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