Sunday ShowersOctober 5th, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Early Sunday – Here’s Storm Total Rainfall. Rainfall has varied from next to nothing to over 3″. We’ll see more showers today and a chance of a t-storm (mainly east on the t-storm chances). Cooler air starts to push in today. At 4 AM, the cool front was over central Lake Michigan, moving slowly to the east. The dew points were in the mid 60s over S. Lower Michigan, but had fallen to 49 at Waukegan, Illinois. As the front pushes slowly to the east, our winds will shift from the south to the west-southwest and the dewpoints will drop into the 50s. Not much out there early this AM, but we still do have a chance of showers during the day, with a chance of a t-shower ahead of the cool front. Saturday there were funnel clouds reported in Wisconsin. The storms in Chicago have produced 60 mph winds, 1″ hail and 1.5″ of rain in 35 minutes. Those storms are moving toward us at this time. There’s a fairly solid area of rain across much of the U.P. with showers and storms extending down to the southern states. Yellow and red colors indicate heavy rain. The showers and storms are moving ENE. Grand Rapids has officially (at the airport) set a record for the wettest Oct. 5 ever with 1.69″ of rain since midnight. Other 24-hr. rainfall totals: 2.5″ Dansville (Ingham Co.), 2.29″ Saranac, 2.12″ Haslett, 1.47″ Ada, 1.41″ Lowell, 1.37 East G.R., 1.16″ Stanton. Lots of clouds and some rain will keep most high temps. in the low-mid 70s. It’s only in the 50s over much of N. Lower Michigan and the 40s in the U.P. TIGERS win 3-2. Tigers games will be at 1:07 pm Monday and 5:07 PM Tuesday. Numerous showers and a few t-showers at this hour. Grand Rapids had 0.77″ of rain between 2 and 3 am. Over 2″ of rain fell in NW Lower Michigan. 18 tornadoes reported in far NE Nebraska and far NW Iowa with 15 injured in the town of Wayne. (see thread below).
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 West Michigan Lightning Tracker, National Lightning Tracker, 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.