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