I posted yesterday that we had around 1500 attacks on the website from hackers this week which sadly is the state of the world today. I am thinking whoever is doing it believes the Weather Center is a larger organization than it really is.
Computer hackers are unauthorized users who break into computer systems in order to steal, change or destroy information, often by installing dangerous malware without your knowledge or consent. Their clever tactics and detailed technical knowledge help them access the information you really don’t want them to have.
If you notice in the address bar on top of your webpage there is a lock before the address on this website, this means this site is secure and measures have been put in place to keep the hackers out. As with the lock on a house, a persistent knowledgeable hacker will find a way in if they really want to though it could take hours of their time and getting caught increases the more time they spend trying to get in.
Secure routers and a good antivirus and internet security program are a must in any business which I have in place, also two large dogs and a shotgun should they try to come into my home 👿
We had no rain yesterday – our high and low was 76/65° which is great mosquito weather. We will see clouds with chances of rain mainly south of Grand Rapids today with the better chances the further south one goes. We should see sunny skies return for the weekend and temps getting back to normal.
-- Rain in Southern Michigan today and tonight -- Areas of fog this have developed in parts of Central Michigan this morning where skies are clear and winds are calm. This should mix out after sunrise. Should be a pretty nice day up there with just some cirrus and diurnal cumulus clouds. A moderate amount of forest fire smoke is still suspended in the troposphere (true statement for a large portion of the US and Canada), so even in the absence of clouds, the skies will seem a little less blue and a bit hazy. A rainy or at the very least a cloudy Friday in Southern Michigan, particularly south of I-96. Favorable upper-level jet dynamics and a mid-level trough will develop a surface low along the stalled front in northern Indiana. Wind convergence and frontogenesis around 850 mb will increase in Southern Michigan, where a good depth of moisture will be present as will lapse rates above that lean slightly conditionally unstable. Each model gives a different idea on the amount of stratiform and/or convective rain during the day, but nonetheless some amount of rain is likely. If more convection occurs, localized amounts over an inch are plausible near and south of I-94 given PW over 1.5 inches, and this is shown in various HREF and ECMWF ensemble members. Lightning potential is low today but not zero. The dynamics favoring a soaking rain for Friday night seems to have shifted east into southern Ontario, but scattered showers may linger. -- Next week not far off from normal Michigan summer -- Can`t rule out a diurnal shower or two in Southern Michigan on Saturday a the combination of low-level moisture underneath a 500 mb trough yields a modest amount of instability. But for the most part, increasing upper-level ridging and a surface high will give us a break from the rain into early next week. Temperatures and dew points won`t be too far off from an average Michigan summer day (which climatologically most people would find spectacular). Temperatures will be rather warm but not overly hot Monday and possibly Tuesday as a plume of air at 850 mb from the western heat dome advects toward us from the northern Plains. The increasing amplitude of the upper level pattern across North America (ridge west and trough east) may send us a cold front from the north with a brief shot of cooler but still pleasant air. Just a slight chance of showers is expected from that front on Tuesday. Thereafter, many members of the ECMWF ensemble bring back the warm air from the west-northwest later in the week. Then there is a weak to moderate signal for thunderstorm chances returning Thursday or Friday, depending on the extent to which the upper- level pattern becomes more zonal and shortwave disturbances track over Michigan.