Weekend

May 10th, 2014 at 12:49 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Riverbank Run    Tulip Parade 2013 It’ll be a little warmer and brighter for the Riverbank Run and Muziekparade in Holland today than it was last year.  We’ll see partly to mostly sunny skies.  High temperatures will reach the upper 60s inland and mid 50s right at the Lake Michigan beaches.  Winds will be a little lighter, out of the west or west-southwest (off Lake Michigan) at 5-15 mph.  I’ll be walking in the Tulip Time Parade, so say “hi” when I walk by.

Also, a colorful flood in New OrleansMore flood pics.   There were multiple high water rescuesFlooding in Gulfport MS.   7.4″ of rain in Saucier LANew Orleans radar.  The Airport at New Orleans reported 3.11″ of rain in 4 hours with heavy rain still falling.  Street flooding with water 3″ to 4″ deep reported in Kingsville, TX.  Wind damage in Evansville IN – 50,000 without power.  Caribou stranded on ice floes in the Yukon.   There were nearly 80 severe reports on Friday from S. Texas to SE Michigan (Oakland, Washtenaw and Sanilac Counties) and W. New York.

116 Responses to “Weekend”

  1. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:

    FIRST! Looks like great weather for the race!

  2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Still below average temperatures! Heading for 6 straight months! Imagine that! Who knew?

    1. Barry in Zeeland says:

      Who cares? The only thing that matters this time of year is the dew point. As long as it’s below 60 everyone around here is happy.

      1. GunLakeDeb says:

        Amen, Barry!!

        What a beautiful morning for everyone, and a perfect morning for the RBR!!

      2. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

        I second that comment.

    2. Rodey (Rockford) says:

      Still have temps in the 60′s and 70′s. Perfect. Who knew? I love it. Fantastic. Bring it. Keep it coming. Thanks for listening.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Agreed fixxxer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love golfing when the temps are in the 60′s! Keep the 60′s rolling!

        1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

          Typical spring temps. I love it. Speaking of golf. Shouldn’t you be at the minature golf course attempting to make it through the evil windmil or don’t they open this early. Thanks for listening.

    3. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

      Give it a Rest Cocky. Thanks in advance.

    4. matt says:

      Warm weather soon who knew just the facts rock n roll is dead

  3. John (Norton Shores) says:

    Were in the slight risk area for Monday! ::)

  4. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Lets have a summer with no 90′s and very few 80′s! Bring it baby!

    1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

      Plenty of 80′s and 90′s this summer. Bring it. I love it. Fantastic.

    2. matt says:

      Warm weather soon rock is dead

  5. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    The next time you see temps in the 80′s it will be mid June! I love it!

    1. Tom says:

      Just like your prediction of no 80′s in May?

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Yes, one whopping day in the 80′s! Imagine that! Another below average month is here! Get used to it! I am off to the golf course! Get outside and enjoy the weather people!!!

      2. Rodey (Rockford) says:

        And his prediction of no 60 in March, wouldn’t hit 70 in April. Hasn’t been right yet. I love. Fantastic. Who knew?

        1. matt says:

          @rodney + a gazillion

  6. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Two warm days and I’m already +0.6 for May now.

    Detroit hit 80 degrees yesterday making it back to back 80′s. Looks like a perfect weekend!

  7. Brian(Grandville) says:

    Whenever I try to click on model guidance it says page not found. Can anyone explain why?

    1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      Here you go Brian , try this link ….

      http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/

      1. Brian (Grandville) says:

        Thanks. Whats strange is, it works fine on my phone, just not on my computer.

        1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

          They changed the site location a illite while ago….same thing happened to me.

  8. GunLakeDeb says:

    I shouldn’t laugh – but in the comments under the “Caribou stranded on ice floes” – someone says “OMG! Is someone helping them???”

    Um….no. They’re caribou. In the *Yukon* Just about the time someone flies a helicopter hundreds of miles to “rescue” them – they’ll simply jump off their floe and swim to shore. They’re incredible swimmers and by the looks of it, they have to swim 100 feet….LOL!!

