As Severe Thunderstorms Hit The State, We Were Spared Once Again – Mid Michigan

started by CathieU, June 27, 2020
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    • Member

      As severe thunderstorms developed yesterday, they remained to our south and west.  We received 0.53″ of rain with a little thunder and lightning, but not much more.  Many areas got over 2 inches of rain and some wind damage but we were lucky once again.   Today will continue to be very warm and we aren’t expected to see much sun.  That should keep it a bit cooler.

      Our 9:45 AM temperature is 71°F (22°C), the humidity is 93%, and skies are overcast.  Winds are from the W at 3-9 mph, and the dew point is 69°F (21°C).  The pressure is 29.77 in (1008.1 mb) and steady.  Yesterday’s high was 83°F (28°C) and the overnight low was 67°F (19°C).  Averages for this date are 79°F / 57°F.


      Today:  Mostly cloudy.  High 85°F.  Winds W at 9-14 mph.

      Tonight:  Clearing with a low of 59°F.  Winds W at 5-9 mph.

      Sunday:  Sunny with a high of 86°F.  Winds NE at 5-7 mph in the afternoon.

      Sunday Night:  Partly cloudy with a low of 62°F.  Winds NE at 3-6 mph becoming calm late.

    • Member

      Cold fronts are generated by air mass disparity.  They have become generally weaker due to climate change.  Explains the lack of widespread thunderstorms in summer.  Boston has seen a reduction in summer thunder days over many years.

    • Member

      In a weak environment for cold fronts, humidity plays a heightened role in thunderstorm formation.  The MI storms were stronger farther south for that reason.

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