Friday MorningMay 4th, 2012 at 3:18 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
3:20 AM – I’ll leave the radar up here at the top of the thread through the morning. At this hour there are showers and t-storms from mid-Lake Michigan through Allegan, far southern Kent Barry, S. Ionia Counties over to Lansing and Flint. There is some training going on, so some places are getting a good soaking. We had many reports of hail (up to 2″ in diameter SE of Jackson, wind damage (Muskegon, Montcalm, Van Buren Counties) and heavy rain (4″ in Lake Co.). There is some for north of G.R. toward Big Rapids and Ludington as I write this. The showers and t-storms will eventually fade and drift south. Winds turn to the NE today and a little cooler air starts to push in. Look for variable cloudiness with highs in the mid 70s. 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).