Sunday PM/Night Showers/Chc. T-Storm

August 26th, 2012 at 1:33 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local     I’m off Monday to play golf in the Warren Reynolds Classic at Blythefield Country Club.  I’ve only played 9 holes this year so far, and still use a set of clubs I bought off the Channel 35 Auction sometime around 1980.  The PM GRR NWS discussion is very good.  Here’s WOOD-TV Interactive Radar, looping radar. Check out the current conditions, regional radar, GRR radar, northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar and Milwaukee radar. Here’s the College of DuPage Radar Map, Storm total rainfall, 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 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. Here’s storm total rainfall for W. Michigan and E. Michigan. Here’s data from the mid-lake buoy.

We did make 90 deg. in G.R. Sunday, 91 in Kalamazoo and Lansing, 85 in Muskegon.  That’s the 32nd 90-degree day in G.R. this summer.  We have a shot at 90 again later this week.  We should be dry for much of the work week, with a chance of a shower/t-shower long about  Fri. or Sat.

78 Responses to “Sunday PM/Night Showers/Chc. T-Storm”

  1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    I’m thinking we could get hit by Issac because it is taking a more western track. What are your thoughts Bill?

  2. Imthemom (just n holland) says:

    Welcome to fall! The Barn Swallows have gone south. I really miss those silly birds.

    1. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:

      Anyone notice if the hummingbirds have left?? Not seeing them this past week.

      1. Sandi says:

        I still have lots of hummers – NE GR – and occasional Oriole.

        1. Yup (Grandville) says:

          Oh Sandi, I’d like to think you didn’t do that on purpose. But I think you did. Thanks for the laugh!

      2. Brad (Lawrence) says:

        Still have them here.

      3. Jack says:

        Humming Birds, Here have been on a Feeding Frenzy All Last Week…. Getting Ready to Migrate Soon ??

      4. BJ says:

        I saw one on Friday in Walker. I was looking out the window and it flew up to where I was and hovered in front of me and then took off. Amazing birds!

    1. Sandi says:

      Any excuse will do for oil companies. They’ve gotta get those record profits heading into final quarter for the year – sigh.

    2. Bruiseviolet (Cedar Springs) says:

      Filling up in the morning and using my two .50 cent off coupons that I got grocery shopping at Family Fare on Saturday. Woohoo for $1.00 =) Made sure my tank will be on EMPTY when I go tomorrow. LOL

  3. Heidi says:

    They just went up to $3.95 on Friday. Are you saying they will pass the $4.00 mark? Great news for those planning a Labor Day weekend trip!

    1. SBPortage002 says:

      You know it will. With that storm heading through the gulf it is about certain we will see gas prices go up. They would have anyway, this time people can blame Isaac. Everyone knows the holiday drill.

      1. Heidi says:

        Interesting gas prices … Friday, as everybody was raising their prices to $3.95, at 9:00 p.m., Circle K at 44th & Eastern had DROPPED to $3.69. They planned at least through Saturday morning, leave it there. This afternoon, I was on 76th Street and the truckstop at 76th near 131 was $3.92. Just checked GasBuddy, and gas in the vicinity of 44th & Eastern is still around $3.69, give or take a penny or two. http://www.grandrapidsgasprices.com/Kentwood/index.aspx

      2. Heidi says:

        Interesting gas prices … Friday, as everybody was raising their prices to $3.95, at 9:00 p.m., Circle K at 44th & Eastern had DROPPED to $3.69. They planned at least through Saturday morning, leave it there. This afternoon, I was on 76th Street and the truckstop at 76th near 131 was $3.92. Just checked GasBuddy, and gas in the vicinity of 44th & Eastern is still around $3.69, give or take a penny or two. http://www.grandrapidsgasprices.com/Kentwood/index.aspx

        1. Sandi says:

          Yep I was lucky to fill up there yesterday.

  4. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:

    VERY BRIEF DOWNPOUR ABOUT 15 MIN. AGO.

  5. Bnoppe says:

    NWS mentioning heavy rain near I-94 we sure could see it

    1. SBPortage002 says:

      Any rain still helps for sure.

  6. Zachary Lassiter says:

    New Orleans declares state of emergency…. will not operate any shelters if evacuation order is given

    details of the cities emergency plans from press conference http://nowhurricane.com/2012/isaac/new-orleans-mayor-holds-press-conference/

  7. Sandi says:

    Hoping we get more than 1/2 inch – really need it badly again. Particularly since it looks like another dry week ahead.

    1. Heidi says:

      Hoping we get a DOWNPOUR for an hour. My garden is wilting again. So tired of watering everything! It’s been a rough summer for gardens and flowerbeds!

  8. Heidi says:

    I would just love a good downpour that lasts at least an hour! I’m tired of sprinkling, watering, moving sprinklers, etc. Never bothered me before, but this summer it is getting oooooold!

