Jury Duty

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I do not think this is top secret so I will post it. I have been summons for jury duty starting on Monday April 15th I have done this before but it was years ago back at the old Kent County Court house. I hope none of you are set to have a trial next week in the Kent Court circuit court. As Monday is the 15th that means the month of April will be at the half way point. Here is where we stand as of Friday AM

As for April 15th here at Grand Rapids the average H/L is 58/38 the record high is 84 in2003 and the record low is 18 in 1943. Last year at Grand Rapids the H/L was 35/28 and there was 1” of snow on the ground. At Lansing the H/L was 33/29 and there was a trace of snow on the ground at Muskegon the H/L was 38/30 with 1”of snow on the ground. I was up in Bay City last year on April 15th and they had freezing rain and then heavy snow. There was 5” of snow on top of over ¼” of ice. Now here is some weather information of events around the country on April 15.
For Monday, April 15, 2019
1921 – Two mile high Silver Lake, CO, received 76 inches of snow in 24 hours, the heaviest 24 hour total of record for North America. The storm left a total of 87 inches in twenty-seven and a half hours. (David Ludlum)
1927 – New Orleans LA was drenched with 14.01 inches of rain, which established a 24 hour rainfall record for the state. (The Weather Channel)
1949 – A hailstone five inches by five and a half inches in size, and weighing four pounds, was measured at Troy NY. (The Weather Channel)
1958 – A tornado 300 yards in width skipped along a five mile path near Frostproof FL. A 2500 gallon water tank was found one mile from its original position (it is not known how much water was in the tank at the time). (The Weather Channel)
1987 – Thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather in the Southern Atlantic Coast Region. A tornado killed one person and injured seven others near Mount Dora FL. Drifts of hail up to two feet deep were reported in Davidson and Rowan counties in North Carolina. Myrtle Beach SC was deluged with seven inches of rain in three hours. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1988 – Death Valley, CA, was soaked with 1.53 inches of rain in 24 hours. Snow fell in the mountains of southern California. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1989 – Showers and thunderstorms soaked the eastern U.S. with heavy rain, pushing the rainfall total for the month at Cape Hatteras NC past their previous April record of 7.10 inches. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
1990 – Thunderstorms developing along a stationary front produced severe weather from west central Texas to west central Arkansas during the late afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms spawned a tornado which caused more than half a million dollars damage at Fort Stockton TX, produced wind gusts to 65 mph at Dennison TX, produced baseball size hail at Silo OK and near Capps Corner TX, and drenched southeastern Oklahoma with up to 4 inches of rain in two hours. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
For Tuesday, April 16, 2019
1851 – The famous “Lighthouse Storm” raged near Boston Harbor. Whole gales and gigantic waves destroyed Minot Light with its two keepers still inside. The storm resulted in great shipping losses and coastal erosion. (David Ludlum)
1880 – A tornado near Marshall, MO, carried the heavy timbers of an entire home a distance of twelve miles. (The Weather Channel)
1933 – Franklin Lake, NH, was buried under 35 inches of snow. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders – 1987)
1960 – A wind gust of 70 mph was measured at the Stapleton International Airport in Denver CO, their highest wind gust of record. (The Weather Channel)
1987 – A slow moving storm system produced heavy rain over North Carolina and the Middle Atlantic Coast States. More than six inches of rain drenched parts of Virginia, and flooding in Virginia claimed three lives. Floodwaters along the James River inundated parts of Richmond VA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1988 – A storm in the northeastern U.S. produced a foot of snow at Pittsburg VT. Severe thunderstorms produced baseball size hail and spawned five tornadoes in the Southern High Plains Region. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1989 – A cold front, ushering sharply colder air into the north central U.S., brought snow to parts of Montana and North Dakota. At midday the temperature at Cutbank MT was just 22 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1990 – Thunderstorms developing along a stationary front produced large hail and damaging winds across Oklahoma, with 99 reports of large hail and damaging winds during the evening and early nighttime hours. Thunderstorms produced baseball size hail south of Carney, and wind gusts to 100 mph in the Oklahoma City area which swept away many Federal tax returns being transported from a mail cart to a waiting truck about the time of the midnight deadline. Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City reported a record wind gust of 92 mph. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Let me know if you like this weather history or not it only goes to 1990 but there is a lot of good information there
Slim

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Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

We are thoroughly positioned within the weather parameters of the Southern Arctic…in other words, Michigan. It’s obvious that “severe storms” are out of the question for 2019, and snowfall should not be a “shock/surprise” in May. We are cold, windy and wet. Sunday’s forecast will fit nicely into August forecasting as well. Below average, below expectations, etc…sorry for the heartbreak.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)
Andy W
Andy W

And it will all be melted by 10 am Monday!

