Heavy Rain

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I was up at 4:30 this morning and glanced at my digital rain gauge which read almost two inches – this is not where I get my ‘official’ rain totals however it is generally close to the analog gauge I use for CoCoRaHS.

This is not good for the farmers who have planted their corn, most a month late.  Driving around Allegan and Kalamazoo counties on Wednesday most of the corn fields were just showing signs of growth – corn height was two to five inches – it is generally near knee high this time of year.  To much rain and not enough sun is not indicative of healthy growth.

My lawn tractor is getting a lot of use this summer and the grasses roots are a lot deeper this year.  My onions are struggling, they like a lot of sun – with the rain and clouds they are soggy and laying on their sides.


We have a flood advisory in place for Allegan, Barry, Eaton and Ingham counties and down to the Michigan southern border which expires at 11:15am this morning.  The rain should move out later today and temps will struggle to reach 70°.

We will have a chance at seeing the sun tomorrow before the next chances of rain move in for the weekend…..

Our first shot of a string of 80° days will come next week.  As of now we may see a drier warmer pattern shaping up for the first week of July.

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INDY
INDY

Beautiful sunset tonight took a great shot on the Grand River we have to enjoy these long days ..iNDY!

INDY
INDY

Amazing going on our 6th month below average in a roww interested in what July brings …INDY!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

And yet pales in comparison with the 3 to 4 year run we’ve been on with above average temps. Might be impressive if the streak is still intact late in the year 2020, not so much now yet. It has been far better working so far this year than the past several, but still high humidity from all the rain.

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

TWC has the rest of the summer outlook on temps and there calling for below normal temps right into September .. Looks like next weeks warm up will be brief ..

INDY
INDY

Our longest days of the year is now then we know what comes after that ..Shorter heating days when the sun shines ….INDY!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Well like Bill always says, temps lag the season by about 4 weeks. We’re still a month away yet.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

0.85″ of more unneeded rain here so far. We should have stayed up North, beautiful sunny weather for the 3 days we were up there. The fields around here that are planted with corn range from almost nothing to a few inches tall. There are also several nearby fields that are not planted, nor will they be now anymore as it is to late. I can’t remember a year that we had so much rain that they couldn’t plant the fields at all. On top of that, with the July outlooks predicting hot and dry weather, that could end up… Read more »

Slim

As June will be the 6th month in a row of below average temperatures I would expect that pattern to change Not sure if it will be July or August or next winter time but there will be a few months (or more) where the area will see warmer then average temperatures and drier is also on the plate as well. As for the farmers they always have a tough time with the weather and some years they do not catch a break at all.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

Farmers will be fine. They will get subsidies and make about what they usually do with less work. Happens every year we get some sort of disaster – drought, flood, late freeze, etc

Slim

Today looks like it will have a chance of being the 5th day this June that Grand Rapids did not reach 70° So far this month there have only been 4 days where the high reached 80 or better with the warmest so far just 82. This month so far the average high has been 73.9 and the average low has been 54.2° The mean so far is at 64.0 and that is a departure of -2.9° So far there have been 2 clear days (less then 30% cloud cover) 14 partly cloudy days (between 40 and 70% cloud cover)… Read more »

Mookie
Mookie

GR just had back to back 80+ degree days with fairly decent sunshine. Who knew?

INDY
INDY

Well I would hope so when GR average is 80* degrees now …What is that 3 80* degrees days now in June lol… Who knew ….INDY!

Mookie
Mookie

GR has now had 4 days in the 80’s in June and counting.

Slim

The average number of 80° days for June at Grand Rapids is 14. It don’t look like 2019 will make the average. BYW the range is between 2 in 1916 and 25 just last year. Also with the 4 GR has there will have to be 4 more in the next 10 days to avoid a top ten with the fewest 80 days for any June if GR’s recorded history.
Slim

INDY
INDY

Slim is always on it …Thanks INDY!

INDY
INDY

Still on record pace for the least amounts who knew…INDY!

Mookie
Mookie

A few weeks ago you both also talked about fewest 80 degree days in June – which I said there was no way we’d even come close to.

INDY
INDY

And still waiting on the 90*s coming in June you also said lol ..Who knew …INDY!

Slim

Much less rain here then down MV way but still there was 0.45″ of rain here. So yes another cloudy June morning. The temperature here is 59 with light rain still falling.
Slim