Fish and Rain

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Next to prime rib fish is my favorite food.   Through my life time I have lived at various lakes and close to the Atlantic ocean so I had the opportunity to eat lots of fish and seafood.  Of course we have never had a rain of fish in our area that I recall though there have been multiple instances of this happening in various areas around the world.  I don’t think it would be comfortable standing outside during a time when it was raining fish plus the NWS isn’t designed to issue fish warnings.  It wasn’t brought up at the last Skywarn meeting.  It would be possible in our area I suppose as in most cases a water spout or tornado sucks them up and deposits them inland.  Would the DNR allow us to capture these if they were on the ground rather than their natural habitat without a license?  I digress and meander here…  I fixed a great baked catfish last night.  Baked fish is better for you than fried but with all the real butter I used it probably didn’t make a difference.


We will end our dry spell as the clouds increase today and much needed rain moves in tonight.

Winds will become southerly in advance of a cold front today and tonight. The south winds will bring in slightly warmer air and rain. Clouds will be on the increase today with rain spreading in this evening. It should be raining in most areas by midnight tonight. A steady rain overnight will continue into Tuesday morning before becoming more scattered in most areas Tuesday afternoon. The rain will taper off Tuesday evening with a dry forecast for Wednesday. Highs will range from 50 to 55 today through Wednesday.

The weather for this coming weekend is showing the possibility of rain and snow and I wonder if April Fools Day/Easter will hold surprises for us weather-wise as we head into a cooler wetter pattern.

The College of DuPage is having problems with their computer spitting out weather maps this morning – I will update these as they become available.  I use their Weather Lab Software to produce the maps on the forecast page.



 

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INDY
INDY

With a gusty wind again don’t feel like 55 INDYDOG14!!

Mookie
Mookie

Hit 55 degrees in GR so far today! Average high is 49.

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Bring on the clippers! Bring on the SNOW! ROCK n ROLL will never die !

Colder than normal temperatures expected Friday through Monday with
active baroclinic zone across the Great Lakes. Low confidence in the
details with timing of sfc lows, but best chance for snow or rain is
Saturday night into Sunday with a lead clipper, followed by
potential for others through Monday.

Andy W
Andy W

What is so great about nuisance snow?? So we get an inch or so of slop that ruins the Monday morning commute to work and then is melted by 3 pm that day. Why is that so awesome??

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

SNOW anytime of year is AWESOME! The more SNOW the better! Give me SNOW 9 months a year!

Andy W
Andy W

Sounds horrible, 4 or 5 months is bad enough! Give me snow in December, then 60’s or 70’s the rest of the year, that’s heaven on earth! That’s why I’m getting the heck outta here for spring break and going south to get some beautiful warmth and sun!

INDY
INDY

Matt Kirkwood just said April cold cold cold INDYDOG14!!

Mookie
Mookie

They said the same with February and we know how warm that turned out…

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

You know it and there will be multiple snow storm chances!

Mookie
Mookie

Arctic sea ice just made the second lowest maximum ever recorded.

“Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its annual maximum extent on March 17. This is the second lowest Arctic maximum in the 39-year satellite record. The four lowest maximum extents in the satellite record have all occurred in the past four years.”

Slim

So far this March the warmest high in Grand Rapids is just 56° not reaching 60 or better in March only happens less than 25% of the time. Also of note it that only one night has not gotten below freezing and that was on the 1st of March and with a low of 33° ever other night has been in the 20’s and 2 have been in the teens. By comparison February had 6 nights with lows above 32° January had 4 and December had 2.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

I would imagine an even fewer percentage of March’s have only gotten down to 17 degrees or warmer like we have this month. No big shots of cold all month.

INDY
INDY

Going to need 60 degree days to bring this month above average lol!! INDYDOG14!

Mookie
Mookie

Today will be our 14th consecutive sunny day in a row. WOOD has mid 50’s the next 4 days!

Slim

17 of the last 19 days have see mean temperatures of below average and Grand Rapids is now at -1.9° for the month.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

Yep, to be expected with all these clear and cool nights. No clouds to keep in the warmth at night.

INDY
INDY

I’m thinking March will end below normal INDYDOG14!

INDY
INDY

Spring break looks cold and snowy!! INDYDOG14!;

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Hopefully the forecast is wrong. I have seen it where we had snow storms that week. I have also seen where the weather is beautiful.