Severe T-Storm Watch Ends

August 30th, 2013 at 3:16 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

watch WW0504 RADAR Thumbnail ImageThey delayed the MSU-Western football game due to a thundershower for nearly an hour.  They’ll play thru rain, but it’s not safe with cloud-ground lightning.      Nice storm came into Holland around 7 pm…Gust to 35 at Boatwerks with moderate to heavy rain and a gust to 36 mph at the Port Sheldon buoy 3 miles offshore and 37 mph at the Spyglass Condos Weather Station north of the channel.  0.46″ rain at Boatwerks, and 0.40″ at Spyglass.  Kyle and I watched the storm on our Boatwerks camera.Many reports of trees down and hail in the northern suburbs of Chicago…Lake County IL hit hard.  Gusts to 67 mph near Milwaukee, 60 mph near Lake Geneva.  Nothing severe in West Michigan.

196 Responses to “Severe T-Storm Watch Ends”

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

    The cell I thought would form and go over Greenville was there,but it is Dying Out. Hmmmm? Darker clouds moving over here now, but not looking good. Must Be the lake shadow from Lincoln Lake that’s killing them. Ha

  2. Kevin(Rockford) says:

    Seems odd, the front was arriving at the perfect time with peak heating and nice ripe atmosphere. Missing a trigger somewhere

    1. fixxxer says:

      Were not missing a trigger nor are we always capped. I dont even think its the lake. But something inland thats preventing them. Either that or the pope blessed kent county.

      1. Brian (Grandville) says:

        Its not even a west Michigan bubble any more, its a kent county bubble now it seems.

        1. fixxxer says:


        2. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          I called it the Kent County WALL of Shame, bubbles can be broken Walls of steel can not and that is what Kent is nothing but a solid steel wall that even a Nuke can’t go through. Seasons over, but than again did it ever truly start!? Until 2014 if that season isn’t a bust as well.

  3. fixxxer says:

    Lol @ storms.

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

    Starting to reform east of Belding and Greenville now I see. Not a drop of rain here yet.

  5. Me :-) says:

    Looks like we won’t get any rain at all. When will the next chance of storms be?

    1. fixxxer says:

      When you water your lawn.

    2. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      2014 if we are lucky

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

    High and. Dry here. Time to light the Bonfire. Kids will be rolling in soon from Nashville,TN.

  7. Katie in Kentwood says:

    big storm forming over by Holland headed SE

    1. fixxxer says:

      Yup but dropping southeast.

      1. michael g (SE GR) says:

        That would explain why she said it’s headed SE. Thanks for the clarification Mark.

        1. fixxxer says:

          Well someome has to clearly spell it out for you mike. ;)

        2. Katie in Kentwood says:

          haha Michael :p

  8. INDY says:

    Well we can tell the storm has past 1010 post coming from fixer about what where and cow !!!! Back to thee party!! INDYY

    1. Jack says:

      Yup, just PARTY Cloudy Skies Here NOW…..stay cued.

    2. Jack says:

      LET US ALL….Party Like it’s 1929…. Lol…..CUE: ;-)

  9. Dan says:

    Storms diving south of us. There doesn’t seem to be any other formation once these goes through. Are they supposed to re fire?

  10. INDY says:

    Bill getting heavy rain and thunder out thee YARDofBRICKS thunder shower has popped right over us!!!! INDYY

  11. Larry from Hastings/Barry Co says:

    I told my wife she better get her last swim in for the night. Real muggy and no breeze.

  12. michael g (SE GR) says:

    Storms popping on the NE side of GR and just to the west of GR.

  13. Brian says:

    A nice thunderstorm here in Holland,my lawn says THANK YOU,nice .30 of an inch here.

  14. Katie in Kentwood says:

    Something is trying to form over me in Walker. Lots of dark low clouds. Hope it develops into something but it will be too far east if/when it does

  15. tinainvbcounty says:

    Sprinkles here, no rumbles of thunder yet. Grabbed up baby chicks…looks like a fox got momma hen. RIP good momma hen. Kids are are watching caring for them, but bummer! Hard to trap a fox….pretty smart, especially compared to raccoons….only takes a marshmellow or two to get those!

