This is a late AM pic. from the Muskegon Channel. There are a few boats going back and forth. The wind speed here at 2 pm was just 5 mph. This week will continue to feature overall dry weather, light winds and milder temperatures. So far this month of Sept. is averaging 7.1 deg. cooler than normal in G.R. Much of that is because of cool nighttime temperatures. We’ve had low temps. in the mid 40s on 7 of the first 11 days this month. Here’s low temps. from last night (warmest at the lakeshore):
51 Muskegon Beach, 50 S. Haven Beach, 45 Grand Rapids, Muskegon (airport), S. Haven (airport), Fremont, Hillsdale, Hart and Three Rivers, 44 Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Hartford, 43 at Lansing, Holland, Mt. Pleasant, Benton Harbor, Sturgis, Fennville and Grandville, 42 at Jackson, Ludington, Coldwater, East G.R. and Clarksville, 41 at Albion, Mendon and Watervliet, 40 at Charlotte, Ionia, Hopkins, Bloomingdale and Hastings, 39 at Big Rapids, Marshall, Manistee and Belding, 38 at Alma, 37 at Cadillac, Grayling and Houghton Lake, 36 at Lake City, 35 at Baldwin, 34 at Leota and Vanderbilt and 33 at Roscommon.
There is still a little smoke in the air (well above ground – you can’t smell the smoke at ground level) – mainly south of G.R. where the sky looks a little white instead of blue. As I write this, you can see the difference in G.R. If you look north the sky is blue and south it is more white. The PM satellite pic. has the initial cirrus from Irma right up to the Michigan border.
There’s more on Irma in a thread below this one…there’s a chance that we could see a shower or sprinkle from what’s left of Irma on Weds. I’m still amazed by this…a football team loses 87 years on one play and has 3rd down and 93 yards to go!