Summer Returns Again

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Here we are finishing out the month of September (already).  Yesterday we stayed in the 50s most of the day – it began warming into the low 60s after the sun set.  We had a long term rain event which dropped another 1.55 inches in Otsego bringing our total for the month to 7.04 inches.

We have a line of showers moving through once again this morning which will add to the total though not as much as seen as yesterday.

The big story is the cold remains in the northwest in the northern Rockies with record or near record snowfall and low temps.Below are the current snowfall amounts for Montana and Idaho into NW Wyoming.

Heat and humidity will build back in over the Great Lakes bringing us summer-like weather once again through tomorrow.  High temps will be in the upper 70s to low 80s with dewpoints in the low 70s by later this afternoon.  Low temps tonight will be in the mid to upper 60s.

Definitely a return to a summer like pattern though it will not last long.  Fall will return by Thursday with the chance of lake effect rain showers.  The latest from the CPC has flip flopped back to a chance of above normal temps through mid October.  Normal highs for SW Michigan are in the mid 60s and lows in the low to mid 40s.  I am not seeing any 80s for October at this point – above normal would put us in the upper sixties to low 70s for highs and lows in the upper 40s – low 70s look to be few if any…  we will have to wait and see how this all plays out….

 

 

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Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

It was a hot one today. We had a picnic supper tonight outside, I know Friday we won’t with the cooler air coming. It is hard to believe that tomorrow is October 1st already. My word in 2 months it will be December.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Up to 85 here with a 89 heat index. Just about a full 20 degrees above the average high. Glad were going to GH beach tonight! Just checked their webcam and there’s quite a few people in the water. On the last day of September. Crazy!

Slim

I have a temperature of 83 here with a DP of 72 for a very warm end of September. Will have to see what GRR comes up at the top of the next hour. The last reading there was 80° This is the 12th time the temperature has reached 80 or better on this date since 1892′
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

Dang, Muskegon is already in the 80’s as of 2pm. That is some heat!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Big event in Grand Haven tonight with the lighting of the new catwalk. Fireworks and an air show to go with it. Going to feel like mid July out there!

https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/local/grand-haven/grand-haven-catwalk-celebration/69-b278f1dc-4052-4a8e-871b-f35027dfeaf5

Mookie
Mookie

Swimming too I hope with all this heat and humidity!

Slim

Just got back from my walk. At this time it feels and smells like a warm winter’s day in south Florida. The current temperature here at my house is 76 with a dew point of 72. So it is warm and very humid.
Slim

INDY
INDY

50’s will feel even better Wednesday and Thursday …Stay tuned…INDY!!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

So the CPC has flipped back to above normal for the foreseeable future. Huh, the way some carry on about how cold it is going to be Summer just keeps chugging along.

Mookie
Mookie

Yeah, what happened to all those cold temps some on here were predicting for October? Looks like another warm month if the models play out.

INDY
INDY

With 50’s on the horizon for Wednesday and Thursday I’m thinking the blog will be a litter quieter but wet again Tuesday lol..Have a good Monday …INDY

Mookie
Mookie

WOOD has a high of 67 Wednesday and a high of 62 Thursday.

Mookie
Mookie

40″ of snow out west. I’m so glad we live in Southern Lower Michigan where winter is short. We likely won’t hit the 40″ threshold for the season for another several months. Heck, there are many times parts of Lower Michigan don’t see 40″ of snow all winter!

Mookie
Mookie

Muggy temps today and tomorrow with lows in the 70’s. Another record high low temp I would expect?

Slim

It all depends on the timing. There will be no new record low minimum for today (September 30) as for tomorrow the record warm minimum is 69 so we shall see.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

Welcome to summer! We are now at 20 days without a below average day and counting.

Mookie
Mookie

At least that’s according to the daily and monthly data from NWS. Apparently, Slim doesn’t round up or down – but I’m showing a solid -6, +6 on the highs and lows yesterday resulting in a 0 or average day.

Slim

I will not argue with you that yesterday average of 57.0 should have had a departure of 0° but not sure it will go into the official records that was as here is the official monthly site
https://w2.weather.gov/climate/xmacis.php?wfo=grr
And here is the daily Alamac for yesterday as well.
https://w2.weather.gov/climate/xmacis.php?wfo=grr

If you have a issue take that up with the NWS office and by the way what were the readings at you house?????
Slim

Slim

While today forecast looks warm it may not be as warm as was advertised just a few days ago. Here at my house I recorded 0.66″ of rain yesterday.
Slim

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Who would have thought? Bring on more below normal temps and sun!

Mookie
Mookie

WOOD has 83 today which is what I’ve seen predicted the last few days.

Slim

Yesterdays official reported high at GRR was 61° this was reported just before midnight last night. While most of west Michigan did not get out of the 50’s. That reported H/L of 61/53 still was the first below average day at GRR in 19 days. And the coolest high at Grand Rapids since May 21st. The mean for the month of September at GR is now 66.2 and it looks like GR will end the month with as the 12th warmest September of record. For today the average H/L is now down to 67/47. The record high for today is… Read more »

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Wouldn’t yesterday’s +6 low temp and -6 high temp equal zero, or exactly average?

Mookie
Mookie

That’s what it shows on the NWS site but Slim has argued differently before about “0 days.” To me, it gets recorded as a perfectly average day.

Slim

That would be true even though yesterday may only have reached 61 for much less that a hour the average should have been 57.0. And that should have given GR a departure of (0). Now the real question is if the NWS will officially change it in their records. The official site gives the departure of -0.3 and that is what looks to go into the record books. The site that Mookie uses it just a preliminary record and NOT the final official record. For that look at this site instead as that is wat is going into the record… Read more »