Friday PM StormsJuly 19th, 2013 at 12:11 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
9:15 PM Friday – A thunderstorm northeast of Big Rapids will move toward Alma. A shower near Mears will move toward Muskegon Co. A developing area of showers and storms extends from Ionia Co. to just north of Chicago. South of that line is the best chance of storms tonight, esp. along I-94. Picture is tree down on 52nd in Wyoming. Here’s the discussion from the Storm Prediction Center. The updated discussion from SPC continues the Slight Risk Area, with only a 2% tornado risk (within 25 miles of a point), 15% wind and 15% hail. It was hot and windy, gusts to 30-36 mph in G.R., Holland, Fremont and Muskegon. The high was a record 96 in G.R. and 97 at the Regional Airport in Holland. The water temp. at Grand Haven was 79 this AM. Saturday and Sunday look dry, pleasant and less humid. We’ll have a chance of a shower or t-shower again on Monday. HEAT ADVISORY for this evening. (visible satellite loop). (radar here). We are in the General Thunderstorm Outlook for this PM. See the severe weather thread below for more on the severe threat for Friday. 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.