Most of us miss the rain.June 11th, 2012 at 12:08 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
2:25 AM - Showers and t-showers are Saginaw to just west of Ann Arbor. The cool front is right to Grand Rapids now. It’ll be a breezy and cooler day. We had some strong storms push across Missouri and S. Illinois with a little wind damage. Look at the wind damage reports from southern Missouri and E. Arkansas into W. Kentucky, W. Tennessee and N. Mississippi. There was another area of wind damage from N. Florida to SE S. Carolina. There were numerous wind gusts to 60-70 mph and a peak gust of 81 mph at Isola, Mississippi. That inhibited activity farther north in the S. Great Lakes. This evening is/was about our only chance of rain this week. It will likely stay dry from Tues. to Saturday. Check out these 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 State 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).
High temperatures today: 109 San Angelo, Texas, 108 in Laredo. It was 91 way up at Moosinee on James Bay, Ontario (they get some compressional, downslope warming with a south-southwest wind – watch how fast the temperature goes down when the wind goes north off the ice). Farther west, the high was only 42 at Island Lake east of Lake Winnipeg. The high was just 55 at Devil’s Lake, North Dakota. The plane crash in the Ukraine that killed five may have been related to thunderstorms in the area (and maybe not). Earthquakes have caused damage in Afghanistan and Turkey. More severe weather and local wind damage and flooding near Perth, Australia.