Chance Shower/T-Shower This Thursday PM

June 27th, 2013 at 7:29 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local 1 AM – Still some showers around Alma to Midland, but pretty much everything else has faded out with the loss of the day’s heat.   Gust to 77 mph at Gary, Indiana airport, 55 mph at Midway, 48 mph at O’Hare.  Here’s storm reports from NE IllinoisSE. Wisconsin, NE Wisconsin and E. Michigan.  There are spots where water is 4 feet deep on roads in Ann Arbor, Near Pontiac and SE of Saginaw where they report 5″ of rain!  Auburn Hills has had +3.4″ and 1 1/2″ at Ann Arbor.   3/4″ rain in NE Montcalm Co.   Here’s the latest Mesoscale Discussion from SPC for our area.  They say 40% chance of a watch.  I’m not as keen on severe as they are.  One t-storm has come into Berrien Co. – no reports of anything severe with that.    Nice windshift – outflow boundary came west all the way to downtown G.R. with the wind shifting from WNW to ENE.  Storms were back-backing to the west.   A handful of  hail reports with the storms east of US 127 and also in E. Wisconsin.  Here’s regional radar.  We did get a report of small hail in Webberville near Lansing.  The chance of rain is still there, but the odds of rain this early evening in West Michigan in any one spot is probably only about 20-25% – so, most of the golf leagues and softball games should be OK.  Nice temperature gradient.  At 4 PM it’s 84 in G.R. and Kalamazoo and just 70 on the beach at S. Haven and Muskegon.  From Earlier:    There is slightly less of a chance of rain at the lakeshore (between S. Haven and Silver Lake in Oceana Co.) and a little higher chance of rain tomorrow as you head east toward US 127 (Mt. Pleasant, Lansing, Jackson).  We’ll continue a chance of a shower or thundershower on Friday and Saturday.  Sunday and Monday may be dry.  Temperatures most days next week will be upper 70s to low 80s (cooler near Lake Michigan).  We still do not have a 90-degree day in the next 8 days.  The radar graphic here on this thread should update automatically.  Check out Storm Total Rainfall (until they reset it).   Portage Lake near Kalamazoo has risen over a foot.  They’ve had 8″ of rain this month.  A couple locations in southern Barry Co. have also had 8″ of rain this month.   Come on back to the blog for radar and the links.   The overnight European model says at least a little rain each day the rest of this week   It keeps us dry Sunday and Monday.  See the thread below for severe weather.   As of Weds., June monthly totals:  Kalamazoo 5.16″, Grand Rapids 4.44″ (+10.38″ for the year), Lansing 4.36″, 4.26″ Muskegon.  The water temperature made 73 Weds.  at Saugatuck. 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.

149 Responses to “Chance Shower/T-Shower This Thursday PM”

  1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Well another day of no rain and temps well below 90 degrees. Imagine that? The forecast for this week was temps around 90 degrees with rain almost every day? I have received about .2 inches of rain all week. Keep the average to below average temperatures coming! Also keep the severe storms and tornadoes away from West Michigan. I love it!! Lets hope that we see plenty of below average temperatures this winter!

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      Who’s forecast was “temps. around 90 degrees”? I don’t see a 90 thru at least 7/5.

    2. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Lol, first mention on winter :)

    3. Paul says:

      rocky, you’re a dick.

      1. carrie (byron center) says:

        Seriously can we avoid talk about winter for at least a few more weeks!

        1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          How about for the next several months!

        2. fixxxer says:

          how about we skip winter all together.

      2. Brian(Grandville) says:

        A bit uncalled for, I don’t get your reason?

      3. fixxxer says:

        lol did you just figure this out paul?

      4. Mark (East Lansing) says:

        Classy, as always.

    4. fixxxer says:

      back off you meds again?

      1. fixxxer says:

        ^ i meant this for rj.

  2. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    Hearing thunder to the NW of me :-) Will I see it we shall…..”Probably not see”. It’s already weakening the closer it gets but maybe something might give it a little bit of an umph.

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      The rain and storms have literally been everywhere but Kent, Ottawa, and parts of Allegan and Barry counties the last couple days. Watching a couple of radar sites I use, I just watch them dissolve once they come near this area. It’s almost amazing to see this happen time after time.

      1. Jessie (Caledonia) says:

        It’s really getting old.

  3. ~Sherry~ (Comstock Park) says:

    I drove home from Detroit today after the Tigers game. I decided to take what I thought would be a better route away from the city and over to Ann Arbor and up 23 to 96. I have never in my life been in rain like we ran into. It down poured for over an hour as we all were crawling along on the highway. It was so dark it was like night at times. I don’t know how much rain they had but it had to be several inches. It seemed like it took forever to get out of it. Needless to say I did not get home any quicker and it took longer than usual because of the slow speed on the highway. Oh and the Tigs lost so all in all a crazy day!

