Cooler Temps

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August is birthday month in my family, we celebrated five of them yesterday for my stepson, myself and three of the grandkids.  We still have a couple for grandkids towards the end of the month.  We distanced six feet apart around my stepsons’ yard and watched everyone open their presents.

Last week was my oldest granddaughters graduation from high school, we couldn’t be present for that because they had a drive-through graduation to get her diploma.  She wants to go on to school in veterinary medicine.  Good lord, I am getting old.  My mother-in-law has been able to see her great-grandkids grow up and graduate which is quite a feat in itself.


Temperatures have fallen the past several days along the Lake Michigan Shoreline as winds have predominantly been from the north and east. The winds have pushed away warmer water that formed in the shallow areas along the shore, and allowed colder water from deeper parts of the lake to take it’s place. We expect temperatures to drop further Monday and Tuesday as northeast winds prevail.


Here is Sunday’s rainfall through noon:


Forecast Discussion

.SYNOPSIS...
Issued at 328 AM EDT Mon Aug 3 2020

Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms can be expected today and
Tuesday. Then high pressure builds in for the rest of the week with
fair weather and comfortable temperatures.

.DISCUSSION...(Today through next Sunday)
Issued at 328 AM EDT Mon Aug 3 2020

...Scattered Showers and a few Thunderstorms through Tuesday...

A sharp upper trough axis extends south from a closed 500 mb low
centered north of Lake Huron with vort lobes rotating through
across Lower Michigan today into Tuesday. Lapse rates are steep
enough for some thunder, especially during the diurnal enhancement
in the afternoon.

...Stretch of fine summer weather into the weekend...

Drier weather arrives by Wednesday as heights rise slightly and
surface high pressure builds in. Looks like fine summer weather
into the weekend with cool temperatures and low humidity as dew
points will be in the 40s and 50s. Heights continue to rise with
moderating temperatures over the weekend.

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Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

It sure is a very chilly night out there. 59 degrees now with wind gust of 19 MPH. I was sitting outside talking with one olf my daughters and we had the garage door up to have good ventilation in there. It really got cold . It feels like Fall is in the air. I know we have plenty of warm weather still to come.

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

12:23am…of course it’s raining in Ada…that’s what it “does” here 🙁

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

No rain here. 🙂

INDY
INDY

67* degrees currently out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR pretty cool for the start of August around west Michigan but who is missing I mean complaining lol….INDY

Slim

I just stepped outside and with the clouds and wind it is cool out there.
Slim

INDY
INDY

Yes Slim great fire weather!! INDY

INDY
INDY

August 2nd and the cloudiest days since May Summer is slipping away…Only 89 days to Halloween love it!! INDY

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

I turned 50 today. Our kids made me the best pancakes I have ever had. I am truly blessed.

It is great to be able to have the windows open. I am loving this weather. Have a great day, my friends.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Have an awesome birthday! My turn is next week to turn 50. Crazy!

Slim

Happy BirthDay!! Oh only to be 50 again LOL
Slim

Sheri (Eaton Rapids)
Sheri (Eaton Rapids)

Happy 50th!!! I wish I was there again but I honestly don’t feel the age I am…having kids make ya feel young! I am nipping at the next decade… ouch 🙂 You had a gorgeous day!

Jeff (Portland)
Jeff (Portland)

Happy Birthday Mark !!

*SS*
*SS*

Late to the party…hope you had a great day along with your pancakes.

Slim

There was a heavy but brief shower here yesterday at 730 PM that dropped 0.15″ of rain in about 20 minutes. What made this shower even more different was that during most of the time the sun was out. I looked for a rainbow after the shower and there was one but it was not a real good one. At this time it is cloudy and 63 here at my house.
Slim