Weather History – High Wind Warning

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We have a balmy 52° at 5am this morning with heavy rain going on.  52 will be our high for today and will fall throughout the day.  I haven’t ventured out this morning to check the rain gauge I will have to post that later.  We had some thunder and lightning overnight which was an added treat for late November.

We have high wind warnings for the lakeshore counties and wind advisories for southern Michigan today – the NWS graphic explains it all:


Weather History

November 24

1950: A massive storm moves through the northeast United States, producing blizzard conditions and record low pressure, and drawing extremely cold arctic air south across Michigan. The bitterly cold air results in high temperatures only around 10 degrees, with record lows down to nine below zero at Grand Rapids.

November 25

1950: The temperature plunges to an incredible 14 below zero at Muskegon, for the coldest November temperature on record. Grand Rapids hits 10 below for their November record low.

2004: A snowstorm drops between 3 and 10 inches of snow across southwest Lower Michigan. Grand Rapids has a daily record snowfall of 9.7 inches.

November 26

1896: Record warm temperatures in the 60s occur across Lower Michigan. The warmth does not last long, though. A sharp cold front is followed by plunging temperatures for the end of the month. The high of 64 degrees at Lansing is followed by a low of 18 degrees on the next day, and a low of 8 degrees on November 30th.

1949: Lansing falls to 5 below zero, the lowest November temperature on record there.

November 27

1930: What a difference a week makes. After record highs in the 70s only a week before, temperatures plunge to record low levels with high temperatures only around 15 degrees during the day.

1989: Severe weather strikes Lower Michigan with downburst winds and tornadoes. A tornado did a quarter million dollars of damage as it cut a six mile path south of Portland in Ionia County. Another tornado caused minor damage over a three mile long path south of Durand in Shiawassee County.

November 28

1955: Bitterly cold arctic air is firmly entrenched across Lower Michigan. The high temperature at Lansing is only 15 degrees, after a morning low of 6. Meanwhile, a foot of lake effect snow piles up at Muskegon.

November 29

1929: A month after the great stock market crash, it is the temperature that crashes in Lower Michigan. Record morning cold in the single digits is followed by afternoon highs only in the 10 to 15 degree range.

1960: A strong cold front moves through dropping temperatures dramatically and setting off lake effect snow showers. The temperature stays in the 20s during the day at Muskegon, after a high of 61 degrees the day before. The freighter Francisco Morazan runs aground off South Manitou Island in northern Lake Michigan during a heavy lake effect snow squall. All aboard are rescued by the Coast Guard in near white-out conditions.

1998: Balmy weather prevails during the final days of November, with lows in the 50s and highs in the 60s. Record highs today include the 65 degrees at Muskegon, Lansing and Grand Rapids.

November 30

1958: November ends on a frigid note with lows in the single numbers and highs only in the lower 20s. From 6 to 10 inches of lake effect snow piles up near Lake Michigan.

1976: One of the coldest Novembers on record ends with a blast of arctic air that drops low temperatures near zero and keeps highs only in the teens. Big Rapids falls to one degree below zero and Grand Haven measures three inches of lake effect snow.


 

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Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

65 on Virginia Beach…Happy Thanksgiving.

Mookie
Mookie

I see NWS and the models are backing off any big snow Sunday/Monday now. Big surprise!

Andy W
Andy W

Great News!! You see the latest CPC outlooks Mookie?? Looking SPECTACULAR!! Who Knew?!??!??

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

I agree – looking great!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

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INDY
INDY

SNOWING IN BELMONT MICHIGAN…INDY!!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Areas of the UP may get 2 ft out of this. 41 degrees here.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Another great Fall weather day in West MI! Incredible!

Andy W
Andy W

I know!! It’s wonderful that all this rain isn’t snow!! Shovel can remain in storage and keep collecting dust!

INDY
INDY

Amazing we are settling in on the 4th coldest ever November in GR bring on December baby…INDY

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

What’s even more amazing than that is being so far below average in temp, but almost exactly average with snow. In fact we could end the month with just below average snowfall. Proves that colder than average does not equal more snow. Everyone loves that!

INDY
INDY

Above average at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR 7.6 inches for November!! INDY

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Yes Indy that stat is amazing! Wait till we start getting hammered with snow!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Wind is just roaring now! 2 large (and dead) trees have come down on our property, not to far from our barn. Top wind gust on my PWS is 51, but I think it reads a little low on gusts.

INDY
INDY

Tenp is 49* degrees out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR and falling must be the cold front is rolling through by by 50’s see ya next Spring have a super Thanksgiving Eve….INDY

Mookie
Mookie

I remember WOOD saying that we could be seeing the last of the 50’s three weeks ago too… How did that work out?

Slim

Indy, I have to side with Mookie on this one. In the past Grand Rapids has reached 60 or better in 25 past Decembers and 50 or better in 63 more. For a total of 88 Decembers where the temp reach 50 or better. On the flip side there have been only 5 years where December failed to reach 40 and just 36 more when it did not reach 50 or better so my guess is that there is a good chance of seeing 50 or better again before spring as both January and February also have had days in… Read more »

INDY
INDY

Time will tell and I will be the first to say wow I was wrong or mokiee will be back from vacation then ..Hold your hats it’s a cold wind outside today …INDY

Mookie
Mookie

Thanks for the facts!

Slim

Just got back from my walk. The winds have now picked up and here in my area WSW winds of around 20 MPH with gust of up to 30 MPH. Mostly cloudy now with still some breaks in the clouds and the temperature of 50. The winds are doing a number of the Oak leaves in the woods to my west and it looks like it is raining Oak leaves.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

There goes all the snow at the ski resorts! Felt springy out this morning.

Slim

At this time the sun is coming up and there is just enough clearing to the SE to see the sunshine on the dark red and brown leaves on the Oak trees in the woods to my west. The temperature at this time is 51 and the wind well at this time it is still calm here. Will have to see how any wind will stack up to past November storms. In my life time the bench mark storms are 1958, 1972, 1975 on the east side of the state and 1998 here in Grand Rapids. My guess it this… Read more »

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Thunder, lightening, and 55 degrees out. Welcome to the holiday season!