Chance Shower/T-ShowerMarch 22nd, 2012 at 7:28 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
I’ll leave the radar and the links at the top of the blog. We do have a chance of a shower or t-storm today, but they will be few and far between. Whew! It’s hot, 85 so far in G.R. with virtually no wind. The lake breeze is kicking in. It’s 65 on the beach at Holland and 58.6 on the beach at Muskegon. Cool air has moved down into N. Lower Michigan. Houghton Lake at 2 PM is just 66 with a wind NE at 15. Pellston is 57 and Munising, which was 84 at mid-afternoon yesterday (warmer than any place in Hawaii!) is only 43 now! The new European model takes us to around 32 degrees next Tues. AM. That’s the coolest temperature out 8 days, but the trend will be temperatures significantly cooler than this (highs upper 40s to upper 50s?) for early April. Today is the last 80. The overall pattern will feature troughs on both coasts and a ridge from N. Dakota to Texas. That will allow cooler air to come down from the north into Michigan, but keep the coldest air (and potential snow) from NY into New England. Eugene OR had the biggest late season snowstorm ever with +6″ and there were snow showers almost down to sea level in Oregon. The Severe Weather Outlook Area for Friday comes up to N. Indiana. Satellite Loop here. Here’s links to the current conditions, regional radar, GRR radar, northern Indiana radar, and Chicago radar and Milwaukee radar. Here’s the local warning/advisory map and the National warning/watch/advisory map. You can checkout the latest Grand Rapids NWS discussion, the Northern Indiana NWS discussion (includes the Michigan Counties that border Indiana), the discussion for Northern Lower Michigan, and Eastern Lower Michigan. Here’s closings, the Spyglass Condos Weather Station the S. Haven GLERL station, the Muskegon GLERL station (which has been occasionally out of service), the Grand Haven Steelheaders webcam and weather station, and the weather station at Holland St. Park. Check out the WOOD lightning tracker and U.S. lightning and links to webcams. Here’s the infrared satellite loop and the visible loop (daytime). If you can think of any other useful links, please leave them in a comment. FINALLY: Check out the duststorm in China and anyone like chocolate?