Rain!

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Yes that strange wet stuff falling from the sky is rain.  We have about a third of an inch thus far here in Otsego and the temperature is 44°.

A milder pattern with highs in the 50s is expected this week before cold air returns again over the weekend into next week. Widespread rain this morning, associated with a slow moving front, will end from northwest to southeast this afternoon. High pressure behind the front leads to dry weather tonight and Wednesday, then low pressure moving through the Ohio Valley Region on Thursday will bring another chance of rain.

When we had our swimming pool (which I took down a couple years ago) tadpoles would hatch every spring, we would let them grow into frogs and put them in our pond and gardens before I had to get it ready for use around Memorial day.  We would try to rescue as many tadpoles as we could before chlorinating the water.  We loved the sound of the frogs on a warm summer evening.  Still have frogs every year in and around the pond.  We are still far away from frogs as the weather will take a turn to colder temperatures at the end of the week and on through next week.

I am working with our interactive radar programmers to make the radar faster loading and populate the map with more temperature readings, it seems to be sluggish of late.  Most of the info and graphics auto update with the exception of a couple forecast maps I put together from the College of DuPage every morning from their storm lab.


 

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ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Direct from the GR NWS! Bring on the accumulating SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Spring Break!

The GFS draws down a very
cold airmass from central Canada…as the storm system will be
pulling through. This would allow for steady accumulating snow on
Saturday. The High Res Euro shows little or no chance for this to
happen. I will blend the two scenarios. Low POPs Friday night
could be snow…then a rain event followed by a potential for some
mixed precipitation at the end for Saturday night. Will need to
monitor this one closely.

Andy W
Andy W

Fantastic!!! I’ll be heading south so, I’ll be enjoying the WARMTH while the disgusting weather is up here!! Can’t wait!! INDY, Jack, Mookie and all my fellow warm weather lovers should do the same! Get the heck out of Michigan for Spring Break, the weather sounds awful here!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

I love the Spring Break forecast for MI – Colder than normal and possible acculturating SNOW! It doesn’t get much better than that!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

“accumulating”!

Andy W
Andy W

The second sentence is much better!

This would allow for steady accumulating snow on
Saturday. The High Res Euro shows little or no chance for this to happen.

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Bring on the COLD!!

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ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

WOW!

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ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)
INDY
INDY

Ready 4 Spring .. INDYDOG14!!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Temps in the 20’s and 30’s this weekend and next week! Can we get some accumulating SNOW?

Andy W
Andy W

Probably not….

Well keep
chc pops going from Friday nigh through Saturday night to account
for the model timing issues. Both models bring some light
precipitation to the cwa as the cold front moves through, just at
different times.

High pressure noses in behind the cold front Sunday. The ecmwf
develops a low on the front over the Tennessee Valley and moves it
northeast along the frontal boundary Sunday night, which could clip
the southern cwa. The gfs doesn
t do that and is dry. Confidence is
low on pcpn late in the weekend.

Highs will be in the 40s through the period.

Mookie
Mookie

Upper 50’s and afternoon sun tomorrow. Can we hit 60?!