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Posted 07 July 2018 - 09:28 AM

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Don’t look now but it got cold in much of northern lower Michigan last night (July 7th) here are some over night lows from lower Michigan.  

Leota  39°

Atlanta (about 40 miles west of Alpena  40°

Grayling   40°

Mio  43°

Evart 44°

Cadillac 44°

Houghton Lake 46°

On our trip to Alpena we went thru or by Cadillac, Grayling and Atlanta and on the way up it was in the 90’s at all of the above locations.  What a end to the “Heat Wave”  but just shows you how cold parts of Michigan really are even in the summer time.

Thanks for sharing.  Now, I can only imagine what is going to happen next month  Will some spots hit Freezing?

 

Meantime, boy, did the 12z GEFS turn colder next week the week of the 15th (what I meant to say).  Some mets are gonna do a "face palm" when all sudden done.



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Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:03 AM

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Thanks for sharing. Now, I can only imagine what is going to happen next month Will some spots hit Freezing?

Meantime, boy, did the 12z GEFS turn colder next week the week of the 15th (what I meant to say). Some mets are gonna do a "face palm" when all sudden done.


Yeah. I think the next 8 runs actually increase the cooling trend this round rather than do away with it. Should be quite a close to July after what looked like an unrelenting torch was set to lock in.

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 12:09 PM

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Hello from Kansas City. It is a beautiful day here. Temp of 90°F but the dew point is only 54°F. Gotta imagine it's even better in Lincoln!
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2018 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

Tornado Watches: 2 (Last: 6/11/2018)

Tornado Warnings: 0 (Last: 5/9/2016)

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 5 (Last: 9/1/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 4 (Last: 9/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 1 (Last: 6/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 3 (Last: 6/30/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 8 (Last: 9/1/2018)

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6), 1/22 (1.8), 2/5 (1.6), 2/6 (2.0), 2/9-2/10 (2.8), 2/21-2/22 (1.9), 4/14-4/15 (2.0)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 21.4"               Coldest Low: -19*F (1/1/2018)

 

First flake of the season: 10/31/2017 @ 1:17 PM        Last flake of the season: 4/15/2018 @ 9:22 AM


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Posted 07 July 2018 - 12:11 PM

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Yeah. I think the next 8 runs actually increase the cooling trend this round rather than do away with it. Should be quite a close to July after what looked like an unrelenting torch was set to lock in.

While I'm not blind to the fact that there is a Typhoon hitting mainland China in the next 3 days, it is not always gospel to produce a ridge in the 6-10 day period.  I learned a valuable lesson a few winters ago.  Instead, I'd focus more on the -EPO as being the heightened driver of the U.S. weather.  12z Euro is even colder for the 15th/16th period across the Plains.



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Posted 07 July 2018 - 12:19 PM

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Hello from Kansas City. It is a beautiful day here. Temp of 90°F but the dew point is only 54°F. Gotta imagine it's even better in Lincoln!


Dew point of 71 in Lincoln apparently LOL. The low is forecasted to be 64 so I guess it'll drop later. I'm flying back in tonight from Memphis so it'll probably feel like fall to me.

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 01:40 PM

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Got to move furniture for my brother in law and his new wife today. Dew of 70 all day. I have an appreciation for those that work for moving companies and do this hard work on a daily basis. Sweat was running off our our hats and shirts were soaked. I am sore in places that I haven’t been sore before. Should be a good evening for burgers on the grill and “several” Coors Lights.
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Posted 07 July 2018 - 01:42 PM

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Hello from Kansas City. It is a beautiful day here. Temp of 90°F but the dew point is only 54°F. Gotta imagine it's even better in Lincoln!

Cooler and drier weather never made it this far west. We had dews averaging 68-72 all day. Same tune different day as far as humidity goes around here.

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 06:08 PM

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Cooler and drier weather never made it this far west. We had dews averaging 68-72 all day. Same tune different day as far as humidity goes around here.


Ouch. Sounds like I picked the perfect day to go to KC then!

