July 20th, 2013 at 12:54 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

butterfly   We have a few showers/t-showers that have developed in W. Montcalm and Mecosta Counties east to Saginaw Bay.  Satellite view here.    There will be a chance of a shower/t-shower this PM, mainly east of US 131 and north of I-96.   At midday, temperatures are in the low-mid 80s.  Dew points have dropped quite a bit.  Yesterday, dew points were in the low 70s.  At noon, the dew point was 55 in G.R., 54 at Holland.  The higher dew points to the southeast will go down some this afternoon (at noon the dew point is still 65 in Marshall and 67 in Coldwater).  Rainfall was sparse over much of the area, and highest along I-94 (1.86″ Marshall, 1.75″ Battle Creek, 1.70″ Albion, 1.6″ Hanover (Jackson Co.) and 1.35″ at Bellevue.  Much of the area had strong winds (G. 59 Kalamazoo, 54 G.R. Airport, 51 mph downtown G.R.  There was a swath of scattered wind damage across S. Ottawa and S. Kent Co. and along I-94.   We had 6 consecutive days over 90 degrees and 6 nights with lows of 70 or higher.  Including today, G.R. will be 3.8 deg. warmer than average for July with generally average temps. for much of the rest of this month.  Rainfall has been variable.  Grand Rapids has had 1.45″ of rain this month, or 38% of the total average for July.  Battle Creek has had 3.61″ of rain this month or 107% of the total July average.  The water temperature of Lake Michigan this AM was 78 in Grand Haven and 79 in Saugatuck.  Here’s current conditions and a satellite pic of Michigan.

48 Responses to “Weekend”

  1. Brian(Grandville) says:

    Thermometer in the shade @ mom and dad’s place in Byron Center reads 90. What the hell man.

  2. Ned S. (Now in South Holland) says:

    In the Holland area, we received no rain from the cold front. It’s getting pretty dry here.

    1. LarryBC says:

      Friday 7 PM got a deluge in Byron Center

  3. michael g (SE GR) says:

    WORLDWIDE temps July 1 to July 20, -.13*C

    Down one here from our high of 86*. Does feel less humid out there now.

    1. Cliff (Scotts) says:

      Ohh no were going into massive global cooling now, which of corse is because of the drastic global warming blah blah blah I’m Travis

  4. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    nice steady moderate rain at this moment, been raining a little over 5min now

    1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      LOL, and now it’s done. Just enough to get the concrete wet but nothing to give the greens much needed drink

      1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

        And dumping again, LOL! Just a cloud burst

    2. Vincent(N.E.Kent CO) says:

      Raining here also. Yesterday I brought stuff in because it was suppose to rain and it never did. Today I put the stuff back out and it rains. HMMM??

      1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

        Like I said, either mother nature has the last word or the last laugh and apparently she’s having a good old last laugh

        1. Jack says:

          WOW, Look who is getting ” The GOODS” as In RAIN!! Not 1 Single Drop HERE last nite, or Today Yet….. Yes, I Am COVETING.. My North NEIGHBORS RAIN!!!!! LOOLO…..stay Cued ;-)

        2. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          It’s raining it’s pouring the old man is snoring!! And my birds are LOVING it, standing tall and still in the rain with their necks stretch out to heavens gates.

        3. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          I won’t complain about no thunder the grass is hopefully getting happy and my flock is really, really happy

        4. Jack says:

          Oh Sure,Swatzoo….”Rub it In”… All Little More !! I need some of that There, ” Liquid Gold”…… Staying CUED…. 4 Rain Drops…Soon I Hope! ;-)

        5. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          CUE for you Jack….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VILWkqlQLWk

        6. Jack says:

          Hey, Swatzoo…The Cue didn’t Work on My ( iPad 1)… What was theee Cue?

        7. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          CUE: Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head

        8. Jack says:

          Thanks Swatzoo, Here is a Cue, for What I’m Doing Today !! SPIN:: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p92xXdKjasI. TURN IT UP!!!!

        9. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          Great song Jack and very fitting, I will PFR with you for you, we got some yes but we need a whole lot more to put a dent into the dry ground but appreciative for what we got and still may get.

  5. Stephen (North Muskegon) says:

    Why is it so hot out? Was that cold front just a myth or what? still have the air cranked

    1. Cort S. says:

      It’s taking two cold fronts to bring in relief:


      1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

        Had nice bursts of rain a bit ago went from 84 to 69 up here, ahhhhhh nice and comfy

        1. Cort S. says:

          You can see the outflow boundary that those showers laid down across Kent County:


          (Look for the thin, green line that is most noticeable across Barry and Eaton counties.)

