Alberto

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We had another day in the mid 90s yesterday.  I had three of my thermometers break the 100° mark, all in the shade – we tend to hold the heat down here in the valley.  My wife loves this weather.  I do to a point but I start withering when the temps get above 80°.  I used to be able to spend the whole day in the heat but as I become older I have become heat intolerant.

A weak area of high pressure over Michigan will act to keep the weather very warm for the area. A few storms could develop in the afternoon or evening…mainly to the southwest of Grand Rapids.This high pressure system will build northeast on Wednesday allowing the remnants of Alberto to track in from the south. Thus a wet period will occur for the region Wednesday into Thursday.

We really need the rain – there is a window for possible severe weather later Wednesday afternoon into the evening with an elevated risk for a tornado being the main potential hazard.

Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm today, with highs in the mid 80s to low 90s. Thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening, mainly south and west of a line from Battle Creek to Grand Rapids to Whitehall. Storms may be strong. Rain becomes widespread Wednesday as tropical moisture arrives. Thunderstorms Wednesday may produce very heavy rainfall, and possibly severe weather.

Rainfall predictions are all over the place – from .75 to near 2 inches this is all dependent on storm development and the track of Alberto.  Stay tuned….


 

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Leonard Blush
Leonard Blush

What a hot few days! We were camping at Wm Mitchell State Park in Cadillac over the weekend and the power transformer in the park caught fire on Saturday afternoon. Too many air conditioners running at once! Fire trucks rolling into a packed campground will create a little excitement. Consumers had to replace the transformer and underground lines. The power was out until late Sunday.

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Welcome to the blog. We have experienced the same thing at another campground many years ago. One of our daughters inhaled something from it when it exploded & we ended up at the hospital overnight (she was fine which we were grateful for). Saturday came that weekend and we headed home. At least it was cooler there.

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

It will be nice on the weekend to see some cooler temps. This hot weather is nuts. It is too hot!! I love the 70’s .

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Well that looks odd, a thunderstorm coming in from the Southeast moving to the Northwest. Don’t see that very often!

*SS*
*SS*

A little rain and thunder here.

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Yep…it was a nice, short thaw…

INDY
INDY

Back to the 60’s and low 70’s this weekend will be wonderful .. INDYDOG14!

*SS*
*SS*

Michael, I didn’t get a chance to say Thanks for posting my pic yesterday. I read your info quick yesterday, but it was a busy day. Parades and different ceremonies going on. Did get a text from family in Florida. They said it was hotter here than it was there yesterday!!! Come on Alberto… a little cooler temps and some much needed rain! LOL!!!
Hope you all had a Wonderful Memorial Day!

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

I’m looking forward to this weekend – sunny, dry air, and temps in the 70s.

Slim

With a SE wind and some down slopping Muskegon is now up to 92° to days record there is 93° set in 1962 the current reading in Grand Rapids is 88° the record here is 92° also set in 1962.
Slim

Slim

Yesterdays high of 95° at Muskegon set a new all time May record. And Grand Rapids official high of 94° is the 2nd warmest day in May history here. As Michael pointed out many back yard thermometers reported temperatures at and above 100. Here at my house I had one that topped out at 100° and I know of someone who reported a reading of 101.8° Mine is in the shade.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

GR has now had 2 days 93+ degrees, and it’s still only May. There are many summers that we haven’t seen a single day that hot.

Mookie
Mookie

Back to back record hot days! You don’t see that very often.

Slim

Grand Rapids will end May 2018 as one of the warmest in recorded history. That following one of the coldest April’s in recorded history now you don’t see often.
Slim

Slim

I did some looking into back to back record high days in a row. Well it doses not happen ever year that is for sure but you only have to go back to last September when Grand Rapids recorded 6 days in a row of record days (all above 90°) and in February of last year new record highs were set on February 18th and 19th Here is a list of some of the longer times when record highs were recorded on back to back days in Grand Rapids March 1983 5 days in a row. 2012 7 days in… Read more »

Mookie
Mookie

Yep not that many times over the past 80+ years!

Slim

The flip from April to May looks like it will be the biggest month to month flip in Grand Rapids history.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Whatever happened to temperatures lagging the season by about 4 weeks? In February we had 60 degrees, a month before Spring. And now we have day after day of mid 90s a month before Summer. It was 75 when I came in to work at 5 a.m. today! That is insane!