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Local Forecast Discussion

Forecast Discussion

Forecast for Wednesday, April 1.

The middle of the week is finally here, and the day on Wednesday is shaping up be a nearly perfect in terms of the weather. With the high temperature of 58 degrees tomorrow, plentiful sunshine and relatively calm winds, spring will be in full force for the Ann Arbor area. Clouds will eventually start to move in from the west out ahead of an advacing warm front late in the afternoon. Warm air advection will begin to strengthen behind the warm front that will progress through the area during the evening and overnight hours, therefore our low temperature of 29 degrees for Wednesday will occur during the morning hours. No precipitation is forecasted to occur with the warm frontal passage, leaving us dry all of Wednesday. Expect another warm day for the day on Thursday, but snow could return to the forecast here very soon.

Enjoy the warmth on the first day of April!

Go Blue!

Meteorologist Erik Kostrzewa

Current Conditions

At the Ann Arbor Airport

Temperature: 40°F (4°C)
Dew Point: 35°F (2°C)
Relative Humidity: 83 %
Mean Sea Level Pressure: 1020 mb
Wind Direction: 270°
Wind Speed: 3 mph (2 m/s)
Significant Weather: H
Observation taken at 150401/1400 (UTC)

Selected Cities Forecast

Select Cities Forecast
Location
Today
Tonight
Weather
Ann Arbor
58°F
29°F

Mostly Sunny

Flint
52°F
28°F
Mostly Sunny
Grand Rapids
56°F
31°F
Partly Sunny
Alpena
46°F
25°F
Mostly Sunny
Marquette
44°F
24°F
Chance Rain/Snow

Daily Almanac

Yesterday's observations

High:
49°F
Low:
34°F
Precipitation:
0.18

Today's climatology

Normal High:
53°F
Normal Low:
33°F
Record High:
78°F (2010)
Record Low:
9°F (1923)

Climate Watch

February 2015

Our bitter winter continued through the month of February, as the observed temperatures were well-below the climatological averages for the month. The average maximum temperature for the month of February, as observed at the AOSS Cooperative Observatino Station, was 23.8F, while the climatological average for the month is 34.9F....a full ten degrees warmer. The average minimum temperature for the month of February, as observed at the AOSS Cooperative Observatino Station, was 5.0F, while the climatological average for the month is 19.9F. This is one of the largest monthly departures (~15 degrees) in recent memory. Precipitation-wise, our snowfall for the month was well-above the climatological average of 13 inches, as a whopping 25.2 inches was reported for the month.

The Climate Prediction Center has suggested that El Nino conditions are now present across the western and central Pacific, with a 50 to 60% chance that these conditions will linger through the upcoming summer. Typically, the effects of El Nino are less obvious during the Summer months, as the jet stream is farther to our north and modest modifications of its position do not impact the area. However, it still bears watching over the next several months, as the presence of an El Nino is one of the dominant short term forcing mechanisms for our climate.