Dry 2nd half of the week

July 9th, 2013 at 1:50 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local    Very slight chance of a shower or t-shower this Weds. AM until the front passes.  It’s been a warm early morning, with the temperatures at 3 am still 80 at my house.  Drier and slighty cooler weather on the way for the next several days, very pleasant.  (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.

76 Responses to “Dry 2nd half of the week”

  1. Scott (robinson twsp) says:

    I’m going with 20% chance it’ll hit Grand Haven. Lol. Guess I’ll mow the lawn tomorrow.

  2. TomKap (Michigan St. & Fuller) Grand Rapids says:

    Pretty big storms hitting near Traverse right now.

  3. Mike Geukes says:

    Day 2 Slight Risk for us
    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk.html

    GREAT LAKES AREA…AT LEAST A COUPLE OF MCSS WILL LIKELY BE ONGOING
    EARLY TUESDAY INCLUDING PORTIONS OF ND INTO NRN MN AND ANOTHER
    FARTHER SOUTH ACROSS PORTIONS OF IA AND SRN MN. THE IA MCS WILL
    EXIST IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LEAD /PARTIALLY CONVECTIVELY ENHANCED/
    VORT MAX AND ITS ATTENDANT STRONGER WIND FIELDS. CURRENT
    OBSERVATIONS SHOW RICH LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE ALREADY IN PLACE OVER THE
    MID MS VALLEY AND GREAT LAKES REGION WITH UPPER 60S TO AROUND 70
    DEWPOINTS. SOME UNCERTAINTY EXISTS REGARDING THE DEGREE OF
    DOWNSTREAM DESTABILIZATION OVER THE GREAT LAKES GIVEN POTENTIAL FOR
    AREAS OF WIDESPREAD CLOUDS. HOWEVER WITH RICH MOISTURE IN
    PLACE…EVEN MODEST DIABATIC WARMING OF THE BOUNDARY LAYER WILL
    SUPPORT MODERATE INSTABILITY WITH 1500-2000 J/KG MLCAPE POSSIBLE
    FROM WI INTO MI. POTENTIAL WILL EXIST FOR STORMS TO INTENSIFY AS THE
    MCV AND ONGOING MCS INTERACT WITH THE DESTABILIZING ATMOSPHERE.
    STRONGER VERTICAL SHEAR ACCOMPANYING THE MCV WILL SUPPORT ORGANIZED
    STORMS INCLUDING BOWING SEGMENTS AND EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS WITH
    DAMAGING WIND…LARGE HAIL AND PERHAPS A COUPLE TORNADOES. A
    CONDITIONAL RISK ALSO EXISTS FOR A MORE WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WIND
    EVENT.

  4. Laurie Barszewski says:

    Should I take the kids to Michigan’s Adventure today? I’d hate to waste 3-4 hours under an umbrella!

    1. Skot says:

      Funny comment. Water Park, Umbrella……chuckle snort.

      1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

        LOL every time we’ve gone to MA we’d check the forecast, would be about 20% chance of t-storms we’d get there and severe storms always rolled in, it’s like a Murphy’s Law storm attractor, LOL!

        1. Bruiseviolet says:

          Same thing happens to us every year too! Lol

  5. marianne says:

    thank you, mother nature, for a truly amazingly low water bill this year… :D

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      I agree – I haven’t had to put my sprinklers out yet!

  6. Barb says:

    I’m glad it’s raining at home today. Keeps me from worrying about my plants.

  7. DF (SE Mich) says:

    Mindy will be disappointed that all of South and West Michigan have been added back to the slight risk area… or maybe happy that the SPC keeps changing their minds.

  8. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    Nice line coming over the lake, kind of surprised since they said it wouldn’t be until after 10pm tonight. My son is having a 7 on 7 with his football practice up in Big Rapids at 4:30pm, I wonder if they’ll get rained out or what will happen. Howard City & Big Rapids North have been the sweet spot for storms and South, SW, SE, E of Grand Rapids

  9. Yup (Grandville) says:

    Oh boy, my kids have swim boot camp tonight. Hope there is a lull in the action at 7.

