Increasing Clouds

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The main event for the U.S. today is hurricane Lane which continues to approach Hawaii. There are already reports of over 30 inches of rain in the islands.

From the NWS in Honolulu:  Catastrophic flooding continues on the Big Island today as dangerous Hurricane Lane creeps northward a couple of hundred miles south of Honolulu. This threat along with damaging winds is expected to expand westward over the smaller islands later tonight through Saturday as Lane approaches and moves into the area. This will be a long-duration event with the potential for heavy rainfall continuing Sunday into early next week as Lane begins to track westward and away from the state. Additionally, coastal impacts associated with large surf and water levels rising due to surge could lead to inundation and overwash onto low-level coastal areas through Saturday.

  • Hurricane Lane will make its closest approach to Maui and Oahu tonight into early Saturday.
  • Hurricane warnings are posted for Maui and Oahu, including Honolulu. A hurricane watch is in effect for Kauai County.
  • Parts of the Big Island have already picked up over 30 inches of rain.
  • Additional heavy rain could trigger disastrous flooding, landslides in parts of the islands.
  • Whether Lane’s strongest winds affect parts of the islands through Saturday remains uncertain.
  • Regardless, dangerous flash flooding, mudslides, battering waves and coastal flooding are likely.

Below is the Radarscope radar at 08:30


Early winter forecasts are starting the come out from the major forecasters – they are saying a warmer wetter winter for the great lakes region – not sure I am ready to buy into that one yet.  One it is to early to be making winter forecasts and two we are unsure the strength of the coming El Nino.


We will continue to see comfortable temps today and tomorrow before the heat and humidity build back in for Sunday into early next week.  There will be chances of rain every day.  The Chicago and Milwaukee radars are showing a large area of rain heading our way this morning but the leading edge is weakening as it moves into the relatively dryer air in place over Michigan.


 

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ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

BREAKING NEWS>>>> Have you heard? No heat waves are in sight and summer is almost over! Get ready for Fall!

Mookie
Mookie

Another month of warmth! Get ready!

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ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

GR NWS still shows no 90’s and no heat wave! About 3 or 4 days in the mid 80’s! Typical summer weather! I am sure most people will fire up there AC’s again this weekend?

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?textField1=42.9634&textField2=-85.6681#.W4A1IOhKjIU

Mookie
Mookie

More above average temps = typical summer weather!

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

+1

Slim

It has been a very warm August by Michigan standards so far. Here are some mean temperatures and the departures as of Thursday August 24th Grand Rapids 74.3° +2.9°, Muskegon 74.1° +3.6°, Lansing 73.6° +3.3°, Detroit 75.9° +3.4°, Flint 72.2° +2.9°, Saginaw 73.2° +3.9°, Alpena 71.4° +5.4°, Sault 69.6° +4.4° Marquette 65.2° +0.9° Of course not too far to our south it has been much warmer but that in normal. Indianapolis 75.4° but the departure is only +0.8° Bowling Green KY 78.6° and their departure is just +0.6° and they have had 9 days of 90 or better and 8… Read more »

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Quite a stretch of below normal temps and no heat waves in sight! Nothing better!

Mookie
Mookie

LOL Not even close. We just had 21 straight days of above average temps.

Slim

That may have been the longest string of above average days in a row since late June into July of 2012 When GR had a string of 23 days of above average days. It is a long and slow process to find days in a row of above or below average. But I did find string of 53 days in July into August of 1921 if anyone can remember that far back.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

I’m not so sure a 2 or 3 day stretch is overly impressive after coming off a 20+ day stretch the other way.

Mookie
Mookie

Here comes more heat and humidity along with some severe storm chances! What could be better?