Cooler and less humid air for the next several days. The dew points were in the upper 60s yesterday and today they have dropped to the mid 50s. Temperatures reached the upper 80s yesterday. We’ll be in the mid 70s this afternoon. There’s a beach hazard statement out for today. Waves are 3-5 feet from Pentwater to S. Haven this morning. With a general north wind, the north sides of piers and breakwaters are prone to develop structural currents that move out toward open water. So, don’t swim near the north sides of the breakwaters (like at Holland St. Park). Small Craft Advisories will continue this afternoon. The GFS MOS model gives G.R. highs of 75, 77 and 79 for the next 3 days. The NAM MOS is 74, 76, 74 with the next chance of rain on Saturday. The warmest temperature at 850 mb over the next 10 days on the GFS-plot is +18C Friday night and we go down to +7C next Monday. Looks like for awhile, we’ll have to struggle to make 80° much less 90°. The latest JAMSTEC model 3-month forecast for Dec. – Feb. has Michigan a little cooler than average. Generally, it’s warmer than average in the West and cooler than average in the East. (picture from Beach Bum Joe at ReportIt).
Rainfall last night was heaviest in the lakeshore counties and light inland: 1.65″ Grand Haven, 1.21″ Muskegon, 1.16″ Robinson Twp., 1.07″ Montague, 0.88″ W. Olive, 0.73″ Lawrence, 0.68″ Hart, 0.48″ Hudsonville and S. Haven, 0.44″ Fremont – just 0.02″ in G.R. and Battle Creek, .0.06″ Kalamazoo and only a trace in Lansing.
We’ll stay dry today and tomorrow with pleasant temperatures and low humidities. We’ll have a good chance of at least a couple periods of showers and maybe a thundershower or two from Saturday into Monday or Tuesday. Cool air for next week, with high temperatures in the 70s. The European model says we’ll struggle to reach 70° next Mon./Tues. and nothing warmer than low 80s thru Aug. 1.
Taiwan radar at time of plane crash…Do not be afraid of typhoon???…the coming New England electricity shortage…Thailand to reclaim top rice exporter spot after poor Indian rains…Typhoon Matmo has made landfall over Fujian Province, China…Lightning hits Mt. Rushmore...Tuesday was the warmest day in the U.S. so far this year. Tweet from Joe Bastardi: “Anyone for a summer cruise on Lake Superior this aftn., where temps are in low 40s over lake?