FridayOctober 4th, 2012 at 4:45 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Friday PM - There is a chance of a period of rain mainly south of a line from Benton Harbor to Lansing. Here in G.R. you can see the thicker clouds to the south.
The 12Z Friday NAM Caribou data keeps G.R. dry this weekend, with lake-effect rain south of Holland in the lakeshore counties from late Saturday to early Sunday. What’s really interesting is that the NAM Caribou has a low of 28.8 Monday AM in G.R. and a low of 50.9 at the beach in Muskegon with a light SW wind off the warmer water. I don’t think the difference will be that great, but you can get some wide variation in fall with light winds that might be coming off the lake.
From the Marquette NWS: “SOME ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE OF A FEW INCHES…ESPECIALLY ON GRASSY SURFACES OF THE INTERIOR WEST”. There’s a Winter Storm Warning for ND/MN where up to a foot of snow could fall! Up to 5″ of snow has fallen in NW Minnesota. Karlstad, MN reported 5″ of snow on the ground and Grand Forks ND had 3.5″.
ALSO: Brazil model (from METSUL) predicting very cold winter for Chicago with a large majority of the precipitation in the form of snow (vs. rain). Look here.
Also, Valdez AK had an amazing +26″ of rain in September – almost an inch a day! They had rain on 27 of 30 days in September.
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.