August 26th, 2014 at 1:46 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Colorado storm   Colorado storm with rain/hail shaft (from Melissa Ritter and KOAA).  Check out this picture of hail in Colorado Springs,  Colorado.   It knocked a lot of the leaves off the trees.  Here’s hail covering the gr0und near Lake Tahoe, NV.   We received a couple emails about a small swatch of wind damage in Hudsonville with yesterday’s storms.   At midnight it was 86° in Hutchinson, KS and 68° in Great Bend, KS, an 18-degree difference in a span of 59 miles.  The Napa California e-quake resulted in 208 injuries.  90 water mains were ruptured.  33 buildings have been red-tagged.  Almost all of the 70,000 customers that lost power are back on line.   Napa, California reports that only about 6% of the public has e-quake insurance.   Hurricane Cristobal is a minimal hurricane north of the Bahamas moving north.  It’ll do nothing more than kick up the surf along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and in Bermuda.  Hurricane Marie, well off the Mexican West Coast is no threat to land, but will kick up the surf a bit along the coast of the Baja Peninsula, California and Hawaii.   Roads  closed due to flooding near Salome, AZ.  Magnitude-5.7 earthquake strikes 72 miles SSE of Akureyri, Iceland, where a volcanic eruption is possible.    Indianapolis, IN hit 90 F for the first time this year on Monday.   Finally, a pretty sunset shot of lightning and a rainbow.

24 Responses to “Tuesday”

  1. fixxxer says:

    The pollen count has to be off the charts. My allergies havent acted up like this in years.

    1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      Yup the pollen is awful over here in EGR right now for sure.

  2. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Hit 88 degrees here yesterday and possibly higher today. Still only 5 below average days for all of August.

    Tom Skilling reporting 106 degree heat index at Midway yesterday and up to 111 degrees in the southern Chicago suburbs. Phew!

    Huge rebound in Lake Michigan temps. Warmer now than 2009 and just off the average for this time of year.


    1. Jeff (Richland) says:

      I was in the lake at South Haven Sunday and the water temp was 69. Really quite nice once you got in and took a minute to get used to it. Beach was very busy.

  3. DF (EGR) says:

    Back in west michigan… It was another warm morning here, 68° at my house. Today could be warmer than the 85° we made yesterday, NWS saying 87°. Kzoo hit 92° so the heat was close. Back to below average tomorrow, but just barely which will feel awesome after the humidity.

  4. Todd in nunica says:

    My son is stationed in colorado springs, (ft Carson) he was posting short videos and pics as this was going on last night..

  5. John (Norton Shores) says:

    Sorry to bring up winter on here, and I am truly sorry, but has anyone seen the latest winter outlook from farmers almanac? They are expecting another long and very cold winter this next winter, just like this past one. With temperatures dropping as low as -40 below and lots of lake effect snow. I sure hope they are wrong about the cold, I cannot handle another long cold winter like this past one!

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      That’s not what the long-range NOAA forecast was saying, so I guess in a few months, we’ll see who was right? But I agree about not enduring another bitterly cold winter…..

    2. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      Farmer’s is predicting cold winter but less snow followed by a hot summer 2015.

      Guesses seem to be all over the place as usual.

    3. Imthemom (just n holland) says:

      Didn’t Bill say that a “Japanese ” model was agreeing with The Farmer’s Almanac?

    4. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      I doubt the Farmers Almanac’s long range accuracy is any better than the CPC. Fun to read, though.

  6. fixxxer says:

    October like day in pentwater. 72 and clouds.

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      I think 72 would be welcome in Pentwater in October. Shoot, I hope it’s 72 here in October.

  7. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    81 degrees here at 11am. Sunny and about as muggy as it gets. Strong storms later?

  8. DF (EGR) says:

    80 at the moment but very overcast. It will be interesting to see how warm it gets.

  9. Jeremy (Three Rivers) says:

    Some decent rain this morning. Rain cooled 68 here at the house. Severe storms in Chicago right now, not sure if they’ll make it across the Lake but we’ll see.

  10. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    It’s a cloudy and humid 81° here now with a 73° DP. GR is now almost average for the month of August with the mean just -0.3° below average or 71.0° Some other locations around Michigan
    Detroit -1.1° (71.1°0
    Lansing -1.1° (69.0°)
    Muskegon -0.6 (69.8°)
    Saginaw -0.1 (69.2°)
    Port Huron -.09° (68.8°
    Flint +1.4° (70.6°)
    Gaylord -0.2° (64.1°)
    Marquette -1.8° (62.3°)

    As you can see Flint continues to run warmer compared to their long term past then other locations in the area. So in my mind something must have changed at Bishop Airport weather station.

    1. DF (EGR) says:

      Good stuff Slim. It may only be slightly warmer than average today in GR, we’ll see.

  11. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

    Just what is A ” swatch of wind ” ?

    1. Sandy (Hudsonville) says:

      A narrow short area. A broad strip or area of something.
      “vast swaths of countryside” Maybe spelling is swath?

      1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

        Ok, Thank’s Sandy

        1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

          Bill,We could use your help here/ TIA

        2. Bill Steffen says:

          A sample strip cut from a piece of material. It’s often about 4″. The point I was making is that the area affected was very small.

  12. DF (EGR) says:

    Rain is almost here and it is still only 80°… it will be very interesting if two days of high temp forecasts are blown by 5° or more.

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