Heavy Rain/Flooding Threat This MorningJune 25th, 2013 at 2:37 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Flash Flood Warning for St. Joseph, Branch and Hillsdale Counties until 2:30 AM. So far, multiple trees down in Hillsdale, wind damage in Bronson and 10 miles south of Coldwater, penny-sized hail 5 miles north of Three Rivers, marble-sized hail at Portage and Sturgis, with small hail in the city of Three Rivers, 3/4″ hail at Dowagiac. 1″-hail fell 8 miles south of Coldwater, where there was also some flooding. Pea-sized hail fell in Colon, Coldwater and Constantine. These storms contain gusty winds and heavy rain. They may also contain some hail.
Showers and thunderstorms are regenerating over and just west of Allegan Co. and training over the same area from S. Allegan/NE Van Buren into Kalamazoo Counties into Calhoun and Branch Counties. The heavier rain has let up in Cass and St. Joseph Co. Here’s the latest (daytime) satellite loop. Lots of +70 degree dew points south of G.R. - lots of moisture for heavy rain with any storms that do develop. Here’s regional radar.
WOW! Joliet, Illinois (ASOS) just reported a gust to 83 knots! That’s 96 mph! JOLIET,IL (JOT) ASOS reports gust of 83.0 knots from SW @ 2315Z KJOT 252315Z AUTO 23005G83KT 10SM CLR 28/22 A2983 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT N AND SE T02770222