Welcome to August

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We started today wet picking up 1.24 inches of rain from midnight to 7 am with more on the way.  We have already had half of what we had total for last month in Otsego.  Yesterday was the first day in 35 days we had a temp in the 70s.  It was also the first mostly cloudy day we had in the same period.

Welcome to August!  Nature doesn’t care about our method of measuring days or months, I think it is kind of neat that August starts out the opposite of July weatherwise.  Summer is far from over, we have plenty of 80° days in store right up to October.

An area of low pressure will bring rain today with leftover showers persisting into Tuesday. High pressure builds in for the rest of the week with fair weather and comfortable temperatures in the 70s and low humidity for a pleasant week.

Here is the July summary from the NWS:

Forecast Discussion

...RAIN TODAY...

Radar trends show areas of heavier rain from northern Indiana and
into central Lower Michigan in a region of mid-level
frontogenesis northwest of the surface low, which will be tracking
across Ohio and Lake Erie today. We expect between a half inch to
an inch of rain. Some lightning is possible but instability is
limited and only a slight chance for thunderstorms, mainly across
the southeast quarter of Lower Michigan.

...LEFTOVER SHOWERS MONDAY AND TUESDAY...

Surface low pulls away through Ontario but sharp upper trough
axis extends south from an upper low centered north of Lake Huron
with vorticity maximum rotating through late Monday into Tuesday.
The is keep at least scattered showers going through Tuesday
afternoon. Lapse rates are steep enough for some thunder,
especially during the diurnal enhancement in the afternoon.

...FAIR AND COOL REST OF THE WEEK...

Drier weather arrives by Wednesday as heights rise slightly and
surface high pressure builds in. Looks like fine summer weather
into the weekend with cool temperatures and low humidity as dew
points will be in the 40s and 50s.

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Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Well…that was a fast .30 inches of downpour 🙁

Jeff (Portland)
Jeff (Portland)

.91 of much needed rain here from last night. Finally dont have to water the yard for a couple days anyhow. 🙂

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Overnight rainfall is .91 inches…hmmm…must have taken all night to accomplish this amount, as rain was light, yet steady. Thanks for visiting us “Summer”…it was nice to meet you. Please don’t forget us in 2021.

Sherry
Sherry

I recorded .69 of rain here this morning. A nice surprise and much needed. Garden is happy.

*SS*
*SS*

Sherry… I said same thing about our garden.

Michigan Morningstar
Michigan Morningstar

I’m trying to find the actual number of days that it was 90′ or hotter this year. I’m new to this blog. Thanks!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

WELCOME to the blog.

INDY
INDY

Currently 64* degrees out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR feels wonderful outside kind of reminds of September love it have a super Sunday …INDY

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Those July numbers are impressive. Now I’m hoping to get some good soaking rain. It’s pretty crispy in these parts.

Slim

Recorded 0.77″ of rain here overnight. Still getting light rain falling with a current temperature of 65.
Slim