Showers/Storms Tonight

August 21st, 2013 at 9:20 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local   64.87 mph at the Grand Haven Channel (Steelheaders Weather Station) 60 MPH. wind gust Measured at Muskegon water filteration plant, 48 mph at the Muskegon Airport and 47 mph at the Spring Lake Yacht Club.  Gust to 62 mph at Green Bay WI, funnel cloud at Bonduel WI, many reports of 1/4″ to 1″ diameter hail..    Nickel-sized hail in Ferry Township, Oceana Co.  and 1/4″ hail in New Era.  Over 6,000 without power in Muskegon Co. and over 4,000 in Ottawa Co.

For Michigan weather observations and wind speeds, click here. Here’s WOOD-TV 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.

110 Responses to “Showers/Storms Tonight”

  1. INDY says:


    1. Jack says:

      Ok Indy, What Time shall I call U ?? At Home ?

  2. Jerrod (Hartford) says:

    Nice rain, plenty of vivid lightning (some beauties). Winds gusted perhaps 35-40 mph out ahead of the rain. Still raining and booming with wind dying down.

  3. Some wind, some rain, some thunder, a few distant flashes of lightning off to my south. Nothing special. Already looking ahead to next week’s rain chances.

  4. Jack says:

    Ahhhhh Nice SOAKING Rain Here …Drink Up Mother Earth !!! So True !!! Stay Cued…. ;-)

  5. Bald Eagle (Montague) says:

    Slept thru the rain but checked my rain guage @ 2am when I got up for work & had an inch in it. So glad we finally got some rain!

  6. Cort S. says:

    There is a lot of super-refraction taking place in this post-storm environment. It’s bending some energy of the radar beam back toward the ground over great distances, which would normally be below the horizon. The GRR radar is picking up the wind farm south of Ludington. In “ordinary” conditions, the radar beam would be more than a mile above ground at that location.

    1. Jack says:

      Interesting CORT , I died as Quickly as It appeared ! Kinda Cool though , .

      1. Cort S. says:

        RIP Jack. :)

        1. Jack says:

          Ha,ha,ha,ha…. IT..not I !! Need new glasses I Guess. Thanks for the Condolences CORT ! :-)

    2. Jack says:

      Crap, That Didn’t Work Right , oh Well, Back to the Drawing Board.. Say Cued… ;-)

  7. Larry from Hastings/Barry Co says:

    We had alot of lightning and loud thunder.

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

    Rode the storm out at a friends place in Grattan Township. Heavy rain and wind. A 4 inch dia 20 foot long Maple branch came down along with many other smaller ones in his yard. The roads were just covered with leaves and twigs. I have over a .50 inch to almost .75 in my rain gage at home,but not many leaves down. Now I am out in the garage listing to the owl hooting across the woods. Great night out. Sweated my but off watering all my flowers and garden stuff Weds morn because there was not going to be much rain. HMMM? Go figure.

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

    Oh ya,that was a live Maple branch. Plus it looks dark to my south. I’m not seeing any lights on anywhere. 50 mins ago I seen a Comsumers Energy truck going by chashing power lines with his spot light. Nice and clear with an almost full moon. Perfect temps.

  10. fixxxer says:

    Wasnt that bad last night.

  11. Jeff Northern Ionia County says:

    Definitely slept through this one. Woke up around 6:00 this morning, and still looked dry at my house. But by the sound of it I should have gotten something.

  12. Jeff (Richland) says:

    A paltry .12″ of rain here, I knew the strings would die off quickly.

    1. Jeff (Richland) says:

      A paltry .12″ of rain here, I knew the storms would die off quickly.

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