Few PM Showers/T-Storms

July 15th, 2013 at 3:04 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local     Pretty spectacular color to the sky for a while around sunset last night…yellow with a hint of green…that’s due to sunset, the very humid air and the type of cloud that the sun is hitting.   HEAT ADVISORY – Noon today thru Weds. Night (and maybe into Thurs.).    95 degrees in G.R. officially Monday afternoon, tying the record high for the day with July15th in 2006, 1995, and 1898.  No Clean Air Action days today or tomorrow.   (visible satellite loop). (radar here). We are in the General Thunderstorm Outlook for the next couple days.  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.

Also, July 15 and Hudson Bay is still about 20% ice-covered.

101 Responses to “Few PM Showers/T-Storms”

  1. Jack says:

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  2. kentwoodchicken says:

    BWWAAK! Will today be the day the chicken can fry eggs on the sidewalk?! Stay tuned!

  3. michael g (SE GR) says:

    Up early to get my run in while it’s “cool”. 74* with a heat index of 80*. Yuck.

    1. michael g (SE GR) says:

      Well, that sucked.

      1. Brad (Lawrence) says:

        I bet.

  4. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Wow GR hit 95?! A lot hotter than all the forecasts I saw.

  5. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    NWS is liking my chances for big storms Friday:

    These storms will have the potential to become severe unless convective debris from the previous night can inhibit surface heating. Greatest threat looks to be damaging winds as hodographs become fairly straight-lined above 950mb. Strong updrafts would also carry potential for large hail, but falling LCL heights and shear in the lowest levels could carry a threat for supercells and possibly even tornadoes.

    1. GRR didn’t seem to think our chance of severe was great- at least not great enough to mention it.

  6. Jeff (Richland) says:

    Got a whopping 1/10″ at my house. Sprinklers are going full tilt and all the farmers are watering their fields around my house, just can’t seem to catch any decent rain for the life of me.

  7. Cliff (Scotts) says:

    Anyone know of a good backyard weather station to get that does rainfall as well?

  8. cindymh says:

    Just curious . . . what constitutes a ‘clean air action’ day and what does not? I would thing this string of hot days would qualify . . .

  9. Joseph says:

    For a clean air action day, it not only has to be hot and humid, but the winds should be low, and there needs to be a reasonably high amount of pollutants in the air (a high “air quality index”).

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