    1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      But hey Sherry you got to see one hell of a thunderstorm, you got to be in and see more action that what we are seeing here.

      1. ~Sherry~ Comstock Park says:

        Sure did Missy! Now if I only we could move some of it back this way!

  4. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Well, I live right on the border of Lake Orion and Auburn Hills, and it was a heck of storm(s) with wind, hail, lots of lightning, and of course heavy rain.

    Per spotter, Auburn Hills got 3.4″ of rain in 1.5 hour period tonight.

    We’re soaked. And probably more rain coming it looks like.

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Wow, we cant buy a drop here in Kent county. I’m guessing you got a little more than you needed over there today.

  5. Brian(Grandville) says:

    Another cell popped up just s.e. of Holland, and is moving s.e., as everything continues to divert around the G.R. metro and surrounding areas. WOW!!!

    1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      I thought it was quiet around here from last time I checked radar, I didn’t even bother to check again because I figured if they were going to hold together I would have seen action about an hour ago, and it’s dead quiet now so silence speaks volumes in this case.

      1. Brian(Grandville) says:

        How about Tiger’s troubles Jack. A season sweep for the Angles so far. Yikes! But guess who’s on the mound tomorrow night. The new ace.

        1. Jack says:

          I hear Ya Brian.. Tigers have disgusted Me Lately !! My Man MAD MAX…. 2morrow !! 12- O after 2morrow….4 sure !!!! Go MAX GO!!!!!!! :-)

        2. Hugh says:

          Troubles? Think pitching, check pitching eras

  6. mr. negative says:

    Storm proof…

  7. INDY says:

    Jimmy Leeland needs togo like a few others ….Tigers will win and Bills blog will be in better shape going into the winter run…STAY TUNED INDYY,,,

    1. Jack says:

      Hey Indy and all Tiger Fans. Anybody Remember This old Tiger Clip. ” MEOW”…::::: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wicAfGQa0-E. ;-)

    2. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Don’t think winter yet INDY, someone already got thrown under the bus for that tonight.

  8. INDY says:

    Hey Days are getting short now get outside and play this summer…Can’t wait to hang with all thee winter storm nuts on Bill’s blog…DDD DDD DDD WINTER STORM WATCH IS COMING DDD DDD DDD……….Uncle Jacks ready////INDYY..

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      LOL!!!
      You just gave fixxxer a heart attack.

      1. Jerry hoag says:

        I heard the ambulance go racing by!! And someone yelling that damn INDY!! LOL

    2. Jack says:

      Indy..Uncle JACK…DDDDDDDtests…Winter…. I’m getting 2 Fricken OLD 4the COLD, Snow ! I want and LOVE Thunder BOOOOOOMERS!!!! Stay Cued….. ;-)

      1. Jerry hoag says:

        Jack me tooooooo!! I hate the darn cold!! I am sooooooooo ready for that long over due thunderbooooooomerrrrrrrrrrrrssssssssssss!!!

        1. Jack says:

          JERRY here is CUE 4 Those SUMMER NIGHTS of S’MORES ::: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q_Xdm1ibLE. ;-)

  9. Jerry hoag says:

    INDY!!! Winter Storm Watch??!! Already??? Your ready for that weather???? We haven’t even had a derecho here in Grand Rapids yet!! Or even an awesome Thunderstorm!! A storm that last longer than 5 minutes, has lots more wind, has tons more lightning, has lots more hail, has lots of funnels, and just a bunch of crazy stuff!!!

    This Grand Rapids storm pattern we have been in now for over the past , seems like, 5 years or so IS GETTING VERY VERY VERY OLD!!! We need some exciting storms here!! People share those storms!!

    Right Indy???

    1. INDY says:

      Jerry hoag we will have a Derecho in about 3 weeks my friend STAT TUNED!! INDYY

  10. Jennifer Hesselschwerdt says:

    I was wondering if you have any idea of how many days we went here in northeastern Sparta (Camp Lake area)without rainfall of any measureable amount? Our lawn was totally burning up where it wasn’t watered…my garden is doing only so so…Thank-You for the information:-)

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      If you go here: http://www.agweather.geo.msu.edu/mawn/report.asp?fileid=spod There is rainfall data from the Sparta agricultural weather station. It says that had 0.06″ of rain in the last 20 days (not including today) and 0.28″ in the last 27 days. That’s extremely dry by Michigan standards. We had decent soil moisture before the drought, so anything deep rooted has done all right (trees), but anything with surface roots (grass, most flowers-plants) has suffered. You’re getting some decent rain today and that will be a big help.

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