Heavy Rains Saturday EveningAugust 31st, 2014 at 2:10 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Here’s storm total rainfall as of about 1:30 am (click on the graphic to enlarge). While some areas didn’t get any rain on Saturday, others got soaked. Storm total rainfall indicates up to 3″ of rain (and it’s still falling in St. Joseph, Branch and SE Calhoun Counties) from mostly evening and early night storms. A funnel cloud was observed near Ossineke (Alpena Co.).
Also: Lake Charles, LA, shatters its Aug. 30 rain record with 7.87“…Lightning, heavy rain end Idaho-Florida football game after 1 play…Magnitude-5.4 earthquake 50 miles NW of Fairbanks, AK…4.16″ rain in Paducah, Kentucky…When was the last time there were no tropical storms anywhere on Earth during Labor Day Weekend?…wettest August in Dallas since 1996.
The overnight NAM model gives G.R. just 0.16″ of rain Monday PM and another 0.03″ Monday night. The GFS-plot has 1″ of rain from Monday PM thru Tuesday AM for G.R. – dry for Tuesday PM and Wednesday. It has a high of 85 on Thurs. for G.R. and 87 Friday. The European model gives G.R. 0.37″ from Monday PM to early Tuesday. It’s dry for midweek. The European would give us highs in the upper 80s Thurs. and/or Friday, then a t-storm with a significant cool front Friday PM and much cooler for Saturday the 6th.