Showers gone by sunriseApril 7th, 2012 at 8:08 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
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.