May 8th, 2014 at 3:25 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local 1630 UTC Day 1 Outlook 1630 UTC Day 2 Outlook Here’s radar and the Severe Weather Outlooks from the Storm Prediction Center. There is a Moderate Risk of severe storms and tornadoes across parts of Iowa and S. Minnesota. The Slight Risk comes to Lake Michigan. Lower Michigan is in the green General Thunderstorm Outlook.  This is likely to be the warmest day since last Sept. 11, almost 8 months ago.  This is the latest we’ve had to wait for the first 80-degree day since 1998.    The lake-breeze will kick in – so it’ll be cooler at the shore.  We’ve had 8 days in a row with below avg. temperatures.  Here’s current Severe T-Storm and Tornado Watches, Storm Reports, Meso Discussions, Tornado Probabilities, Severe Wind Probabilities and Severe Hail Probabilities.   1″ diameter hail was reported in Alma during the late evening.

The European model has 3 dry days…today (Thu.), Sat. and the following Thurs.   It gives highs starting today (Thu.) for G.R. as 82 – 72 – 65 – 71 – 81 – falling to mid 50s – 54 – 56 – 61.  It also gives Grand Rapids a low temp. of 35 on Fri. the 16th.  No snow for us, but the model does give the Marquette Airport nearly an inch of snow on Thurs. night/Fri. AM next week.

Also:  It’s been snowing in Moscow1/3rd of Lake Superior covered by icethere’s STILL a little ice left in northern Lake Michigan!   A rare heat burst in Minnesota.

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 a live look at the Houghton Bridge. Here’s the Consumers Energy Power Outage Map. Here’s Closings.

183 Responses to “Thursday”

  1. INDY says:

    50′S next week DF stay tuned!! INDYY!!

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Yep, it does look cold again, compared to average, starting mid next week. Enjoy your first 80° day on 2014!

      1. INDY says:

        Sprites are going down right at theee old YARDofBRICKS….INDYY!!

  2. Eileen (Hesperia) says:

    Just had my first daddy hummingbird at the feeder!!!!! Welcome back little winged wonders :)

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      Told my wife to get our hummingbird feeder ready.

  3. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    WOW, I got a sunburn today. It is a little warm and muggy. Just got back from Yankee Springs. Had no breeze today. Got the camper ready, hoping to start camping within 2 weeks.

    1. jerry hoag(by the zoo) says:


  4. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Up to 83 degrees in GR… 82 in Flint

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      LOL thanks for the hourly update.

  5. Jeff (Portland) says:

    Loving the nice temps Bill.. Yard is growing like crazy.

  6. Eileen (Hesperia) says:

    81 in Hesperia :)

  7. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Looks like the twin city area is going to see some decent storms , as they are looking fairly strong in some parts.

    1. jerry hoag(by the zoo) says:

      That would be interesting!!!! I use to live in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. My wife and I lived there back in 2001 til 2004. We lived there when they had one of their warmest winters on record.

  8. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Does Chicago officially hit 90? Within one degree

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Record there is 91° today. Already 2nd place in the records today. My cold bias…

    2. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      This might cool your jets so to speak….Can we ever get out of the Blueeee!!!!!! Soak up the sun and warmth . I hope the CPC is way way off, plz.

  9. Jack says:

    DON’T MIND ME….. As I TOOT My own HORN HERE:::: Jack says:
    May 8, 2014 at 11:46 am
    71 Here at The YARDofCUES…..I’m Predicting 85 for a ” High” TODAY……Stay CueDD…… & Happy THERAPUTIC THURSDAY!!

    BINGO on The 85 HIGH….. Thank- You, Thank-U very Much….. Heeee,heeeee….STAY CUEDD…….. ;-) . :-)

  10. jerry hoag(by the zoo) says:

    Hey you all I said it would make 85 today and IT DID!!!!!!! WAHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! PRETTY GODD FORECASTED HIGH FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. jerry hoag(by the zoo) says:

      I forecasted this yesterday and a few days ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. Jack says:

        Atta Boy….Jerry !!! It was a absolutely PERFECT 85 TODAY…..Stay CUEDD…..4 Boomers & Zoomers FRYday!!

  11. Tom says:

    Where’s Rocky? Figured the 80′s would shut him up for a day!!!

    1. matt says:

      + a gazillion

  12. Todd H (NE GR - Dean Lake) says:

    88 today on my way home from work

  13. kentwoodchicken says:

    BWAAK! Chicken is loving this warmth! All of Kentwood is springin’ to life!

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