    1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

      Looked to me they were enjoying the Ride :}

      1. GunLakeDeb says:

        Out for a cruise?? LOL!!!!!

  9. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    I hope this outlook remains , no whammies no whammies !!

    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day3otlk.html

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      What is your input of the slight risk? Should be interesting to see what develops.

      1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        Hey Larry , I haven’t looked into it as of yet as my yard has work for me…lol. At first glance it looks good but I’m hesitant to get my hopes up 2-3 days in advance as I’m sure they will move the target , and I hope it remains in our favor. You are overdue for some storms Larry , we need to get ya some boomers. I’ll be back later to look at the models and read some of the forecasts , as I’m off to do some work. I hope you and fellow bloggers enjoy this incredible day. :)

        1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

          The statement from the NWS, they sound confident about Monday’s slight risk. Also they are saying Spotters maybe needed on Monday. At this point I am saying Big Maybe.

      2. Cort S. says:

        Mind the probabilities and see how they might change over the coming days. Right now, this is a pretty low-end and/or low-confidence slight risk. It’s still a better chance than the days we’ve spent in the 5% risk, though.

        http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day3prob_0730.gif

        (These probabilities are the chance of receiving a severe weather report within 25 miles of a point.)

  10. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    Bill said in his post that Gulfport MS had some flooding issues. I been to Gulfport a few times, it’s one of the better areas along the gulf.

  11. We are finally in the Slight Risk area for Day 3! Looks like there is still some uncertainty, but they are saying from the Central Mississippi to the Central Great Lakes they are saying we have a chance of some rotating updrafts! But however,extensive ongoing convection will probably have deleterious effects on instability, so they are sticking with a lower end severe risk (15%) for now.

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      I agree, they sound confident about the low end of the slight risk. If they didn’t think we were going to get much, they wouldn’t say Spotters maybe needed. I think someone here in west Michigan will get some severe storms.

  12. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Looks like we may see some heavy rain next week , some off the models still don’t agree on the exact location but it seems we ” could ” be in the cross hairs.

    Hazards :
    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/threats/hazards_d3_7_contours.png

  13. Jeremy (Three Rivers) says:

    Looks like most of Colorado is going to have a white Mother’s Day. I wonder how often that happens in the lower elevations? I’m glad I don’t live in Denver… I couldn’t handle those temperature changes. They have a high in the upper 30′s tomorrow, the average high is 70.

    1. Mike M. says:

      Yah, here’s Denver’s Winter Storm Watch for Sunday night…

      http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/localalerts/USCO0105?phenomena=WS&significance=A&areaid=COZ040&office=KBOU&etn=0010

      Imagine getting a snow day on May 12th.

      1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        I’m most likely moving to Denver.(. Depending on my 5th interview lol ) …now maybe not , the sight of snow might send me into shock . Lol.

        WPC Outlook :
        http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/pwpf/wwd_accum_probs.php?fpd=24&ptype=snow&amt=1&day=2&ftype=probabilities

        1. Mike M. says:

          I lived there for four years. The range of weather one could experience in a weeks time was astonishing. Guarantee you’ll miss the fall colors from here. Careful driving out there, half the state is stoned.

        2. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

          Lolo.

  14. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Two things come to mind : First that is a lot of red ( precipitation ) and second….Wowsers !!!
    QPF Day 1-3: ( 72 hr )
    http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/d13_fill.gif

    QPF Day 7 : ( totals )
    http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/p168i.gif

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      Good grief!! I was going to go out and mow anyway – but now I KNOW I need to….

  15. A Moderate Risk area has been Issued in Iowa, Eastern Nebraska and into Central and northern Kansas for many tornadoes a hail greater than 2″ in Diameter

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      WOW, looks like a very active day/night. I am sure the storm chasers are having fun this weekend.

