Hot Air Continues

Hot Air Continues

posted in: Weather Forecast | 14

A large area east of Grand Rapids saw rain before sunset yesterday – also from Kalamazoo to near Plainwell saw a setup of persistent rain for a couple hours.  I was out trying to water some of the plants around the house whilst hearing the booming to the east from a thunderstorm.  I tried to will the rain a bit further west but it didn’t work.

We had a few sprinkles here in Otsego but that was it.  I was a bit leery of using a metal hose with the lightning going on so close (we have the metal wrapped knot proof hoses).  We reached 93° yesterday.

We have a lot of leaves falling, most are just turning brown and falling off the trees.  This is presenting a fire hazard being as dry as it is.

This heat wave was unexpected being so late in the year – this dry weather has caused an early turn to fall as far as the trees an other foliage is concerned.  With October coming in being possibly cooler than normal and the early falling of the leaves I wonder if Mother nature is preparing us for an early winter – just a thought to keep an eye on over the next few weeks.

I will be working on the new blog on the new site this weekend so hopefully I will have it completed so I don’t have to work on two sites every day.  You can click on the link below to go to the new site for today’s forecast…

mwc

14 on "Hot Air Continues"

Notify of
avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest
Barry in Zeeland
Some interesting stats on Bills blog about yesterday’s heat, like the 95 degrees in GR was hotter than Las. Vegas and even Death Valley. 95 is some serious heat during the Summer months, but this late in the year is almost unbelievable. I was curious why there were no heat… Read more »
SlimJim
The criteria depends on where one lives but this is a good guide line even for our area and it looks like it was close. Excessive Heat Watch An Excessive Heat Watch is issued when there is a potential for the heat index value to reach or exceed 110 degrees… Read more »
Barry in Zeeland

As for early Winter? I would always bet on the long term pattern we are in, and that trend has been warmer than normal. Here’s the guess for October:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/30day/

SlimJim

As a rule the pattern generally changes about ever 60 to 90 days but but how much is hard to tell. Going by the rule of 3 my guess for the fall. Warmer than average for the winter too close to call.
SlimJim

Mookie

Warm pattern hasn’t changed for years now.

SlimJim
With Yesterday’s high of 95° Grand Rapids not only set new record high for September 21st it was the latest that it has ever been this hot. It was also the hottest day Grand Rapids has had in September since September 8th 1960. The current record highs for the next… Read more »
Mookie

95 degrees! Way warmer than any of the meteorologists were predicting. Even more crazy is that WOOD is now predicting: 94, 93, 92, 92, 91 for the next 5 days!

SlimJim

New record at GRR the high so far today at Grand Rapids is 92° (should get hotter yet) and this in a new record for GRR. Here at my house I now have a reading of 91° with a DP of 72° (the DP at the airport is 66°)
SlimJim

Barry in Zeeland
91 here, and I believe that is 90 degree day #10 on my weather station for this year. I’ll have to go back and double check. I didn’t think we had a chance of seeing double digit 90 degree days, now it looks like it will be in the teens… Read more »
Anonymous

10th 90-degree day (so far) here in Lansing. We average 7 per year.

Anonymous

Should be nice and toasty for the MSU/ND tailgate tomorrow.

SlimJim

It is now 94° at the airport and I now have 97° Happy first day of Fall 2017 will update on GRR record heat.
SlimJim

wpDiscuz