Scattered Showers/Storms Sunday PM – WednesdayJuly 6th, 2013 at 2:31 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
12:30 AM Monday – Scattered showers now between Baldwin and Traverse City are moving southeast and are headed toward Mecosta, Isabella, Gratiot and E. Montcalm Counties. We had a couple of t-storms ramp up for about an hour, then diminish. One was over NE Montcalm Co., another peaked WNW of Lansing and there was another south of Kalamazoo. The GRR NWS had a high of 88 Sunday. That looked high compared to our WOOD local weather stations (which had high temps. of 85 in Jenison and 84 at Calvin College, WOOD in Heritage Hill, GVSU downtown, Allendale and at Daybreak Church in Hudsonville. Ionia’s high was 83, Lansing and Battle Creek stopped at 82 and Fremont was 84. Bilmar’s on the beach at Grand Haven was a comfortable 76. Beach water temps. at Lake Michigan are from the mid 60s to low 70s. The European model Sunday PM data gives G.R. nearly 2″ of rain Tuesday night. I’m working the evening shift…so watch me at 5, 6, 10 and 11 for my updated forecast this Monday and Tuesday. There’ will be scattered showers and storms tomorrow (Monday) with the best bet for a strong storm later Tues. night. (visible satellite loop). (radar here). We are in the General Thunderstorm Outlook each of the next 3 days. It’s not real specific, 70% of the country is in the outlook area. Timing may limit severe in our area, but heavy rain looks likely. For 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.