Dry With Sunshine

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It is nice to have the sun making an appearance plus the winds yesterday helping to dry things out.  Rivers have crested or are cresting at levels not seen in years, or decades in some cases. Moderate to major flooding is occurring in several locations, even in locations which have already crested.

The Kalamazoo/Grand river crests will move through Allegan/Ottawa Counties over the next couple days, where minor to moderate flooding will occur near the rivers.  The feature image is one I took of the Kalamazoo River in back of my house.  The trees and brush in the background are usually on land.  I have a video I took of the river on yesterdays post.

High pressure will drift through the Great Lakes region today and tonight bringing dry weather and mainly clear skies. Highs today will reach the mid 40s to around 50 degrees. Southerly winds kicking in tonight will keep lows in most areas near or slightly above freezing.

Highs on Tuesday will be well above normal (roughly 20 degrees above normals) with highs pushing well into the 50s. Low clouds and small chances for rain showers are expected on Wednesday. Highs will remain above normal on Wednesday in the upper 40s to low 50s. A widespread rain is expected on Thursday with the potential for some heavier rain across Southwest Lower Michigan.

Bittersweet Ski Resort (image to the left) has the groomers out this morning – they are claiming a 23″ base and will be opened today.  It is strange seeing snow up there when it is so wet here in the valley.


 

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Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

What Great Night of Star Gazing, Planet Viewing , and Marveling at The Moon. Plus Throw in Two Shooting Stars…….Good Night & Good Day…..

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Beautiful day today!! So nice to see blue sky an d sunshine. Some of my early spring flowers are popping up. 🙂
I hate to say this but I did hear Kyle mention possible snow in the forecast for later this week.

Andy W
Andy W

Yeah, they’re saying maybe a little south of 96 on Thursday night, but melting quickly on Friday when temps get back up into the 40’s!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

It won’t stick around that’s for sure. Those are nice warmer temps coming our way..

Mookie
Mookie

GR hit 50 degrees! Looks warm next week too.
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Mookie
Mookie

Today will mark GR’s 13th consecutive day at average or above average temps. It looks like we will end February at +2-3 degrees above average – our second straight above average month. It’s funny that in December many people think our long-term pattern had flipped to cold.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

And that’s why I said back then that you can not call a pattern change after 1 or 2 months. You need to wait 4 or 5 months, then look back and see what has happened. Now with 2 days left in meteorological Winter, we can look back and make a more informative decision. The fact is, we are still entrenched in a long term above average pattern with a month here or there scattered in that ended up below average.
Heck of a nice day out today! If you didn’t know, you would never guess that it is only February.