7 Unseasonably Warm Days

This is the high temperature map from Thursday.  Look at the warm air to our southwest.  The high temp. was 33 in G.R., but 60 as close to us as Peoria IL.  The 71 deg. high temp. in St. Louis was warmer than Tampa or Houston.  Kirksville in northern Missouri reached 73.  It was 63 way up at Great Falls MT and 72 at Rapid City SD.  Winds here will be vary from southeast to west over the next 4 days – so we’re going to get into the warm air.  We’ll have partly to mostly sunny skies and dry conditions thru Monday and we’ll be saving money on our heating bills.

meteogram-daily-highs  Here’s the overnight NAM model high temps. for the next 3 days for G.R.:  48, 57, 50.  The overnight GFS model high temps. for G.R. for the next 8 days are 49, 54, 53, 55, 55, 56, 53, 48.  The average high temps. are in the mid 30s.

michigan-snow-cover Here’s Michigan snow cover as of Friday AM:  1″ White Cloud and Big Rapids, 3″ Reed City, 5″ Alpena and Lake City, 6″ St. Ignace, 7″ Traverse City, 10″ Harbor Springs, Beulah, 11″ Manistique, 12″ Fife Lake, Ironwood, 13″ E. Jordan, 16″ Gaylord, 18″ Mancelona, 20″ Marquette (arpt.), 23″ S. Ste. Marie, 28″ Newberry, Atlantic Mine, 29″ Hancock, 30″ Munising, 36″ Painesdale, 45″ Grand Marais.
Pacific Southwest sector loop

Heavy rain is falling in parts of California. Just the Los Angeles NWS has all these warnings and advisories out as we start this Friday: Winter Storm Warning, High Wind Warning, Flood Warning, High Surf Warning, Gale Warning, Wind Advisory, Flood Watch, Small Craft Advisory for Hazardous Seas.  Here’s California surface observations.

gfs_namer_336_1000_500_thickThis is the GFS model for March 2 – it’s snowing in Michigan…inches of accumulating snow plus it’s windy with some drifting snow and it’s cold – mid-upper 20s and falling.  The overnight European model has about 2″ of snow for the 25th with highs in the low 30s the 25th and 26th.

Also:  Beautiful Kelvin-Helmholtz wave cloudsLightning in AustraliaCheck out the snow in Saudi ArabiaMilitary helicopter pilot in Kazakhstan landed on a road to ask truck driver for directionsYear-to-year pics. of the Oroville DamThe Grand Canyon. Sunset at the Washington monumentSquall line approaching in SpainVenus is the bright star in the West during the evening nowTornado damage in SCSnowiest winter in Maine since 1969Accu-Weather spring forecast for Canada – looks like Michigan will be “unsettled”.  Gust to 75 mph at E. Galena NV – the only severe weather report from Thursday.  The number of sunspots has been shrinking since around 1980.

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