  16. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    Since this is a slow weather event day, let’s talk about the upcoming Hurricane season. It will be interesting to see if El Nino will mess with any tropical/hurricane development, late August/September. I was reading the other day that the Pacific Hurricane season was starting early. When I lived down in Dixie, I was in one hurricane, and a number of tropical storms. These storms did more damage inland than along the coast. I was about 90 miles from the gulf. I know hurricanes can mess with our weather patterns here in Michigan. What are some of your input about the upcoming season?

  17. The nice part about Iowa is, it’s not a far drive. Hehe :)

    1. Brian (Grandville) says:

      There you go Kyle. If you left now, you could be in a good position for tomorrow.

      1. It is looking like I will. Its about a 7 hour drive to get to Des Moines.

        1. GunLakeDeb says:

          I just checked with Streets and Trips – and it said 7 hours 10 minutes and 488 miles (roughly)

        2. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

          Good luck and have fun. Get some good pictures for us. I hope you can go.

        3. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

          6 hrs if you don’t get caught up in tolls . When I drive from here to Omaha it takes me about 10 hrs . Holiday inn express right there in moline( I think , didn’t look it up ) quad city area , nice hotel and inexpensive right on the river. Anyways be safe have fun if you roll out.

        4. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

          * driving straight through isn’t bad at all , but if you won’t to break up your drive you could. It may make more sense however to drive into Neb I haven’t looked at the outlook , but anyways Omaha is a 10hr drive if you don’t mess around .

        5. michael g (SE GR) says:

          I’ve made Omaha in under 8, IF you can avoid any backups in Chicago anyway.

        6. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

          That would be making good time for sure ,but I see how one could do that as I was pulling a trailer.

        7. michael g (SE GR) says:

          Yeah, that was best possible (mostly legal) time. One gas and bathroom stop by the Iowa/Illinois border, good weather, no traffic problems, and running 7-8 over the limit.

  18. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    Perfect weather at Comerica.

    1. SW Kent says:

      Lucky dog!

    2. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      Great game. Full house. Spending the day with my dad = priceless.

      1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        Nice. :)

  19. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    Nice and sunny here today. I am glad the lawn got mowed. Spring Time in West Michigan!

  20. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:

    BEAUTIFUL spring day!! Nice to have the windows open.

  21. John (Norton Shores) says:

    If you go to Iowa Kyle, god luck to you and be sure to take lots of pictures but also be safe when doing it! :)

    1. John (Norton Shores) says:

      Whoops, *good*

  22. John (Norton Shores) says:

    We could see a couple rounds of severe storms in the Monday through Tuesday timeframe

    AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
    329 PM EDT SAT MAY 10 2014

    LATEST UPDATE…
    SYNOPSIS/SHORT TERM/LONG TERM/HYDRO/MARINE

    .SYNOPSIS…
    ISSUED AT 329 PM EDT SAT MAY 10 2014

    ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY…MONDAY AND TUESDAY
    AS A FRONTAL SYSTEM TRAVERSES THE AREA. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL OCCUR
    MUCH OF THAT TIME. READINGS SHOULD PUSH AT LEAST INTO THE 70S FOR
    MOST LOCATIONS ON THOSE DAYS. ALONG WITH THE WARMTH WILL COME THE
    THREAT OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME OF THE STORMS FROM SUNDAY
    NIGHT INTO MONDAY NIGHT MAY BE STRONG TO SEVERE. TEMPERATURES WILL
    ACTUALLY FALL BACK INTO THE 50S FOR HIGHS MID TO LATE WEEK AND AN
    UPPER TROUGH SETTLES BACK INTO THE REGION.

    &&

    .SHORT TERM…(THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT)
    ISSUED AT 329 PM EDT SAT MAY 10 2014

    MAIN FOCUS OF THE SHORT TERM IS ON CONVECTIVE TRENDS AND POTENTIAL
    SEVERE WEATHER. MOISTURE ADVECTION RAMPS RIGHT BACK UP ON
    SUNDAY…BUT ESPECIALLY SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT AND ON
    INTO THE LONG TERM ON TUESDAY. WE ARE LOOKING AT ROUNDS OF SHOWERS
    AND STORMS THROUGH THIS PERIOD…THAT WILL FOCUSED ALONG A WARM
    FRONT SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. AN ADVANCING COLD FRONT
    BECOMES THE FOCUS INTO TUESDAY. HEAVY RAIN LOOKS TO BE A SOLID
    THREAT…WHICH IS DISCUSSED IN THE HYDRO SECTION.