  16. Jerrod (Hartford) says:

    Nothing but cloudy here with a temperature drop apparent in the last hour or two. No rain yet. Just saw a report out of Stokie, IL of 75 mph winds.

  17. SS (Pwell Area) says:

    Hearing some thunder…

  18. fixxxer says:

    Plain old showers here. Yawn

  19. Larry from Hastings/Barry Co says:

    Thunder out here in Yankee Springs. Something is wanting to form. Alot of storm clouds. Deb at Gun Lake, keep us updated.

    1. Gun Lake Deb says:

      Are you getting the big wind and rain? I thought it would skirt us, can’t imagine what the core is like

  20. tinainvbcounty says:

    Hearing some thunder to the nd of me now…feels like a steam room outside….yucky!

    1. tinainvbcounty says:

      That’s northwest of me, I mean! Sorry!

  21. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    Nothing but clouds here, wow all this bust for a watch? They jinxed it for us, when we are in “See Text” it verifies anything more is a bust it seems lately.

  22. Kevin (Marshall) says:

    Appears the storm train is over northern Illinois, so hopefully no flooding tonight.

  23. Well … glad I didn’t waste gas today either… lol.

    1. Jack says:

      Speaking of GAS , GAS,GAS, :::::::: Lol…thanks 4 staying CUED….

  24. Gun Lake Deb says:

    I’m on the edge of the cell and it’s not quite severe, but certainly strong!

    1. Jack says:

      Some Folks Have ALL the LUCK !!!!

      1. Gun Lake Deb says:

        It was only about 8 minutes of excitement ;-)

        1. Jack says:

          8 minutes is better than….. 0000000000000000.. Lol…..stay cued ! ;-)

  25. Todd A (in Holland) says:

    A quick .33″ here in the Macatawa area. The heaviest part of the storm went just north of my location.

  26. Jeff (Portland) says:

    Some distant thunder to my west …

  27. tinainvbcounty says:

    Severe thunderstorm warning for Van Buren County…..

    1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      Of course! The sweet spots for the last 2-3yrs have been the UP or the Southern part of the state. GRRRRR

      1. Jessie (Caledonia) says:

        Always! 3 years, at least.

  28. mr. negative says:

    SE GR – picked up 4/10 of an inch in 20 minutes. Appreciated the quick watering.

    1. michael g (SE GR) says:

      Just a trace here near Calvin College.

  29. fixxxer says:


  30. Jessie (Caledonia) says:

    Hey, not just a Kent County bubble.. I’m in Barry, albeit just over the county border.

  31. Barry in Zeeland says:

    Almost rained for 5 full minutes here! Not quite enough to get wet under the trees, but we did have a 25 mph blast of wind come though! Now it feels even more humid than it did earlier? I think I’ve sweated though 5 shirts today.

  32. Kevin(Rockford) says:

    Other side of the lake get pounded from Wisconsin thur Illinois and the portion over the lake is hitting Indiana and starting to intensify.

    Lake – 2345 W. Michigan – 4

  33. Jerrod (Hartford) says:

    Just some very heavy rain (which I expected with the PWAT values) so darn high, winds were light, probably 20-25 mph at peak and some great lightning, a great lightning show. Still raining moderate to at times, heavy.

  34. DF (SE Mich) says:

    Huge downpour at the MSU game, nice! GO GREEN!!!

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Weather delay for lightning!

      1. Jack says:

        HIGH, Dry, Hot, HUMID…at The TIGERS Game… Go Tigers !!

        1. DF (SE Mich) says:

          Go tigers! You are always welcome in east Michigan jack :)

        2. Jack says:

          Thanks,D.F…..I’ll Let Ya Know Where I SAIL, Dat WAY… Lol… Stay Cued … ;-)

  35. Jack says:

    POURING RAIN ….at The SPARTY Game….. !!!! Stay Cued…. ;-)

  36. Gun Lake Deb says:

    So was that it? Once that line of rain is gone – we’re done with rain? :-( We need a bit more than that……

    1. Kevin(Rockford) says:

      If you received any…be thankful

      1. Gun Lake Deb says:

        But didn’t you get nice rain earlier this week? I think we’ve had a grand total of a quarter inch of rain for a couple of weeks. And yes, I AM thankful for every little bit!

