Windy Weekend

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We had a windy Sunday.  The Wind Advisory expired at 8 pm Sun.  Here’s peak wind gusts Saturday:  52 mph at Cadillac and Ludington, 49 mph at St. Joseph, 48 mph at Manistee and at Holland St. Park, 47 mph at the Muskegon Channel, 46 mph at the Regional Airport in Holland and at Whitehall, 45 mph at Houghton Lake and S. Haven, 43 mph at Saugatuck, Paw Paw, Marshall and Shelby, 42 mph at Bradley, Hastings and Pentwater, 39 mph at Grand Rapids and Batlte Creek and 38 mph in Lansing.  Also 34 mph in Kalamazoo.

Here’s peak wind gusts from Sunday;  49 mph Battle Creek, 48 mph  East Grand Rapids, 47 mph Lansing, 46 mph Grand Rapids, Springfield and Portage.  45 mph Holland, Galesburg, Kalamazoo, 44 mph Hartford, 42 mph S. Haven, Marshall, 41 mph Roosevelt Park and Saugatuck, 40 mph Lake Macatwawa, 39 mph Muskegon Airport –  2-4″ of snow fell across N. Lower Michigan. 

The forecast is still on track…dry Mon. and Tue…low-mid 30s Mon. and low 40s Tue.  Showers Weds/Thurs.  Thursday is the warm day – low-mid 60s…then right back to a cooler-than-average plattern starting Friday PM.  

Also:  Check out the standing wave clouds in VA – pretty cool. 
Season snowfall in G.R. is now higher than the average winter season snowfall. 
Here’s expected snowfall from the weekend storm.  Minnesota gets clobbered again…almost all rain in W. Michigan. 
 
And…To meteorologists, DST means some data comes in “one hour later“.  I visited this waterfall in Dec. 2017.  Aftermath of the big Colorado avalanche.  Caribou Maine had lows last 3 mornings: -8, -5, -10°F. Only 4 times this late in the season has Caribou had >3 consecutive mornings -5 or colder.  Sunset at Epcot CenterDouble RainbowOverview of the 12 Alabama tornadoes last Sunday340 avalanches in Colorado in the last week – 9 have been “historic”.  California goes from 97% in drought to just 1% of the state in droughtSnowman and snowhorsePacific sunset.  Friday’s National High/Low temps: 90° at Rio Grande Village, TX; -22° at Foxbrook, ME – Baldwin MI at -15° wasn’t too far behind.  AWESOME aurora shotSlo-mo snowfallHeavy snow in PortugalAnother snowstorm for MinnesotaIceberg sunriseSatellite pic. of Southern New EnglandCalifornia lightning
 
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