          Right now, it looks like the eastern third of Kent County is in the refreshing rain-cooled air. But the prevailing NW winds are keeping that boundary from spreading westward.

  6. fixxxer says:

    Lol…@ the “cold” front.

    1. michael g (SE GR) says:

      Lol @ you putting Lol in every post. Fix = 13 year old girl.

      1. Brad says:

        If there’s grass on the field, play ball…

        1. Brian(Grandville) says:

          I Can’t believe you posted that.

        2. Brad says:

          If there’s no grass on the field, assume it was mowed.

          (Everything’s fair game when it comes to fixxxer).

  7. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    Ok, that was a short cool off, now it’s 80 dew point at 68 humidity 78%, it certainly feels muggy again.

  8. Slimjim says:

    It’s cloudy and temps are in the upper 70′s to low 80′s here in KC it’s been very dark off to the West all afternoon but no rain here as of yet. After seeing the Tigers lose 1-0 last night it’s off to a casino ( my wife likes to go, I don’t care for them) and then tommarow we will head back home. By that time it will be nice and cool in GR.

  9. Nathan says:

    I am still figuring out how to comment on your FB page. I know where to type it, I just can’t find the submit button! I’m getting there :p

    1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      Ok I finally did it! Now back onto the weather topic… Today did not feel any better to me.

      1. Brian(Grandville) says:

        Your gonna love tomorrow morning Nathan. A/C will be going off, and windows will be opened before bed time tonight.

        1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

          We will see about that Brian because I actually enjoy being cold :)

  10. Zach says:


    I think WOODTV should do some investigating on how stupid/greedy the people are who operate the festivals at the Arcadia Festival site in Downtown Kalamazoo. They kept going last night during the severe weather warning selling beer, playing live music and it could of very easily ended badly.

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      At the same time people should not be so naive as to stick around outside, knowing and seeing lightning, and a potential weather threat moving in. Common sense tells me get inside, but that’s just me.

  11. Brian(Grandville) says:

    W. Ishpeming reporting a temp of 55, and a dewpoint of 14!

  12. Cliff (Scotts) says:

    Bill I hope the mobile app 8 day forecast is wrong, says Monday is suppose to be 94 lol

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      The mobile app is a joke. Continuous problems and no resolution.

      1. mart (gr) says:

        indeed, I have used the browser on my phone to access woodtv8 ever since the app was changed many months ago

  13. Jerry hoag says:

    Man this weather is for the birds!! I am moving!! If I want to be stripped of good boomers I might as well live in Alaska!! When I lived in Arizona when it rained, IT RAINED!!! And the Habooms were AWESOME!!! These 5 minutes t-showers SUCK!!! I remember when we would get a storm and IT WOULD STORM!!! Lately Grand Rapids has been getting slapped in the face or something!!!

    Mother Nature give use a break and give us a HUGE BOOMER THAT LAST MORE THAN 5 MINUTES (and I don’t mean 6 minutes-either,lol)VIVID LIGHTNING, VERY LOUD THUNDER, GOOD SIZE HAIL, SOME FUNNEL CLOUDS TO CHASE OR LOOK AT, SOME PRETTY STRONG WINDS(but not a lot of damage) AND SOME HEAVY RAINS. Please???????????????

    1. Jerry hoag says:

      RIGHT INDY AND JACK??????????

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

        You’re crazy.

    2. Well Jerry, I guess you could move or something. Here in Greenville (and surrounding areas) I’ve had many storms this year alone. Here’s some of my YouTube videos of them.

      4/9/13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sS3BptOV5s

      4/30/13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaP18zXijUk

      5/20/13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qk2I22RRmM

      6/17/13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBc5-8Eh05U

      6/28/13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nVjmX1nVEA

      7/9/13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFzL1EMBDAY


    3. Well Jerry, I guess you could move or something. Here in Greenville (and surrounding areas) I’ve had many storms this year alone. Here’s some of my YouTube videos of them.

      4/9/13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sS3BptOV5s

      4/30/13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaP18zXijUk

      1. Here’s some more (since my comment with all the links in one is still awaiting moderation)

        5/20/13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qk2I22RRmM

        6/17/13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBc5-8Eh05U

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