December 1st, 2012 at 11:47 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local   Showers and a couple of thundershowers moved through overnight.  Ferry in Oceana Co. had 1.8″ of rain in 3 hours.   The temperature hit at least 60 on this first day of December in G.R. (61 at the Regional Airport in Holland).  The last time we made 60 in G.R. in December was in 2008.  However, that was still five degrees shy of the record high of 65 set in 1970.  I cleaned out the gutters, went to Rivertown Mall to help out the Jenison Schools fundraiser.  I went and bought a couple of suits, then a couple Christmas presents for my wife.  Then the wife and I went to Noto’s for dinner (I also got a nice gift basket for my mother).  The place was packed with banquets.  I saw Police Chief Belk.  Now, I’m watching the end of the Nebraska/Wisconsin game.  Wisconsin was clicking tonight and they go on to the Rose Bowl for the 3rd year in a row!  Wisconsin scored 70 points despite a ratio of 50 runs to 10 passing attempts.   Over 100 points scored in the game.   Also, some pretty heavy rains in California and it looks like a very chilly December for much of Europe.   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 Marantha Webcam at Lake Michigan 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 and the Wind Map. And…here’s the 84-hour NAM snowfall amount forecast for W. Michigan and the 120-hour GFS snowfall amount forecast.

23 Responses to “Sunday”

  1. Hudsonville Barn Cat says:

    Just had some thunder here in Hudsonville. Haven’t heard that in a long time.

  2. fixxxer says:

    Little thunder in wyoming. Ill take it over snow.

    1. Ryan says:

      Snow? What’s that?

  3. Barb says:

    Very interesting discussion on NPR’s Science Friday this week regarding climate change. This weather is just another reminder of it.

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Like it has never happened before. I can’t help but add, once again, what impact did the melting of the ice age have do to with man, or lack there of. It’s a weather pattern. It was hot in the summer, it’s not hot now. A little above average,for a few days, it happens. It will change. It always does. Just wait.

      1. Brian(Grandville) says:

        We as humans, in no way, shape or form, could possibly alter the climate of the planet, aside a worldwide nuclear disaster.

      2. Mark (East Lansing) says:

        Now THAT is funny.

  4. Brad says:

    It’s downright hot out right now, with chances we may hit 80. WOW!

  5. Jack says:

    The GLOBAL DOPING,continues…… ;-)

  6. Jo Anne Reid says:

    Polar shift? Anyone notice the sun rising in the extreme northeast instead of east the last few weeks or so?

    1. Jo Anne Reid says:

      Sorry, I meant the extreme southeast sun rising.

      1. Irish coffee says:

        I hear it’s supposed to rise in the west once 12-21 arrives!

      2. michael g (SE GR) says:

        That’s called winter. You’ll notice the sun setting in the extreme north west by June.

    2. millekat says:

      I’m pretty sure the reason is because is are getting closer to the winter solstice. Fall/spring will have the sun rise due east and it will be more northerly in the summer.

    3. John (Holland) says:

      It’s been rising in the Northwest here. Except for last Tuesday, when it rose in the East-Southeast.

    4. Cort S. says:

      Fun fact: The sun’s energy shows up on radar when the radar antenna points directly at the sun. It shows up as a thin blue spike pointing toward the direction of sunrise and sunset.

      This is the progression of the sunset direction over the course of a year.

      In the summer in the northern hemisphere, the sun rises in the northeast and sets in the northwest. In the winter, it rises in the southeast and sets in the southwest. The spring and autumn equinoxes are dangerous days to be driving on our east-west roads: at sunrise and sunset, you are blinded by the sun.

  7. Jack says:

    Sitting Here Listening To : Kris Kristofferson – Sunday Morning Coming Down

    ► 4:54► 4:54

  8. Cassie says:

    Nice crack of thunder in Caledonia at about 3:30 this morning…scared the daylights out of my fiance and I!

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