Above Normal Temperatures

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Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend – now it is back to work and school and reality.  Time to work off all the L-tryptophan in our systems.  I had 2 days of turkey and a nice prime rib dinner yesterday. We have been enjoying a periods of lots of sunshine this month which is generally not normal for southwest Michigan this time of year with lake Michigan close by.



The weather will continue mild this week with above normal temperatures, peaking on Tuesday when temperatures reach the low to mid 50s. Conditions will be fairly quiet as well, with only a few chances for light rain or snow showers.  There are hints of a change coming both in the GFS and CFS models around the end of next week with the Arctic air spilling into the state and our first snow accumulations for December.

The models are also showing the colder air sticking around  through Christmas.  Still not seeing a whole lot of snow through mid month, less than 6 inches through most of lower Michigan.  We will be seeing more rain than not.  The rain/snow line is still close to the southern border of the state through most of the month so we may see an interesting weather pattern through Christmas.

So, for the short term above normal temperatures will continue this week with highs in the 40s and 50s. A weak cold front will bring a chance of a few light showers on Tuesday then another front will bring a better chance of rain on Thursday. There could be a brief period of mixed precipitation at the onset Thursday morning as well as when it ends on Thursday night.


 

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Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

I had this thought this evening- all the Christmas lights would sure look nice with just a little snow. I for one am still enjoying the nice temps & getting out walking without slipping. LOL!!

Slim

Climatology for today November 26th
Average high/low (30 year average 42/29) 120 year average 40.4°/28.3°
Record high 65° in 1990.
Coldest maximum 15° 1930
Record low +5° 1977
Warmest minimum 58° 1990
Most precip 2.94” 1990
Largest snow fall 3.8” 1952
Most snow OTG 7” 1950
Last year 41/34 no precip

Slim

Mookie
Mookie

I am loving these short winters. It’s not unusual to get a snowy November and December, but I’m seeing nothing significant for at least another 10 to 14 days at the earliest.

Slim

In the last 30 years there has only been 3 Novembers with less snow that this year so far! So far this November GRR has recorded 0.2″ of snow fall in the last 30 years only 1999 0.1″, 2001 trace, and 2010 0.1″ have seen less snow fall.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

You know your in a snow drought when they are measuring snow ny tenths of an inch! I’ve always thought that was ridiculous, I mean how do you accurately measure one tenth of an inch of snow??? I’ve seen flakes that are over an inch wide.