Here’s some of the peak wind gusts from Sunday. Other peak wind gusts: 49 mph at Sparta, 48 mph at Walker, East Grand Rapids and Comstock Park, 47 mph at Manistee and Cadillac, 46 mph at Lansing, Ludington and Jackson, 44 mph at Manistee and Cadillac and 39 mph at Kalamazoo.
This was the 3rd consecutive day that we’ve had wind gusts of 45 mph or higher. Thirteen of the 20 days of February had had average wind speeds over 12 mph – it’s been a windy month.
This was sunset in Muskegon Sunday evening. The sun set right at the flagpole. You can see a nice jet contrail above the sun and some cirrus clouds. We had 90% sunshine on Sunday, the sunniest day in a month. Including Sunday, we’ve only had 25.4% of possible sunshine this month…not much. The sun and wind caused our snow to disappear faster than Detroit Lions playoff hopes in October.
Sunday was only the 2nd day of the month with no precipitation. We had a string of 11 consecutive days with measurable rain or snow from the 9th through the 19th. We’re up to 3.44″ of precipitation for February, 1.97″ above average-to-date.
We’re back to mostly cloudy for Monday and Tuesday and probably much of the next week. We get mainly rain Monday night/Tuesday, then much colder air moves back in for the rest of the week.
After that we have an chance of an inch or two of snow Thursday night.