Showers/Storms

June 25th, 2013 at 10:45 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local   1:35 PM -  The main  storm is now between Flint and Lansing and should continue east into Ontario during the mid-afternoon.  There are a few lingering showers.   I had heavy rain (my gutters are overflowing) and gusts to 20-25 mph at my house around noon.   The time of day and the extensive cloud cover that has limited our heating (air is more stable) reducimg the chance for severe weather.  We should remain in the low-mid 70s much of the day.  Indiana-Michigan Power reports these power outages remain from yesterday evening’s storms:  (number of customers without power at 10:45 AM)  2,139 Cass Co, 948 Berrien Co., 382 Kalamazoo Co., 282 Van Buren Co. 203 St. Joseph Co. Michigan.  The South Bend area was pretty hard hit.  They still have 17, 189 without power in St. Joseph Co. Indiana.  Consumers Energy reports 1,320 without power in Branch Co., 104 in SE Calhoun Co. and 605 near Olivet in Eaton Co.   More severe weather (mainly wind) is possible later today through Weds. night – see thread below on severe weather outlook areas.  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, Hurricane  Cosme is off the west coast of Mexico.

85 Responses to “Showers/Storms”

  1. Jack says:

    First …..2 in A Row!, Bill, why u going to Bed So Early? Also let me add, GO”SNOWden…GO!!! Peace…

  2. Markis Alan(Wyoming) says:

    How long between rain do I have to work outside?

  3. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Good rain in Grand Haven but not hearing much thunder

    http://surfgrandhaven.com/cms/

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      That is awesome it has sound!!! Nice.

  4. Matt(Grand Haven) says:

    I haven’t seen it rain like this in quit some time! Not much thunder, just crazy heavy rain.

  5. fixxxer says:

    i assume we will be stuck in the 70′s today unless the sun comes out later.

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      That would be perfect.

      1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

        I Agree 100%

      2. fixxxer says:

        id still like to see that rain and 69 changed for the 4th or i assume they will cancel the fireworks in grandville.

        1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

          It’s still about 9 days out, so it’s hard to say what the weather will be.

  6. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    ARGH what a very, very heart wrenching thing to see Aero-Med hovering at our cul-da-sac and circling trying to find a place to land to only be called off and have a head on accident just down our street, streets closed, ambulances staying and medics and cops rushing around. Saw a Wood 8 van pull on the side of the road. Bill, any info about that? Nothing on the site yet about it. 17mile/Myers Lake?

    1. Rumrunner says:

      Sometimes the decision to call off aeromed is made by people on scene. If an immediate landing zone isnt set up, we will transport to the nearest spot that can be used. If needed, aeromed always lands.

      1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

        They may have found a different spot because I did see them fly by but they were higher than I thought they would be. But yes the investigation is still going on, still see the blue lights. God I hope no fatalities but doesn’t look at all good.

        1. Rumrunner says:

          Yeah, Feel the same.

        2. Daniel G says:

          Listening to the scanner the report of the Medical Examiner arriving on scene isn’t a good sign at all. Maybe thats why AeroMed was called off too.

        3. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          Yeah, that is what I was afraid of when the medical examiner gets called out you know it isn’t good. Scary thing is the truck looks like a friend of mine who lives a mile North of that corner and drives a truck that looks like that, I’ve emailed and text but no reply yet. On edge.

        4. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          My friend is safe as is the rest of her family.

  7. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    VERY important question! Will there likely be rain in Grand Rapids from 1pm-3pm? Thanks!

    1. fixxxer says:

      yes.

    2. DF (SE Mich) says:

      You decide, I’m not going there =)
      http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/centgrtlakes_loop.php

  8. Crayfish (Sparta) says:

    Thundering here. Clouds are very low.

  9. Dan says:

    Come on sun! If the sun would pop back out, it would create some additional instability in the atmosphere. Then, more storms! I see that the storms may be trying to refire! Swatz : it may already be posted on the wood tv site!

  10. Jennifer K (NE GR) says:

    Rain and thunder here in Sparta at work!

  11. DF (SE Mich) says:

    I think Cort provided this radar link some time ago. Nice resolution and nice storm moving into GR!
    http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/nexrad/send.php?type=GRR-N0Q-1-12

  12. Dan says:

    Great post, DF! Storm is weakening. We will still get some heavy rain or so it appears.

    1. fixxxer says:

      exactly what we dont need is anymore heavy rains. good news is it looks to clear up later today.

      1. Jennifer K (NE GR) says:

        We actually do need the rain

        1. fixxxer says:

          no last year we needed the rain. this year we have had too much. according to accuweather kent is under a severe tstorm warning.

