Thursday PM Showers and Storms – updated linksAugust 22nd, 2013 at 4:53 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The Flash Flood Warning for Calhoun Co. is over. Around 2″ of rain and some local flooding of intersections in Battle Creek. Radar estimates up to 2.5″ of rain just outside of Battle Creek this afternoon. Ceresco reported 2.01″ of rain, giving them over 6″ for August. Flooding was reported along Dickman Rd., esp. around Upton. Water was shooting 2 feet out of sewer grates on Forest. Muskegon has just had a trace of rain. Ray in Oshtemo reported 0.63″ of rain. Richland added 1.1″ for an August total of 6.35″. Here’s more rainfall totals from last night. Norton Shores the big winner with 1.68″. Other totals: 1.47″ Stony Lake, 1.37 N Sullivan (MKG Co.), 1.00″ Whitehall, 0.91 Scottville, 0.85 Benton Harbor, 0.73 Hastings (very localized there), 0.41″ Hudsonville, 0.27″ Sparta and Belding. Everyone else was pretty much under 1/4″. Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo officially had 0.10″. Wind gusts hit 65 mph in the Grand Haven Channel and 60 mph on the beach at Muskegon. Holland St. Park had a gust to 56 mph. We are only in the SPC General Thunderstorm Outlook for this PM and severe weather here is unlikely. Milwaukee NWS reported one tree down in Jefferson WI and a few wind gusts to 40-50 mph…mostly just much needed rain. .
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