Sunday Radar ThreadOctober 13th, 2012 at 2:30 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Sunday PM: Gust to 55 mph 5 SSW G.R. Gust to 48 mph downtown on top of WGVU, 46 mph in Allendale and 45 mph in Hudsonville. Public report of 5″ of rain north of Montague. Lions win! Another 4th quarter comeback – win 26-23 in OT! Tigers beat Yankees 3-0 – two runs courtesy of a bad call from the 2nd base umpire. Gusty winds…when the 3 PM shower came thru my house, we had a gust approaching 40 mph. The 6 PM t-shower also produced a wind of about 40 mph here at my house. We had one close clap of thunder that sent the cats flying…one runs to the basement at the first hint of thunder….the other just ran around and came back to the same place. Wind Advisory for the Michigan Counties that border Indiana, NW Indiana and NE Illinois. Gust to 54 mph at the Water Intake Crib just east of downtown Chicago. 60 mph at Peotone, IL – just west of Chicago. They’ve had marble-sized hail in the Chicago area. Cold front is south of Traverse City to Milwaukee…line of showers and storms from south of Milwaukee to Springfield, Illinois moving ENE toward S. Michigan. Meso-discussion for SW Michigan – “Watch Unlikely” – isolated wind damage possible. Nice partly sunny slot in SW Michigan ahead of Chicago area showers/storms…sun’s pretty low in the sky in mid-October at 4 pm…not a lot of help.
It did briefly make 71 at the Ford Airport. More showers tonight/Monday. Weeknd rainfall thru 8 PM: 2.74″ Ludington, 2.28 Hart, 2.20″ Grand Rapids, 1.75″ Muskegon, 1.58″ Holland, 1.19″ Lansing, 1.66″ Kalamazoo, 1.80″ Battle Creek, 1.12″ Jackson. Wind gusts: 49 mph Spyglass Condoes at the Holland Channel, 46 mph at the S. Haven Beach, 43 mph Muskegon Beach, 41 mph Holland Regional Airport, 39 mph Muskegon Airport, 36 mph Kalamazoo, 42 mph Grand Rapids Airport.
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.
Record low temperatures Saturday AM included 34 in Newark, 37 in NYC, 30 in Buffalo, 27 in Hartford and 26 in Allendale PA.