An overall mild weekApril 7th, 2014 at 4:20 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Rain struggling to come up into Michigan. Few light showers/sprinkles at 2:45 pm from Berrien Co. to south of Lansing. The bulk of the rain will stay SE of our area. Check out the GRR NWS forecast discussion - looks pretty good to me. We’ll stay dry this AM with rain this afternoon – more southeast than northwest, where there may not be much rain at all north of a line from Grand Haven to Big Rapids. This will be an overall mild week. The average high temperature for Grand Rapids is 55° today. Grand Rapids was 3.2° cooler than average for the first 6 days of April.
Marquette reached 54° on Sunday. The last time they were that warm was Oct. 13 – or 170 days ago (almost half a year!). Look at how the north wind pushed the ice away from the north shore of Lake Superior. Severe weather and flooding rains in the South: Emergency manager reports homes damaged by tornado 5 miles ESE of Mount Olive, Mississippi at 2:10 am CT. Greenville, Alabama had 6.47″ of rain, with 4″ at Jackson MS.
Links: Grand Rapids radar, Northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar, Detroit radar and Milwaukee radar. Here’s regional radar, the College of DuPage Radar Map (pick any radar in the U.S.), College of DuPage Grand Rapids radar, GFS snowfall for the next 120 hours and NAM model snowfall for the next 84 hours. 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 Precipitation (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 (Apr. to Nov. only), the North Mid-Lake Michigan Buoy (Apr. to Nov. only), 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 agricultural weather stations and Weather Underground (data at the bottom from private weather stations). Check out the webcam at Krupp’s Resort, where they are pushing toward 3 feet of snow on the ground. Check out the cold temps. on the U.S. Low Temperature map. Here’s the morning run of the NAM forecast snow amounts. Here’s a live look at the Houghton Bridge. Here’s the Consumers Energy Power Outage Map. We continue to watch for ice jams on Michigan rivers. Here’s Closings.