Dry Weather Pattern Continues

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The above map shows the 7-day total forecast rainfall from the Weather Prediction Center. As you can see, much of West Michigan gets nothing through Saturday. The heavy rainfall and severe weather continues in the Southern U.S.

Map showing rainfall on Sunday

This map shows rainfall Sunday. Heavy rainfall of 2-3″ fell across much of N. Illinois, N. Indiana and Ohio. A few spots saw some wet snow mix in -which actually accumulated in a small part of NE Ohio. Here’s some rainfall totals:

Rainfall Sunday

Other rainfall totals in MI: 0.65″ Niles and 0.89″ at Fawn River. Here’s a list of rainfall totals in N. Indiana and NW Ohio. Here’s rainfall totals from NE Illinois and far NW Indiana.

From Bill Marino at the G.R. National Weather Service: “AS OF THE 10TH OF MAY AT GRAND RAPIDS THIS IS THE   DRIEST YEAR TO DATE (10TH OF MAY) SINCE 2001! GRAND RAPIDS WAS   5.19 INCHES BELOW NORMAL FOR TOTAL YEARLY PRECIPITATION, WHICH IS   A LITTLE BELOW ONLY 1/2 OF NORMAL. AT MUSKEGON IT IS THE DRIEST   YEAR TO DATE, SINCE 1989! MUSKEGON IS 5.78 INCHES BELOW NORMAL FOR   THE YEAR. I SEE NO REASON TO BELIEVE IN THE NEXT 5 DAYS THIS WILL   CHANGE. WE HAVE AN UPPER RIDGE MOVING IN WITH THE POLAR JET   SOLIDLY HOLDING SOUTH OF THIS AREA.”

Also: Video of the Munford TN tornado. More snow for the Rockies – it could snow again in Denver. Mother’s Day rainbow. Tree hit by lightning. Tropical Storm “Andres” – first of the season in the eastern Pacific – no threat to land. Flash flooding in Yemen. The number of global tropical cyclones — TS strength and Hurricanes — is not increasing.

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