2018 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

Tornado Watches: 2 (Last: 6/11/2018)

Tornado Warnings: 0 (Last: 5/9/2016)

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 5 (Last: 9/1/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 4 (Last: 9/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 1 (Last: 6/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 3 (Last: 6/30/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 8 (Last: 9/1/2018)

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6), 1/22 (1.8), 2/5 (1.6), 2/6 (2.0), 2/9-2/10 (2.8), 2/21-2/22 (1.9), 4/14-4/15 (2.0)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 21.4"               Coldest Low: -19*F (1/1/2018)

 

First flake of the season: 10/31/2017 @ 1:17 PM        Last flake of the season: 4/15/2018 @ 9:22 AM


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 03:34 AM

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Another gorgeous morning here in Chi with comfortable temps and dews 64F/567F.  Abundant sunshine is in the forecast through the rest of this workweek and you can prob rate this the best week (calmest) of the summer.  Overnight data continues to show that we are heading into a longer period of cooler/wetter weather for a lot of us on here starting next weekend.  Some of us will get a taste of Autumn later next week as overnight lows will solidly dip into the 50's.  This mid summer "shift" is coming, almost to the "T" on July 15th...how about that??!!  The synchronicity is real.



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 03:49 AM

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00z GEFS temps/precip...pattern change is coming...how long does it last is the next real question...man, if this comes into fruition, it would end up being one of my best long range calls (multi-month) I've made.  Pretty proud of that actually bc prior to these maps, most modeling was saying warm/hot weather would continue.  @ Okwx, I'm not forgetting about ya neither, looks like you were on the same page as well.  BTW, I think the troughs get amped late month to cool you off finally.  The worst of summer is almost ova amigo!

 

 

 

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What's rather peculiar, is the magnitude of the amplification of the North American pattern by Week 2.  You can clearly see the Polar jet across N Canada and a clear image of the NW Flow across our sub forum for the following week.  We will see some severe weather action Week 2.

 

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 04:00 AM

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Marshall tied KFNT's low of 46º Sat morning and we had 51º this am. Talk about a flip - from 96F to 46F in summer- #ourbipolarwx!  :wacko: And the high per KRMY Sat was only 81F, a degree or two shy of GRR's revised temp. Closer to their original 79F call several days out. They over-did their orig forecast (GFS based??) and then knee-jerked a bit too far the other direction. It may be dry-n-drier right now, but this period 6 yrs ago didn't feature these cold mornings. Great sleeping the past two nights.


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 04:14 AM

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Marshall tied KFNT's low of 46º Sat morning and we had 51º this am. Talk about a flip - from 96F to 46F in summer- #ourbipolarwx!  :wacko: And the high per KRMY Sat was only 81F, a degree or two shy of GRR's revised temp. Closer to their original 79F call several days out. They over-did their orig forecast (GFS based??) and then knee-jerked a bit too far the other direction. It may be dry-n-drier right now, but this period 6 yrs ago didn't feature these cold mornings. Great sleeping the past two nights.

Sheesh!  That swing in temps is more like living in the deserts of Arizona!  I bet the drier soils had something to do with it as well.  How has your long holiday week gone for you?  My sister and her family went to St. Joe for the first half of the holiday week.  They actually did a little bit of blueberry picking.  I'd like to go myself on one of these delightful weekends coming up. 



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 04:34 AM

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IMO, we will see changes in the CPC maps later this afternoon.  If you take a gander at the CFSv2 weeklies, Weeks 2-4 are basically locking in the cooler, at times, chilly weather for the remainder of July once we get past this coming week.  Your A/C units will be taking a break.  

 

In other news, there is still some remaining snow piles from last year's cold season in Appleton, WI...

 

http://fox11online.c...ill-wont-let-go


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 04:43 AM

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@ LNK_Weather, this is your type of July wx...00z EPS Week 2 temps across NE may feature your "hoodie" mood...

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 05:32 AM

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00z GEFS temps/precip...pattern change is coming...how long does it last is the next real question...man, if this comes into fruition, it would end up being one of my best long range calls (multi-month) I've made. Pretty proud of that actually bc prior to these maps, most modeling was saying warm/hot weather would continue. @ Okwx, I'm not forgetting about ya neither, looks like you were on the same page as well. BTW, I think the troughs get amped late month to cool you off finally. The worst of summer is almost ova amigo!



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What's rather peculiar, is the magnitude of the amplification of the North American pattern by Week 2. You can clearly see the Polar jet across N Canada and a clear image of the NW Flow across our sub forum for the following week. We will see some severe weather action Week 2.

