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The average mean temperature for October at Grand Rapids is 51.5 the record warmest October was in 1900 with a mean of 59.1. That October had 4 days in a row with highs in the mid 80’s. The record coldest October was in 1925 with a mean of 42.9. That October had 4 days in […]

The Sun Returns!

After several days of mostly cloudy skies, we will see a return of the sun today and warmer temperatures to start a period of warmer-than-normal summerlike conditions. Todays Forecast Today Patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. East-southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low […]

Another Cloudy Day

Todays Forecast Thursday A 20 percent chance of showers before 9 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. East wind 6 to 11 mph. Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low of around 57. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light after midnight. Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 73. East-southeast wind […]

Rain Continues – Weather History

We had .71 of an inch of rain yesterday after 14 days of only .11 of an inch.  Our monthly total for the month in Otsego is now 2.94 inches.  We can expect scattered showers once again today in SW Michigan as a low-pressure system continues to meander across the state.  Like yesterday we may […]

Some Rain Today

Our last decent rain was on the 11th when we had .56 of an inch and on the 6th when we had 1.53 inches, other than that we had two days with only a few 100ths.  Today, tonight, and tomorrow give us our best chances of rain for the rest of the month with quarter […]

Cooler & Unsettled

According to the NOAA dictionary, an unsettled weather pattern is a condition in the atmosphere conducive to precipitation. This term is typically associated with the passage of surface or upper-level low-pressure systems, fronts, or other phenomena when precipitation is expected. Today will see mostly cloudy skies with perhaps a few sprinkles around the area.  Seasonable […]

Continued Warmth

We have another warm fall day in store for SW Michigan with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-70s.  It appears our warm weather will continue at least through the first week of October.  The CPC outlook for October is guessing above-normal temperatures and below-normal chances of precipitation for the month. Grand Rapids Forecast […]

More on El Nino

We are heading toward at least a strong El Nino and maybe even a very strong El Nino. What will this mean for our upcoming winter season? Here is a video on what we could expect from a strong El Nino. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbLxRfNF-jE In the video you can see that in most of the past strong […]

The End of Summer

Today is the last day of ‘official’ summer.  Tomorrow Autumn begins at 2:49 a.m.  Astronomically, the September equinox is the autumnal, or fall equinox marking the end of summer and the beginning of fall (autumn). The fall season ends on the December solstice when astronomical winter begins. While the September equinox usually occurs on September […]

Another Warm Day

Yesterday we reached 79° which we will meet or exceed today depending on the cloud cover from a weak low pressure system meandering to our south.  Chances of rain look slim at best for southwest Michigan, perhaps around 20% mainly south of Grand Rapids.  Our above-normal temperatures around 80° will persist through Saturday with little […]