FridayOctober 19th, 2012 at 3:11 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
TIGERS WIN!!! The Yankees had as many errors as hits (2) and they had scored only 6 runs in 4 games. The Tigers had 46 hits in the 4 games and NY had less than half (22). During the night, a lake-enhanced band of rain produced 1/2 to 1″ rainfall amounts from NW Muskegon Co. up past Mason Co. Ludington had 2/3rds of an inch of rain from 8 PM to 2 AM. Today (Fri.) is the 17th day out of the last 20 days with at least a trace of rain. The European model gives G.R. another 0.21″ of rain today/tonight, 0.04″ Saturday, 0.35″ Monday night/Tuesday and 0.15″ Thursday. Tuesday it takes us to 70 and then low-mid 70s on Weds., which looks at this point to be the nicest day of the bunch. We’ll start next week nearly 2 degrees cooler than average for Oct., but I bet we make that up next week. Halloween is still looking cool.
Next week could be interesting. A major storm centered along the U.S. Canadian border could bring gusty winds and maybe even a thunderstorm to W. Michigan. The link is to the GFS model. The European is weaker. If this pans out, we could see blizzard or near blizzard conditions from ND up past Winnipeg. NOAA/CPC has amended their winter outlook, taking Michigan from quite warm to Equal Chances. I agree with this change. Old Man Winter is going to spend a little time in Michigan this winter. There’s a big high pressure center over N. Canada next week…and a bigger 1062 high over Greenland. Here’s a MODIS picture from 10/8. Note the red color east of Traverse City and north of Higgins/Houghton Lakes. That’s the fall colors, viewed from space. Firefighters are tackling a number of fires in western S.D. Strong wind gusts up to 82 mph were reported in the Black Hills. Eight people were injured as tornadoes struck E. Arkansas and W. Mississippi Weds. PM. Cold is setting up in Siberia already. I see Verkoyansk had a high/low of +5/-9F on Thursday. Yakutat, Alaska had 8.1″ of snow on Weds.
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.