Another Sunny Day

We had another mostly sunny day yesterday with a  high of 83° and the low was 62°.  We have 56° at 5 am.  Our last rainfall was on the 16th so our gardens and lawn have been feeding on well water.  We have 4 tomato varieties, 2 pepper types, cucumbers, and green onions doing well.  I will be having the first crop of green onions ready for eating next week.  I generally plant green onions three weeks apart in separate rows.  Looking at area farms, the corn and sow beans are struggling in the fields without irrigation.

Pleasant weather will continue today with highs in the 80s.  Our next chance of rain is a 50/50 shot on Saturday night – still no widespread rain is in sight for the state.  The CPC is guessing near normal rainfall and temps next week with better chances of rain as we move into the first week of July.

Forecast Discussion

...Dry/warmer through Saturday, chance of storms Saturday night...

A ridge of high pressure will move over the state today resulting in
mostly sunny skies and comfortably low dew points around 50. As the
ridge drifts east Friday, southwest winds will advect more low level
moisture and heat into SW Lower MI and temperatures will climb to
around 90 with a bit more humidity. We`ll see similar weather

An upper trough will knock down the upper ridge late Saturday and
push a cold front through Saturday night. This is when we`ll see the
highest chances for showers/storms. Moisture may be a limiting
factor, but there should be enough instability overnight to generate
a few storms. MUCAPE values climb to 1500 j/kg along with bulk shear
around 30 knots.

The front should be east of the cwa Sunday. An upper trough will
move southeast across the state and bring some cooler air. Highs
Sunday will be around 80 and in the mid 70s Monday.

Ridging develops mid week and temperatures will start to climb
again to more seasonable values in the 80s.

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Perfect summer day today!


Warm temps and lots of sun and no cool downs in sight! What could be better?


Yesterday was another very sunny day with 100% of possible sunshine. It is now becoming rather dry as so far this June has only had 0.85” of rain fall and that is well below the average of 2.85” by this date. Muskegon, Holland and Lansing have had more rain fall but they too are below average for June. And the thunderstorm drought also continues at Grand Rapids. The official H/L yesterday was 86/67 and there was no rain fall. The overnight low in MBY was 57. The official overnight low at GRR was 58. At the current time it is… Read more »