Showers, Storms and FogJanuary 29th, 2013 at 12:42 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
1:35 AM Lots of rain in the area – Already cooling off west of G.R. Grand Haven (beach) went down 5 degrees in 5 minutes. Light rain will continue into the morning. Small hail was reported in SE G.R. with the first t-shower that passed by around 5:15 PM Tues. Movement of the rain is SW to NE. Rainfall thru 11:45 PM: 2.73″ Norton Shores, 2.48″ Muskegon, 2.39″ Shelby, 2.10″ Grand Haven, 1.28″ Holland, 1.44″ Grand Rapids (WOOD-TV), 0.96″ Battle Creek, 0.90″ Oshtemo, 0.86″ Mt. Pleasant, 0.80″ Jackson, 0.76″ Benton Harbor, 0.72″ Kalamazoo, 0.59″ Lansing, 1.41″ Allendale (GVSU), 1.30″ Jenison, 1.38″ Hudsonville (Daybreak Church), 1.25″ Boatwerks on Lake Macatawa – Holland and 1.65″ on the beach at Grand Haven at BilMar’s. As of 7 AM: 1.22″ Sparta, 1.09″ Fremont, 1.02″ Caledonia, 1.00″ Rockford, 0.83″ East G.R. There’s still some very fog in places. Some temperatures early Tues. morning from Iowa into Illinois were 40 degrees warmer than average (and they’ll be 20 degrees colder than average Thurs. AM). The Slight Risk for Severe Thunderstorms comes up to the south edge of Lake Michigan (see thread below). There should be a significant outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes down south (we get more winter/early spring tornadoes in the south in years with a weak La Nina/and or cold PDO – Pacific Decadal Oscillation). There was a Severe T-Storm Warning for St. Joseph County Michigan early this AM for large hail! Hail nearly to 1″ in diameter and 1″ of rain in 25 minutes with some of these storms! See the other threads below for more on our current and long-range weather and check out these useful links: For current Michigan weather observations and wind speeds, click here. Here’s NAM model snowfall thru 84 hours, the GFS snowfall thru 120 hours and the HPC snowfall predictions. Here’s WOOD-TV Interactive Radar, looping radar. Check out 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), Lake Michigan water temperatures. Here’s storm total precipitation for W. Michigan and E. Michigan. Here’s data from the mid-lake buoy (not available in winter) and the Wind Map. Here’s local storm reports from Iowa, Western Wisconsin, Eastern Wisconsin, and northern Michigan. Check out these webcams and the Snowman Cam from Gaylord. Here’s current U.S. temperatures.