University of Michigan Weather Site

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Local Forecast Discussion

Forecast Discussion

Forecast for Wednesday, April 15.

The forecast for Wednesday looks very similar to what we had occurring today. We will see mostly sunny skies as an area of high pressure continue to propagate to the north of our area, but winds will be out of the east due to the clockwise flow around a high pressure. This will lead to some cold air advection occurring, but with nearly full insolation, highs should make a run at 62 degrees Fahrenheit. During the morning hours, we will see our low temperature of around 39 degrees occur. This combined with the weak east winds, only reaching about 5 mph, could lead you to bundle up before warm temperatures occur later in the day. Overall, it looks like the perfect spring day to get out and enjoy it if you can.

Go Blue!

Meteorologist Erik Kostrzewa

Current Conditions

At the Ann Arbor Airport

Temperature: 54°F (12°C)
Dew Point: 42°F (6°C)
Relative Humidity: 64 %
Mean Sea Level Pressure: 1003 mb
Wind Direction: 100°
Wind Speed: 13 mph (6 m/s)
Significant Weather: R-
Observation taken at 150420/0000 (UTC)

Selected Cities Forecast

Select Cities Forecast
Location
Today
Tonight
Weather
Ann Arbor
62°F
34°F

Mostly Sunny

Flint
60°F
32°F
Mostly Sunny
Grand Rapids
65°F
39°F
Mostly Sunny
Alpena
51°F
30°F
Mostly Sunny
Marquette
60°F
35°F
Mostly Sunny

Daily Almanac

Yesterday's observations

High:
65°F
Low:
33°F
Precipitation:
0.00

Today's climatology

Normal High:
60°F
Normal Low:
38°F
Record High:
84°F (2002)
Record Low:
20°F (1926)

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.