Severe Risk – Friday UpdateJune 27th, 2013 at 7:00 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Friday morning update. These are the SPC Severe Weather Risk Areas for today, tomorrow and the Sunday. (click the links to read the discussions for each day). We are in the General Thunderstorm Outlook for today and much of the area is included in the Saturday Outlook as well. While an isolated severe report is possible, the areal coverage would be so limited as to warrant keeping us in the General Outlook. Here’s severe storm reports from Thursday. We were surrounded, with severe reports to our NW-W-S-E-NE. You can see the effect of Lake Michigan. With a west wind, the more stable air downwind from the lake limited thunderstorm development over West Michigan. Here’s storm reports from Tuesday. There were quite a few wind damage reports, esp. from Branch Co. If you look at the Storm Reports from Monday you can see the (mainly) wind damage reports across Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. We are just in the General Thunderstorm Outlook for Fri. and Sat. If you keep track of monthly rainfall, leave a comment and let us know how much you’ve had.
Check out the GRR NWS discussion and the latest surface map. Check out Regional radar to see the rain across the Great Lakes. Here’s GRR radar, local lightning data, meso-discussions and current watches from SPC and a satellite loop. Here’s current Michigan temperatures, National lightning data and the latest discussion from GRR NWS. Here’s National Storm Reports for today and yesterday. Here’s a live pic. of the beach at Grand Haven, Here’s the latest Grand Rapids NWS discussion.