Cool, Clean AirAugust 14th, 2014 at 11:58 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
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.