Severe T-Storm Watch for Lake Michigan

June 24th, 2013 at 4:39 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

WW0356 RADAR Thumbnail Image   9:10 pm   Quiet along and north of I-94.   Severe threat now mainly for NE Indiana and NW Ohio.  Some earlier severe reports:   Measured Gust to 72 mph Courtland IL, 67 mph at Midway Arpt. in Chicago, 65 mph in Will Co., 61 mph at the National Weather Service in Romeoville, and 52 mph at O’Hare. .  Trucks blown over at the Elburn exit on I-80.  Estimated gusts to 75 mph at Elburn, 70 mph at Homewood and INverness, 60 mph in Morton Grove and Oak Lawn IL.    T-Storms in Ionia,  Barry Counties, near Lansing to north of Ann Arbor., ahead of the main show.  Storms in MI have heavy rain and should start producing gusty winds.  There is a Severe T-Storm Watch for SE Wisconsin, NE Illinois and all of Southern Lake Michigan until 11 PM. Check out the storm reports from the Quad Cities NWS:  Gust to 75 mph at Harlan IA, 70 mph at Wapello, Clinton and Audubon IA and at Sterling and Atkinson IL, 68 mph at Moline IL, 71 mph at Davenport IA, 65 mph Iowa City and at Steward IL, possible tornado -  trucks flipped on Route 61 north of Muscatine IA, truck flipped from t-storm winds at Jamaica IA, truck overturned in I-74 east of Moline IL, tornado at Stanwood IA and at Walton IL. (7 reports of tornadoes so far)  and over 3″ of rain.   If you know someone in N. Illinois, NW Indiana or south of I-94 in Wisconsin, let them know that these are heavy duty storms capable of widespread significant wind damage.   Check out the following links:

Radars: Grand Rapids (W. Michigan), Northern Indiana, Chicago (NE Illinois), Milwaukee (SE Wisconsin), SE Michigan, Regional Radar and College of DuPage Radar from Chicago.   Lightning Data:  Lower Michigan, National.  Current Weather Observations in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, IndianaStorm Reports from SPC for today (keep an eye on the linear movement eastward of the severe reports), and severe reports from NW Illinois, NE Illinois, S. Wisconsin.   Here’s current severe t-storm and tornado watches in the U.S. and current meso-discussions (heads-up on watches to be issued soon).

Chicago NWS Discussion issued at 5:01 PM EDT:  “THE AIR MASS OVER NORTHERN ILLINOIS IN THE PROCESS OF RAPIDLY  DESTABILIZING WITH OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS INDICATING MLCAPES LIKELY  INCREASING ABOVE 2000 J/KG. SYNOPTICALLY…DEEP LAYER SHEAR IS NOT  TERRIBLY IMPRESSIVE…HOWEVER WELL DEVELOPED MCV WITH 50-60KT FLOW  NOTED ON KDSM WSR-88D VWP SO IT IS BYOS (BRING YOUR OWN SHEAR)  WITH THIS MCS. WHILE DAMAGING WINDS…POSSIBLY FAIRLY  WIDESPREAD…WILL BE THE PRIMARY THREAT…THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL  STRONG MESOVORTICES WITH THIS BOW.

 

Bill adds…If I were chasing, I’d head toward I-80 SW of Chicago.  We should get some rain and thunder up to our area, but severe is most likely W and SW of Chicago.   Time to call my mother in Wilmette IL and let her know what’s comin’.

BTW – BOTH the European and the GFS plot have measurable rain in G.R. every day thru Sunday!!

 

50 Responses to “Severe T-Storm Watch for Lake Michigan”

  1. Kevin(Rockford) says:

    If you want to be technical about it…looking at the gap I would say the watch ends about 5-6 miles offshore. :)

    1. Zach says:

      5 Nautical miles to be exact…. the watch is from 5 NM offshore to midlake.

      1. Kevin(Rockford) says:

        hey! not bad for eyeballin it!

  2. Jack says:

    Get out The Fiddle, Rosin Up THE ” BOW” !! Tonight, Tues., and Wed. We May Get A Really BIG SHOW!!! Stay Cued…West Michigan !!!! ;-)

  3. Scott (robinson twsp) says:

    I’m guessing they die out before ankle deep. :(

    1. Brad (Lawrence) says:

      I agree…but I’ve been wrong before. The last storm we got, I posted a message about Maybe Next Time, and 20 minutes later I had a tree down in my yard and power was out for 2 days.

  4. Tonka says:

    No storms here. No way.

  5. INDY says:

    MAJOR BOW ECHO COMING WINDS OVER 80MPH …NOWS THE TIME TO GET OUTSIDE AND PICK THEE YARD UP!!! INDYY…

    1. Kevin(Rockford) says:

      stop

      1. Tonka says:

        See my comment at 5:12. Came true.

  6. Karrie says:

    So the mid-lake buoy is what temp? I’m thinking that will determine if the Lake MI shredder takes care of this batch of storms…Too cold=insufficient juice in atmosphere=storms disappear. But, juicy enough inland and starting to see pop-up activity now. I honestly have no idea what to expect tonight…lol

  7. SS (Pwell Area) says:

    Getting some big rain drops and been raining for about 10 mins here.

