Thursday Evening Showers/StormsOctober 16th, 2012 at 8:30 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
9:25 PM – NOTE: The Giants/Cardinals game is still in a rain delay with a thunderstorm that has moved through. The Cardinals are ahead 2-1 in the 7th inning as I write this. Here’s Storm Reports from St. Louis NWS (32 of them), including at least 2 people injured, a couple of gusts over 60 mph and some buildings with significant damage and goal posts blown over. The Tigers game has been postponed and they will play at 4:07 PM on Thursday. Here’s Detroit Radar. Earlier, we had dime-sized hail near Battle Creek (that’s from the shower near Lansing now), 1/2″ hail in Muskegon, pea-sized hail in Marne and Walker. Significant Weather Advisory for the entire area. This is a step below a Severe T-Storm Warning and it’s mainly for hail a little below severe criteria (which is 1″ in diameter). Small hail is certainly a possibility with the more significant t-storms. A larger batch of t-storms is coming up from NW Indiana. We’re all going to see showers and t-showers this evening and overnight. There is a Severe T-Storm Watch for E. Missouri and W. Illinois…St. Louis about to get crunched. Thru tomorrow, the European model gives us 0.86″, the NAM (Caribou) is 0.93″. The GFS is a little less at 0.38″. In any case, it’s a significant rain for us. Nothing severe expected here. Odds favor them getting the Tiger game in, though I can’t rule out a delay…but I hope they start on time and that Tiger pitching rules again and the game moves along. I’ll add more here later.
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.