Will We Make 60° on Thursday

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For a week, the computer models have been very consistent (like for a week) at giving West Michgian 60°+  temperatures on Thursday.  The Tue. overnight run of the NAM model gives G.R. 60° and the GFS has 70°.  The NAM won the battle – the high was 59 in G.R. on Thurs.  If we get there…it’s not going to last…the cool air comes right back.  Friday we’re down to 35° by 8 pm.  Both the GFS and European give us snow on March 20th…an inch on the European and up to 4″ on the GFS.  So, this will just be a taste of spring, not spring for good. 

Sunday was the first day since Feb. 24th when the mean temperature for the day was above average.  The average wind speed on Sun. was 24.4 mph and it sure didn’t feel warm. 

Snowdrops at the Steffen House

I’ve got snowdrops blooming next to the house, where the snow has melted off and they get the heat from the sun on the bricks in the PM.  They’re the first thing up in spring…often pushing right up through the snow..  A bought a few of these bulbs 30-years ago at Fruitbasket and I consider it one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.  30-years later there are dozens of them and they give me a friendly wave for usually over a month in late winter into early spring every time I go out the front door. 

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