Halloween & Time Change & November

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Halloween & Time Change & November

Here are some weather extremes for Halloween at Grand Rapids. The warmest Halloween was 79 in 1950 the second warmest was 78 in 1937 and the third warmest was 76 in 1976. The coldest was 20 in 1988 with 24 in 1979 being the 2nd coldest and 25 in 1925 in 3rd place. The coldest maximum was 32 in 1917 and in 2nd place is 37 in 1996 and 1906. And in 3rd place is 38 in 1932. Now there are always some who claim that they had snow on the ground for Halloween will the records at Grand Rapids tend to day otherwise. The most snow to fall on any Halloween is 1.5” in 1917 in 2nd place is 0.4” in 2017 in 3rd place is 0.1” last year. Not other Halloween at Grand Rapids has reported more then a trace. The wettest was 1.27” in 1994 with 1.21 in 2013 and 1.16 in 1919.  Last year the H/L was 41/34 with that 0.1” of snow fall.

Tomorrow is the 1st of November and this year the 1st is the day we change the time. So don’t forget to change the clocks that you have to change. One of the little pet peeves I have is why don’t the car companies put self-changing clock is their cars? It would help not only at the time change but also as you drive from one time zone to another. Any way as we will be flipping the calendar to November and into the dark and cloudy time we have here in Michigan. Now on to some averages and top 5’s for the month of November.

At Grand Rapids we start November with a average H/L of 54/37 and end the month with 40/28. It has reached 70 or better in 37 Novembers and it has failed to reach at least 60 in only 11.  We lose just over a hour of daylight going from 10H 16M °to 9H 15M. The current average mean at Grand Rapids for November is 40.1° GR receives on average 4.51” of rain and melted snow. There is on average 6.8” of snow fall. And the sun shines only 27.7% of the time on average. The record high was a warm 81° on the 1st in 1950 and later that month a unbelievable low of -10 happened on 25th  The top 5 coldest Novembers are 1. (1951 31.0). 2. (1976 31.4.) 3. (1995 33.0) 4. (1996 33.2) 5 (1969 33.5) Of the top 5 warmest November at GR 3 have happened in the last 20 years. 1 (1931 47.6) 1 (2001 46.8) 3 (2015 45.5) 4 (2016 44.7). The wettest 1 (2003 7.90) 2 (1966 7.81) 3 (1990 7.14) 4 (1991 6.41) 5 (1992 5.64) The driest 1 (1904 0.06) 2 (1936 0.43) 3 (2012 0.49) 4 (1962 0.63) 5 (1939 0.76) The snowiest 1 (2014 31.0) 2 (1951 26.9) 3 (1991 25.3) 4 (2000 23.0) 5 (1995 20.8) The least snowiest. 1907 and 1906 no snow was reported at Grand Rapids in 2001, 1984, 1948, 1946 and 1931 just a trace was reported in all other years at least 0.1” was reported.

Last year the mean at Grand Rapids was 34.6° that was the 10th coldest November of record at Grand Rapids. The high for the month was 54 on the 27th this was only the 11th time that it did nor reach 60 is any November in GR recorded history and the low was 15 on the 13th There was a total of 6.5” of snow fall and only 18% of possible sunshine.

I would like to remind everyone that this is a weather blog and as such only weather-related comments will be allowed. There are other sites that are set up to post you opinions on other subjects.

Slim

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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Get ready for the snow!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Mowed the lawn and winterized the mower. Cleaned the spark plug on the snow blower and it fired right up. I am ready.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Thanks Slim! Looks like a pretty mild first week or two of November going by the CPC guess. Bullseye of red right over top of us. Last night was our first night below freezing, bottomed out at 30 degrees. Looks like that was the low at Holland airport as well. Not a bad October this year, especially the ZERO snow part!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Storm Warning for northern Lake Michigan. Big waves:

* WHAT…South winds to 40 knots, with gusts around 55 knots, and
waves 15 to 20 feet, occasionally to 26 feet, expected today.
Southwest to west winds to 40 knots, with gusts around 45 knots,
and waves 13 to 20 feet, occasionally to 26 feet, for tonight.
Then northwest winds to 40 knots, with gusts to 50 knots, and
waves 8 to 14 feet, occasionally to 18 feet, for Sunday.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

26 feet??!! That sounds crazy ridiculous! That must look like the waves they surf on in Hawaii! I used to jump 8 to 10 foot waves on the lake with my seadoo and that was scary, can’t image 26 foot rollers!

MichaelV

We have a cool 26 degrees this morning in Otsego with clear skies.
As to Slims reminder – this is a weather blog, no matter how scarey Covid is, or the election coming up (scarey also) we have to stick to point on weather related matters. There are hundreds of people who come here to read the blog and get weather related info.
Happy Halloween!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Sorry about that. I didn’t mean to start anything.

A frosty 27 degrees here now. The long winter is beginning to settle in.

MichaelV

not a problem Mark, we just don’t want things to get out of hand with conflicting comments from other bloggers

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Yes Mark, way to go! I don’t want to hear any comments concerning Covid 19 or the election. I can’t stand listening to ignorant people!