Another Day of 80s with Block & Slow Upper Low to Still Gradually Affect Our WeatherMay 1st, 2013 at 9:53 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
HISTORIC COLD & MAY SNOW HELD TO OUR WEST…….
Check out this transportation cam from Omaha, Nebraska (by the way, up to 6.5″ of snow has fallen in Iowa).
It was also the coldest April on record at Fairbanks, Alaska:
Top five coldest Aprils in Fairbanks:
2013 18.0 F
MEAN 31.6 F (64 years)
Top five warmest Aprils in Fairbanks:
1993 41.1 F
ANOTHER DAY OF 80s!
It was another very warm day! We hit 82.8 (83) degrees at WLFI.
Chicago’s O’Hare Airport hit 84, even Lansing Michigan hit 83. Davenport, Iowa maxed out at 85. Fort Wayne International Airport reached 82, as did Grissom Air Reserve Base. South Bend Regional Airport hit 84. The warmest temperature in the viewing area was 84.3 degrees at Morocco, though Pine Village, Attica & Crawfordsville all had 83.9 with 84.0 degrees at Covington.
THE OMEGA BLOCK & SLOW, SLOW-MOVING UPPER LOW………….
The upper low is slowing down a hair, so I think many of you will stay dry tomorrow with only a few widely-scattered showers/t’storms (30%). Isolated severe storm in that cannot totally be ruled out. Anything tomorrownight looks spotty in nature (25%). Coverage will increase to 40% Friday with some scattered showers & t’storms, but even then, some of you will stay totally dry. An isolated severe storm cannot be ruled out Friday.
That said, some of you will not see any rainfall until Saturday morning, while some of you get some rain on both days in its widely-scattered fashion.
Band of more solid rainfall with isolated embedded thunder will pass Saturday in generally the 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. time frame across the area.
This looks to be followed by a sort of dry slot Saturday night-early Sunday with clearing.
However, some widely-scattered showers & t’storms are possible Sunday & Monday as upper low pinwheels about to our west & then moves overhead.
To be frank, I am sort of puzzled as to why so many are calling for 70s Tuesday. The upper low will be just east of us with considerable stratus/stratocumulus here with a few showers & a north wind. That said, I like 59 better.
Overall, doesn’t look like any big, flooding rains, just scattered action, except better potential of widespread rainfall part of Saturday. The heaviest, 2-4″ rains will stay southwest of here as low parks itself & band sits over Illinois & western Kentucky.
SLOW, SLUGGISH LOW EXITS AS OMEGA BLOCK RETREATS SOME………….70s & 80s RETURN…………
However, I do like 70s on Wednesday as warm air rapidly overspreads area again. I wouldn’t be surprised to see 80s by later next week as impressive warming with upper ridge gets underway to our west (over areas that will see the unprecedented May snowstorm over the next few days), which will expand eastward with time.