Severe Risk Tuesday PM/NightJuly 9th, 2013 at 1:45 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Much of SW Lower Michigan is in the Slight Risk Area for Severe Storms Tuesday night. Click here for detailed maps of the specific threat of tornadoes, large hail and wind damage. The threat area has been scaled back a little, but still includes much of our area. It’s generally south of a line from Manistee to Monroe. The main threat will be isolated wind damage. Storms are arriving earlier…with the storms over the lake heading toward the Michigan shore by 4:30 PM and the storms in the Indiana border counties at 1:45 PM moving ENE toward I-94 and beyond. The storms will exit earlier tonight and Weds. thru Sat. look dry and a little less humid. Read the radar thread above this for more information and more links. Look at the Storm Reports from Monday…gusts to 90 mph and hail bigger than baseballs in MT and the western Dakotas. This is a significant system. Check back on the blog here for updates today. In the meantime, we could see some patchy fog early this morning in this muggy air. It should be dry, warm and humid during the day today with highs in the upper 80s (upper 70s near Lake Michigan). Read the radar thread for more on this system. It should be sunny and pleasant Thurs. and Fri. (great weather for Maranda’s Park Party and the Grand Rapids Picnic Pops). If we don’t make 90 today, we’ll have a decent chance next week. Chicago (O’Hare) had 24 90-degree days up to this point last year…only one so far this year. A 7.2 magnitude e-quake hit near New Guinea. Tropical Storm Chantal will likely become a minimal hurricane, producing heavy rain, some flooding and possible landslides thru the Caribbean (esp. Hispanola) and wind up off the East Coast of Florida toward the weekend. A stronger typhoon (same thing as a hurricane) will move into China. Isolated showers and storms with higher humidity and slightly cooler temperatures in the SW U.S. Lihue, Hawaii set a record low temperature of 66 this AM.
Check out the GRR NWS discussion and the latest surface map. Check out Regional radar to see the rain across the Great Lakes. Here’s GRR radar, local lightning data, meso-discussions and current watches from SPC and a satellite loop. Here’s current Michigan temperatures, National lightning data and the latest discussion from GRR NWS. Here’s National Storm Reports for today and yesterday. Here’s a live pic. of the beach at Grand Haven, Here’s the latest Grand Rapids NWS discussion.