The Omega block continues to bring warm dry weather to the area, I wonder if we are in the desert southwest with continuous sun and low dewpoints. this has made it hard for mets to create any excitement in the endless reruns of their forecasts. Dry weather will continue through Friday, with the next chance of measurable rainfall not until the weekend. Wildfire smoke (mostly from Quebec) will occasionally drift over the region. Smoke may reach the ground at times, reducing air quality. Weather conditions will also contribute to increased fire danger across the area throughout the week. The CPC is trying to entice us with outlooks of normal precipitation beginning next week through the rest of the month.
U.S.A and Global Events for June 6th:
1816: The temperature reached 92 degrees at Salem, Massachusetts during an early heat wave, but then plunged 49 degrees in 24 hours to commence the famous “year without a summer.” Snow fell near Quebec City, Quebec Canada from the 6th through the 10th and accumulated up to a foot with “drifts reaching the axle trees of carriages.”
1894: One of the greatest floods in U.S. history occurred as the Willamette River overflowed to inundate half of the business district of Portland, Oregon. The river crested at 33.5 feet, the worst flood ever recorded in the city. Click HERE for more information.
Grand Rapids Forecast6 6 grr
.SHORT TERM...(Today through Wednesday) Issued at 340 AM EDT Tue Jun 6 2023 Outside of the Beach Hazards and Fire Weather threats described below, very little weather to talk about in the short term period which stretches from today through tomorrow. Dry weather is expected to prevail through the short term with a very dry air mass remaining in place. BUFKIT overviews have very little moisture noted. Clear to partly cloudy skies are expected with some high clouds moving through the area today. Highs will be in the upper 70s to around 80 today, cooling slightly to the middle to upper 70s on Wednesday. .LONG TERM...(Wednesday night through Monday) Issued at 340 AM EDT Tue Jun 6 2023 - Fair wx with seasonable temperatures through Friday - A sfc high pressure ridge will continue to bring fair wx with temps that will return to close to normal for this time of year mid to late week. High temps will reach the 70s daily with mins mainly in the 40s to lower 50s. - Chance for showers this weekend - A low pressure system and cold front will combine to bring a chc for showers Saturday and Saturday night. The wx pattern looks to become cooler and a little unsettled Sunday and Monday as a closed upper level low parks itself over our region. Instability looks quite limited (sb/ml cape values < 500 j/kg) but we do expect occasional showers and isolated convection as a result of weak instability and increased moisture and weak omegas. As such it looks like a fairly significant wx pattern change will finally take place late this weekend into early next week. High temps may struggle to reach the lower to perhaps middle 70s depending on the extent of cloud cover and pcpn daily. Having said this a consensus blend of latest medium range guidance does not suggest that this rainfall will be very significant or significant enough to substantially alleviate the very dry conditions across our area. In fact GEFS/ECMWF ensembles support potential for only around a quarter of an inch of rainfall or less from Saturday through Monday. Perhaps these values will gradually trend upwards a bit given medium range guidance trends in terms of a closed upper low potentially being over our region from Sun-Tue.