Weekend ShowersOctober 19th, 2013 at 3:03 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
9:45 PM – We’re getting a very few flashes of lightning with the showers coming thru this evening. It’s also cold enough for a period of small hail. Nothing severe. Tigers and Red Sox scoreless in the 4th. With scattered weekend showers, I’ll leave radar and links at the top of the blog. Our cool and wet pattern continues through the next week and beyond. Will there be a waterspout on Lake Michigan? Send us a pic. if you see one.
Anyone up for a weekend science quiz (honest, I did get all 13 right). Check out the snow in Colorado Springs. The overnight GFS plot would only have temps. in the 30s while the kids are trick-or-treating on the 31st. It has our coldest temperature at 850 mb at -7 Thursday night, so Friday am is probably the mostly likely time to see a little snow on the ground this week. It has even colder air for the following week. Fall colors should be close to peak over much of our area over the next few days. The full moon is tonight and called the Hunter’s Moon. Here’s this week’s Sky at a Glance. Geesh…something else to worry about.
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.