  9. kevin.w says:

    Just took a peak at some interesting weather about these hurricanes and yes typhoons. I think the typhoon way out in the pacific could change our weather pattern here in about 10-14 days out. What I could see happening is the typhoon out in the pacific could change the jet stream in which we get our air from way up north and really cool us down here quite a bit. Hurricane Issac could change the pattern also in the far reaches of the north atlantic as well. There is lots going on some of the new data coming in so will have to wait and see. Also noting that some of the models are picking up on another Atlantic hurricane and this one could be a possible doozie either hitting the southeastern seaboard or going up the eastern seaboard and hitting areas from Virginia through New York and Nova scotia pretty hard. Will see lots on the table the next few weeks. Also first flakes are flying in northern Canada today as a strong Low has brought cold enough air down from the far reaches of the north pole to bring them some rain and snow and just plain snow. Changes coming as we begin to start another month not to far away.

    1. Matt(Grand Haven) says:

      Thanks Kevin, always appreciate the info you share!

    2. fixxxer says:

      I doubt we have to worry about snow yet. Anything is pure speculation at this point.

      1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

        And anything is PURE MICHIGAN, so nothing at this point in time will surprise me with how things have gone weather wise this year.

        1. fixxxer says:

          It was a great summer but would of been better with even a few severe weather events. Then again the pattern shouldnt come as a surprise to you and me swatz.

    3. Sandi says:

      Possible…look how quickly our weather changed back in March. But can’t wrap my mind around the s-word just yet (-:

  10. kevin.w says:

    Hey fix I really don’t think will have to after a very impressive spring and summer heat wave, BUT the other shoe will eventually fall and how hard that does is anyones guess. Particular patterns don’t last forever as the one we had with 3 winters in a row, not counting this past one. And am not forecasting anything yet on this coming winter with way to many variables in the mix.

  11. Dan says:

    kevin w: Interesting and excellent post! Sounds to me like changes are on the way! Thought we may be headed back toward a dry and warm pattern. It is like you said, the pattern is BOUND to change!
    fixxxer: Read kevin’s post! He wasn’t predicting snow for us. He simply reported that there are flakes flying in Canada.
    You will need to face it, fixxxer. Winter is not far away!

    1. fixxxer says:

      Lets get through fall first danny. Not too worried either way.

      1. Dan says:

        I see! Wouldn’t it be great to have some accumulating snow in mid to late October? That would be neat to see! Sounds like we start Fall mild then, the temps really crash! Watch out.

        1. Steelie says:

          Good Day,

          No. ;-) I would prefer a nice relatively warm and dry Halloween for the trick-or-treaters (and their parents…). (Last year was nice.) I remember a few cold wet Halloweens as a kid. We were so miserable we asked to go home early! What kid does that? ;-)

          Steelie

  12. Sandi says:

    Ahhhhh finally raining in NE GR!!!!!

  13. Dan says:

    It also looks the NWS forecast for the long range is in some agreement with what you are saying, kevin w. The thinking maybe for Isaac to have some influence on our weather next weekend.
    THE UNCERTAINTY WITH THE FCST WILL BE NEXT WEEKEND. THIS ALL IS
    DEPENDENT ON WHERE ISAAC ENDS UP TRACKING…AND HOW QUICK IT CURVES
    OFF TO THE E/NE. THAT IS STILL QUITE UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME. IT DOES
    APPEAR THAT WE SHOULD AT LEAST SEE SOME MOISTURE ADVECT NORTH INTO
    THE AREA. EVEN IF THE ACTUAL REMNANTS REMAIN SOUTH OF THE AREA…THE
    MOISTURE MOVING IN WOULD HELP POP SOME DIURNAL TYPE SHOWERS/STORMS
    IN THE AREA. WE WILL HAVE LOW CHC POPS TO ACCOUNT FOR THIS. MODELS
    ARE IN DECENT AGREEMENT IN HAVING IT MOVE OUT EARLY SUN. THIS WOULD
    THEN LIKELY ALLOW FOR SOME SLIGHTLY COOLER AIR TO BE DRAWN DOWN FROM
    CANADA.

  14. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

    Had about 1″ of rain already much needed :D and it would be nice to have a hard winter this year after the boring and mild winter last year! Maybe we can get one of those nor’eastern winter storms in October like last year in the northeast ;)

  15. INDY says:

    We neede to keep a watch on Issic Brown he’s mean lean and going to kick some New Orlean bean and the move north right for Michigan with heavy wind rain and sain for Labor Day!! Flod watches coming for us people on the grand get some sand!! From Isssic Brown out in thee YARDofBRICKS!! INDYY..

  16. Mr. Negative says:

    Ada – storm free as always, precip. pathetic and unmeasurable.

  17. Randy M (Comstock Park) says:

    Whoohoo! A 90-degree birthday! Too lazy to look up how many of these I’ve experienced, but good anyway, even though there weren’t any good t-storms.

    1. Jack says:

      So Randy I Take it..Ya Had HOT Birthday……. Happy HOT Birthday To You !!!!!! ;-)

  18. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    My guess I made four months ago…
    Cools down in early fall, snowy winter Or Stays warm through first half of fall, cold second half/snowy winter. We will see…
    Bill, any information on Issac? Oh wait, the weather channel has all day coverage!

