Welcome Back to Summer!

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I often wonder what a boring job it must be being a weather person in southern California where it is sunny all the time and barely every rains in the summer.  Monthly normals for each month of the summer is measured in hundredths of an inch.  The wettest months are November through March with the wettest being March with over three inches of rain.  This is why southern California needs the mountain snows to fill the reservoirs during the spring melt.  Maybe the Mets take the summer off after issuing a summer forecast of sunny and dry everyday.  Personally I like variety in my weather so I would never live there – plus the earthquake thing is another turn off.  This is why I have lived in Michigan and Maine where the weather is more exciting.


Temp is 66° at 7am this morning – we had .07 of an inch of rain yesterday with a bit of light drizzle overnight.

We have a slight chance of rain this morning then the skies will gradually clear opening the way for another summerlike pattern for the rest of the week.  A lot of the Mets lay out seven and eight day forecasts, however I am not going to stretch my neck out that far because things can change over the course of a day or two.  It does appear apparent we will have warmer than normal temps this week with perhaps the mid 80s by Thursday and Friday.  Normal temps are in the low 70s.  At this point we have little to no chances for rain until next Sunday.



 

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Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

It turned out to be a pretty descent day. The clouds cleared out and the sunshine took over.

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Who said there was NO 80s showing up this week.. Oops .. Lol

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

The gr national weather service that’s who!

Slim

Later in the day yesterday there was a post from Nathan of Forest Hills. If that post is indeed from the poster that was on Bill’s blog welcome back. It would be nice to add to our frequent posters as we do not have that many.

Nathan (Forest Hills)
Hey do any of you remember me from Bills Blog??

Nathan if this is indeed you welcome back and hope to see you on here more often
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

I do remember the name from the old blog. Welcome back Nathan!

Nathan (Forest Hills)
Nathan (Forest Hills)

Hi Slim, yes it is me. I am so happy I found this blog again. I remember when it was created about 4 years ago after Bill dropped the comments from his blog. I eventually stopped looking at this blog and I have no idea why. After a while I forgot the url and assumed this blog did not exist anymore.
Its really cool to see all of you on here! Anyone know where Fixxxer is? (haha)
I’ll definitely be more active on this blog as we approach the active weather season from Oct. 21-April 21, don’t worry!

Nathan (Forest Hills)
Nathan (Forest Hills)

Also does anyone know if Bill knows this blog exists?

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

He does.

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Welcome back! I remember you from Bill’s blog. Sounds like you have been busy with college. Good to hear.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Last week of Summer and it looks and feels like we’re in the middle of it. Overnight lows near July averages, muggy and humid, and nothing but 80”s in the forecast. I wonder how many days in a row above average we”re at now, Rock guy/gal is usually keeping us posted on that stat. CPC 8-14 day shows more of the same for next week.

Slim

Grand Rapids is now at 7 days in a row of above average temperatures. So far this September there have been 7 days of below average and 9 days above. The departure at this time is 0.4.
Slim

Slim

I had just a trace of rain fall here yesterday is some mist. The official H/L at GRR yesterday was 72/60, the average H/L for today is 73/53 the record high for today is 89 set in 1955 today is the first day of the fall season where Grand Rapids has not yet reached 90. The record low for today is 32 set in 1902 the warmest minimum is 70 set in 1902 and the record coldest maximum is 55 set in 1993. Last year the H/L was 87/63 that 87 was good for the 2nd warmest ever on September… Read more »