Rainfall Totals

Our rainfall total for Saturday was 2.06 inches giving us a wet total of 6.34 inches of rain at the halfway point of August.  These were the greatest recorded precipitation amounts from Saturday’s rainfall. The most impressive swath of precipitation extended from south of Ludington to Coldwater.

 


Yesterday our high was 67° and the low 57° with cloudy skies.  We now begin an extended period of drier weather and normal temps for this time of year with lots of sun and temps near 80°.  Our next rain may be over next weekend (of course).  Sunrise today was 6:51 and sunset tonight is 8:46 pm.


Forecast Discussion

Tranquil wx is forecast for most of the upcoming week as a high
pressure ridge will build in and bring mostly clear to partly
cloudy skies and seasonable temps through Friday.

IR sat trends early this morning show cloud cover decreasing
across our area. This trend will continue this morning as light NE
winds continue to slowly advect drier air in. A sct-bkn fair wx
cu deck will develop around midday through the afternoon before
dissipating this evening.

The next chance for rain will come Friday night through the
weekend as an upper level low over the upper Midwest Friday
drifts slowly SE into our region through the weekend. As such we
expect somewhat cooler and unsettled wx through the weekend with
scattered showers.

A consensus of latest medium range numerical guidance max temps
look just a bit too mild for next weekend. This is because those
temps are being skewed a bit too high by climo values that far out
in time. Max temps will most likely not exceed the 70`s by
Sat/Sun with quite a bit of cloud cover around and scattered
showers.

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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Hey Slim, about half way through August – where does the GR August temp compare to average?

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Ada at 2.46 inches?…my gauges showed only .70 of an inch for the weekend. We’ll take what we can get…sprinklers on.

Slim

The official H/L yesterday at Grand Rapids was 72/56. Officially there was 0.06” of rain fall, here in MBY I recorded 0.03” of rain fall. There was only 2% of sunshine during a wet, cloudy and cool weekend. The overnight low here in MBY was 59 and at the current time with clear skies it is 61. The record high for today was 97 set in 1944 and the record of 42 was set in 1964. The week ahead looks to be nice with warm daytime temperatures and pleasant overnight lows. Next weekend may not be as nice with more… Read more »