Cooler Air Moves In

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The land has turned soggy and cooler air is making its appearance known to all.  I actually pulled out my Carthartt coat last evening when I went outside to play with the dogs and walk the cat – yup, walk the cat – he knows when 7pm comes around and makes sure I have his leash ready to go outside, sometimes he even brings it to me.  Monster is a very large long haired cat – one of my grandkids call him a catdog.

It is currently 54° at 6am and we had 1.18 inches of rain the past 24 hours.  We had 37.31 inches of precipitation over the past water year which runs from October 1st to September 30th.  The “Water Year” represents the annual cycle of cool season water storage and soil moisture recharge which typically occurs in the fall, winter and spring followed by the warm season where crops and other vegetation grow and use moisture.  Below is the chart I created showing the precip in Otsego compared to the 30 year average.


Next we have the 24 hour rainfall totals for the state:


We should see an end to the rain later this morning/early afternoon, however, with the clouds moving out this will bring in a cooler airmass to make it feel very fall-like, especially for Friday when temps will struggle to get to 60°.  Temps tonight will drop into the low to mid 40s south with chances of patchy frost from US-10 northward.  I would say the growing season is closing up shop, though I do still a lot of green tomatoes left on the plants and a few green peppers.

It is time to cycle to the warm weather clothes as I believe the warm 70s and 80s are gone until next spring.  (now I have said that we will probably have a warm spell to prove me wrong)…


 

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INDY
INDY

Currently 61 degrees out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR with a cool breeze feels fresh and that 37.31 inches of precipitation to date is a + 11 inches for the year amazing amounts of precipitation we have falling in the last year …From loving the best cool time of the year .INDY

INDY
INDY

Currently 61* degrees out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR I hope mokiee write us from vacation lol… Beautiful below average day isn’t it? Feels greattttt! INDY

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

The low for the day has been 51, or + 5, and the high so far is 64, or -2, so the day right now is running above average.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Get ready for multiple days in a row with below normal temps! The cool pattern just keeps rocking!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Cool pattern keeps going? We just came off the longest streak of the year either way with 20 days above average. Depending how the exactly average day went into the books, the streak of no below days might still be going as yesterday was +5. This can’t go on forever.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

7 out of the last 9 months we have seen below
Normal temps! An incredible cool pattern indeed!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

0.65” since midnight bringing our 3 day total to just over 2”. Solid soaking but not the standing water we had in the yard a few weeks back. Temps in the mid 50’s is perfect, wish we had this most of the year. Don’t look now, but the CPC 8-14 day has that pesky “A” stamped right over top of us again.

Sherry L York
Sherry L York

Another 0.55 in of rain over night. Since Sept 28th I have recorded over 5 inches of rain here.

INDY
INDY

Muskegon 3.55 Grand Rapids 2.44 and Lansing 2.31 7 consecutive days a measurable rain crazzy if you ask me!! INDY

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

I seriously do not believe the Lansing totals. Mind you, I’m on the other side of town, but we have received much more rain than that.

INDY
INDY

That was Tuesday 8am through Thursday 8am thats not counting the rest of today…INDY

Slim

Yesterdays H/L was 70 (reached just after midnight) and the low was 51. The official rain fall at GRR (midnight to midnight) was 1.10” and for the month of October so far the total at GRR is 1.76” For today the average H/L is 66/46 the record high is 85 set in 1953. The record low is 23 set in 1974. The warmest minimum is 68 set in 2005 and the coldest maximum is 46 set in 1995. Last year the H/L was a very warm 83/56.
Slim

Slim

Here at my house I recorded 0.63” of rain from 7AM Yesterday to 7AM today in the last two day the total here is 2.72” and in the last 7 days 5.10” of rain had fallen here at my house. So far there has not been any flooding here but that is a lot of rain. At this time light rain is still falling and the current temperature is at 51°
Slim

INDY
INDY

Best blog post in months ..Yes get out the warm lawyers I did notice a lot of people having coats and even winter hats on last night at work when it was time to leave I walked out and the rain was still falling very damp and it was a bit chilly had to turn my heat on in my truck probably the first time since last May..On a wet note it’s been raining for alomst 72 hours straight out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR our yard is a sponge crazy could you imagine if this was all snow… Read more »