June 28th, 2013 at 1:05 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local  I’ll keep radar at the top of the blog, as we should see more showers and thunderstorms develop during the midday/early afternoon.  There will be a higher chance of rain as you go northeast of G.R. and a lower chance of rain during the day as you go southwest of Kent Co. near Lake Michigan, where the northwest wind will bring more stable air off Lake Michigan inland and create a rain shadow, similar to what occurred in the early afternoon Thursday when storms kept forming along US 127 in the middle of the Lower Peninsula.  I have a big speech to the African Bible Camp at the Tabernacle Church on Eastern SE at noon.  I’ll be into work a little early after I’m back from that.  I spent some time putting together a nice PowerPoint for the speech and in the process learned a few things I didn’t know about Africa and the weather of the 2nd biggest and warmest continent.   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.  Check out Storm Total Rainfall (until they reset it).   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.  Here’s storm reports from NE Illinois, SE. Wisconsin and E. Michigan.    Links for watches and warnings in the thread below this one regarding severe weather and the latest from the Storm Prediction Center.

25 Responses to “Friday”

  1. Jack says:

    FIRST! Prayers Your Way BILL, for Your Speaking at Tabernacle Church ! I believe that is Located in the Building of My Old School K-9…. Seymour Christian School ! May God Bless You and Keep You, and Open The Ears, and Hearts of The Folks To The LOVE, Mercy, and Grace..Of JESUS CHRIST.!!! In His Glorious and Gracious GRIP….Brother in Christ, JACK..:-)

    1. Jo Anne says:

      Amen, brother Jack! Keep up the good work for the Lord! Time is short and Jesus is coming soon. We hope and pray everyone on here will know that God does love them and wants them to have a home in heaven with Him. May God richly bless you, Bill…….+…….

  2. INDY says:


    1. fixxxer says:

      Some of us dont live in a tent outside. Just saying. ;)

  3. DF (SE Mich) says:

    Looks like we have an extended period of below average temps coming for the next week. Should be perfect in my opinion.

    Here are some other forecasted temps in the Las Vegas area compared to daily record highs… I am glad I am not there!
    There you go Travis, you should try it sometime =)

    1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      Figures. The day GR gets to an above average June, the temps start declining a little.

      But no complaints from me! This stretch of heat has been too much. Hard to get outside and be as active as I want to be. I’ll take upper 70′s and low 80′s any day.

      Almost 4″ of rain for me in the last 24 hours, and 1-3″ more on the way per NWS for today and tomorrow. I hope we get some sun soon.

    1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      That’s awesome!

  4. Dan says:

    It is about perfect outside! The humidity seems to be gone! I’m looking forward to temps in the 70s for this upcoming week. It also looks to get to the mid 80s around the 4th!

  5. BJ says:

    I would be interested to hear some of the information from your speech about the weather/climate of Africa. Can you post it on the blog?

  6. DF (SE Mich) says:

    Severe thunderstorm warning for me already this morning.

    1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      DF can you PLEASE stop being so selfish with those storms ;-)

      1. DF (SE Mich) says:

        Sorry about that, it wasn’t anywhere near severe so you know :)

  7. Zach says:

    Mesodiscussion for our area…. watch unlikely

    1. fixxxer says:

      You dont say?

      1. Zach says:

        I didn’t say.. the SPC did.

  8. BJ says:

    It started raining a couple minutes ago quite hard here and is still raining in NW Grand Rapids but I checked radar and nothing is showing up on radar.

  9. TrippedUpDaddy says:

    Best shot looks to be North of I-96, east of US-131.

    Tonight the rain-Nazi says “NO RAIN FOR YOU!” Grand Rapids…

    “Back of the line!”

  10. Jim S (North of Parchment) says:

    Over the course of about 15 minutes, a pop-up shower formed here in northern Kazoo County and it’s raining very hard as of 2:00 PM. No lightning though.

  11. JB NW GR says:

    BJ your right. It was raining here for 10 min. and nothing showing on radar for that 10 min. Boy can we trust the radar.

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      There is a little bit of a time delay on the radar…a matter of a few minutes usually. It’s not instantaneous.

  12. haanstar says:

    Walker area Had some rain and now sunny and I hear thunder in the distance. Odd

  13. Clara says:

    Rained here in Cascade, big fat drops that lasted all of 30 seconds.

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