        2. Daniel G says:

          Yes we needed the rain. Short term we havn’t had much in a lot of places for the past two weeks. Farmers up here in northeast Kent turned on their irrigation this week for the first time. Yes we needed the rain if they had to do that.

  13. Crayfish (Sparta) says:

    Weather radio just went off… warning for southern Kent and Ottawa

    1. fixxxer says:

      yup.

  14. Jennifer K (NE GR) says:

    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
    MIC081-139-251645-
    /O.NEW.KGRR.SV.W.0037.130625T1555Z-130625T1645Z/

    BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
    1155 AM EDT TUE JUN 25 2013

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A

    * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    SOUTHERN KENT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN…
    SOUTHEASTERN OTTAWA COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN…

    * UNTIL 1245 PM EDT

    * AT 1150 AM EDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
    ALLENDALE…AND MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

    HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

    SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

    IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

    * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
    GRAND RAPIDS… HUDSONVILLE… LOWELL…
    BAUER… JAMESTOWN… JENISON…
    MARNE… GRATTAN TWP… FALLASSBURG…
    CUTLERVILLE… ALPINE… COMSTOCK PARK…
    ALASKA… ALTO… GRANDVILLE…
    BELMONT… DUTTON… WALKER…

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
    BUILDING.

    &&

    LAT…LON 4308 8584 4312 8531 4277 8531 4277 8578
    4285 8603
    TIME…MOT…LOC 1555Z 281DEG 48KT 4295 8585

    HAIL…<.75IN
    WIND…60MPH

    $$

    COBB

    1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      Hearing nice rumbling going on, NOT what these police and medics need during their investigation.

  15. Yvonne (Caledonia) says:

    hearing the thunder booming from the storm that is coming now…

  16. fixxxer says:

    getting pretty dark in wyoming.

  17. mr. negative says:

    Nonsense…we all know better.

    1. fixxxer says:

      yeah im not seeing the need for any severe warning from this. barley and wind or lightning.

  18. fixxxer says:

    not too impressive, just heavy rain.

    1. Yup (Grandville) says:

      We have large branches down over here in Kentwood, I swear this stuff just skips over Wyoming. Big gust came through though.

      1. fixxxer says:

        i barely had any winds or lightning, just rain. hopefully this is it for today and we get some sun.

  19. Yup (Grandville) says:

    Got a good car wash with that downpour in Kentwood.

  20. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    Yeah light rumbling and mostly rain, in other words BORING!

    1. fixxxer says:

      seems to be the norm here now.

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

    Looks like theres a hook lookin thing in that storm now

  22. Markis Alan(Wyoming) says:

    what a storm, heavy rain for 10 mins, and then nothing……

  23. mr. negative says:

    One quick gust, with a half inch of rain. Not sure how survived this Severe Thunderstorm WARNING! Carry on everyone, and keep repeating the mantra…fear first, fear first.

    1. Heidi says:

      Hey … add that to the rain earlier today … all adds up to help my raspberry patch and flower beds. I’ll take it all!

  24. Jeff(Northern Ionia County / Muir) says:

    Its getting really dark in Portland right now, just starting to rain. Not sure what to expect, but hoping for a decent storm. (Nothing to sever)

  25. fixxxer says:

    little off on that 84 today bill. cloudy & 67.

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      80 in Kazoo right now.

      1. fixxxer says:

        Good for them.

        1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

          My point is that the forecasted 84 is not pinpointed to your house.

        2. DF (SE Mich) says:

          Weather only means his exact location… which somehow NEVER has rain, snow, lightning, wind, sun, etc… =)

        3. DF (SE Mich) says:

          For example, even though the GR airport reached 74° already today doesn’t mean much to the fixxxxxxxxxx.

        4. INDY says:

          lol…..INDYY..

        5. fixxxer says:

          If its not 80 or above i call it crap. ;)

        6. Nathan says:

          Actually Fixxxer, Bill says all areas should be in the low-mid 70′s today… So now he is right! :p

        7. INDY says:

          U all know what we call fixxer when he’s on Bills blog!!! INDYY..

  26. Daniel G says:

    Huntington Bank on Belding Road and Myers Lake hit by lightning around noon. Multiple fire crews from various angencies on scene. Not a lot of fire but did have a lot of smoke in the attic and eaves.

    1. Daniel G says:

      And yes, if it doesn’t rain till after 10 tonite I’ll be a happy camper at the railyard.

