Radar and Useful LinksNovember 17th, 2013 at 12:08 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
Keep checking back to this thread for these links: Grand Rapids radar, Northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar, Detroit 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 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 (summer). Here’s storm reports from SW Michigan, Northern Michigan, NE Illinois, SE. Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and E. Michigan. Check out the wind and wave height at the South Mid-Lake Michigan Buoy, the North Mid-Lake Michigan Buoy, the buoy at Big Sable Point near Ludington, the weather station at Manistee Harbor and the weather station on the beach at St. Joseph. Here’s Michigan wind gusts from MesoWest, data from the MAWN agriculutural weather stations and Weather Underground (data at the bottom from private weather stations.
Check out Regional radar to see the rain across the Great Lakes. Here’s current watches and current mesodiscussions from the Storm Prediction Center Here’s National Storm Reports for today and yesterday. Here’s a live pic. of the beach at Grand Haven.
From the GRR NWS Sat. afternoon discussion: “ENHANCED WIND DAMAGE WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS LINEAR ACTIVITY GIVEN THE WIND FIELDS IN PLACE. GUSTS OVER 70 MPH WILL CERTAINLY BE POSSIBLE. TORNADOES CANNOT BE RULED OUT GIVEN STRONG LOW LEVEL HELICITY VALUES. 0-1KM SRH EXCEEDS 300 M2/S2 OVER THE ENTIRE CWA SUNDAY AFTERNOON. TORNADO THREAT EXISTS REALLY WITH BOTH THE CELLULAR MORNING ACTIVITY AND EMBEDDED IN THE SQUALL LINE. A HEIGHTENED AWARENESS WILL BE NEEDED GIVEN THE PARAMETERS COMING TOGETHER ON SUNDAY.”