Rain, Floods, Severe WX in U.P.July 27th, 2013 at 2:54 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Click on the pictures to enlarge. These are from the Marquette NWS facebook page. The first is from The second is a tree thru a house. Thi third from Becky Larson Sufridge is the “mothership (shelf) cloud” as a storm came into Mackinac Is. with 58 mph winds (I believe this was the same storm that tipped the truck on the Mac. Bridge). Look at these rainfall totals: 6.10″ McMillan (5.5″ in 12 hours!), 5.94″ Manistique, 5.1″ Curtis (road washouts), 4.24″ Bark River, 4.31″ Garden Corners, 4.1″ Hardwood, +3″ Newberry, 2.38″ S. Ste. Marie (up to 4.75″ for the month), 1.14″ Marquette. Ojibway on Isle Royale had a HIGH temperature of 49 on Friday! North of Lake Superior, both Upsula and Geraldton had afternoon high temperatures of 47 Friday PM. Other cool high temperatures on Friday, along with the average high if available in ( ): Houghton 59 (76), International Falls MN 57 (78), Duluth MN 61 (77), Ashland WI 61, Devils Lake ND 66 (81), Caribou ME 62 (76), Bangor ME 66 (82), Springfield MO 73 (90), Chicago 70 (84), Texarkana AR 74 (94), McAlester OK 79 (94), Boston 72 (82). Grand Rapids is now at 1.9 deg. warmer than average for July and I figure we’ll end up around +0.5 deg. for the month. All 6 of our 90-degree days came in a row from the 14th to the 19th. Rainfall Friday: 0.32″ Grand Rapids, 0.85″ Muskegon, 0.34″ Holland, 0.04″ Battle Creek with officially just a trace at the airports in Kalamazoo and Lansing. Also, check out the tall ship that ran aground in Ireland and the severe t-storm with 89 mph winds recorded at the NWS ASOS weather station at Albuquerque NM. I’m on the road today…I’ll check back in Sat. late evening. A quick note to thank the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival for sponsoring my blog this week. I’ll be there Saturday, August 3rd for the parade and fireworks show. Have a good weekend. Add: Cool mammatus pic. from the U.P.