        1. Kevin(Rockford) says:

          2.25 for the month, 1.75 in the 8 days(2 events)

    2. Gun Lake Deb says:

      Oops – I’m sorry. Didn’t see Bill’s addendum at 8:20. Guess that all, folks…. back to setting out the sprinklers.

      1. Jack says:

        Is That all There IS ?? Cue, Peggy Lee ::: Showing my AGE, with This Tune…. LOL..stay cued. :-)

    3. fixxxer says:

      You got all fall for rain.

  37. DF (SE Mich) says:

    There are a bunch of storm popping up just north of Detroit… They need to pitch faster.

  38. Kevin (Marshall) says:

    A cell heading for Marshall totally dissipated with no measurable rain, but has now reformed near Homer.

    1. John says:

      Nice little storm there forming right over Homer.

  39. Larry from Hastings/Barry Co says:

    All we got here in Yankee Springs, few drops of rain, lightning and thunder. Nothing to “write home about”. I am still seeing some lightning. It’s muggy once again. There were some clouds had some real concern about, couple of hours ago. Deb Gun Lake, thanks for the update. You had a better storm than we did.

  40. Mindy says:

    Very heavy Rain for 20 minutes with intense Lightning!! On top 2+ inches of Rain earlier in the week. My Grass sure is Green with all the Rain.

  41. Jack says:

    ” It’s Not Raining, It’s Not Pouring, Kent Co. Weather Sure Has Been BORING” !!!!!!! Stay cued…. Lol.. ;-)

  42. Kevin (Marshall) says:

    Great lightning show east and southeast of Marshall.

  43. DF (SE Mich) says:

    Rain delay tigers… But Spartans are back on!

  44. YeahThatDan says:

    Tigers and rain and, lightning oh my! The Tigers are in rain delay. But we, need the rain! I say, we will see less than one in h! But it will surely, rain! Is Miggy hurt I ask. I hope, he returns soon! Go Tigers! Stay cued.

    1. Jack says:

      Stay CUEDDDDD..???? YTD….Stop The::: ;-) . Stay cued…..( ORIGINAL ARTIST)…..LOL..Thank- You ! ;-)

    2. DF (SE Mich) says:

      It isn’t going to restart anytime soon…

  45. Kevin (Marshall) says:

    Still frequent lightning east of Marshall. Cells continue keep regenerating just south and east of Marshall.

  46. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    I’m still hanging at Spartan Stadium. Longest. Game. Ever.

    Can’t believe they didn’t stop the game sooner. Lots of relatively close lightning for ten minutes before it was stopped. Then one big CTG strike sent everyone scrambling for the concourse.

    BTW – Sparty looked horrible in the first half. Second half getting ready to start.

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Go GREEN!!! I wish I were there.

    2. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Same as last year so far, receivers can’t catch!!!! Argh…

    3. Jack says:

      Go Green…. 16- 7 STATE….as I Type. Tigers Game Called. ..Tigers Win, Nice Lightning Shots over Commerica Park ! Stay Cued… Time to smoke ( my GREEN) ….wink, wink,Lol… ;-)

    4. YeahThatDan says:

      Go, Spartans! Although I think, I should root for all Michigan, teams like Western Broncos! What a night! I am glad, the storms left! Will it hit 90! The weather, and our sports teams are great! Stay cued!

  47. Jack says:

    Well, Well, The GREEN Spartys Won….. A Cue , for GREEN on Tap here on a Saturday MOANIN….. Listening to, David Allen Coe, Song CALLED. ” Devil went Down To JAMAICA ? “. Lol. Wake n BAKE !! Warning EXP. Lyrics !! ;-)

    1. YeahThatDan says:

      Stay, cued my friend!

      1. Jack says:

        Stay cued….goo goo g’joob…. ;-)

      2. Jack says:

        Thanks for Staying CUED( u plagiarist )…. YTD…For UUUUUUUU. :::: Lol… my friend ??? ;-)

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