Chance of a Shower

May 27th, 2013 at 5:00 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local   8PM – Still a few showers – mainly SE of G.R. and some pockets of drizzle.  Heavier storms in Indiana are moving east.  We could see a t-storm sneak in from the SW late tonight, but there’s a better chance of a storm tomorrow or tomorrow night.  We’ve had five days in a row with high temperatures in the 60s in G.R. and five days with cooler than average temperatures.   Despite that, G.R. is still 3.3 deg. warmer than average for May.  It’s a different story in the U.P., where Maruquette is 4.2 deg. colder than average for May.  They’ve had cooler than average temperatures on 21 of 27 days.  They’ve been below freezing on 11 days, incl the 24th, 25th and 26th.  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, here’s a MODIS satellite picture of the thunderstorms in Oklahoma right about the time of the Moore Tornado.   Check out the video of the snow at Whiteface Mt., New York from this weekend!

7 Responses to “Chance of a Shower”

  1. Irish coffee says:

    Happy Memorial Day!

  2. Janel says:

    Are you in any parades today Bill? Even though it didn’t make the list, feel free to join us at the Fruitport one today! :)

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      Thanks, not in any parades today, but I will go up to our local ceremony in Alpine Township. If you’re interested in having me in a parade (Memorial Day or otherwise), let me know ahead of time and I’ll try and get there. Not all news anchors like parades. I do…I enjoy meeting new people and everyone seems happy at a parade.

  3. fixxxer says:

    well its safe to say no on hit the beach this weekend. back to “typical” michigan weather this year.

  4. GunLakeDeb says:

    Saturday and Sunday were awesome – today, not so much. Even though radar made it look like we had scattered showers, we actually had non-stop drizzle or mist from clouds below the radar beam. But at least we got all the boats and dock in the lake!

  5. spydalocse says:

    Hey Bill, looks like the weathermen got our forecast from last week predicting sunny weather for 8 days straight with a warming trend was wrong & incorrect….. because since that forecast showing sunny weather from Memorial weekend foreward it has been nothn except the opposite = Rain & cold weather! When’s the warm weather coming?

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      I don’t think I saw any forecasts for “sunny weather for 8 days straight”. Memorial Day turned out wetter and cooler than I thought, though most of our area had 1/10th inch of rain or less during the day. It was actually sunny on Monday in northern Lower Michigan. The wind has turned to the south and the warmer air is coming. I’m at home, but I think we’ve had showers/storms in the forecast for today (Tues.) for a long time.

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