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Good stuff.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:28 AM

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On our trip to Alpena for my brother in laws funeral I noticed on how dry it was up there in town the lawns were brown everywhere  and I now see that since June 4th Alpena has only had 0.38” of rain. Note they did have 0.16” on Thursday with a thunderstorm (see next post) And now looking at the Grand Rapids area we have only had 0.89” of rain since June 10th and not much is expected in the next week or so. That means more brown lawns in our area as well and a trend towards some big temperature swings (hot days cool nights)



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:30 AM

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Where are all the thunderstorms??? So far this summer Grand Rapids has only had 4 thunderstorms (as reported by the NWS) and that seems like a stretch. The official NWS total for this year is just 13 with 1 in January 0 in February and March 1 in April a reported 7 in May (see Junes comment) This is now the 2nd summer in a row with a low number of thunderstorms as all of last summer only 20 where reported it may be hard to reach that many this summer.



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:53 AM

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Marshall tied KFNT's low of 46º Sat morning and we had 51º this am. Talk about a flip - from 96F to 46F in summer- #ourbipolarwx:wacko: And the high per KRMY Sat was only 81F, a degree or two shy of GRR's revised temp. Closer to their original 79F call several days out. They over-did their orig forecast (GFS based??) and then knee-jerked a bit too far the other direction. It may be dry-n-drier right now, but this period 6 yrs ago didn't feature these cold mornings. Great sleeping the past two nights.

Jaster.....I know what ya mean, Yesterdays low here was 47.1 after a high of 90.1 right b4 the CF moved on through late at night. Record was 44F set back in 1944. Crazy weather! :rolleyes:



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:54 AM

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Gorgeous weather continues. Sunshine and nothing but sunshine and sprinklers working ovatime. Apparently, no severe weather thus far this Summa. :wacko:



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:55 AM

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@ LNK_Weather, this is your type of July wx...00z EPS Week 2 temps across NE may feature your "hoodie" mood...


This would be much appreciated. I am even talking to people that love hot weather complaining about the humidity this summer.
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 07:35 AM

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@ LNK_Weather, this is your type of July wx...00z EPS Week 2 temps across NE may feature your "hoodie" mood...

That would be awesome. It takes a lot to get a hoodie on me though. We'll see.


2018 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

Tornado Watches: 2 (Last: 6/11/2018)

Tornado Warnings: 0 (Last: 5/9/2016)

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 5 (Last: 9/1/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 4 (Last: 9/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 1 (Last: 6/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 3 (Last: 6/30/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 8 (Last: 9/1/2018)

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6), 1/22 (1.8), 2/5 (1.6), 2/6 (2.0), 2/9-2/10 (2.8), 2/21-2/22 (1.9), 4/14-4/15 (2.0)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 21.4"               Coldest Low: -19*F (1/1/2018)

 

First flake of the season: 10/31/2017 @ 1:17 PM        Last flake of the season: 4/15/2018 @ 9:22 AM


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 07:45 AM

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Lincoln has not recorded an August heat wave (2+ days of over 95*F) since 2013. Keeping that in mind, funny thing is every September has had a heat wave since 2015. Neither month had a heat wave in 2014, which was also our last cold Fall. Now I don't want a Winter like 2014, but I'll take that ASON period gladly.


2018 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

Tornado Watches: 2 (Last: 6/11/2018)

Tornado Warnings: 0 (Last: 5/9/2016)

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 5 (Last: 9/1/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 4 (Last: 9/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 1 (Last: 6/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 3 (Last: 6/30/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 8 (Last: 9/1/2018)

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6), 1/22 (1.8), 2/5 (1.6), 2/6 (2.0), 2/9-2/10 (2.8), 2/21-2/22 (1.9), 4/14-4/15 (2.0)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 21.4"               Coldest Low: -19*F (1/1/2018)

 

First flake of the season: 10/31/2017 @ 1:17 PM        Last flake of the season: 4/15/2018 @ 9:22 AM


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 08:37 AM

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This is why the -EPO is a bigger player when looking at temps in the longer term.  In July, the coolness is centered across the Plains/MW/GL's with a west bias.  Almost identical to what the 00z EPS was indicating last night.

 

EPO forecast in the tank...

 

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:51 AM

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While it was much warmer last night than the night before there were non the less some very cool readings here in Michigan once again. Here are some of colder over night lows around the state.

Ann Arbor 44°

Grayling 42°

Flint and Marshall 50°

The low of 54 here in Grand Rapids on Saturday morning was the coolest low here since June 6th when the low as 48°


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 02:50 PM

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92 with a heat index of 98 but a dew of 66 makes it a little more bearable. Really looking forward to a potential cool down next week but local forecasts not jumping on anything substantial yet. I could see myself living in a place with low humidity after these last couple of months. Probably a higher elevation in the West somewhere.

