TuesdaySeptember 17th, 2013 at 11:08 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
FIRST – check out the video and pics. of the close lightning strike at a high school football game near Orlando FL. These are pics. off the Muskegon GLERL camera shortly before 11 AM. On the left, we look west and see high, cirrus clouds coming in and the picture on the right is looking east, showing clear skies. Here’s a satellite view of the clouds. I’ve got 85-degree air coming out of the solar panels at 11 AM. The house was down to 65 last night, but the solar should get that back to 70. Winds and light and the lake is pretty calm. Today at 5 pm we start broadcasting from our Art Prize Studio at the Art Museum on Rosa Park Circle. It’s quite a task. We set up as much as we can in the days before (rehearsals yesterday before our regular day started), but we have to move the computers and get everything set to go between the end of the Noon News today and 5 PM.
The Storm Prediction Center (and me) continues to track the possibility of a storm here later this week. There’s a “See Text” area for Wisconsin on Thurs. Here’s what SPC says about Friday: “ON DAY 4/FRIDAY…ISOLATED SEVERE TSTMS MIGHT BE POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE MIDWEST/GREAT LAKES ALONG/AHEAD OF AN EAST-SOUTHEASTWARD MOVING COLD FRONT…BUT A 30 PERCENT EQUIVALENT SEVERE RISK DOES NOT SEEM WARRANTED OWING TO MARGINAL DESTABILIZATION AND/OR WEAK VERTICAL SHEAR.”
Low temperatures this (Tue.) morning: 26 Leota (Clare Co.), Doe Lake and Spincich Lake (both in the U.P.), 27 Mio, 28 Bath and Houghton Lake, 29 Leslie, Pellston and E. Tawas, 30 Baldwin, 31 Cadillac and the agricultural station near Midland, 32 Kalamazoo Nature Center, 33 Alma, Mt. Pleasant, 34 Entrican (Montcalm Co.), 35 Coldwater, Ionia, Belding, Nunica, Clarksville, Hastings, 36 Lansing and Hopkins, 37 Jackson, 38 Grand Rapids (missed the record low temperature for the date by just one degree) and Holland, 39 Battle Creek, 40 Muskegon, 41 Sturgis, S. Haven, Mendon, Kalamazoo Airport (note again the difference between the Kalamazoo Nature Center and the Kalamazoo Airport), 42 Three Rivers and Watervliet.
Brownsville, Texas picked up another 2.66″ of rain from the remains of Ingrid yesterday. That makes an even 11″ of rain for them this month! The fastest wind gust I saw in S. Texas was 47 mph at Cameron in a squall with no wind damage reported. There has been some relatively minor flooding, nothing serious. Ingrid and Manuel caused 41 fatalities and significant flooding in Mexico. Here’s an Ingrid-caused landslide that blocked a major road. Tropical Storm Usagi will move across S. Taiwan Fri./Sat. and then into mainland China bringing heavy rain. The overall global weak hurricane season continues to impress. At least Colorado is dry this AM. Heavy rain will fall in Florida and the far SE U.S. You may have seen this combined world satellite pic. from 9/8. Mt. Sinabung erupting in Indonesia.