BIG stormsJune 10th, 2009 at 10:33 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Inside WOOD TV8, Weather
<–almost baseball-sized hail from near Dallas, TX late Wednesday afternoon. They are getting nailed across parts of Missouri, Arkansas and NE Texas. I see Plano, TX had a gust to 78 mph and there were a couple of measured 70-75 mph gusts. We’re recorded a dozen tornadoes and significant flooding. Two awesome bowing segments now…one in northern Arkansas and another in NE Texas. A new watch is possible into central Indiana. I think the big storms stay south of us…a few scattered showers are likely tomorrow here in southern Lower Michigan. The afternoon GFS was more bullish on rain…giving Grand Rapids a 74% chance of rain and Sturgis a 100% chance of rain tomorrow. The morning NAM had GRR with an 88% chance and gave Sturgis well over an inch of rain. That looked high to me. I think the southern storms will suck up the inflow moisture and we’ll just see some lighter scattered showers here. I’ll write more later after the news.