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Appletons snow pile is still hanging around.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 03:35 AM

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You heard it hear first...CPC making the changes in their maps...pattern change is still on track.  A welcomed relief from the heat/humidity for you guys out west.  Timing of the CF later this weekend still needs to be ironed down, some models speed it up on Sunday, but others more towards Monday am out in the Plains.  Nonetheless, it appears that we are going to cool down a bit heading into the 2nd half of July.

 

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Active wx looks to fire up around Friday the 13th and continue through the weekend for parts of the MW/GL's....

 

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:54 AM

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Sunny and beautiful outside as I am enjoying my Greek coffee on my patio. :D



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:09 AM

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Here is a fun fact. In July of 1918 at Houghton Lake, Michigan (in central lower Michigan)  just 2 nights after a 9 day heat wave the temperature fell all the way down to 30° on July 31st and that was NOT the coldest low for that month as the reading was only 28 on July 2nd. For the month the range was from 93 (twice) to 28° Highs of 92, 91 and 90 (twice) lows of 30 were also reported twice (on the 8th and again on the 31st) Lows of 34, 37 and 39 were also reported. In August of 1918 the range was from a hot high of 100 on August 6th to a crisp low of 32 on the 1st and 3rd


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:19 AM

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Here is a fun fact. In July of 1918 at Houghton Lake, Michigan (in central lower Michigan) just 2 nights after a 9 day heat wave the temperature fell all the way down to 30° on July 31st and that was NOT the coldest low for that month as the reading was only 28 on July 2nd. For the month the range was from 93 (twice) to 28° Highs of 92, 91 and 90 (twice) lows of 30 were also reported twice (on the 8th and again on the 31st) Lows of 34, 37 and 39 were also reported. In August of 1918 the range was from a hot high of 100 on August 6th to a crisp low of 32 on the 1st and 3rd


That's almost the summer range of a high desert or something like that. That's crazy.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:05 AM

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That's almost the summer range of a high desert or something like that. That's crazy.

In the interior of lower Michigan and western upper Michigan it can get both hot and cold in the summer time. BTW the elevation of Houghton Lake Michigan is only 1145 and it is 44° 18' 53 N

There are other locations that are colder than Houghton Lake. Grayling to their north can also get hot and cold 


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:44 AM

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You heard it hear first...CPC making the changes in their maps...pattern change is still on track. A welcomed relief from the heat/humidity for you guys out west. Timing of the CF later this weekend still needs to be ironed down, some models speed it up on Sunday, but others more towards Monday am out in the Plains. Nonetheless, it appears that we are going to cool down a bit heading into the 2nd half of July.

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Active wx looks to fire up around Friday the 13th and continue through the weekend for parts of the MW/GL's....

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Those maps are nice looking. Sure hope we can still catch some good rains in the next month or so.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:58 PM

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Sunny skies w a few afternoon high clouds. Very comfortable. Ahhhhhhh! :D



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 03:01 PM

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Back in AZ, my father and a friend of mine are confirming the Monsoon seasons first thunderstorm is ferociously moving through the area. Vivid lighting, winds, dust and torrential rains...the whole "9"...I wish I was there!

Edit: The streak of 139 days of no rain is broken
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:54 AM

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Last night, was yet another example of WGN hyping the hot/humid weather.  During last nights wx segment, Skilling's 7-day forecast showed low 90's Thu-Fri, mid/upper 90's Sat/Sun 95F/98F...why they would even suggest those temps are beyond me.  Since then, temps have been lowered to near 90F which makes much more sense.

 

 

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Who's ready to turn off the A/C and give it a break finally???  Gosh, while we did enjoy a couple days of low DP's, the humidity is back this morning.  While the sticky airmass is getting pretty old (I don't know how those who live in the Plains survive an entire summer), I think we all are looking forward towards next week as nearly all the models are in agreement that a Canadian airmass will invade the region by the start of next workweek!

 

 

 

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I'm thrilled to hear the coach and all the boys lives were saved.  What a wonderful ending to this story.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 04:33 AM

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Where do I begin??  There are so many interesting things transpiring in the world of the weather as it both challenges and humbles us all.  Yesterday, the valley of PHX got pummeled by a line of storms, literally, from north to south, tracking from east to west, like a script from a Hollywood movie...the entire valley was engulfed by a severe storm that produced it all: wall of dust, severe winds (71-75mph), torrential rains and flooding.  Obviously, this was much needed rain and a lot more to come over the coming week (s) which has a good possibility of putting  a huge dent into the drought. 