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      They’re already fizzling out – we got about 8 minutes of decent rain (and I’m glad for it!), but it doesn’t look like they’ve got staying power, judging by the radar?

      1. GunLakeDeb says:

        But…. they’re multiplying! (Hey – I’m NOT a meteorologist..>LOL!) The sun is out but still raining.

  8. michael g (SE GR) says:

    Any chance those will make it all the way into GR Bill? NWS sounds somewhat optimistic about it.

  9. INDY says:

    Bow Echo is rolling in fast all ready a Marine Warning out for lk Michigan in thee chitown area ..830 it will be in our neck of the woods get reday now….INDYY..

    1. NWS in Chicago has 80 mph gusts on the warning they have out.

  10. INDY says:

    Ohh yea Chicago is going to get hit hard from this one!!! Yesterday Matt Kirkwood showed tomorrow Tuesday about 5am nice storms rollling over us if this is them puter modles are a little off….INDYY..

    1. Jack says:

      80mph WINDS, In the “WINDY” City…. Staying Cued….INDY…..Ready ?

  11. INDY says:

    Thee YARDofBRICKS is on high check thee rest of thee night…INDYY..

    1. Jack says:

      K O….Indy…Uncle JACK is Ready 4 another All- Niter, of Cues, 2 Rack, Track, Smack, Crack, Buds, and Suds. Weather they Make it Here, or Not is UP 2 The Man Upstairs…. Stay Cued…..Bills Blog !!!!!! ;-)

      1. INDY says:

        Thee man upstairs like it!!! INDYY..

    1. INDY says:

      WE can see that thanks…..INDYY..

  12. Garry McKeen says:

    I talked to my mother-in-law in Atkinson, Il and they had a heavy wind 70 MPH, trees damaged and the power is out. Rain was blowing horizontal for quite an extended period. It appears it is headed to West Michigan, hope not to that extent.

  13. INDY says:

    South Haven Beton Harbar kzoo take cover its coming…..INDYY..

  14. INDY says:

    TORNADO WARNING CHICAGO……INDYY

  15. Cliff (Scotts) says:

    Allegan and Barry south thunderstorm watch coming

  16. Watchman Tyler (Kentwood 28th/Patterson) says:

    All of this stuff going to go well south of GR.

    1. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

      Right now that is my thinking as well.
      SlimJim

      1. Watchman Tyler (Kentwood 28th/Patterson) says:

        Looks like the north part of that line wants to move NW

  17. Jennifer K (NE GR) says:

    Even I have to admit that this weather is boring!

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Yes, north, south, east, and west. It seems like we get more storms when temps are below 70 rather than when its hot and humid.

  18. Zach says:

    New Warning NW IN….
    http://warningweather.com/view/2013-KLOT-SV-W-0081@Severe-Thunderstorm-Warning

    Reports of 67MPH winds at Chicago Midway

  19. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    While there are storms developing to the east of GR. Now for the storms to the west/southwest of GR it looks like the area from Kzoo to the south will be an area to watch, here in GR looks to be more like showers and thundershowers (at this time)
    A nice warm 82° here now.
    SlimJim

  20. Brian(Grandville) says:

    New watch for everyone I96 and south.

  21. Kimoeagle says:

    Chicago just got hammered by the front…monsoon rains, winds………and we just got a THunderstorm Watch here in NE IN.

  22. INDY says:

    GET READY 70 MPH WINDS COMING TO SOUTH HAVEN BETTAN HARBOR AND KZOO WITH TORNADOS STAY TUNED…..INDYY..

  23. Watchman Tyler (Kentwood 28th/Patterson) says:

    New watch for GR southward!

  24. INDY says:

    THUNDERSTORM WATCH GRAND RAPIDS!! INDYY…

  25. Brian(Grandville) says:

    I dont see how any of that makes it much further north of I94 by watching the radar loops.

    1. Watchman Tyler (Kentwood 28th/Patterson) says:

      Yeah that isnt going to make it much more north than 94

  26. INDY says:

    WHAT A GREAT SUMMER 4 STORMS WAY BETTER THEN LAST YEARS HEAT WAVE….INDYY..

    1. Tonka says:

      What summer have you been living through?

  27. TrippedUpDaddy says:

    Low the front is based on appears centered north of us around Minny/StPaul. Don’t be surprised is this line tracks a little north and has the edge hit GR.

  28. INDY says:

    Going to be a stormy night more storms are starting to pop in Minn…moving east!!!! INDYY……..

  29. INDY says:

    YAAAA I am sun burn my head and arms Grand Haven was crazzy today with thee BIG waves….From this storm coming….INDYY..

    1. Jack says:

      Indy…Didn’t U use SUN Screen ? Young Fellow.. ? Stand out in The Rain 2-Night…at THEEEE YardofBricks. Dat should take the Sting away, I’d Say. ;-)

  30. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    I’ll be shafted again tonight the watch just goes up to GR and south, but ya never know but than again track record seems to say when we are issued a watch nothing ever happens, but when it’s a “SEE TEXT” as Charles has stated seems to verify. We’ll have to see what happens between tonight and Thursday.

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