Thursday – Sunshine

This sunrise pic. from the Muskegon Beach looking ENE shows a curious cloud band running left and right (or north and south).  It quickly dissipated – almost looked like a roll cloud/shelf cloud connected to a thunderstorm or to the rare “morning glory” that you get in Australia by the Gulf of Carpentaria. or on very rare occasion on Lake Michigan (note how it gets windy when the cloud comes overhead).  There is a small band of clouds passing generally north and northeast of G.R. this AMHere’s sunrise in Chicago this AM.

The low temp. last night appears to be 15 in G.R.  The Ludington Airport and Cadillac dropped to 3 above this AM.  Baldwin reached +2 and Leota in Clare Co. was +1 this AM.

There was a snow cover over 27.3% of the U.S. this morning, a dramatic drop from the 37.2% we had yesterday AM, but still greater than one month ago (26.3%).  Cannonsburg Ski Area hopes to open for the weekend.

  Bittersweet Ski Area has lots of snow and sunshine.  They’ll open today from noon – 8 pm and expect to be open through the weekend.  Here’s Michigan ski conditions.  Just trace to 1″ snow cover over much of W. Michigan this AM.  Hart has 6″ on the ground.  S. Ste. Marie has 15″ of snow on the ground.  In the U.P., Marquette (arpt.) has 10″ on the ground and Munising is at 19″.  There were a few below zero readings in the U.P this AM (Paulding at -4 and Doe Lake at -3).

Satellite pic. from last night showing the lights of the cities.  Hard freeze in the Southeast this AM – Low temps:  25 Gainesville FL, 26 Macon GA, 28 Jacksonville FL.   As cold as 16 in Alabama this AM.  Savannah GA set a daily record low of 26.

Also:  Flash flooding in Peru.  Since December, the assessment of the floods reaches 43 killed, 72 wounded, 11 missing and more than 56 293 homeless in Peru.  Congrats. to the U.K. Daily Mail.  Only 2 small tornadoes in the last 6 days in the entire U.S. – cool pattern means very little severe weather in March. Coastal flooding in NJTop snow total from Eastern storm was 58 inches!

Enjoying apples for b-fast this AM – on sale at Meijer.

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