  10. Zach says:

    Mesodiscussion

    Watch possible for us

    http://mesodiscussion.com/view/20131358/

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

      Part of me thinks a watch will be issued south of GR

      1. Jeff (Richland) says:

        If there is a watch it will not be for anyone in the GRR warning area.

        1. Zach says:

          Jeff I could see Van buren, Kalamazoo and Calhoun included

        2. Jeff (Richland) says:

          There’s absolutely nothing moving towards Kzoo and the HRRR also shows nothing developing.

      2. Zach says:

        I’d agree

  11. INDY says:

    YEAAA WEATHER AT NOON SAID 8PM TONIGHT THEY ARE A FEW HOURS OFF!! INDYY..

  12. Nicole in Wyoming (formerly in Kentwood) says:

    Grr supposed to have a baseball game at valley field in GR at 5:15. Not looking too promising. We have a big tournament this weekend too so we really need to play this game since we have ha a week off!

  13. INDY says:

    Storms getting stronger as they get closer to shore T-storm warnings up coming!!!! INDY

    1. Jeff (Richland) says:

      Negative

      1. INDY says:

        Richland is a long was away from shore come again?? INDYY..

        1. Jeff (Richland) says:

          I read what you wrote, I am saying there will not be any warnings issued. Hope as we might, ingredients are just not there for severe weather today, the forecast has failed us as usual. It’s already been modified many times in the last couple days.

  14. Jeff (Richland) says:

    Look at the HRRR link Bill posted. Most of us will not see any rain today or tonight and the extended forecast is dry. Time to break out the sprinklers, my lawn is already on the verge of beginning to brown.

    1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      If my memory serves me Indy you did mention by 4pm today, or 7pm but 4pm rings a louder bell in my memory storage we shall see if they do hold of break up and split. Chase has football up in Big Rapids at 4:30

      1. INDY says:

        U guys will be seeing a nice line of storms roll right over u swatzze on your way to Big Rapids …..INDYY..

        1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          I won’t be going, I have an MRI for my back yet AGAIN!! So Chase is getting a ride. He should be able to see some action.

        2. SS (Pwell Area) says:

          Is Big Rapids going to get in on the storms? Many people up there with horses for racing today.

        3. Jeff (Richland) says:

          No one besides the Indina border counties will see any significant.

        4. SS (Pwell Area) says:

          Thanks Jeff. They raced @ noon and race again tonite!!

  15. Fennville bummer says:

    just looking at the wunderground radar the storm split and will go north and south of me. Like normal.

  16. INDY says:

    Blogers in Kent county get your yard picked up now….40-50 mph winds a coming,,,INDYY…

  17. Wolverdog says:

    Storms with interesting motion along boarder counties in sw lower Mi

  18. INDY says:

    yaaaa step outside u can smell rain in Grand rapids its coming….BIG BOOMS AND LIGHTNNING ZOOMS!! INDYY..

  19. Jerrod (Hartford) says:

    Dry in Hartford so far, but I can’t say the same for Paw Paw and Mattawan right now…vigorous storms over that way. I could hear the thunder outside from probably 8-10 miles east.

  20. Jeff(Northern Ionia County / Muir) says:

    Everyone I talk to seems to think we are not going to get much out of this. But as i look at the radar it looks as if it is heaed right for GR/Ionia area. Whats everyones thoughts?

    1. INDY says:

      YEAA Jeff facts Gr, Ionia will see over a inch of rain out of this it’s coming….INDYY..

  21. INDY says:

    Hey Richland Jeff nothing strong along the border my friend….INDYY

    1. Jack says:

      Indy, Indy, He’s our Man!!! If He can’t PREDICT ( weeks in advance) When Storms are COMING, Nobody CAN !!! He’s BILLS BEST, Forget THEEEEEE REST !!!!! Stay Cued, and Tuned, and Get Ready 2 Rack, Track, Stack, and Rock N Roll !!!!! Sprite TIME !!!!!!! ;-)

  22. Dan says:

    Are we going to get the storms this time?

