Showers move east…evening clearingMay 23rd, 2013 at 3:36 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
5:45 PM – The last of the sprinkles are moving out the Lansing Area and should clear east of US 127 by 6:30 PM. The clearing line (dry air) is coming south rapidly and we have sunshine from Lake Co. to the Muskegon area. That line will progress southeast at a nice clip this evening and we should end up clear for much of the night and the day tomorrow. Keep the sunblock handy. Despite the cool weather, the sun is high in the sky now in late May. You’ll also want some skeeter repellent. They’re still pretty nasty. 24-hour rainfall as of 8 AM: 2.51″ near Montague 2.42″ Big Rapids, 1.69″ Croton, 1.41″ Hart, 1.36″ Muskegon, just 0.30″ at the Ford Airport (but more over areas north of downtown G.R.). There are Flood Advisories out for Newaygo, Mecosta and Isabella Counties for the Muskegon, Little Muskegon and Chippewa Rivers. The rivers are high, but should remain below flood stage. Here’s the GRR NWS discussion. Use the links below and in the next couple threads to keep up with the weather. Watch for updates on WOOD-TV. For current Michigan weather observations and wind speeds, click here. 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, the local warning/advisory map and the National warning/watch/advisory map, and a surface weather 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, the Maranatha 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. Links for watches and warnings in the thread below this one regarding severe weather and the latest from the Storm Prediction Center.
Also, lowered down into a cool volcano and more pictures of the damage from the Moore OK tornado. Also, the link between the cold PDO (Pacific Decadal Oscillation) and strong tornadoes in the U.S. (note that we had cold and snowy Marches in both 1956 and 1965 – the years of the two big tornadoes in Ottawa/Kent). Loop of the Moore OK Tornado (blue boxes are Severe T-Storm Warnings and red boxes are Tornado Warnings).