Storms Weds. Night

August 21st, 2013 at 2:24 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

1630 UTC Day 1 Outlook  Mesoscale Discussion out for W. Michigan!!   T-Storm popped up fast on the shore in Oceana Co.  Already showing 43,000 foot top and 1″ hail aloft!  WOW!!  Slight Risk  Area snow extended into W. Michigan north of Muskegon!!   Check out the satellite loop of the storms in Wisconsin and the U.P.  One more quick link:  When the forecaster realizes “Small Craft Advisories” just won’t cut it.   The Storm Prediction Center has most of Wisconsin and a portion of NW Lake Michigan in the Slight Risk Area for isolated severe storms this PM and night.  There’s a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for much of the U.P. and northern Wisconsin.   Lots of hail reports in the U.P. during the mid-late afternoon.   We’ll stay dry this evening, but we will have a chance of a shower or t-shower after about 1 AM.  The storms in Wisconsin will likely weaken because of the time of day, so severe weather is unlikely here in W. Michigan.  I have the chance of rain at 60%.  We really need it.   The morning runs of the computer models printed out:  0.07″ for G.R. from the GFS-plot, 0.24″ from the NAM and the European also has 0.07″ for G.R.   Many of us will be dry both Weds. and Thurs. evening.  It looks like the next 2 weekends should have decent outdoor weather.  More on TV tonight.

Also, the high temperature at Moosinee, Ontario way up on James Bay was 90 yesterday.  At the same time it was 10 degrees cooler (80) at Key West, Florida.  Here’s nice pic. of a thunderstorm and the full moon in Florida.

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.

23 Responses to “Storms Weds. Night”

  1. Me :-) says:

    I hope you are right, Bill. About the rain and the next two weekends :-)

  2. DF (SE Mich) says:

    When I was looking for the current temp in Ann Arbor I noticed there was a gust of 84 mph at 9am… the MD-80 from Flint must have made an appearance at the Ann Arbor airport… although I think the runway is a bit short.

    08:53 SW 3 G 84 4.00 Fog/Mist

  3. Zach says:

    Mesodiscussion, Watch possible for MI/WI

  4. INDY says:

    Bill rock thee Rapids tonight I hope u will be there!! INDYY

  5. Got showers poping up in Hillsdale, Lenawee, and Oakland Counties

  6. DF (SE Mich) says:

    LOL, the UP bot

  7. Zach says:

    Nice sized hail out of those storms in the UP

    1. Zach says:

      And your from South East Michigan… so?

      1. Zach says:

        Met for DF

  8. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    *SIGH* those storms out in Wi looks so nice!! WOW sure wish we could and would get those tonight as they continue to build but Lk, Michigan Storm Shredder and I believe CAPE won’t allow us for those nice beautiful storms to come out way into our much parched dried out area. What a tease!!

  9. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    We will see very little rain and no severe weather!

  10. Jack says:

    Hey Bill, Here is a Cue.. For The Big old ” ROMANTIC ” Full Moon Tonight ,as You stated at 6:15 pm ! It’s from 1975, It’s Called LOVE ON THE MOON !! Give it a Listen if Your Up to IT !! Enjoy, Lord Willing I’ll see Ya Tommorow at The. B.B.Q……… ;-)

  11. Barb says:

    Came back from up north today–much drier in northern lower even than here. All the grass/crops are brown except where they’ve had irrigation. There was a story on 9/10 news last night about a sizable grass fire along US 131 near Cadillac.

  12. Scott E (Jamestown) says:

    I thought something might pop… seeing some good tall storm clouds building off to the NW

  13. Scott E (Jamestown) says:

    Now lightning and thunder coming in off the lake

    1. Jack says:

      Bring It…. WE are OVER~DUE, For a Night of ” TRACKING ” Storms !!! Put YOUR TRACK- SHOES ON……Stay Cued!!! ;-)

      1. ~Sherry~ Comstock Park says:

        Cued and ready for something….anything!!!!

  14. Cort S. says:

    These storms popping up over Lake Michigan are based off moisture transport at about 7,000 feet. Plenty of instability (CAPE) for air at that height.

  15. Scott E (Jamestown) says:

    Storms keep building… hoping we are in for a pretty good show tonight

  16. Shawn L. says:

    Lots of lightning here in Muskegon. C’mon rain we need it.

  17. ~Sherry~ Comstock Park says:

    Can we really hope to hear the sound of thunder??

    1. Jack says:

      Yes, It Would be GRRREAT!!!! To Hear Some “EAR- Candy “…. 2 Nite!! Stay Cued….. EAR- WISE …. WOOOOOOOO Oooooooo ….Ready… ??? :-)

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