  23. Fennville bummer says:

    our wonderful lake is killing them again

    1. Skot says:

      i dont see that

      1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

        It’s odd it’s either the lake that kills them or it’s the inland that does especially one they hit the wall of Kent County

      2. Fennville bummer says:

        The main line is breaking up and not near as strong as it was before it hit the lake

        1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          Figured but not surprised at all, MAYBE and that is a BIG MAYBE it will strengthen as it comes into this humidity.

        2. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          Nope just looked at radar WOW has it weakened A LOT!!

  24. SBPortage002 says:

    Thunder, lightning and heavy rain now here in Portage.

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

    There wont be any good storms, just much needed rain

  26. SS (Pwell Area) says:

    Hearing thunder…

  27. Ben (Kalamazoo) says:

    I’m seeing, funnels…

  28. Wolverdog says:

    Small shelf forming south of Kzoo. Good wind, heavy rain.

  29. Red in Allegan Co. says:

    Hearing thunder now and there really isn’t anything to terribly close to me yet.

    1. SBPortage002 says:

      It is all south in Kalamazoo County and southward. Getting loud thunder claps here.

      1. SBPortage002 says:

        And still heavy rain falling.

  30. Fennville bummer says:

    I94 and south is the place to be this year. seems like the last few years they have been moving north but i bet it will be a couple more before anything north of that

    1. SBPortage002 says:

      I haven’t seen many sprinklers in operation around these parts this year, for sure.

  31. Ben (Kalamazoo) says:

    Regarding my earlier funnels comment, I did see what appeared to be funnels. Fast forming and fast dissipating. At one point a rather large cloud passed over, rotating in a counter clock-wise fashion, though it could have just been clouds crossing each other, giving off a rotating type effect.

  32. Redd_Leader (Hamilton) says:

    I’ve recorded .6″ so far this month. By the looks of this system I won’t even break the 1″ mark.
    I anticipate less than 1/4 inch this evening. And my grass is already brown as clay, so the lawnmower will be staying in the garage!

  33. Trixie says:

    Does anyone really know what is going to happen storm wise? Just curious

  34. SBPortage002 says:

    Severe Thunderstorm Warning for eastern Kalamazoo County.

  35. kwood says:

    POURING

  36. Ben (Kalamazoo) says:

    Dangerous lightning here downtown. 1-3 strikes every few minutes. And by strikes, I mean literal hitting the ground, cars, buildings. I’ve never seen lightning like this, not since being to Lightning Valley in Florida.

  37. GunLakeDeb says:

    OMG. I noticed that it was getting dark, and clicked on Wunderground’s radar: nothing near us. Then the phone rang and I picked it up – as I did that, the sky opened up and DUMPED rain!!!!!!! On my car with the open windows…… :-(

    Soaked, after making the mad dash to raise the windows, I was angry for having just checked the radar and nothing was near us, so I went to NOAA’s radar, which shows some angry little “red” cells popping up along US131. Why the heck didn’t those show on Wunderground’s radar??

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      They aren’t showing up on WOOD’s radar, either.

      1. SBPortage002 says:

        I call it Mother Nature’s Super Soaker…LOL

        1. Gun Lake Deb says:

          And apparently that short downpour was all we’re going to get. Crud. I’ll be dragging sprinklers around at work tomorrow.

  38. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    Just simple boring rain but much needed rain, would have been nice if those heavy cells stayed together but the Kent County Wall was to strong again

    1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      10min later, all is done.

  39. Fennville bummer says:

    Well all but the very southern counties are out of the slight risk for today

  40. Clara says:

    A little darker here in Cascade, but no rain yet. I just went to roll up my car windows, just in case. I’ve had to ride home on a wet seat before, I definitely don’t want to do that again!

  41. Yup (Grandville) says:

    Good downpour int kentwood.

  42. Zach says:

    Not sure where to stick this but Mesodiscussion for possible watch up to the Michigan/IN Border right now

    http://mesodiscussion.com/view/20131367/

  43. Zach says:

    new watch is likely for southern lower mi

    http://mesodiscussion.com/view/20131368/

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