 

Some whicked vids/pics from last night:

 

https://www.azcentra...lley/769797002/

 

 

Over the last 1-2 weeks, I've been watching the models carefully to see which one had a better handle on the longer range pattern.  Interestingly, the FV3-GFS had shown much better skill sniffing out the cooler pattern that is coming next week.  Something to consider going forward and a good tool in the arsenal of modeling.

 

@ StPaul, you ready for a taste of Autumn next week???  If the GFS and parallel are right, it'll get pretty nippy up near the Northwoods Mon/Tue!

 

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 04:54 AM

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The spotless days on the sun has reached the century mark (100) for the year!  This, my friends, is going to have Bigly implications for the upcoming cold season.  I'm beginning to get a bit giddy how the next 4-6 weeks is going to transpire.  Love this time of year.  Are you in???

 

 

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Current Stretch: 13 days 
2018 total: 100 days (52%)
2017 total: 104 days (28%)
2016 total: 32 days (9%) 
2015 total: 0 days (0%) 

2014 total: 1 day (<1%)
2013 total: 0 days (0%)
2012 total: 0 days (0%)
2011 total: 2 days (<1%)
2010 total: 51 days (14%)
2009 total: 260 days (71%)

Updated 10 Jul 2018



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:27 AM

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GFS has hopped on the idea of no more brutal heat for the foreseeable future. multiple nights with mid-50s lows. No days in the 90s for here after Sunday. Sunday could be brutal before the front. Let's get the A/C off and the windows open.


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2018 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

Tornado Watches: 2 (Last: 6/11/2018)

Tornado Warnings: 0 (Last: 5/9/2016)

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 5 (Last: 9/1/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 4 (Last: 9/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 1 (Last: 6/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 3 (Last: 6/30/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 8 (Last: 9/1/2018)

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6), 1/22 (1.8), 2/5 (1.6), 2/6 (2.0), 2/9-2/10 (2.8), 2/21-2/22 (1.9), 4/14-4/15 (2.0)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 21.4"               Coldest Low: -19*F (1/1/2018)

 

First flake of the season: 10/31/2017 @ 1:17 PM        Last flake of the season: 4/15/2018 @ 9:22 AM


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:30 AM

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Delightful weather continues. :D



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:34 AM

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Great summer weather. We are now 1/3rd of the way thru July and so far it has been sunny (but very dry) and very warm. The Average high so far is 89.0° the average low so far is 64.7° the mean is a very warm 76.8° The high for the month so far is 94 on the 1st and 4th the low so far is 54° on the 7th there has only been 0.12” of rain so it is becoming very dry.  And there have been no thunderstorms this month.  And this is after only 4 reports of thunder in June so we have been storm free so far this summer in Grand Rapids.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:25 AM

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Nine more days till average temps start to trend downward. Gotta look forward to whatever I can. My electric bills are running about $200. I'm tired of Summer. 89.8*F.


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2018 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

Tornado Watches: 2 (Last: 6/11/2018)

Tornado Warnings: 0 (Last: 5/9/2016)

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 5 (Last: 9/1/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 4 (Last: 9/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 1 (Last: 6/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 3 (Last: 6/30/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 8 (Last: 9/1/2018)

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6), 1/22 (1.8), 2/5 (1.6), 2/6 (2.0), 2/9-2/10 (2.8), 2/21-2/22 (1.9), 4/14-4/15 (2.0)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 21.4"               Coldest Low: -19*F (1/1/2018)

 

First flake of the season: 10/31/2017 @ 1:17 PM        Last flake of the season: 4/15/2018 @ 9:22 AM


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:30 AM

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Nine more days till average temps start to trend downward. Gotta look forward to whatever I can. My electric bills are running about $200. I'm tired of Summer. 89.8*F.


I hear ya man. I'm over it already.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:03 AM

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Great summer weather. We are now 1/3rd of the way thru July and so far it has been sunny (but very dry) and very warm. The Average high so far is 89.0° the average low so far is 64.7° the mean is a very warm 76.8° The high for the month so far is 94 on the 1st and 4th the low so far is 54° on the 7th there has only been 0.12” of rain so it is becoming very dry.  And there have been no thunderstorms this month.  And this is after only 4 reports of thunder in June so we have been storm free so far this summer in Grand Rapids.

