Lake Michigan Satellite Picture

October 18th, 2013 at 3:04 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

modis lake michigan 6   Click on the image or click here to enlarge to full screen.  This is the MODIS Lake Michigan satellite picture from Oct. 10 – look at the colors on the image.  You can see where the fall colors were best (higher elevations east of Traverse City to Gaylord and along I-75.  These areas would be past peak color now.  With all the clouds it’ll be hard to get a clear shot to see the color change in our area.  The overall cloudy and cool pattern will accelerate the fall color change.

6 Responses to “Lake Michigan Satellite Picture”

  1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Why is the wind going to increase between 2-5 today? Is their some frontal boundary?

    1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      I figured out that it was a cold front, so nvm :)

  2. GunLakeDeb says:

    I love these MODIS pictures!! Very cool!

  3. Cort S. says:

    Vincent… I got a high-resolution radar image from September 2011 when you saw the possible waterspout near Big Beaver Lake. Here is what it looked like at 6:28 pm: http://i.imgur.com/tAaMt53.png

    That’s a pretty typical radar image for rain showers that produce waterspouts. They don’t often look terribly significant or interesting.

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

      Very nice Cort. Thanks a lot for checking into it for me. That’s a nice image.

  4. Cort S. says:

    I can’t believe the Williamston tornado was 6 years ago already. Oct. 18, 2007 was one of the bigger Michigan tornado outbreaks of the past couple decades.

    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=grr&storyid=97663&source=0

    SPC storm event page:

    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/archive/event.php?date=20071018

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