(How Hot Is It, Paul?) Marquette Michigan started yesterday morning with 6 inches of snow on the ground. The afternoon high was a record 75 degrees. That’s 40 above average.
For Indiana, still a storm chance Sunday, mainly in the morning, and mainly due to a “shortwave trough,” which stirs up the mid or upper part of the atmosphere and helps lift air and induce storms. These storms could do what they did last night: briefly get strong enough to produce hail and big winds. The Indy Airport had a 59 mph wind gust at 10:47pm, and measured .57″ of rain. The sidewalks were still wet early in the morning outside of “Studio B.”
HIGHS ALONG THE POTEET NETWORK TODAY:
80 Lafayette & Evansville
79 South Bend & Indianapolis
Today will be the 7th day in a row of 70+ weather. Indy will break a temp record of 76 from 1903. Today will be the FIFTH consecutive record-breaking day in Lafayette and South Bend.
80 Evansville (broke a record from 1989)
79 Lafayette (broke a record from 1966)
78 South Bend (broke a record from 1894)
77 Indianapolis (also breaking a record from 1894)
76 Ft. Wayne (broke a record from 3 years ago)
People sometimes get smashed on St. Pat’s Day. A high temperature record got smashed in International Falls MN yesterday. They made it to 77. That’s 22 degrees higher than the previous record. Yikes! It becomes the all-time March high temp record.
Chicago hit 80+ for the fourth day in a row, and they are forecasting low 80’s today. Fargo ND set a record of 76. Their average high this time of year is 36.
The Big Heat is reaching ever-farther north in the middle of the US, but it’s snowing across the Sierra Madres of the Baja Peninsula this morning. There’s snow also in Idaho and west of the Rockies, with Winter Storm Warnings dotting the national map.
No snow in my forecast, but the end is in sight for us. The mighty cold front will approach from the West Monday, but actually stall and jump back to the west a little Tuesday, before the pattern has a (nervous?) breakdown and the showers and storms start late Wednesday night. We’ll have to watch for the possibility of rough weather Thursday as we start coming back down to Earth. Don’t get too gloomy. Even following the front, highs still look to be above average. Just closer to “60” than “80.”
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2013 will be the first year not to contain a repeated digit since 1987.
The average high today is 53, and the average low is 34. The present record high for the date is 76, from 1903. The record low is 7. Sunrise time is 7:51 and sunset is at 7:56.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Mix of clouds and sun, with scattered showers and storms, mainly in the morning. Some could produce large hail and big wind gusts. High 79.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 60.
Monday: Partly sunny. High 81.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 60.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 83.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 60.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 80.
Wednesday Night: Shower and storm chances move in. Low 59.
Thursday: Good chance of showers and storms. High 71.
Thursday Night: More showers and storms. Low 55.
Friday: Chance of showers and storms. High 67.
Friday Night: Slight chance of showers. Low 49.
Saturday: Partly sunny. High 61.