MichaelV

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 4 AM EDT
MONDAY…

* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches
expected. The snow will start by 7 am over western sections then
spread north and east to the rest of the advisory area by late
morning. This snow will be wet and may fall at a rate of up to 1
inch per hour at times.

* WHERE…Portions of central, south central, southwest and west
central Michigan.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Another WWA issued in mid April! The winter that keeps on giving! Bring it on!

Andy W
Andy W

WWA for 2 to 4 inches on a Sunday??? What do we live in Florida now?? GET A GRIP!!!

Andy W
Andy W

Getting ready to get going for my round of 18 today!!! Beautiful day for golf out there today!!!

Andy W
Andy W

Oh yeah wind/rain/snow and 38 sounds fantastic!!! I love staying inside those days and sleeping!! BRING IT!!! Bounce back 80’s and 90’s coming soon!!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

That is perfect weather for Barry to work outside!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Sorry, Sunday is family time. You make me laugh because you obviously have no clue what you are talking about. Ask anyone who works in tree service what their ideal season for cutting trees is, and they will all say this time of year. Summer is to hot plus the foliage is a hinderance as well as in the Fall. Winter is usually out unless you have a stretch like we had in December and January with bare ground and mild temps. That makes Spring the ultimate ideal time to do tree work. With the amount of gear you need… Read more »

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Oh ya working outside in cold, snow and wind is perfect! What a joke!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

The only joke would be you. There has not been a snow cover yet when I’ve been out dropping trees. You seem to forget we haven’t had a snow cover in a month and a half now. Get with it.

Andy W
Andy W

Something tells me Rocky hasn’t done any physical labor in decades!!! He’s too busy making snow angels year round!!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Record setting snowstorm is on the way? Get ready for the fun!

Andy W
Andy W

The fun will be sitting on my couch watching The Masters with all the shades pulled down on my windows! So I can get ready for the 50’s and 60’s this week!! That’s fun!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

The Masters has been great. So many great players in the hunt this year.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

The masters is most over rated event of the tear!

Andy W
Andy W

Of the tear??? Cross country skiing is the most boring thing ever invented!!

Andy W
Andy W

Well Rocky better enjoy his one day of “winter” tomorrow!! Nothing but 50’s and 60’s after that!!! AWESOME!!!

https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USMI0344:1:US

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

I had jury duty about 10 years ago in Holland. Got to sit in on 1 case and found it quite interesting. It was kind of a bummer though because we all knew the accused was guilty, but there as no solid evidence so we had to vote not guilty and let them get away with it. It was kind of time consuming, but I viewed it as a week of vacation from work!

Andy W
Andy W

Wow!! With the 60’s coming this week, I might have to break out the lawn mower later in the week!! Mowing the lawn in mid-April?!??!??! ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!! WHO KNEW!???!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

I used my lawn tractor two nights ago just to mulch up the leaves and stuff left over from winter.

INDY
INDY

Slim I can remember getting really good storms back in the 80’s a couple times seeing lightning that produce a fire ball have not saw that since pretty awesome though.. INDY!

Andy W
Andy W

Hope Rocky enjoys cross country skiing today in GR with this “never ending winter” going on!!! LOLOLOLLLLOLOL!!!

MichaelV

No watches up yet for tomorrow – I would suspect this would change later today. Still looking at 2 to 4 inches of snow which will quickly melt. An active weather pattern will be in play especially from midweek through at least Friday.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Sunday should be a nice day for Barry to work outside and maybe ANDY will get in 18 holes of golf!

Andy W
Andy W

Doing that today to keep the 37 week streak alive!!! BRING IT!!! Sunny and 50 today will be awesome for golf today!!

Andy W
Andy W

You snowshoe when it’s sunny and 50 in green grass, I golf when it’s sunny and 50 in green grass!! AWESOME!!

INDY
INDY

Lol. Can’t forgot the shorts .I love this blog..INDY!

Andy W
Andy W

Me too INDY!!! Great day to stay in all day and watch The Masters all day tomorrow, with the weather that EVERYONE absolutely HATES going on outside tomorrow!! Great day tomorrow to throw a roast in the crock pot and kick it on the couch to watch the greatest golfers in the world!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Get ready for record breaking April snows! When will winter ever end?

Andy W
Andy W

Well it ended a few weeks ago! A day here and there in the 30’s does not make it winter when it’s in the 60’s a couple days later!!! INCREDIBLE!!!

MichaelV

Good stuff Slim – weather history is good – we have a search feature here where one can look up all this great info…