Showers Possible

October 15th, 2013 at 12:46 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local   There’s a few showers along the cold front from Casnovia up toward Baldwin.  Red Sox beat the Tigers 1-0.  Napoli home run for Boston was the difference.  There was a 17-minute delay because of a power outage.  Verlander  pitched 34 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings!  Bad crash on I-196 at Lane Ave. on the west side of G.R. shortly after   No serious injuries.  Lots of smoke was visible on our skycams.  Expressway still partially closed at 10:30 pm.  Showers moving thru and roads are wet.  Most showers are light.  Most everyone will see some rain.  Rain should taper off around 8 PM at the lakeshore and around midnight to 1 am in Lansing (rain lasts for 3-4 hours on and off).  No lightning at this moment, but it’s possible there could be a rumble of thunder.  I’m hoping the significant rain holds off in Detroit until after the playoff game.   The water temperature of Lake Michigan is around 63 and that will enhance a showery pattern over the next week.  I have at least a chance of a shower in each day of the 8-day forecast.  Cooler weather to move in for tomorrow and stay with us through most of next week.

Rainfall totals as of 10 PM:  0.42″ Ionia, 0.40 Big Rapids, 0.33″ Jenison, 0.31″ here at WOOD, Allendale and Muskegon, 0.29″ Georgetown Township (Daybreak Church) and at the Regional Arpt. in Holland, 0.27″ Ford Airport G.R., 0.24″ at Boatwerks in Holland, 0.19″ Kalamazoo, 0.17″ Battle Creek.


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.

15 Responses to “Showers Possible”

  1. kevin. w says:

    I sure like the Marquette National Weather service’s long range forecast looks like an early winter coming with snow opportunities coming and an early ski season. Its about time for a nice long winter for a change. :)

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Rock on Kevin. Keep up the positive thoughts about winter rolling!

  2. GunLakeDeb says:

    Getting rain here from clouds too low to show up on radar. And that’s OK, we can use it.
    Kevin and Rocky: woohoo!!!!!! I’m ready!

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      That is the spirit. Keep it up!

  3. kevin. w says:

    I think woodtv’s 8 day forecast is to warm based on other channels 8-10 day forecasts and what the models are saying.

  4. Slimjim (NW GR) says:

    Acc- u- less has issued its winter guess for Canada. And as we are just south of the Border we can extend the guess to our area. And according to their guess they are leaning for an above average winter both temp and precipitation wise. Their guess is that the warm temps could cut into the snow fall totals early into the winter before turning dryer colder later in the winter. We shall see how their guess plays out.

  5. Cliff(Scotts) says:

    here is another one for you Bill. Sad to see it happen, even sadder is that no one has heard about it.

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      Yup, and I’m still waiting for the first verified polar bear death from “global warming”.

      1. Cliff(Scotts) says:

        you need a like button on here +1

        1. Cliff(Scotts) says:

          Haha good one Jack

    2. GunLakeDeb says:

      Cliff, I FINALLY heard it reported on NBC’s national news Tuesday night. I think a lot of people didn’t believe it because they weren’t seeing dead cattle/horses until the last few days as the snow melts?

  6. Cliff(Scotts) says:

    finally we wont have to hear travis talk about the warm weather!!! although it was quite enjoyable to be in looks like fall is here.

  7. Vincent(N.E.Kent CO) says:

    Still a warm 61 now at this time. Wind is picking up so the front is going thru. Temps will be going down. I’m sure there will be a day or 2 in Nov that will hit 60 or better. Nov is also a good month for high winds to blow.

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      Where’s Jack? We need “The Tale of the Edmund Fitzgerald”

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