Saturday, May 14, 2016

Snowfall started.

Latitude - 44.7631° N
Longitude - 85.6206° W
Something tells me it is colder than 39 Fahrenheit. I need to take a thermometer outside.

Still daylight.

I'll go back for the thermometer in a few minutes. I actually expected this. I also expect snow this summer at this latitude and longitude. This location has a really interesting location on Earth. It is near Lake Michigan and there is an Arctic flow that come directly over this area.

May 14, 2016
UNISYS Water Vapor Hemisphere Satellite of north and west hemisphere (click here for 12 hour loop - thank you)

There is a slow rotating vortex brings the Arctic air south. The water vapor is primarily accumulated at the ITCZ with some migration north to the western USA, east of the Rocky Mountains.

The folks in the area have been stating this is the second snowless Christmas. The area in the last three years has been slow to warm and then slow to return to cold. The snow started the first week of January. This winter and the one before have been mild compared to three years ago. 

It has never been this sustainably cool to cold in May. 

37 Fahrenheit. The weather station is correct. The snow is melting quickly. The morning doves are out of their nest. I think they are upset by the snow and very cold air. 

Wind out of the northwest at 10 mph
Humidity 53 percent
Precipitation 52 percent

It was a pleasant day today with the sun out and the temperatures in the low to mid forties. People were out enjoying the sunshine.