Pleasant Weather Ahead

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We will have a respite from the hot and humid Alabama/Mississippi like weather we had in place last week.  Our southern neighbors are used to that and as far as I am concerned they can keep it down there.

I have been clearing some of my property of weeds and small trees the past couple weeks and got into some poison ivy and oak – I generally don’t have much trouble with them due to avoidance however some was hiding in the undergrowth and got all over my feet and ankles – that is what I get for wearing sandals when I work outdoors.  When I used to cut wood to heat my house I dressed in work boots, heavy pants, gloves and long sleeved shirts and still would get poison ivy on my wrists.  It is hot nasty work – I used to cut up to 12 cords a year.

In those days I had a 1949 Allis Chalmers WD tractor with a hay wagon which was a workhorse. Those tractors were built to last – I hauled a lot of wood with it….  This tractor also had a 36 inch buzz saw attachment which mounted on the front and was driven by a belt attached to the pulley on the side – no guards on that puppy OSHA.

 


This was an interesting statement from the NWS yesterday in regards to next weeks weather (in red) – whether this will happen, I don’t know – it is to far out, but who knows?

As we have been saying the longwave trough which was over the western CONUS but more so in western Canada will reposition itself due to a deepening system in the Gulf of Alaska early this week but gets recharged by a much more significant system from eastern Russia by the middle of this coming week. That forces a large scale western ridge and allows a closed upper low, currently near the North Pole to head south to Hudson Bay by late in the week.

As each shortwave rotates through the mid level flow, we get a chance for convection. Tomorrow we get the first such shortwave but mid levels are too dry. On Tuesday we get another one of these systems but we will have a touch more mid level moisture so we will see a slightly higher chance of late day convection inland of the lake shore. There is yet another system for Wednesday evening but moisture is lacking so it`s questionable if we would get convection from it. As that system from the arctic comes south, we will see an increasing chance of convection Saturday into Monday. If the Arctic system can get far enough south we could get seriously cooler early in the following week.


 

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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Bring on the polar vortex!

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Serious cold on the way next week…not really “news”, as we have obviously come to the end of “summer 2019” in the Southern Arctic. We should be happy we received two summer days, and continue preparing for winter 2020 by Labor Day.

INDY
INDY

Beautiful morning in Boyne mountain tempture 64* degrees love our cool north.. Rocky the hills are green looks weird with out snow on them lol..INDY

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Enjoy!! your vacation.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Yes I have been up there in the Fall and it looks totally different! Give me the snow any day!

Slim

My guess is we should be glad we live in Michigan. Just think if you lived in Alabama where in Birmingham they have had 17 days of 90 or better and every day in July has been warmer then 87 and the coolest overnight low was just 71. Or if that is too far south for you how about Louisville KY where there have been 18 days of 90 or better in July and the coolest high for the month so far is 89. Remember there are some who live in our area that make fun of people that live… Read more »

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

I wouldn’t trade living in Michigan for anything. I love all the sesons we have and living near the big lake. I also like how our weather can change at the drop of a hat. Like they say if you don’t like it wait 5 min and it will change. Since living in West Michigan I have learned alot about the weather here and have a lot of respect for it. The weather is out of our hands.

Slim

Yes the power is back on here at my house. With clouds and some clearing to the west it is much cooler out this morning in fact I was outside with my shorts on and boy it felt very cool even with a temperature of 64 with the DP down in the mid 50’s it feels cooler than that 64.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

The Climate Prediction Center now keeps the heat on until at least August 4th. The new 3 month outlook shows Lower Michigan between normal temps and above average temps for August-October.

Mookie
Mookie

We’ve now had seven 90+ degree days in July (and another four days at 89) and the month is +4.2 degrees above average, one of the warmest Julys on record.

Slim

You should be glad you live in Michigan. For the most part it is nice here from late May to late September.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

I love Michigan weather April to January 15th.

Mookie
Mookie

We’ve now had 27 consecutive days at 80+. One of the longest stretches in years. Do we hit 90 degrees again next weekend?

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Low temps and much lower dew points = great weather! Yet some of the warm weather fanatics will be pushing for another heat wave! Incredible!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

I can’t say I know a single person who wants the kind of heat we had last week

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Oh really and I can name at least. 2 people on here that want it as hot as possible!