T-Showers along the Indiana borderJuly 27th, 2009 at 3:57 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Inside WOOD TV8, Uncategorized, Weather
An area of scattered showers and t-storms continues from the southern suburbs of Chicago to near South Bend to Coldwater. With the front hardly moving, cells are going to “train” along that area (along US 12) and a few locally heavy rainfall totals are likely. Radar estimates 2″ just south of Berrien Co. in Indiana. We had a gust to 48 mph in Ann Arbor and a tree was down in Goshen, IN. If you’re north a line from Benton Harbor to Lansing…nothing is going to happen. South of that line there will be some scattered showers/t-showers tonight. Most of our area could use some rain. We missed the severe weather again Monday evening. A wind gust of 54 mph (wake low?) occurred at Waukegan, north of Chicago shortly before midnight our time. A tormado hit Mt. Sterling, Wisconsin (picture included at the link!). They had 7 counties under tornado warnings around 7:30 PM Monday evening. There were more than a dozen reports of hail/wind damage with these storms (measured gust to 73 mph at Viola, WI). Here’s GRR NWS radar, Great Lakes radar, SPC Meso-Discussions, Current Tornado & Severe T-Storm Watches, Storm Total Rainfall, latest surface observations, lightning data, GRR NWS discussion, Visible Satellite loop (daytime), Infrared Satellite Loop (night), Here’s Milwaukee NWS radar. Official rainfall for July: 0.07″ Battle Creek Airport, 0.28″ Kalamazoo Airport, 0.86 Muskegon Airport. The GRR airport has had 2.35″.