil Mar.”

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