Weekend WeatherOctober 26th, 2013 at 2:21 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Boy, the wind was howling overnight. There was a Wind Advisory for the lakeshore counties. PEAK WAVE HEIGHT OF 17.5 FT MEASURED AT 0230AM.
Some peak gusts: Beaver Island 56 mph, Muskegon Airport and Naubinway 53 mph, North Lake Michigan buoy 51 mph, Muskegon beach 49 mph, Holland Regional Airport 48 mph, Cadillac 47 mph, Manistee 47 mph, 45 mph in Comstock Park. Here’s the Consumers Energy Outage Map. As I write this, there are 10 relatively small outages, probably all wind related. Note – another big windy storm (deep low pressure center) brings very windy conditions to the Great Lakes and Michigan for 10/30-31. On Halloween, the 31st, the GFS has a steady wind of 29 mph at 2 PM with gusts probably at +40 mph. With a few scattered showers possible as a front moves through, I’ll leave radar at the top of the blog. The overnight NAM model printed out 0.12″ for Grand Rapids (mainly AM) and the GFS has 0.10″. with a strong SSW wind. It also has a chance of rain from late Tues. to early Fri. Note this from the Storm Prediction Center: “AN ACTIVE/MULTI-DAY SEVERE RISK WILL BE A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY FOR AT LEAST PARTS OF THE SOUTH-CENTRAL CONUS ESPECIALLY AROUND DAYS 5-6 TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY.” Another big storm system will bring strong to damaging wind to NW Europe. Looks like +50 mph wind gusts for England and the Normandy Coast. 7.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan. Snowiest October in the Northern Hemisphere since 1977 might mean a cold, snowy winter!
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.