11 am Sunday – Rainfall totals: Grand Haven 2.01″, Hanover (near Jackson) 1.86″, Belding 1.77″, Sparta 1.60″, Comstock Park 1.25″, Southern Alpine Township 1.40″, Hudsonville 1.08″, Zeeland 1.07″, East Gr. Rapids 1.03″.
After five straight sunny days (98% sunshine for Sept. 27 – Oct. 1), the clouds were back on Saturday with a few scattered light showers. We’ll continue the chance of a shower this Mon. I can’t rule out a rumble of thunder and a few of the showers may produce brief heavy rain. Rainfall totals will vary quite a bit, from 1/4″ to over an inch. The ground started out dry and the rivers are fairly low, so no significant flooding is expected and we don’t expect any severe weather. Here’s radar:
Nineteen of the last 23 days have been warmer than average and that trend will continue this week and into early next week.
This is the temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for Oct. 10-16. They are forecasting warmer than average temperatures for the eastern half of the country and cooler than average temperatures for the western U.S. This is a forecast for a 7-day period. I would not be surprised if that cool air out west started moving east into the Western Lakes by day 6 or 7.
ALSO: Massive waterspout off Corsica (Mediterranean Sea). What is a waterspout? The Canary Is. volcano. Up to 6″ of rain fell overnight in the Little Rock AR area – street flooding and several water rescues. Kilauea Volcano erupting in Hawaii. The National High/Low temps for Saturday October 02, 2021: 101° at Death Valley, CA; 12° at 35 miles west southwest of Choteau, MT. Fall colors in Wisconsin. Nortway, Alaska has 4″ of snow on the ground. Helsinki, Finland just had their coldest September of the 21st Century. Colorful California sunset.
Above is the U.S. Hazards Map Saturday Night – virtually no weather advisories, watches or warnings.