Pete and Repeat were in a boat. Pete fell out. Who was left? As with this question we seem to be in an endless cycle of smoke and endless sunny days. The question is a good one to play with your kids until they run shrieking from the room. Another mostly sunny day is in store, but smoke in the upper atmosphere (from wildfires in western Canada) will persist. A gentle lake breeze (around 10 mph) will develop during the afternoon at the lakeshore. Across inland areas, winds will be light (generally 10 mph or less) and variable. We need a low-pressure center sucking up Gulf moisture to move into the state but I don’t see this happening any time soon.
U.S.A and Global Events for May 23rd:
1968: One of the costliest hailstorms in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma history pummeled the city on this date. Hail the size of baseballs fell over much of the city, resulting in more than 40,000 insurance claims over the 90,000 square mile path of the storm. The final cost was more than $20 million. The parent thunderstorm also caused flash flooding that left 2 to 4 feet of water in some underpasses and a lightning strike that started a fire that killed two people.
1960: A massive earthquake in Chile the previous day produced a tsunami that killed 61 people in Hilo, Hawaii. An additional 180 people died on the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido in Japan. Click HERE for more information from the History Channel.
1997: David McWilliams Ludlum was born in 1910 in East Orange, NJ – He is responsible for researching and publishing much of the early history of weather at the beginning of America. David died May 23, 1997, in Princeton, New Jersey. He was an American historian, meteorologist, entrepreneur, and author.
2010: A rare tropical cyclone dubbed Bandu brings high winds and heavy rains to Somalia. The storm then moved into the Gulf of Aden where it quickly weakens and dissipates on the 23rd as it passes between Yemen and Somalia.
Grand Rapids Forecast523 grr
Quiet weather patten continues. One more warm day before Canadian high pressure builds in and brings cooler temperatures on Wednesday. Added slight chance POPs to the northern forecast area for early Wednesday as some light showers are possible in the strong convergence along the cold front. Frost and even some freezing temperatures possible Wednesday night as surface ridging brings good radiational cooling conditions. Cold hollows up north could drop into the upper 20s but expect most places will be in the 30s. Frost/Freeze potential will be monitored. Blocking pattern, with omega block transitioning to a rex block will keep Great Lakes region mostly dry into next week. Only chance of rain will be later in the weekend if upper low that cuts off across the central Appalachians meanders far enough north.
Rex blocks are characterized by a high-pressure system located pole-ward of a low-pressure system. The Rex block will remain nearly stationary until one of the height centers changes intensity, unbalancing the high-over-low pattern.
Unsettled, stormy weather is usually found near the low pressure while dry conditions are typical with the high pressure. Strong, particularly persistent Rex blocks can cause flooding near the low-pressure part of the block and short-term drought under the high-pressure part.
End of May 80’s isn’t uncommon in west Michigan next it will be its hot out outside lol… Just keep the 90’s away thank you INDY!! Fast thought we are less then a month away from losing daylight I love short Summers ha ha ….INDY
80’s all across Michigan today! WOOD has no 30’s in their forecast.
No lows in the 30’s in sight!! Lol! Temps in the mid to upper 80’s next week! Prepare now!
Look at these low temps this week! Wow, just wow, WOW!
Saw a bunch of people swimming in an inland lake last night. The weather the past couple weeks has been spectacular. Another long warm and sunny summer?
Get ready, highs approaching 90 next week! Get prepared now!! Blowtorch coming!
Wooo Wooo Blowtorch Alert going out!
I think a drought alert is likely. Well if there is such a thing as drought alert that is.
Yup. I was surprised the us drought monitor didn’t even move us to “Abnormally dry” this past week. I know parts of Missouri a few weeks ago went from no drought to D3 or moderate drought in less than 3 weeks. So I expect we are on that same trajectory of a “flash drought”. It’s bad though, the ground is very very dry after these low humidity days and no rain. If this continues and temp rises, we will for sure be in a full blown drought shortly.
If it doesn’t rain the next 7-10 days, I’d be very surprised if we aren’t in abnormally dry (or drought). We did have a TON of precipitation from November-March, so it is probably taking a while to dry out the reservoirs and watersheds
Get ready for the cold front and lows in the 30’s! Wow, just wow, WOW!
It has been a while since I last saw a blue sky. Hoping this smoke clears out before the holiday weekend. Although UV light does pass through smoke: since wavelengths of infrared light are longer than those of visible light, they pass through the smoke. So it can be a bit deceiving, but you need to still wear sunscreen!
Yes the smoke is getting very annoying! Where is the clear blue sky! It has been days on end!
I am really enjoying the weather lately. The sunrises and sunsets have been beautiful. My seasonal tan is off to an early start this year.
The holiday weekend looks fantastic. I expect the fish to be biting. I don’t know what the water temp is at our lake. I’ll be curious to see if the bass and gills are still on their beds.
Have a great day everyone, and make someone smile. 😀
For the week ahead the two things of interest are the lack of rain fall and the chance of some frost. This is from today weather discussion
“FROST AND EVEN SOME FREEZING TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY
NIGHT AS SURFACE RIDGING BRINGS GOOD RADIATIONAL COOLING
CONDITIONS. COLD HOLLOWS UP NORTH COULD DROP INTO THE UPPER 20S
BUT EXPECT MOST PLACES WILL BE IN THE 30S. FROST/FREEZE POTENTIAL
WILL BE MONITORED”
Clear skies are great, but does let all the heat escape at night.
For today the average H/L is 72/51 the record high of 90 was set in 1977 and the record low of 30 was set in 1963. The record rain fall of 2.26 fell in 1904. The next week looks to swing between warm and cool. There are a couple of days with highs of around or just above 80 and nights with lows in the 30’s
Yesterday was very pleasant, the official H/L was 77/47 there once again was no rain fall. For the month at GR there has only been 0.84” of rain. Currently there is really no rain in the forecast. There was 70% of filtered sunshine yesterday. There were 0 CDD’s and 3 HDD’s currently May has only 3 Cooling Degree Days that is a departure of -20 and there have been 178 Heating Degree Days that is a departure of -7 so for the month of May heating and cooling energy use is both less than average so a good “don’t have… Read more »