 

It rained very briefly (literally 30-40 secs)  in Grand Haven a week or so ago.  That's been it for a while here in the lake shadow.  Very dry out here.  Unusually warm here too.  Typically much cooler here than inland but not so much this year.  


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:00 PM

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Sheesh!  That swing in temps is more like living in the deserts of Arizona!  I bet the drier soils had something to do with it as well.  How has your long holiday week gone for you?  My sister and her family went to St. Joe for the first half of the holiday week.  They actually did a little bit of blueberry picking.  I'd like to go myself on one of these delightful weekends coming up. 

 

Hey Tom - just saw this as I've been working most of the past week even on part of the 4th. Not sure what was hotter, the "real feel" temp in Marshall or my work project, lol. St. Joe and other lake venues were the place to be for sure! Hope you can make it over one of these days! 

 

Now, it's gonna get cold(er) just as I head to a fam reunion this Sunday in Ludington (go figure). Also, still not seeing moisture over Marshall even with your expected pattern change. We could use some over most of the Mitten

 

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:22 PM

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Sunshine...temp is very comfortable. Gorgeous weather to speak of. Although, a little rainfall would be nice. Whateva happened to t'stms around here. Haven't seen one in a long time.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:02 PM

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I haven't opened my blinds in 3 weeks. 96.4*F.


2018 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

Tornado Watches: 2 (Last: 6/11/2018)

Tornado Warnings: 0 (Last: 5/9/2016)

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 5 (Last: 9/1/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 4 (Last: 9/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 1 (Last: 6/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 3 (Last: 6/30/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 8 (Last: 9/1/2018)

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6), 1/22 (1.8), 2/5 (1.6), 2/6 (2.0), 2/9-2/10 (2.8), 2/21-2/22 (1.9), 4/14-4/15 (2.0)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 21.4"               Coldest Low: -19*F (1/1/2018)

 

First flake of the season: 10/31/2017 @ 1:17 PM        Last flake of the season: 4/15/2018 @ 9:22 AM


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:47 PM

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I haven't opened my blinds in 3 weeks. 96.4*F.


Can’t remember the last time we have opened the windows. Even at the times it has gotten cooler, the humidity has never lowered enough. Our air conditioning is always running. Ready for a change of season but that is a ways off.

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Hey Tom - just saw this as I've been working most of the past week even on part of the 4th. Not sure what was hotter, the "real feel" temp in Marshall or my work project, lol. St. Joe and other lake venues were the place to be for sure! Hope you can make it over one of these days!

Now, it's gonna get cold(er) just as I head to a fam reunion this Sunday in Ludington (go figure). Also, still not seeing moisture over Marshall even with your expected pattern change. We could use some over most of the Mitten

20180710 MI 30-day precip.png


My worry for you guys in MI is for the dryness to continue into Aug. I hope to score some more precip over the next few weeks bc I think it will turn drier around these parts in Aug. Fronts will have a tendency to push farther south as we flip into Aug. Crazy pattern about to set in 2nd half of July. Wildly amplified.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:54 PM

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Can’t remember the last time we have opened the windows. Even at the times it has gotten cooler, the humidity has never lowered enough. Our air conditioning is always running. Ready for a change of season but that is a ways off.

My issue is that I can't open the blinds because most of my windows are West facing. So the sun shines through them at the hottest time of day, which I can't have because it'll make the A/C work harder than it already is. West facing windows are heaven in the Winter, but a major burden in the Summer.


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2018 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

Tornado Watches: 2 (Last: 6/11/2018)

Tornado Warnings: 0 (Last: 5/9/2016)

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 5 (Last: 9/1/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 4 (Last: 9/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 1 (Last: 6/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 3 (Last: 6/30/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 8 (Last: 9/1/2018)

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6), 1/22 (1.8), 2/5 (1.6), 2/6 (2.0), 2/9-2/10 (2.8), 2/21-2/22 (1.9), 4/14-4/15 (2.0)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 21.4"               Coldest Low: -19*F (1/1/2018)

 

First flake of the season: 10/31/2017 @ 1:17 PM        Last flake of the season: 4/15/2018 @ 9:22 AM


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:05 PM

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My issue is that I can't open the blinds because most of my windows are West facing. So the sun shines through them at the hottest time of day, which I can't have because it'll make the A/C work harder than it already is. West facing windows are heaven in the Winter, but a major burden in the Summer.


Good point. We have a split level home that faces east, our deck is on the west side and we haven’t used it much this summer. We keep all of our blinds shut on the west windows from about 1 pm until sunset.
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