Showers gone by sunrise

April 7th, 2012 at 8:08 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local   3 AM Monday – the few showers/sprinkles left will exit to the ESE.  Skies have cleared in G.R. and we can see the bright planet Venus setting to the WNW.  Orion hangs lower in the western sky with the Big Dipper fairly high overhead at 11 PM.  The high temperature was 58 in G.R. on Sunday and 50.7 at both the Muskegon Beach weather station and at Holland State Park, so you can see the difference the wind off the lake can make.   I’ve kicked the high on Monday up a couple degrees and kept the chilly 45 on Tuesday.  The next couple days will be pretty breezy.  It’s certainly cold enough aloft for a brief mix of sleet or even snow with the isolated showers from Monday night to Tuesday evening.  While it may dip close to the freezing mark Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, we’ll have a breeze.  Thursday morning is the most likely time for at least scattered frost.   We may see another chance of frost around the 18th and 23rd of the month.  I think Friday during the day is still dry, but next weekend looks pretty wet…with perhaps 1/2 to +1″ of rain on Saturday-Sunday combined. Satellite Loop here. The Slight Risk area from the Storm Prediction Center is well south of us.  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, 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.

26 Responses to “Showers gone by sunrise”

  1. fixxxer says:

    crap weather!

    1. Skot says:

      For Florida maybe.

    2. CVS says:

      no wonder you can’t get a job…..always negative…….for me the weather was great!

    3. frodo says:

      This weather this spring has been awesome. I don’t think you really have the right to complain about a little wind.

  2. Scott (west olive) says:

    It was nice today Fixx. 10 more deg and it would have been perfect.

  3. RJ (Rockford) says:

    FANTASTIC weather!! All of the models and the teleconnectors point towards above average temperatures for the month of APRIL!! Fixxxer will continue to complain and say the weather is crap, however he would say that if it was sunny and 80 degrees!!!!! :) Get ready to ROCK n ROLL Grand Rapids!

  4. Nathan (GR) says:

    Bill, keep the weather machine on sunny/warm mode!

  5. INDY says:

    BREAKING NEWS>>> fixxer who??? INDYY…

    1. RJ (Rockford) says:

      fixxxer the one related to negative Nellie!

  6. Kevin(Rockford) says:

    Please note the Dutch Moses effect as the rain approaches Holland.

    1. Todd A (from Holland but in GR) says:

      I could not agree more. This happens often.

  7. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

    what a nice day we had, sun felt nice and warm, now im getting a light rain to turn things even greener and growing. Perfect !

  8. Jim S (North of Parchment) says:

    @ Bill,
    Sorry of you’ve linked this site before, but I think it’s pretty cool:
    http://hint.fm/wind/

    1. Cindy says:

      That is really neat, thank you for sharing!

    2. GunLakeDeb says:

      Oh COOL!!!!!! That’s going to provide useful information!! (Says the lady who was kayak surfing yesterday afternoon in all that wind!!)

  9. Martin (Marquette) says:

    Well back from Florida it was nice weather:) we have very dry conditions today and the weather person up here said that the NWS is thinking about issueing a fire weather warning here:0 better not get a fire going today then!

    1. Martin (Marquette) says:

      Already under a fire weather watch up here:O

  10. Skot says:

    Slappy Easter. Off to Maw and Paw’s for Ham and Lewandoski’s Kielbasa. Kiddies go back to screwal tomorrow. YEAH!!! Recovering from major surgery and Screaming ME ME’s is not a good combo. Had my first Sprite last night in 2 weeks whilst roasting marshmallows with da boys was awesome. Great day to be alive. Make the best of it. GO TIGERS !! 3-0 today.

  11. Skot says:

    Happy Easter Fixxxer.

  12. Jeff (SE Ionia County) says:

    Happy Easter Everybody ! Don’t get blown away !

  13. fixxxer says:

    Long range looks like crap. A good 5-10 cooler than average.

    Oh yeah happy easter bill, bring us some warmer weather please.

    1. RJ (Rockford) says:

      Nice try fixxxer. We are headed for above average temperatures again starting around Thursday and lasting all weekend and beyond. April will end up well above average for both temps and sun. FANTASTIC BABY!!!!

  14. INDY says:

    Wow what a great end to lots of fun and sun! Bill good job on the weather! spring break was great for all the kids that hung out at home this year above normal temps have been a first in a long time for Spring break. I have been outside everyday with no bugs , hot air little fixxers and stinky weather nows the time to play and how about them Tigers what a game 3-0 rock-roll ..Happy Easter Bill and most of u bloggers! From a nice week ends on this Easter’s peace enjoy the sun set!! time for rest INDYY

    1. SBPortage002 says:

      I agree it was an awesome weekend. Could have been a little less windy today but overall, no complaints here at all.

  15. Scott (west olive) says:

    Wow gusty winds here.

  16. Matt (Spring Lake) says:

    It was interesting to see the difference in vegetation between Grand Rapids and Muskegon. There was a lot of green on the trees and shrubs from Grand Rapids up to about Nunica, and then all of a sudden it looked much more brown with much less foliage on the trees from Fruitport through Muskegon. That lake influence is amazing…..

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