Flooding Rains For Mid Michigan

started by CathieU, October 2, 2019
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    The system which brought record snowfall to Montana is now over us, and I guess we should just be happy that we are getting rain and not snow.  It started raining yesterday morning and continued throughout the night.  The rain yesterday was intermittent and not that heavy.  Last night, however, was a different story.  A slow moving thunderstorm approached right around midnight and left 1.07″ in my rain gauge.  That was in addition to the 0.38″ from earlier in the day.  Many areas received over 3 inches.  Today looks like it will be more of the same and there is a flood watch for my area.  Rain is expected to continue until Friday.

    Our 8:45 AM temperature is 59°F (15°C), the humidity is 100% with light fog, and winds are from the NE at 8 mph.  The pressure is 29.95 in (1014.2 mb) and rising.  Visibility is 3 miles and the dew point is 59°F (15°C).  Yesterday’s high was 82°F (28°C) and the overnight low was 59°F (15°C).  Averages for this date are 66°F / 45°F.  Sunrise was at 7:34 AM and sunset will be at 7:16 PM.

    DURAND / OWOSSO FORECAST:

    Today:  Continued rain.  High 62°F.  Winds NE at 10-15 m ph.  Chance of rain 70%.  New rainfall amounts near quarter of an inch.

    Tonight:   Showers this evening becoming a steady light overnight rain.  Low 52°F.  Winds ENE at 10-15 mph.  Chance of rain 60%.

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