Friday Night

September 21st, 2012 at 12:35 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

1630 UTC Day 1 Outlook  Thundershowers from east of Big Rapids to NW of Holland along a front.  There’s a Special Marine Warning for the lakeshore.  Could be some hail in those.   They’ll move ESE.  Rainfall amounts as of 9 PM:  0.37″ Benton Harbor, 0.29″ Holland, 0.28″ Kalamazoo, 0.20″ Battle Creek, 0.18″ Jackson, 0.16″ Grand Rapids, 0.08″ Lansing and just a trace in Muskegon.  South Haven is reporting “flurries” at 7 PM.  Lower Michigan is in the General Thunderstorm Outlook for this tonight. Most of you won’t see any lightning.  With very cool air coming across the warmer water of Lake Michigan, lake-effect rain showers are possible thru Sunday morning and there is a chance of a little small hail, a rumble of thunder or even an isolated waterspout. At 6:30 PM, the mid-Lake Michigan buoy showed a water temperature of 67.3. The buoy just off Holland had a water temperature of 66 and 4.9 ft. waves and the buoy off Ludington reported 4.9 foot waves.   We go to -2C at 850 mb (about a mile above ground) Sunday morning, so that will provide a very significant contrast with the 65-degree water (it’ll cool a degree or two by Sunday AM).

51 Responses to “Friday Night”

  1. Scott (west olive) says:

    Mr. S. put 100 % chance of rain for sat that way it wont rain. Hehe seems to be the trend with mother nature sticking it to us. :)

  2. Rumrunner says:

    Like the first line of the article says… “F Lower Michigan”. LOL!!!

    1. Scott (west olive) says:

      Ha didn’t notice that. haha

  3. fixxxer says:

    this is why i dislike fall, gloom & doom weather!

    1. michael g (SE GR) says:

      This past week was beatitful, next week looks beautiful. Two rainy days in two weeks, and you hate fall.

      1. fixxxer says:

        No i hate gloomy days and Fall is usually like this. You guys know summer is the only season i enjoy.

    2. DF (SE Mich) says:

      You sure?

  4. Nathan says:

    But Fixxxer, its perfect for Halloween!

    1. fixxxer says:

      Too bad halloween is over a month away.

  5. Phil McKracken says:

    I find it hilarious that Fixxxer hates Fall because of the doom and gloom weather but every post he writes is all about doom and gloom. You should change your name to Eeyore dude

  6. kevin. w says:

    Well fix it “fixxer”

    1. fixxxer says:

      If i had an easy button id be glad to. 85 & sun year round! ;)

      1. Katie in Kentwood says:

        you’d still complain

  7. Brad says:

    Boring weather day. Here’s another topic: GE. Bill, I thought GE was “in the bag” for Barack Obama?

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      Thanks for sharing that. GE has taken some heat of late. Maybe they’re trying to balance the equation. Look at the 80 Congresspersons who own GE stock…a mix of Democrat and Republican. You like to bet on the winner. I wonder if they think Romney is going to win? Open Secrets is an interesting website to peruse.

      1. Brad says:

        It is interesting to look over, and it’s interesting trying to figure out what each individual/company/etc. is expecting in return of these campaign contributions.

        1. joanne says:

          These companies give to both parties. It’s a lot more complicated than wondering what they expect to get from each. Their lobiest are in the offices of both parties They will sometimes give more to the opposing party, of their choice, to influence. This is just another example of corporate America running our government, and not the people.
          Bill your political twist of thinking that GE’s PAC is giving to Romney because they think he will win is absurd. Romney obviously has connection to GE’s PAC and it’s showing through payback. I do love how you Righties grasp at anything. Romney has no chance of winning,

          We all know that you lie over and over on here. You claim that I lie because you stated that I said I was from Canada. NEVER HAPPENED PARTNER. The truth is that you made that up and lied about it repeatedly. Kinda scary actually that you are checking up on my email. A little stalker like Bill! How many others do you do checks on to attempt to find out where they are from?????? I’m still freaked out about that.
          I also busted you on lying about your summer forecast and you lied about that too. You are a big stinking liar BILL STEFFEN and your credibility is gone, like your Mormon’s chances to steal our country.

        2. Bill Steffen says:

          Prove that “Romney has connections to GE’s PAC.”

          If Romney has “no chance of winning” – give me 100-1 odds.

          You lied because you registered here on the blog as joanne from Lakeshore Auto is in Tilbury, Ontario and they don’t know you like the replacement refs. don’t know an interception. That wasn’t YOUR email address. You must made it up.

