1:15 AM - There’s a t-shower just west of Battle Creek, another in Cass Co. and a few stretched from Detroit into the Thumb area. The cool front runs from Alpena to Holland to Chicago and it’s moving SE. Once the front passes, the chance of rain is ended. Variable to partly cloudy cloud conditions over Lower Michigan. Here’s radar. A storm downed trees and lines at Clam River and a tree fell on a car at Alden, both in Antrim Co. 1″ diameter hail has been reported just south of Mancelona MI and in Waupaca, Wisconsin. A storm near Milwaukee produced 45 mph winds and downed a couple power lines at Campbellsport. 2″ of rain fell in 50 minutes at Calumet in the U.P. with 2.2″ in 75 minutes at Gulliver in Schoolcraft County. Here’s storm reports from SPC, including some wind damage reports in Missouri, Arkansas and the western Carolinas. We have the links below for you to check out. We are in the General Thunderstorm Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center, with the Slight Risk Area coming up almost to Chicago. SPC may issue a Severe T-Storm Watch for Illinois. A brief shot of cooler air will keep PM temps. in the low 70s tomorrow, but we’re back into the low-mid 80s later in the week. Right now, it’s mid 50s with a north wind at 25 mph gusting to 35 mph at Copper Harbor in the U.P. Certainly jacket weather for the Bridge Walk Monday AM. I’m working the evening shift today and Monday, so watch WOOD-TV at 10 and 11 PM and I’ll have the latest for you.
Check out the rockslide and MASSIVE BOULDER that crashes down on a road in Taiwan. Here’s even better video, and video of the car that got shoved by the slide. The drive r and the passenger in the white vehicle had only minor injuries (lucky that boulder didn’t make one more turnover!). This occurred in the town of Keelung. The video was shot by Lai Hong-wei. The rain was from Tropical Cyclone “Kong-Rey”.
Update on the Rim Fire in California, now the 4th biggest fire since records began in the state of California. The fire has consumed 223,000 acres. It’s now 41% contained with total containment estimated to be 9/20. There are 5069 fire fighters, 433 engines and 41 helicopters assigned to the fire. 111 structures have been lost. There is spectulation that the fire was started by illegal marijuana growers.
For Michigan weather observations and wind speeds, click here. Here’s WOOD-TV looping Radar. Check out regional radar, GRR radar, northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar and Milwaukee radar. Here’s the College of DuPage Radar Map (pick any radar in the U.S.), College of DuPage Grand Rapids radar, 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 SW Michigan, Northern Michigan, NE Illinois, SE. Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and E. Michigan.