Friday PM ClearingApril 24th, 2014 at 5:13 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The rain has now shifted east of I-96. You can see what’s left on the White Lake (Detroit) radar. The clearing line will work it’s way from west to east across the area during the midday/afternoon. Rainfall totals: Kalamazoo – 0.34″, Grand Rapids – 0.19″, Battle Creek – 0.18″, Muskegon 0.15″. We’ll be mostly clear to partly cloudy tonight, partly sunny and fairly pleasant tomorrow. Sunday will be dry for most of us, with a 30% chance of a PM light shower southwest of G.R. Then a showery, breezy and cool period from Monday PM through Thursday. During that time we could see an inch of total rainfall. Rivers will rise, but stay below bankfull. The last River Advisory for the Muskegon River at Evart will likely be cancelled sometime tonight or tomorrow. The overall pattern for early May looks cool. The continental U.S. had the coldest January-March since 1985 and the coldest March since 2002. New snow: 2″ Marquette and Newberry, 6.3″ Duluth Heights MN. Snow on the ground Friday AM: 26″ south of Grand Marais, 22″ Mohawk, 16″ south of Munising, 12″ in the woods at Newberry, 11″ Michigamme, 3″ Marquette Airport, 1″ Iron Mt. – S. Ste. Marie reports only a trace of snow on the ground – the first time they have had less than 1″ of snow on the ground since November.
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.