Too Early to Plant Frost Sensitive Plants

Bill's Blog

It’s too early to plant frost sensitive plants. The 8-14 day outlook above from the Climate Prediction Center forecasts below average temperatures for much of the U.S. east of the Rockies. The average temperatures are going up…we’re up to the mid 60s for average highs now…so it’s not going to be real cold, but with this pattern, it’s likely that we will see a frost or even a freeze into early May.

We’ll continue to have scattered showers today, tonight and into Thursday. Rainfall amounts were substantial over much of West Michigan during the night. Up to 8 am, I had 2.75″ at my house in Alpine Township. More totals as of around 8 am: 2.76″ Muskegon, 2.36″ Kent City, 1.86″ Ford Airport, 1.73″ Grandville, 1.54″ Fremont, 1.34″ Holland Here’s radar:

Click for latest Composite Reflectivity radar image from the Grand Rapids/Muskegon, MI radar and current weather warnings

and Regional Radar:

Central Great Lakes sector loop
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Lakeshore Flood Advisory/Warning

We have a Lakeshore Flood Advisory for the Lake Michigan shore. It’s a Lakeshore Flood Warning for Allegan, Van Buren and Berrien Co. Michigan and for La Porte County in Indiana until 8 pm Thu. There’s also Gale Warnings for Lake Michigan from 8 pm this Wed. evening until 8 pm Thursday for gusts to 40 mph and waves up to 7-10 feet.

Also: Beautiful mammatus clouds after a severe thunderstorm near Tulsa OK. Ka-Boom. Sunset rainbow in Missouri. Double rainbow. Satellite view of t-storms exploding to life in KS/MO yesterday. Heavy snow in Africa. Satellite view of storms forming in Cuba. ISS view of a volcano. Ice jam floods town in Alberta. Valley fog on the satellite loop. Pretty flowers.

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