Weekend Forecast

boatandbeachThe beginning of your 4th of July weekend forecast is looking exceptionally nice.  If boating or the beach is in your weekend plans… you are in luck.  The pesky, cut-off low pressure system parked to our northeast will finally dissipate and move out of our region.  This low-pressure system has been the source of the gusting winds and cool northwesterly flow over the past several days.  Boating forecast looks good as this weekend should have much calmer winds and lower wave heights.  Beach forecast also looks good as skies will be mostly sunny with high temperatures of 82°.  However, Sunday carries the chance of an isolated thunderstorm or two with it.  These thunderstorms aren’t anything to cancel your plans over, but something to keep in mind when scheduling your activities.   -EB


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This post was written by qni_it on June 29, 2009

7 Comments so far

  1. Jim H. June 29, 2009 5:25 PM

    Eric showed a graphic of the current temps of lake michigan just now. Is it warmer along the coasts of lake michigan due to being next to warm land? I found that interesting. 🙂

  2. Eric Burke June 29, 2009 5:29 PM

    Actually Jim, its the shallower water near the coastline that causes it to be warmer than the deeper waters near the middle of the lake.

  3. Jim H. June 29, 2009 5:36 PM

    ah… very much makes sense. lol thanks eric!

  4. WI Weather Buff June 30, 2009 4:37 AM

    My mother insists that the “extremes” in weather (unusually hot one week, unusually cool the next week) are a sure sign of the beginning of the end due to global warming.

    I say that this is normal – that’s how “averages” are arrived at, by averaging cool days and warm days… that it would be “abnormal” and “unusual” to have exactly “average” temperatures every day.

    Which one of us is right? (I am really tired of having this debate with her!)

  5. WI Weather Buff June 30, 2009 4:40 AM

    P.S. I think she believes this because she believes that is what Al Gore’s movie said would happen, that global warming would produce temperature extremes. I didn’t see the movie so I have no idea whether that is what it said.

  6. Adam Painter June 30, 2009 8:30 AM

    WI Wx Buff:

    First off, we haven’t had any weather extremes lately. Granted it was warm last week, but we didn’t even come close to breaking any record high temperatures. While it is much cooler this week, we aren’t within striking distance of any overnight low temperatures either.

    Secondly, it would be abnormal if our high temperature were on the average every single day during a given week. You are correct in saying that it is normal to have big swings… especially in the Midwest! This is what makes our job interesting and keeps our pulse going!

  7. WI Weather Buff June 30, 2009 6:39 PM

    Oh thank you Adam! You are going to be quoted the next time my Mom starts fretting about the weather and claiming it is “proof” of the End of the World!

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