Sunday StormOctober 12th, 2012 at 4:45 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Estimated gust to 55 mph 5SSW Grand Rapids, 42 mph officially at the Ford Airport, 48 mph in downtown G.R. at GVSU – 45 mph in Hudsonville, 46 mph in Allendale – Measured gust to 60 mph at Peotone, just west of Chicago and 54 mph at the Harrison Crib 3 miles east of downtown Chicago. SPC has moved the Slight Risk Area for this late afternoon evening up into SW Michigan, south of a line from S. Haven to Battle Creek. Meso-Discussion for SW Michigan – “Watch Unlikely” – Mostly just scattered light showers now. The Slight Risk Area has been moved up to the Michigan/Indiana border. No watches or meso-discussions out right now. It’s breezy and warm with temperatures in the mid. 60s. We’re in the green thunderstorm (chance of a non-severe storm) for this Sunday. Severe weather Saturday never got closer to us than SW Missouri. I’ll was at the Harbor Humane Society Dog Walk at Kirk Park Saturday. It was pouring, so we didn’t do the actual walk, but we had a nice time under the shelter there. They had a big raffle and Sue Shaw’s ticket was pulled for one of the door prizes (might have been a restaurant gift certificate). The news on TV is mostly crime, chaos, conflict and catastrophe…and events like this show me that there are still so many good people in the world. I enjoyed seeing all the dogs and talking to everyone there. Driving out to the lake, the fall colors were pretty good, despite the wind and rain knocking them down. Back home…several robins have been devouring the berries off my Mt. Ash tree…they were making a joyful noise and didn’t seem to want to move too far up the tree as I walked slowly by. I watched for a few minutes. For every two berries they ate in the tree…one fell to the ground.