Few Showers/T-ShowersSeptember 1st, 2014 at 1:00 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Click on the image to enlarge. I was kayaking Sunday PM at Camp Lake in N. Kent Co. You could look off to the S-SE and see cumulonimbus clouds. You can see the streaks of rain that fell on Storm Total Rainfall from the NEXRAD radar at the Ford Airport. The high temp. Sunday was 84 at G.R., Kalamazoo and Battle Creek – 79 at the Muskegon Airport and 72.7 at 11:59 pm at the Muskegon beach. It was a rather humid day.
Also: Magnitude-4.5 earthquake 3.3mi) NE of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland. There is still an alert for a possible major eruption of that volcano. Vehicles stalled in flash-flood waters 2mi ESE of Des Moines, IA, airport. NWS spotter reports 3.60″ of rain in 5 hours near Charter Oak, IA and a tornado was spotted near Sydney IA. Emergency manager reports a dam has failed and Hwy 39 is closed due to flash flooding 5 miles N of Denison, IA. Semi-trucks overturned on I-29 near Sergeant Bluff, IA. August temperature anomaly +0.165°C compared to 1981-2010 climatological normal. Season-to-date 3 North Atlantic tropical storms (2 hurricanes) total ACE = 19.55 … about 40% below 1981-2010 climatological average. Looking at the last 10 years, 2014 wildfire acreage burnt in last place , less than 50% of normal for the last 10 years. Tornadoes in 15th percentile. No tropical storms anywhere on earth on August 31. Great Lakes water levels rising to near to above average…Arctic ice extent up significantly in the past 2 years, Antarctic ice extent at near record – more than 2 standard deviations above average, record to near record yields for corn, soybeans and Michigan fruit. Thunderstorm rolls into New York City – then a rainbow over New York City.