Showers PossibleOctober 15th, 2013 at 12:46 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
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.
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