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Warmer Today

We have a cool 42° at 6 am.  Yesterday’s high was 67° with a morning low of  50° with mostly mostly sunny skies throughout the day.  Today we will see some increase in the cloud cover with temperatures in the low to mid 70s.  There is a slight chance of rain tonight.

Weather History

1968: Severe thunderstorms produced large hail across the region. Hail of 2.5 inches in diameter fell in Ionia County. One of the storms spawns a tornado that kills one person near Pompeii in Gratiot County.

1972: A late-season freeze struck the region with Muskegon dropping to 31 degrees for their coldest June temperature on record. Lansing fell to 32 degrees and Grand Rapids to 33 degrees.

On June 11, 2014, a supercell spawned a tornado just southwest of the town of Saint Charles. The tornado intensified to EF-1 along Fordney Road between Brant and Fergus Roads. Several large trees were uprooted and minor structural damage was observed.

Also on June 11, 1972, the overnight low temperature dropped to 36 degrees in Detroit. This is the record low temperature for the month of June in Detroit and ties the record set on June 1, 1966.

1842: A late-season snowstorm struck New England. Snow fell during the morning and early afternoon, accumulating to a depth of ten to twelve inches at Irasburg, Vermont. Berlin, New Hampshire was blanketed with eleven inches of snow during the day. Snow whitened the higher peaks of the Appalachians as far south as Maryland. The latest date for the occurrence of a general snowstorm in our period over northern New England and northern New York came in 1842 on the morning of 11 June. Zadock Thompson, a professor of natural history and the Queen City’s longtime weatherman, commented: “Snow during the forenoon’s boards whitened and the mountains as white as in winter.”

1990: One of the most expensive hailstorms in U.S. history occurred as $625 million of damage was caused along the Colorado Front Range from Colorado Springs to Estes Park. Golf to baseball-sized hail fell along with heavy rain. 60 people were injured in the storm.

Forecast Discussion

- Small rain chances tonight

High pressure building both aloft and at the sfc this morning is
allowing for clear skies across the area. You can see how the upper
ridge axis to our west and confluent flow aloft is helping to
dissipate the high clouds trying to move in. We will see high
temperatures a few degrees warmer as the temperatures at 850 mb will
warm 2-3C since 24 hours ago.

We will see a weak short wave and sfc warm front approach the area
this evening, and pass to our east overnight. We expect a lot of mid
level clouds with this as a weakening low level jet will nose in
overnight. There will be lots of virga with dry low levels hanging
on. A few light showers will reach the ground at a few pockets
where the showers are a bit heavier, with light amounts expected.

Once the front moves through prior to daybreak on Wednesday, we will
see any light rain showers and the clouds clear out. In addition, we
will see 850 mb temperatures warm another 5-6C. This will make a
difference in temperatures, going from mid 70s today, to low to mid
80s on Wednesday.

- Chance of storms Wednesday night, chance of strong storms Thursday

There is a chance of showers/storms across the northern half of the
cwa Wednesday night as a short wave moves across the state. PWATs
rise to over 1.5 inches, so showers/storms that develop could
briefing put down some heavier rain.

The bigger threat for storms will arrive Thursday as a weak cold
front pushes into the region. Timeframe for strong storms looks to
be from 16z-00z. SBCAPE around 1500 j/kg coupled with a spike in mid
level lapse rates close to 7c/km and the right entrance region of
the upper jet should provide enough dynamics for a few storms to be
strong to severe. Bulk shear near 40kts increases the chances for
cell organization. PWATs near 1.7 inches suggests a heavy rain
threat too. We`ll continue to monitor the situation.

- Hot late weekend, early next week

An upper ridge will begin to move from the Plains to the Great Lakes
and as heights rise, so will surface temperatures. H8 temperatures
rise from 8c Saturday to 18c Sunday and 20c Monday. Surface
temperatures are progd to rise from 80 Saturday to 90 Sunday and mid
90s Monday. Additionally, dewpoints in the 50s Saturday will climb
to the lower 60s Sunday, upper 60s Monday and around 70 Tuesday.
Heat indices will close in on 100 Monday; summer is definitely here.
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Andy W
Andy W

I am in a great mood today! Perfect weather temps in the mid 70’s, low humidity and some above normal temp days coming up! Great day to be alive! WOW, wow, wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

So, you decided to crawl out from under your rock! Pathetic!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Incredible cold last night! WOW, just wow, WOW!!!


NWS GR talking about mid 90’s? Woah!


It was cold overnight and the low here in MBY was 43 at the airport it looks like the low as 45 both are the coldest it has been so far this month. It was cold in spots across Michigan Cadillac had a low of 36 and Marquette had a low of 32 I am sure some of the colder spots had lows even colder.


The official H/L yesterday at GR was 71/50 there was no rainfall and the sun was out 94% of the time. For today the average H/L is 78/57 the record high of 93 was set in 1894,1933 and 1956. The record coldest high was 60 in 1963. The record low of 33 was set in 1972 and the record warmest low of 71 was set in 2017. The most rainfall of 2.64” fell in 1986.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

From the discussion above:

“ Heat indices will close in on 100 Monday; summer is definitely here.”

Well, that will help warm the lake water.


If it indeed reaches the mid 90’s on Monday the record high for Grand Rapids and Lansing for June 17th is 95.


No thank you….