Crazy weather!

... wow. Talk about the most boring, quiet, pleasant weather in the world. Highs in the mid 70's to upper 80's for the last couple weeks. Barely a drop of rain from the sky...
 
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... wow. Talk about the most boring, quiet, pleasant weather in the world. Highs in the mid 70's to upper 80's for the last couple weeks. Barely a drop of rain from the sky...

... Anyone else in the midwest suffering from the lack of... storms... rain... wind... heck, I'd go for some nifty looking -clouds- right now.

Yeah, this is sooooo boring. I can remember some active Septembers in the past, midwest-wise. It wasn't too long ago either, but this is ridiculous. I'm hoping we get some thunderstorms in October, or we'll have to wait for March or later. It looks like there will be hella-snow this winter, especially for the Great Lakes area. I'd like to see some good storms before that starts. Not to wish hell on anyone, but it would be cool if some tropical remnants from a Gulf storm took a southerly flow on up here, and rocked the midwest Gilbert-style. :D At least there would be something interesting then.
 
well maybe you could consider a drought exciting. if we don't get any more rain this month i think this will be the second driest september on record.

damn lack of rain is killing all the lawns i mow :x
 
Geez, Ivan came straight at me......soaked all around me but not one drop of rain here. Had to drag out the sprinkler, that sucks.

Hey Shane, come mow my lawn, you charge under $18? :D
 
Actually, things are quite the opposite here in Denver.. we've had thunderstorms at least weekly all of this month, including reports of small hail in Aurora Saturday with the passage of some strong storms. Even had some hail Thursday here downtown, pea-sized, but still. Its been abnormally busy here.. I know folks in the Plains are use to fall storms, but here in Denver, we're not. Been a nice treat with all the lightning and thunder this month; hope it continues a bit longer! :)
 
The local wx'casters keep talking about how this winter is going to suck the big kahoona when it comes to snowfall. Break out ye ol' snow tires I guess. Even the wooly worms say it's going to be cold and snowy!

Same here, but then again, I love the snow almost as much as tornadoes, go figure...
 
Haven't checked out how this all will afect Alberta Canada,but we had our
first snowstorm a week or two before fall started.Will start watching out
for marine weather bombs off Vancouver Island in the next few weeks.
 
What I find interesting was the fact that Alaska was having many days of >90F temps this summer, while here in Detroit, we only hit 90F a few times, with mostly very cool conditions (record setting at times)...


Colin: When do you guys usually have your first snowstorm? To me 2 weeks before fall seems early, but of course, I'm quite a bit further south...
 
This dry warm weather has also effected S Ontario. This warm weather is unusual in its lack of humidity. Typical afternoon temps/dews 80/50 very large dew piont depression. Typical values for our summer heat waves more like 90/75. Even more unusual...almost all precipitatable water confined to below 850 mb, with very dry mid-troposphere. PW's as low as 0.4 inches: very low for highs near 80. A few of our warm, muggy spells this summer had high RH up to 500 mb, with PW's up around 2.0 inches.
 
September update for Grand Rapids Michigan 09/27/04

TEMPERATURE:
We are 4.6 degrees above normal
14 days out of 27 days with Highs of 80 or better.
21 days out of 27 days with Above Normal High Temps
Normal High Today: is 67

PRECIPITATION:
We are 3.44 inches below normal
Rainfall this month only 0.48 inches
Last good rainfall was September 6
We had measureable rainfall .01 inches or more 3 times

SUNSHINE:
16 out of 27 days we had 90 percent of the possible sunshine
15 Clear Days, 11 Partly Cloudy Days and 1 Cloudy Day

Summary: Above normal temperatures, lack of rainfall, and plenty of sun.
While August we had below normal temperatures, and plenty of clouds.

Mike
 
It's been raining nearly constantly for the last several days around the south plains of west Texas. Some areas have received over 6 inches of rain in the past week. Many counties have been under flood watches/warnings for several days. This isn't bad news, however cotton farmers now need it to dry out so they can start making preparations to harvest.
 
To Answer Roberts question,Alberta has had snow in all months of the
year.Snow that stays around normaly starts in November.
 
To add to my eariler post, we had storms last night that dumped over an inch of hail in Highlands Ranch. Storms fired north, moved south through Fort Collins and into Denver. As my Monday Night Football game was starting, the T-Storm Warnings came over the screen.

Here's the Story from Channel 9News, Denver, Colorado

Crazy weather continues here in Denver.. definately not use to seeing stuff like this in Denver this late in the year!
 