  27. Jeff(Northern Ionia County / Muir) says:

    Very heavy rain followed by sun…

  28. INDY says:

    Verry nice wall cloud came on shore in a little north of Holland beach lots of thunder and people in the lake with the red flag a flying…I am glad I drove down there….What a great summer for storms I hope it rains all day grass needs it good for the corn…..INDYY..

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Shelf Cloud =) I can imagine it was a good one though.

  29. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    Not anything new or surprising just always amazing how when storms FINALLY do survive the lake and hit inland they hit the Kent County Wall just like this POOF all gone http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/cedar-springs-mi/49319/weather-radar/333717

    1. INDY says:

      yeaa Swatzze Grand rapids got nailed today…Hail in Kentwood branches down !! INDYY..

      1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

        I could hear the thunder south of me, just got the rain.

  30. Dan says:

    My lawn needed the rain! According to Laura, more rain and possibly some flooding to watch out for over the next 24 hours or so. I see temps in the 70s once we get into the weekend.

  31. INDY says:

    70′s would be perfectt 4 hours out at Grand Haven yesterday with no sun screen on INDY is red burn one….INDYY..

  32. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    How horrific I just want to throw up!! Child was ejected and killed in the accident. http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/kent_county/kent-county-crash-062513

    1. Yup (Grandville) says:

      It’s really sad :’( The straps broke! Hugging my kids tonight for sure. This brings up a bigger issue. Many young parents don’t realize that baby and child seats have an expiration on them. On top of that, a lot of people can’t afford to purchase brand new car seats for multiple children/vehicles, especially brand new parents, with all the other things they need for child rearing. I know it was expensive for us. I am wondering how old the child seat that failed was, and if it was new, what can be learned to keep that failure from happening again. I wish the news would follow up on things like this….

      1. Dan says:

        Great point, Yup! My kids are grown now and all drivers. I know, it is very important to make sure the child safety seats are truly safe and not out of date!

        1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          This is exactly why I say let’s throw our differences and insults away and get along on BILLS BLOG and focus on the positives of people not the negative of people no matter how much they annoy us, anger us, ect. LIFE can be taken away from you in a blink of an eye, this child had it’s whole life ahead of it to end so quickly but the parents and siblings to this child of a life time of horrific memories and replays of this day their entire life. HUG YOUR CHILDREN EXTRA TIGHT TODAY/TONIGHT, you never know what tomorrow will bring. BE KIND to one another for today could be your last and those last words to a person can either be their saving grace to be able to hold onto, or their nightmare of what was said the last time. IF you don’t have kids, HUG your significant other tight and don’t forget to tell them you love them, for those could be the last words they will ever hear or that you will ever hear from them. I’m not perfect, but I’m trying to be a better person and to appreciate each day as if it were my last, because today is a gift, tomorrow is not a promise, that is why “Today” this moment is called the “Present.”

        2. SS (Pwell Area) says:

          Or if it was in any previous accidents (which you may never know). People sell car seats at garage sales all the time.

          Swatz agree… tell those how you feel today…not after they are gone.

        3. Yup (Grandville) says:

          Good points swatz and ss.

  33. Dan says:

    Use Aloe Indy! It really works! I was out in the sun for about 3 hours too long the other day. The Aloe really helped.

  34. Dan says:

    Swartz that is a horrible story! Please everybody , be careful out there on the roads. Make EVERY attempt to eliminate all distractions when driving. My prayers are with all the family and with the man in the other vehicle!

  35. Dan says:

    The sun is coming back out, more instability? Another round of storms? Dew points and humidity right now?

  36. cliff(kzoo) says:

    been stuck at 80 for a couple hours, looks like the clouds will finally be clearing up. The air is getting juicy down here again after being cooled down by the rain this morning.

    1. fixxxer says:

      Send the warm air up this way please.

      1. Yup (Grandville) says:

        Hey Fixxx, the drought in my yard is over!

  37. cliff(kzoo) says:

    im trying sadly the clouds keep hanging around and it is calm outside, if we could get some winds from the south it would help out

  38. Tom in Alger Heights says:

    Just got back from a couple of sales appointments. I was driving through Spring Lake around 11:20. I haven’t driven through rain that hard in a bunch of years. M104 (Cleveland St / E Savidge Rd) was just about flooded out. Cars were kicking up a 10 foot sheet of water as they drove down the road. Wow!!!

  39. Carrie Goodman says:

    Lots of thunder, lightening and rain. Had a strike of lightening hit in back yard and i know have no power. Live on the marshall tekonsha line.

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      Thanks for the comment, Carrie.

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