Friday NightMay 9th, 2014 at 4:12 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
9:15 pm – I’m leaving to go back downtown to do weather. for 10 and 11 pm at the start of the RiverBank Run. Here’s radar and the Severe Weather Outlooks from the Storm Prediction Center for tonight and Saturday. The last weakening thundershower east of Lansing will exit past Flint. It did produce a little small hail near Okemos, Bath and Battle Creek. Wind gustsFriday: 52 mph Roosevelt Park near Muskegon, 44 mph Muskegon Airport, 43 mph Battle Creek and SE of Hart, 40 mph Kalamazoo, 39 mph Big Rapids, 38 mph Holland, 36 mph G.R.
Also: Thanks to my daughters for the b-day greeting on my facebook page (daughter 2 also has a birthday today!). All-time record crest on the Tarp Rock River in Upper Michigan (10.8 ft. – almost up to the top of the bridge. Chicago had a gust to 50 mph Thurs. night. Pontiac IL reached 55 mph and Coal City IL got to 61 mph. At 4 am Friday morning, it was 75 deg. in G.R. – warmest in the state, 61 in Muskegon with a wind off the water. We should have a nice day Saturday. Severe flooding in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. I’m probably going to do the weather at the runner’s expo. this evening, so if you see me, say “hi”. Two more new threads below this one if you have time to read on.
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.