The Wolverines are undefeated and the Lions are actually winning this year. Remember when we would dis the Lions year after year? Goes to show what good players and coaching can do along with tenacity and fortitude. ‘Nuff said…
Our quiet weather pattern will continue this week with the next chance of rain on Thursday into Friday as low pressure moves north of the Great Lakes. Temperatures will be in the 50s until we get into the weekend. Yesterday’s high was 54° and the morning’s low was 30°.
SW Michigan Weather History
1986: High temperatures are held in the upper teens to lower 20s as arctic air pours into Lower Michigan. The high of 19 degrees at Grand Rapids is a record for the date and the coldest high temperature for so early in the season.
SE Michigan Weather History
On November 13, 1920, Wayne County (Northwest Detroit area) received 4-inch diameter hail around 7:20 pm which is one of the largest, if not the largest, ever recorded in Detroit.
U.S.A and Global Events for November 13th:
1833: In 1833, observers were familiar with the Leonid meteor shower, but the event that year was very intense and led to the first formulation of a theory on the origin of meteors. By some estimates, the 1833 Leonid meteor shower had 240,000 meteors in a nine-hour period. More information on this event, as well as others, can be found HERE.
1946: General Electric scientists produced snow in the Massachusetts Berkshires in the first modern-day cloud seeding experiment. Scientist Vincent Schaefer dropped six pounds of dry ice pellets into a cloud over Pittsfield, MA. The cloud seeding experiment produced snowfall, as a 4-mile-long cloud was converted into snow flurries. The success of the experiment became the basis of many weather modification projects.
A mostly dry and mild week is underway as a split upper level jet over the central CONUS with ridging over the Midwest today keeps seasonably warm air in place. Temperatures will be several degrees above normal today with lots of sunshine. The troposphere will be rather dry, PWAT near 0.25 inches, which is about 10th percentile in the DTX sounding history for this time of year. Unfortunately the winds from the west will be gusting around 25 mph during the day. Temperatures may dip below freezing tonight in the typically cooler spots away from Lake Michigan. Tuesday will be mostly sunny except for some cirrus clouds streaming in from the northwest. Light south winds are expected, though breezier along the Lake Michigan shoreline. No real targets of opportunity noted in the long term as the forecast now reflects the model trend from yesterday of a quicker movement of a shortwave trough and its associated sfc cyclone across SE Canada. The effect on sensible weather is that the rain showers along the trailing cold front exit the forecast area Friday afternoon with dry weather to follow into the weekend. Despite cyclonic flow, moisture is too shallow for lake effect showers. There is a strong signal for amplification of upper troughing over the central CONUS early next week with a sfc cyclone affecting Lower Michigan at some point but details are rather nebulous at this point given wide ensemble spread on the details.