Cooler & Wet May (?)

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We have had a fairly dry spring this year so far.  The latest CPC forecast has us cooler and wetter than normal for the next couple of weeks which would hopefully make a dent in our rainfall deficit. Unfortunately with the cooler than normal temps we have chances of freezes and frost in the picture. Normal highs would be in the low to mid-60s normal minimums would be in the low to mid-40s.  Forecast models have us in the 50s this week into next.

Last night’s rain didn’t amount to much, just another .01 of an inch to add to the .14 we had yesterday.  With the CPC forecast put aside, I see perhaps a dryer pattern with the Gulf moisture conveyor belt shut down during periods of cooler than normal temps, something to keep in mind as most of the moisture would come from the west and north.  Let’s hope the CPC sees something I don’t in regards to rain.

Forecast Discussion

- Upper troughing this week brings cool weather with occasional
  showers

Cold front moves east this morning with showers ending but low
clouds remaining much of the day. Slow clearing tonight but sfc
pressure gradient keeps enough wind going to prevent decoupling
mitigate frost potential.

Frost and freezing temperatures are possible each night beginning
Wednesday but a complicating factor will be clouds on Wednesday
and Thursday nights as weak shortwave troughs bring clouds and a
chance of showers. The best frost/freeze potential looks to be
Friday night.

Sfc low passing south of Lower Michigan over the weekend may bring
some rain to southern Lower Michigan but once again the bulk of
the heavier rain may miss our forecast area to the south.

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INDY
INDY

52* degrees out in my area well below average how exciting is that and ahhhh refreshing it is!! WHO KNEW?? INDY

Nathan (Forest Hills)
Nathan (Forest Hills)

The new climate normals were just released. If anyone has any helpful links let me know, it will be interesting to look at the data!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Yes, that will make for an interesting read!

Slim

Here is how to get the new 30 and now 15 year averages.
https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/products/us-climate-normals
Looks like the 30 year average have gone up some for most months at Grand Rapids and it looks like the new 15 year average are higher than the 30 year average
Slim

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

May…nothing more than another month of Winter.

INDY
INDY

Shhhhh don’t day that to loud lol…. Currently 52* degrees outside in my area feels fabulous!! INDY

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Thanks for the facts and yes May usually has many cold days and this May will be no different! In FACT, WE SURLY ARE HEADED FOR A BELOW NORMAL TEMP MONTH! Bring it!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

So much excitement over temps in the 50’s and 60’s. I’ve been saying for years these are the absolute perfect temps. You can work all day without feeling burned out.

INDY
INDY

Incredible streach of below normal temps ahead keep the hoodies on stand by wow. Mid 30’s and low 40’s for lows best fire Weather ever ever …..INDY

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Just 0.04” of rain last night here. All we can seem to get is a few hundredths at a time. Might be one of those Summers where we’ll need to use the sprinklers nonstop.

Mookie
Mookie

Wow, we have started +8.8 degrees for May after a warm March and April. I love it!

INDY
INDY

Such a cool refreshing Spring we are having let’s have a cool refreshing Summer to hsrd to believe September is 4 months away with the Fall like feel in the air whoe’s really counting keep it going and going baby … DDDDDD..INDY

Slim

I recorded just 0.07″ of rain for yesterday and overnight. So all in all not much in the way of rain fall. Even with the little rain we have had this spring the grass is still nice and green at this time. If it stay dry that will not be the case. The official high for today looks to have been 62 and that was at 1AM. At this time it is cloudy here and 48. With highs for the next several days in the mid to upper 50’s it will be about 10° below average. The average hH/L for… Read more »

INDY
INDY

Let’s start keeping track of how many below average days in a roll this May we will go why not!! 1 ….INDY

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Yes we are clearly entrenched in a cool pattern! Multiple below normal days in a roll will be rocking!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

High temps in the 50’s all week! Incredible!

INDY
INDY

Nice quiet cool blog on tap through mid May!! Ahhhhhh INDY …