What I find interesting was the fact that Alaska was having many days of >90F temps this summer, while here in Detroit, we only hit 90F a few times, with mostly very cool conditions (record setting at times)...


Colin: When do you guys usually have your first snowstorm? To me 2 weeks before fall seems early, but of course, I'm quite a bit further south...


I know, Alaska had more 90 degree temps than Chicago. :shock:
 
What I find interesting was the fact that Alaska was having many days of >90F temps this summer, while here in Detroit, we only hit 90F a few times, with mostly very cool conditions (record setting at times)...


Colin: When do you guys usually have your first snowstorm? To me 2 weeks before fall seems early, but of course, I'm quite a bit further south...


I know, Alaska had more 90 degree temps than Chicago. :shock:

Get this...

The 12Z GFS paints a few flakes of snowfall across much of WI on Saturday, spreading across lower MI Sunday... Nothing major of course, and pretty far out... But if it were to occur, ALOT of records would be broken!

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LOL...

Anyone check out the latest 00Z ETA at 84HRS? Looks like a decent storm... of snow across northwestern WI. SFC temps in the low 30's with 850mb temps dropping below -5C... ETA precip algorithm outputs snow with 0.50" of QPF...

Just something interesting...
 
Great Lakes 84h ETS storm

LOL...

Anyone check out the latest 00Z ETA at 84HRS? Looks like a decent storm... of snow across northwestern WI. SFC temps in the low 30's with 850mb temps dropping below -5C... ETA precip algorithm outputs snow with 0.50" of QPF...

Just something interesting...

Indeed….That looks like an interesting system Rob. I wonder if N WI might get a little lake effect snow from Superior if PBL stays cold enough after stratiform cloud-precip system clears. Water temp-850 mb temp difference should support shallow convection and wet snow or rain showers if ETA guidance does verify. Early snow events on warm ground are always interesting....snow may only survive on grass and leaves. Doubt the snow will accumulate on bare dirt and tarmac.

I would like to get some of this action, but after the 70 Knot 500 mb jet progged by the ETA rounds the base of short wave, I fear the short will lift out to the NE, leaving myself disappointed. Dare I hope for some weak T-storms as cold front approaches? :roll:

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of what we don't know that we don't know." - Buckminster Fuller
 
Here's another crazy weather episode from Denver...

This morning, at about 6:30am.. LIGHTNING! Yes, lightning and rain passed over the metro area first thing this morning. With a rising sun in the background and occasional CG's in the foreground, it was quite a sight. Only a couple times since I moved out here in '98 have I seen lightning at this time in the morning.. this also tacks on another storm to go this late.. tomorrow's the first day of October, and storms possible then, too... not severe, mind you, but the rare occurance of storms this late in the year continues...
 
I am always suffering from a lack of storms up here. Leadville has the most boring weather. We don't get any severe storms, no hurricanes, and even our winters are boring. We never get any big snow storms. During the summer it is amazing if we get rice sized hail. Nothing interesting ever happens up here. :(
 
Gah! First frost of the year tonight! Brrr!

Yeh, we got our first taste of winter last night here in central Nebraska. KGRI got down to 32F and here (about 3 miles south of KGRI) we got down to 30F. Now we just have to wiat on the snow. :-(

Regards,

Mike
 
Hehehe.. and now add tornadoes in Denver in October! I don't think it gets any weirder than that! *LOL* :lol:

Later post: Channel 9 News in Denver reports that the tornadoes that hit the area tonight were the first October tornadoes in Colorado since October 17, 1971, and that was way out near the Kansas/Nebraska border in Wray, Colorado in the far eastern part of the state.

EDIT: Did some digging myself and saw that NCDC has a few tornadoes listed for October; 19 I found (may be a couple more I skimmed over). Here are the few October Tornadoes listed since then...

October 15, 1980 in Boulder County;Rated F-2
October 5, 1994: Five tornadoes touched down in NE Colo; rated F-0 (3), F-1 (1), F-2 (1)
October 8, 1997: Four different F-0s
October 10, 1997: An F-2 in Creede
October 11, 1997: Eight different tornadoes in Eastern Colo; F-0 (4), F-1 (4)

19 tornadoes since 1980 in October...

I sent the news station an email with this information just so they could update the story. 8) (and they even thanked me by name on the air 8) :) :D )
 
Leadville even had some interesting weather. We had thunder today and there was hard pea size hail at the high school. For Leadville pea size hail is impressive in the summer no less October. :D
 
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