Radar and links

October 12th, 2013 at 4:04 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local   There was a signficant power outage in E. Allegan and Barry County was fairly large – 7,080 customers – that’s down to 808 customers as of 2:15 am.   Rainfall amounts from Sat. evening:  Big Rapids 0.36″, Allendale 0.34″, Manistee 0.33″, Daybreak Church (Georgetown Twp.) 0.33″, Jenison 0.31″, Holland (Regional Airport) 0.30″, Ludington 0.30″, Hudsonville (City Hall) 0.28″, Lake Macatawa (Holland) 0.25″, Grand Haven 0.20″, Benton Harbor 0.04″.  Partly to mostly sunny skies and cooler temperatures for Sunday and Monday.  More showers will move in Tuesday PM into Weds. with even cooler air.   Temperatures toward the 2nd half of the week will have a hard time getting out of the 50s, and may actually see a day or two when we don’t get out of the 40s.  I’d also have to say that late this week/early next week, we’ll see the first snowflakes in the U.P. and maybe Northern Lower Michigan.  The cool weather toward the end of the week will accelerate the rather slow fall color change next week.  I’m working the 6 PM, 10 PM and 11 PM newscasts Sunday, so flip over to watch me – I’ll have the updated 8-day forecast.


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.

19 Responses to “Radar and links”

  1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Several stations reporting 79 degrees – from Ypsilanti to Alma to Pellston to Bellaire. Can we hit 80?

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Only in your global warming fantasy dreams!

      1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

        Another fail by you. Fantastic. Thanks for listening.

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          fixxxxer it nice to know that you intently listen to every word that I say. Thanks for the compliment! Keep up the good work!!

    2. Bill Steffen says:

      The complete list doesn’t come out until later this evening, but so far, the only two stations that had an 80-degree maximum were Alma and Harbor Springs (would you have guessed those two stations?). That’s probably the last 80 in Michigan until late March or April 2014.

  2. michael g (SE GR) says:

    How are we looking for the GR Marathon next Sunday? Cool for sure, but hopefully at least not too wet or windy?

  3. Jack says:

    A ” Rumble of Thunder ” would Be Nice To Hear on This Super Saturday !! Stay Cued… :-)

  4. kevin. w says:

    Been WAY to warm hopefully we can knock down our way above average temperatures so far this October. Looks to go below normal for the rest of October.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Great news!

  5. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Get ready people – the World is starting to transition into a “global cooling period”. We will be seeing colder and snowier winters starting this winter! Get ready to Rock n Roll!

    1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

      Only in your delusional mind. Pathetic.

      1. kevin. w says:

        Only in your delusional mind. Pathetic.

        1. Skot says:

          Facts are Facts boys. Records only go back so far.

      2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        fixxxer = brain dead!

  6. Skot says:

    I heard a good one tonight, Laughed for a long time…….If you were a farmer, I’d kick you in the balls to give you two acres. Lol

  7. dereks says:

    Starting to here thunder here in northeast Montcalm county, even though radar doesn’t show much yet.

  8. gunLakeDeb says:

    no power around gun lake.
    any knowledge of major outages? or just a car crash into power pole locally?

  9. Ned S. (Now in South Holland) says:

    Michigan loses to Penn State. When you play not to lose, you lose. Michigan lost because they did not have enough confidence in their QB to let him throw to the end zone during the 47 (sarcastic) ovetime periods. Penn State did, and they won the game.

  10. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Winter is just a round the corner!

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