    REGARDING SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL…A DAY TWO SLIGHT RISK IS
    LOCATED UPSTREAM FOR TOMORROW WITH A SLIGHT OVER OUR AREA ON MONDAY.
    CANNOT ARGUE WITH EITHER OF THESE OUTLOOKS AS THE BEST MOISTURE
    TRANSPORT AND LLJ WIND SPEEDS MOVE INTO OUR AREA ON MONDAY.
    INSTABILITY WILL BE VERY MUCH DICTATED BY PREVIOUS CONVECTION.

    .LONG TERM…(TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
    ISSUED AT 329 PM EDT SAT MAY 10 2014

    A STRONG COLD FRONT IS STILL PROJECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE CWA ON
    TUESDAY. EXPECT A ROUND OF SHOWERS AND STORMS WITH IT/S PASSAGE.
    IF IT PASSES THROUGH LATER IN THE DAY…AND INSTABILITY BUILDS…WE
    COULD SEE ANOTHER ROUND OF STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS.

    A BIG PATTERN CHANGE BEHIND THE FRONT THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.
    AN UPPER LOW SHOULD BE OVER WESTERN ONTARIO WITH A LONG WAVE TROUGH
    EXTENDING DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE NATION. H8 TEMPS DROP INTO 0C TO
    +5C RANGE BY WEDNESDAY MORNING SHOVING THE 70 DEGREE TEMPS EAST.
    HIGHS ON WEDNESDAY SHOULD ONLY BE IN THE MID 50S TO MID 60S.
    SCATTERED SHOWERS SHOULD PERSIST UNTIL THE UPPER TROUGH MOVES
    THROUGH.

    FAIRLY UNIFORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED FROM WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
    SATURDAY…WITH THE MAIN THEME BEING CONTINUED COOL AND SHOWERY.
    THE UPPER TROUGH IS NOT PROGGED TO COME THROUGH UNTIL FRIDAY.
    DAYTIME HIGHS SHOULD BE STUCK IN THE 50S THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
    THE SHOWERS SHOULD PERSIST INTO FRIDAY…THEN BECOME LESS NUMEROUS
    FRIDAY NIGHT/SATURDAY ONCE THE UPPER TROUGH IS THROUGH.

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      Looks like a fun upcoming week here on Bill’s blog. Another crazy week of weather.

  23. John (Norton Shores) says:

    Several long track large tornadoes possible tomorrow in Iowa…

    FORECAST SOUNDINGS FOR 00Z/MON ACROSS THE MODERATE RISK AREA FROM
    DES MOINES IA SWWD TO TOPEKA KS SHOW IMPRESSIVE SHEAR PROFILES
    COUPLED WITH STRONG INSTABILITY. THE NAM IS FORECASTING MLCAPE IN
    THE 2000 TO 3000 J/KG RANGE WITH 0-6 KM SHEAR OF 40 TO 50 KT. IN
    ADDITION…LONG LOOPED HODOGRAPHS RESULT IN 0-3 KM STORM RELATIVE
    HELICITIES OF 350 TO 500 M2/S2 SUGGESTING THE ENVIRONMENT WILL BE
    FAVORABLE FOR SUPERCELLS AND TORNADOES. SEVERAL STRONG OR LONG-TRACK
    TORNADOES APPEAR POSSIBLE ACROSS THE REGION AS THE LOW-LEVEL JET
    RAPIDLY BECOMES FOCUSED LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY EVENING.
    SUPERCELLS SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED WITH LARGE HAIL AND WIND DAMAGE.
    HAILSTONES GREATER THAN 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
    THE MORE DOMINANT SUPERCELLS.

