I had a low of 29° at the airport the official low as 31° So no new record here at GRR. At Lansing the low was 28° and at Muskegon the low was 32°. All in all a very cold May night!
KRMY hit 25º about 6:30 this morning out at the airport about a mile south of mby. I did see a ton of frost across the countryside, but really didn't feel that bad nor did I have frost at my place in town at 6 am. The windchill was so biting yesterday, this morning's calm took the sting out of the cold temps.
Interesting note from NWS Chicago.
" Chicago's high temperatures averaged 59.3F during the last 2 weeks of February. So far this May the high temperatures have averaged 56F!"
Yep, we've got some krazy month-swapping in progress so far this year. The only good thing I like about it is the chill is extending the blossom time a bit longer and yesterday was simply magnificent!
Impressive low's for early May! Had a high of 71F here yesterday, more than 30F+ off the record high of 108F on Friday. Ahhh, feels just great.
The cycling wx pattern continues and the storm system that dumped close to a Foot of snow in the SoCal mountains yesterday will be slowly drifting east into the 4 corners region. Looking forward to some beneficial rains out here.
Looking forward to a nice dry stretch, though my turf transplanting project will require manual watering. Rather do that than the alternative. I see farmers are working around their field ponds to get the soil ready to the extent possible. Sure glad I don't live in Mis(ery)souri - yikes!
Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 16" Largest Storm: 4.5" (11/26) Oct: 0.0 Nov: 15.2 Dec: 0.8 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0
Annual avg for mby = ~49.9" Avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" (135% of normal)
2017-18 = 68.3" 2016-17 = 52" 2015-16 = 57.4" 2014-15 = 55.3" 2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!) 2012-13 = 47.2" 2011-12 = 43.7"
Notable Blizzards/Snowstorms in SWMI: Nov 2015, Feb 2015, Jan 2014, Feb 2011, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Jan 1982, Jan 1979, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, March 1973, Jan 1967, March 1947, Jan 1918
"Long range winter forecasting - it's like tossing darts in a hurricane.." "In my day, they didn't name 'em, they just called 'em blizzards! *Shakes fist in air and ambles away mumbling to himself" “and to think kids nowadays get day's off school because the wind blew. I think in '78 we only got 1 day off” "..It's the U.P. where there are two seasons. Winter, and three months of bad skiing.."