Hot Tuesday – Monday RainSeptember 9th, 2013 at 11:48 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Update: Very warm night last night. The S. Haven ASOS weather station had a low temperature of 79 last night. Only Galveston TX, Boothville LA and Palm Beach Florida were warmer than that. Holland’s Regional Airport stopped at 78 and G.R. had a low of 76. Bright blue sky here in Chicago (Wilmette), not the soupy haze you can get on a hot, summer day. We’re headed to Lake Geneva WI to take the boat ride around the lake. This is storm total rainfall for Monday AM (from GRR NEWS radar and Plymouth St.). The image on the right is high temperatures from Monday (from SUNY Albany difax page). Click on the images to enlarge. A rush-hour deluge across parts of the viewing area with next to nothing in other parts. Here’s rainfall totals, including 5.63″ three miles SSW of Wyoming, 5.35″ Litchfield (NW Hillsdale Co.), 4.3″ in Caledonia, 3.76″ five miles ENE of Hudsonville, 3.16″ in Allendale, 2.44″ near hard, 2.5″ at Bellevue. Officially, G.R. had 0.76″ (airport), 1.08 Kalamazoo, 0.99″ Battle Creek, 0.69″ Muskegon, 0.49″ Lansing and just 0.02″ in Holland. Some street flooding was reported. Warm weather covered most of the Lower 48 States with temperatures as high as 101 in Des Moines and 100 in Burlington IA and Quincy IL. That was a whole lot warmer than high of 84 in Phoenix AZ. Today will be the last day that gets this hot across much of the Great Lakes. BTW, the 5.63″ of rain might have been the heaviest rain anywhere in the world on 9/9. I don’t have time to check that. Most of that came in 2 hours. From GRR NWS – a better map of rainfall.