          Look at this blog thread: It was written on May 21. I wrote: ” It’s got us a little warmer than average for the summer (I’m on board with the summer being a little bit warmer than average) and it’s forecasting a lot of cold air over North America next winter.”

          Note the part in ( ). It says “WARMER THAN AVERAGE!

  8. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    It would not be the same if fixxxer was not whining and complaining about the weather. He complains when the weather is near PERFECT! Bring on the snow storms.

  9. Kevin(Rockford) says:

    Imagine that, rain goes south again

  10. Mike V says:

    Hey everyone get downtown GR tonight at twilight hundreds of sky lanterns will be sent up as a part of Art Prize …this will be cool to see!!

  11. Mike V says:

    oops! Rain in the forcast Bill, postponed til Friday the 28th…..the Lanterns will go up….

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      (embarrassed) sorry I didn’t read one post farther….

  12. michael g (SE GR) says:

    Little or no snow accumulation? With a high of 58*? Really?

    Rain showers, possibly mixed with sleet, mainly after 8am. Some thunder is also possible. High near 58. West northwest wind 5 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    1. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

      Michael they just mean little or no accumulation you know sleet can accumulate they should just say little or no sleet accumulation lol!

      1. fixxxer says:

        Nobodies going to get any sleet or snow.

        1. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

          Fixxxer sleet is very possible tomorrow read the NWS forecast disscussion and you will see how ever snow is very unlikely lol!

        2. Cort S. says:

          We should get one thing straight: Sleet and small hail (graupel) are made through different processes. They’re both small chunks of frozen falling water, so whether or not I should give a care, in the grand scheme of life, about what it’s called is up for debate. The forecast should really say showers, possibly with small hail. The automatic graphic-to-text forecast writing software is limited and doesn’t give them the option to put small hail, so they have to say ice pellets which gets translated into sleet. Unfortunate for people like me. So fixxxer is right: nobody’s going to get any sleet or snow tomorrow. But some people WILL get small hail (graupel), much like we did several days ago.

        3. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

          Well I’m really pissed right now anyways so I couldn’t care less if it were snowing sleeting raining or hailing tomorrow im just going to say one thing my parents are getting,on my last a**!

        4. Scott (west olive) says:

          you could always move out. lol

  13. bnoppe(Albion) says:

    TMW would qualify as a grouchy day sleet common man

  14. Jack says:

    DEPRESSING…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!….. :-(

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Get your chin up SMILE!!!!! SMILE!!!!!
      Know what I’m talking about. :)

  15. Steelie says:

    Good Day,

    On the bright side… The CPC is rather bullish on three of four maps with above normal temps – 8-14 day, one month and three month. And below normal precip on the first thee maps. That could lead into a very colorful and early Fall change of leaves if that pans out. Also, the hot dry Summer we had along with the late frost might also push the colors up by as much as a week or two. So where peak usually occurs in mid-October, it might peak as early as the first or early second week of the month.


  16. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

    Ugh I hate my life right now my soon to be divorced parents keep fighting over the phone so I just left my mothers place and I’m on my way to my house I just wish they would stop fighting it would get me back into my weather mode! Ugh F**K it!

  17. Zachary Lassiter says:

    Tonight severe weather is happening in Indiana and Illinois…

    doubt it will sneak up here tho

  18. Me :-) says:

    Looking at the radar: We might get a dry Saturday morning. At least I hope it will be. :-)

  19. JPMCDONOUGH says:


  20. Lisa (Caledonia) says:

    Wunderground forecast for tomorrow:

    Ice Pellets 58 °F
    80% chance of precipitation

    That’s highly intriguing…

    1. Cort S. says:

      What they mean to convey is that some showers tomorrow could have small/soft hail (graupel), not sleet. Much like the small hail that fell in some locations with the showers a few days ago.

  21. Jack says:

    Well The Autumn Leaves , Cut Loose, And Fly. Leave Me Watching, and Whising I Could Follow….

  22. Cassie in Caledonia says:

    Nice little band of storms by Whitehall

    1. fixxxer says:

      There dying out.

      1. Katie in Kentwood says:

        Really?? Wanna look at the radar? ;)

        1. Katie in Kentwood says:

          They are weakening pretty fast but not dead yet..:/ I guess my point was that in an hour they survived lol

  23. Mr. Negative says:

    Flashes to the WNW of Ada -

  24. Katie in Kentwood says:

    Nice little line popping up near Muskegon!

  25. fixxxer says:

    Seeing a snow/mix northwest of us. That crap can stay there. Much to early in the season.

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