  19. kevin.w says:

    I am actually looking beyond Isaac and what the next hurricane in the Atlantic will do whether it hits the U.S or not but the models that forecasted Isaac landfall are predicting the next hurricane. But will say a pattern of interest coming for sure can’t wait to see how it evolves plus will be heading toward the autumnal equinox at about the same point. Northern hemispheric adjustment on its way.

  20. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Bill, my brother and I have been arguing for months about this. I am saying the strongest hurricane ever is worse than the dust bowl. I know it depends on what aspect of the storm I am talking about… Is it the amount of damage, the money lost, the number of casualties, or whatever. He doesn’t understand weather like I do, so I decided to ask you and hear your opinion.

    1. Steelie says:

      Good Day,

      Not to be too arguementative, but you might find this interesting…

      http://www.drought.unl.edu/DroughtBasics/DustBowl/EconomicsoftheDustBowl.aspx

      Steelie

  21. Brian(Grandville) says:

    Looks like most of the rain went north, south, and west of G.R. again. We really could have used it. At least we’ll have a few comfortable days ahead.

  22. fixxxer says:

    God almighty is it humid tonight.

    1. Bruiseviolet (Cedar Springs) says:

      yes it is

    2. Jack says:

      94%… Last Check.. A.C. Cranked at thee Apt. Of Jacks…..

  23. Ed (coloma) says:

    Really surprised to 1.3 in the rain gauge.

  24. mike[kalamazoo county] says:

    .35-.50 here nice rain to help finish soybeans

  25. INDY says:

    Issic Brown is going to get New Orleans get ready !!!! People need to get out now!! INDYY..

  26. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

    Latest tropical update shows it getting to New Orleans by tomorrow and then continuing north heading right toward us more and more models are ow showing West Michigan lying right in the heart of it meaning we will probably have a rainy weekend not what I want to here because I will be at the tigers game on Sat.

  27. Mr. Negative says:

    Ada – 1/10 of an inch of dribble. Sprinklers are on -

  28. BLOCKING HIGH PRESSURE, will probably set up over MI. I NEED RAIN !! I NEVER HARDLY GET ANY PRECIPATION!! SUNNY ALL WEEKEND!!!!!

    1. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

      Kelly next weekend might be your chance to get rain as the remains of Issac hit us with heavy rain!

      1. SBPortage002 says:

        Look on the bright side. If it doesn’t get played you can always use them for another game. Actually I hope it somehow stays dry for you. I am going on Friday, should be a blast. Beat those Dirty Sox.

      2. Kimoeagle says:

        Yep, :-)

  29. Jordan you are probably right!!! Got to help my Father install a NEW SLIDING DOOR this weekend!!! When you don’t want it to Rain, It will Rain for sure!!!

  30. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    I have been following Isaac constantly and plan to do so over the next week. We are in it’s path for labor day weekend, so get ready!

    1. fixxxer says:

      Another ruined holiday?…yay?

      1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

        It isn’t really a holiday you know…

  31. INDY says:

    Only in your head fizzer!! So sit back and cut out more cupons run Bill’s blogg up to a 150 post and eat toast!! YES ISSIC BROWN IS COMING FOR TOWN!! INDYY..

    1. Jack says:

      Listening To Isaac Hayes……. SHAFT……… :-)

  32. INDY says:

    Just In Issic is getting stronger cat 2 now when it hits New Orleans winds will be over 100 mph stay tuned!!! INDYY

  33. Dan says:

    Looks like there is much uncertainty regarding the track of Isaac. We may be spared completed from the rains associated with Isaac. We will have to see how this plays out! It is absolutely awesome outside right now! Enjoying every last minute of the summer time temps!

    1. Jack says:

      Cue: Mungo Jerry…..In The SUMMERTIME…….. Enjoy …. ;-)

      1. Jack says:

        Spin: Sly and The Family Stone…….. EVERYDAY PEOPLE…….. ;-)

      2. Kimoeagle says:

        Here’s one for you, Jack:

        O, didn’t he (Isaac) ram-ble, ra-a-a-mmmm-ble, Rambled all around…. in and out of town ……………….:-)

        1. Jack says:

          Cue: Led Zeppelin…….RAMBLE ON…… ;-)

  34. UNCLE SPARKEE says:

    your ol uncle sparks just torched one up. ol aunty edna is gettin crazy! she love trakin the hurricanes. we lived thru a few when we were runnin seeds down in keys back in the 70s. good stuff man! older and wiser now that we live back in ol mi. the tropical glow been wonderful this season of the orange moon

    1. Jack says:

      Uncle S……… Cranking Up Little Feat,, From My To You…… DON’T BOOGART THAT JOINT …… MY FRIEND…. :-)

  35. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

    All of WM is now in the track of Issac!

    http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at201209_5day.html

  36. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    We are in the path of Issac! It will probably be a 25-20 MPH storm (Gusts higher). Also several inches of rain is possible. Of course, there is still uncertainty about the track (tons of uncertainty actually), but I think we will get hit by at least some rain!

  37. Bnoppe says:

    Bill once a tropical storm comes on land and turns into a depression what deems it extra tropical

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