Scattered Showers/Storms Sunday PM – Wednesday

July 6th, 2013 at 2:31 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local   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.

32 Responses to “Scattered Showers/Storms Sunday PM – Wednesday”

  1. fixxxer says:

    Whats with all of these clouds coming north from the gulf latley? Is there a large storm sytem in place?

    1. Cort S. says:

      Yeah, basically the jet stream pattern has been stuck in a big, wavy pattern for the last week or so. There was a big ridge in the west, responsible for all the heat out there, and a big trough over the east, including Michigan. The east coast states have seen a lot of rain in the last week, with all that air at the bottom of the trough in the Gulf of Mexico streaming northeast-ward.

      The amplified, wavy pattern is slowly flattening out, but there remains a skinny trough that is approximately over the Mississippi River, and the Bermuda High is also edging into the eastern United States now. The clockwise flow around that Bermuda High is that summertime “ring of fire” pattern, where all that moist air from the Gulf of Mexico streams north and then around the Bermuda High, touching off showers and thunderstorms. Here is the current jet stream map: http://www.intellicast.com/National/Wind/JetStream.aspx

  2. Ed (Coloma) says:

    Just got a quick heavy downpour.

  3. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    GR will not see any 90 degree highs this entire summer. i love it! Lets hope the below average temps and above average precip rolls right into this winter!

    1. Jack says:

      I say G.R. Will Hit 90, 3 to 4 Times , Yet this SUMMER !!! Stay Cued… ;-)

  4. Barry in Zeeland says:

    To humid for working today. 12 hours working in 110 degree heat indoors has wiped me out. Can’t wait for the days with the dew points in the 40′s and 50′s.

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Agree, hate that humidity.

  5. Barb says:

    It reached 89 in Cheboygan today. Very warm & humid, even 80 crossing the Mackinac Bridge.

    1. Brad says:

      Imagine if that high pressure ridge was parked over Michigan right now. We won’t have to worry- it will be here again soon, whether it’s this year or next. The climate is changing rapidly.

      1. Brian(Grandville) says:

        Face palm as usual.

      2. Wmi says:

        Drink some kool-aid

      3. Bill Steffen says:

        Go here and look at the 2 graphs: http://blogs.woodtv.com/2011/01/25/january-temp-by-decade/ January temperatures in G.R. are pretty much identical to what January temperatures were 100 years ago…remarkable stable climate.

  6. Clarence says:

    Its perfect for cat fishing. I caught a 25 inch one that even made my wife look small. But my dumb son keeps saying he cat fishes on his phone and catches lots of big hogs. he is an idiot like his mother. What is the biggest one you all caught ?

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      42 inch, 28 lb. king salmon on the P.M. is my biggest fish.

  7. INDY says:

    Hey Blogers Fixxer is calling for more rain today….. He needs to stop! Sundays best INDYY…….

  8. Dan says:

    Big surprise there with the fixxxer, Not! We ALL are Bill’s Blog! Did I miss the ice cream party for all of Bill’s Bloggers? The air kind of hits you in the face this morning! I’m not complaining, I’ll take the humidity any day!

  9. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    I hit 86 Friday and 87 yesterday. Looks like mid to upper 80′s through at least Wednesday.

    It’s hot in northern Michigan. Traverse City hit 89 Friday and 90 degrees yesterday. Alpena hit 91 degrees yesterday.

  10. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    Looks like the UP and the East side of the state will get the goods again.

  11. Dan says:

    I think, GR hit about 85 for a high yesterday. We had a brief pop up shower move through early this am. Currently, dew point is just about 70 and the air temp is about 73

    1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      GR hit 86 yesterday

  12. AlleganJoe says:

    Overcast sky here in Ye Allegan. Wouldn’t surprise me if a brief shower happened. :)

  13. Mike Geukes says:

    Lake Michigan 2012-2013 Surface Temperature Comparison (Updated 7/6/13)
    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=mkx&storyid=95844&source=0

    1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      Yep 2012 was hot! 2013 water temps right in line with average so far.

  14. Dan says:

    Lake Michigan water temps below average right now. GR still looking for their first 90 degree day of this season. Not everything is warm, Tyler! Please don’t post any Wikipedia info, that is not accurate!

    1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      Not accurate? Lk Michigan temps look to be a smidge above average if anything.

      http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/mkx/2013/lakemi_avgsfctemps_currentvsave19922012.gif

      And GR didn’t top out at 85 yesterday.

      You’re 0 for 2 today.

  15. Dan says:

    I said Wikipedia is not accurate and you seem to reference them quite a bit. Plus, GR s weather is different than what you are getting. Lets talk accuracy shall we? Temps for the oceans, ring any bells, Tyler? Lake Michigan temps Have been cooler than average! Must I tell you again? Not everything is as warm as you say it is!

  16. INDY says:

    Travis drives to GR for our temps…He loves Grand Rapids home of Bills blog, Bill Steffens….INDYY..

  17. Watchman Tyler (Kentwood 28th/Patterson) says:

    The GRR NWS doesnt seem too confident on storms this week

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Whats new. They will diminish just west of us, and reform to the east.

  18. dereks says:

    We’ve got an 1/2″ of rain in Vestaburg.

  19. Mary says:

    A ball of fire was seen flying in the northern sky south of stanton.

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