Storms & Dust

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A lot of talk on the Saharan sand storm crossing the Atlantic into the Gulf and curving to the north and back to the east.  This is an amazing journey for a layer of sand moving through the atmosphere, though not unheard of.  It is hard to believe the amount of wind it takes to move tons of sand into the upper atmosphere and push it thousands of miles to the Americas.

Looking at forecasts for the dust plume has been just as amusing as tracking possible storm systems – at this point, it appears the dust and sand will miss us here in Michigan coming as close as southern Indiana.  Thus we will miss the vivid sunrises and sunsets.  The dry air coming out of Africa is also a hurricane killer.


We had .03 of an inch of rain overnight to bring our local total for the month to 2.16 inches.  Our next chance of decent rain comes tomorrow afternoon through tomorrow night.  We are in the slight risk area for severe storms which ‘may’ be upgraded to enhanced later (we shall see how this plays out).  Today will be pleasant with highs near 80° then the heat builds in once again Friday and on into the long term.  Note the temp forecast is from the Gaylord NWS office, temps will be in the mid-80s to near 90° for southern Michigan.


 

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Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

I was just out with the dog and you can already feel the humidity in the air. It is summertime.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

MV: “We are in the slight risk area for severe storms which ‘may’ be upgraded to enhanced later (we shall see how this plays out).”

Good call, Michael! The SPC has upgraded our area to enhanced:

https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk.html

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

In case you missed it, Sandy (Hudsonville) posted late last night that she and her husband celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Happy Anniversary, Sandy! That is quite a milestone. Congrats!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Wow! Congrats to you both Sandy! 50 years is amazing! Last year was our 25th, only half way there!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Thank-you!

Slim

Congrats to Sandy and her husband.
Slim

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Thanks Slim.

*SS*
*SS*

Congrats!!!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Thanks!!

Jeff (Portland)
Jeff (Portland)

Awesome ! Congrats !

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Thanks!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Thank-you!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Thank-you Mark.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

I was kind of hoping some of the dust cloud would make it to our area. Like with forest fire smoke, the sunrises and sunsets are just spectacular during these events. And of course it could keep temps down a few degrees which would be nice with the heat we have coming.

Slim

It was a very comfortable day yesterday and last night was also very comfortable The low here at my was 56. Currently it is clear and 61 here.
Slim

Bernie (Hamilton)
Bernie (Hamilton)

I’m loving these dry, low wind days at the farmers markets. Not much fun having your canopy turn into a kite…

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

This may be one of the best Junes. Two thirds of the days have been above average. Not many hot or humid days. A little on the dry side, but so many very sunny days.

INDY
INDY

Great morning again weather wise temp around 57* degrees out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR today will be the 3rd day in a row below average we will take it as we end the month of June soon … Looking at the HRR model on the storms as of now it shows a broken line of severe storms moving over around 11pm Friday night timmin looks bad as always in west Michigan we will have to keep a eye eyee on it have a super Thursday MV’s best ….INDY