Thursday Rain

June 11th, 2009 at 10:42 am by under Bill's Blog, Inside WOOD TV8, Weather
Live Doppler Network Radar There was a measured spotter rainfall total of 4.23″ just 3 NW of South Bend, IN…including nearly 2″ in an hour.  They had a water more than a foot deep on a couple roads down there.  Roads were closed and there were some cars stalled.  M-40 flooded in Cass Co. and there was some street flooding in Sturgis.  Other totals:  1.82 at Niles in Berrien Co., 1.13″ in Hartford in Van Buren Co., 0.56″ at Jackson, 0.48″ in Albion, 0.35″ at Kalamazoo, 0.21″ in Battle Creek, 0.20″ at the Ford Airport in G.R., 0.10″ in Holland, 0.08″ in Muskegon, and just a trace in Lansing. Check out the visible satellite loop (daytime), current Michigan weather observations, the latest Grand Rapids NWS discussion, Grand Rapids NWS radar, Great Lakes radar, national radar.    In the last 15 days, we have only had one day that was warmer than average and the month of June is now 3.7 deg. cooler than average in G.R. and 8.4 deg. cooler than average in Ludington.

25 Responses to “Thursday Rain”

  1. Harold says:

    Again, global warming is getting out of control, all of you flaming liberals and environmentalists are so so wrong, you think that big trucks and SUV’s are producing such harmful effects. All of you that drive foreign tiny worthless unsafe cars are going to make the rest of us freeze to death. Not to mention the main reason the big three are struggling is because of all your hondas and toyotas, you just love putting coin the foreign countries and putting Americans out of work. I’ll stick to my Suburban and support America and help put my fellow Americans to work and keep the money here at home, I won’t trade in my safety to save on a little gas, my Suburban will eat your Honda all day long.

    I am doing my part to make the temperature increase to a comfortable level, are you???

  2. tim eno says:

    thanks for the heads-up Bill. i enjoy talking about the weather. love your blog

  3. Alliah [Middleville Middle School] says:

    whoever thinks that this is caused by global warming
    must be one complete doucher.
    this is just a cycle earth must take.
    thanks for the worries.

    1. Harold says:

      Alliah, I don’t think anything of Global warming, look at the Bill’s post, “In the last 15 days, we have only had one day that was warmer than average and the month of June is now 3.7 deg. cooler than average in G.R. and 8.4 deg. cooler than average in Ludington.” I am saying all of those losers pushing for the environment and tiny fuel efficient cars and “green” techniques have their head so far up their bung hole that if they keep it up we’ll all freeze to death, and if we don’t freeze we’ll certainly starve because the country will be too cold to grow anywhere near enough to feed us all with a 1 week growing season.

  4. fixxxer says:

    the 80′s are coming starting next week, summer is here!

    1. Slim Jim(nw GR) says:

      Maybe!!!!
      SlimJim

      1. fixxxer says:

        damn well better come, im sick of the cold air.

    2. Says in a sarcastic tone – “You have no way of knowing that. It is just a prediction.”

      1. fixxxer says:

        so is bills so called “cold summer”.. july and august are the hottest months of the year, you know we will get into the 80′s. the 60′s can’t stay forever, thank god!

  5. Slim Jim(nw GR) says:

    Yet another cloudy cool and today kind of damp June day! In the last 15 days we only have had one day that has been above average and that day it was only above by one degree. So quite the cool spell.
    The CPC is giving us a equeal chacne of above/below/average temps over their long range guess.
    64° here with cloudy skies and a few drops of rain.
    SlimJim

  6. direfloyd (SE Mich) says:

    It has been raining in Ann Arbor nearly all day non stop. I’m not sure how much we’ve received but it has been a good drenching!

  7. Tyler says:

    It’s been hot down south. 90 in Jackson MS and high humidity. I guess my relatives were down there visiting other relatives and it was great weather at night about 75 late at night. I was there in March. The other day it was cold down there though well for them anyway. It was only 77 for the high LOL.

  8. MaryCB (Wyoming) says:

    Sprinkles? It’s pouring here in Wyoming.

    1. fixxxer says:

      same here, i thought it wasn’t suppose to rain all day? feels more like spring than anything out anymore. maybe summer will arrive late and then we will have an Indian summer too.

  9. Tyler says:

    90 degree days in the past years in GR
    2008: 3
    2007: 21
    2006: 14
    2005: 14
    2004: 2

    These are the past years with 90 degree or above days in GR.

  10. Harold says:

    Now rain for Saturday and Sunday???? Originally it was supposed to be nice, sounds like a broken record….cool with rain over and over, I think this state is just one big pile of you know what. Too many trees and woods to produce like the nation’s heartland, too cold to enjoy the water and outdoors, too warm to ever have much of a winter compared to Canada, Colorado, etc.

    June 21 is the longest day of the year, the Sun is the highest in the sky that it will ever be, that’s 10 days away, very soon the days will be getting shorter and what you all call “summer” will be fading and gone.

    1. fixxxer says:

      june 21st is the first day of summer!

    2. Slim Jim(nw GR) says:

      Yep, soon our two to three months of warm weather will be gone and it will be back to another 7 to 9 months of clouds and damp and cold. So ever one enjoy the few nice warm dayd we get this summer.
      57° and partly cloudy here. and had 0.09″ of rain1
      SlimJim

  11. Landscaper Guy says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how the weather report can start out in the morning saying one thing, and end up being debunked by a ugly set of facts come mid afternoon. But truthfully that’s not the real amazing part though. What’s really astounding to me is how the evening weather guys make the day’s forecast sound like that’s what they said all along. And, surprise of all surprises, one group of weather people seams to get their little bull eye arrow to hit either “on” or pretty close to the center during most these “Boy did I ever miss the mark today” days.
    Breathes new life into the old saying “Sure wish I could be as wrong as many times as they are and still keep my job”
    Come on guys let’s show a little integrity. Own up a little. If your wrong admit it; it would be a breath of fresh air.

    1. fixxxer says:

      i agree, this is why i don’t believe this early, cold winter crap. no way they could know that this far away. i see an average warm summer coming this year. i do admit wood tv 8 is wrong alot more than other stations.

      1. Here was Bill’s Winter Prediction for 08-09 – I think it was pretty spot-on myself: “I’ve already issued my winter forecast. I’m calling for a cold December with early and often northwest-flow lake-effect snow events. I’ve seen a pattern similar to recent years 1985, 1989, 1995 and 2000. In ‘85 and ‘89, we had very cold air over us in mid-December, and I think that’ll be the case again next month.”

  12. Landscaper Guy says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how the weather report can start out in the morning saying one thing, and end up being debunked by a ugly set of facts come mid afternoon. But truthfully that’s not the real amazing part though. What’s really astounding to me is how the evening weather guys make the day’s forecast sound like that’s what they said all along. And, surprise of all surprises, one group of weather people seams to get their little bull eye arrow to hit either “on” or pretty close to the center during most these “Boy did I ever miss the mark today” days.
    Breathes new life into the old saying “Sure wish I could be as wrong as many times as they are and still keep my job”
    Come on guys let’s show a little integrity. Own up a little. If you’re wrong admit it; it would be a breath of fresh air.

  13. MaryCB (Wyoming) says:

    Yikes. Mean room today.

  14. Slim Jim(nw GR) says:

    Whoops put this in the wrong spot the first time.
    Yep, soon our two to three months of warm weather will be gone and it will be back to another 7 to 9 months of clouds and damp and cold. So ever one enjoy the few nice warm dayd we get this summer.
    57° and partly cloudy here. and had 0.09″ of rain1
    SlimJim

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