Chance Sunday late (and night) rain chanceJuly 29th, 2012 at 3:15 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Storm total rainfall for Sunday showed some light showers came into Mason County and SE of Benton Harbor and there were a few showers around Chicago. A thank you to the HomeFront Church in Grandville for inviting me out for their community outreach cycle spectacular…so many happy kids! Thanks to those of you who saw the note here on the blog and came out to say “hi”. 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 (night) and the visible satellite loop (daytime). Here’s Lake Michigan water temperatures. The Coast Guard Festival starts this weekend with the BIG parade and fireworks show on Saturday, August 4th.
Through Saturday, the average temperature for G.R. for July is 79.7. The warmest July in G.R. was 1921 at 79.8. So, we may be heading for a 2nd place finish. It’ll be the first top ten warmest July in G.R. since 1955. All four of the coolest Julys in G.R. have come relatively recently (2009, 1992, 1996, 2000). Speaking of cool, Los Angeles has had only 3 days warmer than average in July so far. Alaska remains cool. Anchorage is still 3.4 degrees cooler than average for July. Nome had a high of only 50 yesterday and they’ve had 2.76″ of rain in the last 4 days (the average for the entire month is 2.11″). Fairbanks finally struggled to 80 on the 26th for the first time this month. Only 8 days have been warmer than average this month in Fairbanks. Valdez has had 7 days with highs only in the low 50s this month and they are 2.4 deg. cooler than average. On the warm side, Oklahoma City has had 10 consecutive days of 100-degree heat. Their record is 22 days back in 1936, so they have a ways to go to catch that record. OH, and the weather for London looks cool and wet – look at the chances for rain.