  24. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    After looking at some off the models and reading what the SPC has too say , if things do come together as they are thinking , this would be a strong moderate risk for Iowa if these storms do developed near the warm front. ( many aspects of instability present ). It looks like some of these storms will push into our area late Sunday night early Monday morning and most likely be elevated in nature , which might be good for some thunder but on the flip side will hinder our SVR chances for storm redevelopment on Monday / afternoon. We shall see how things time up for us in the next day or so.

    1. John (Norton Shores) says:

      NWS agrees with the slight risk area for Monday, so it sound alike we could be in for some severe weather Monday.

      1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        + 1 I hope so ….!

      2. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        It’s possible things carry into Tuesday as well , although I would be happy with one really solid day!

        1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

          I love a good Sunday night thunderstorm.

  25. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Check out this little tid-bit from the Heavy Snow forecast….!

    THE HIGHEST RISKS ARE IN THE FRONT RANGE OF NORTHERN CO AND
    CHEYENNE/LARAMIE RANGES IN ADJACENT WY…WHERE 1 TO 2 FEET ARE
    LIKELY…AND ISOLATED LOCATIONS MAY RECEIVED 3 FEET.

    That’s a bit of snow for 10 days into May.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Bring it!!

      1. matt says:

        Warm weather soon rock n roll is dead and its fantastic just the facts

  26. Dikehopper (Fennville) says:

    Although the Detroit Tigers are off to a fine start so far for the season, there are nevertheless variables that are beyond their control. http://www.powerlineblog.com/admin/ed-assets/2014/05/Bling-Umpires-copy.jpg

    However, there is an organization in Rochester Hills, Michigan, that is now working with Major League Baseball to help alleviate the bad call problems. http://www.leaderdog.org/

    This is how it is going to work. One bark for strikes, two barks for balls, and three barks for outs.

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      LOL…what can I say.

      1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

        I knew you was joking around.lol

    2. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:

      This is a fantastic organization that helps blind people!! Maybe you should visit it. Have you ever looked at the work they do there? They give many people back there lives with leader dogs.

      1. michael g (SE GR) says:

        Not sure, but I think he was making fun of the umpires, not the leader dog organization. Chillax.

        1. Dikehopper (Fennville) says:

          Actually, I was just clowning around.

      2. Dikehopper (Fennville) says:

        “This is a fantastic organization that helps blind people!!” Yes, you are quite right, Sandy.

        “Maybe you should visit it. Have you ever looked at the work they do there?” Yes, I sure have. In the 1970′s and 1980′s I paid close attention to the fine work that they were doing.

        Back then, I raised and trained German Shepherds for other people. Most of my pups came from a guy here in W. Michigan who bred dogs for the MI State Police. For the most part, fine, noble creatures.

        This is a subject that I love. Man, do I have stories. And strong opinions on dog training. At least opinions on training “working dog” and “guard dog” breeds.

        I wish I wasn’t so old. I would love to do it again.

        It sure doesn’t help that my son-in-law is allergic to dogs. Wheeze and sneeze. I can’t have a dog anymore.

        1. michael g (SE GR) says:

          I’d rather get a dog and get rid of the son in law. Or at least tell him to pop a Claritin.

        2. GunLakeDeb says:

          Awesome, Dikehopper!!! Must have been hard, but gratifying work?

        3. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:

          Sounds like you did awesome work with dogs. I understand you were kidding in your original comment. It just hit a nerve. My Mom had a wonderful dog from there a few years back(she passed away). It is an amazing place. Sorry for reacting the way I did. Maybe someday somehow you will have a dog again. Have a great Sunday!!

        4. Dikehopper (Fennville) says:

          michael -

          I wouldn’t trade my son-in-law for the world. He is a great guy.

          And for anyone into sports, he has what my daughter calls a “dream job”. Video training coach for the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks.

          Deb -

          It was very time-consuming. Twenty minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening. Proper socializiation in the public. But I didn’t look at it as work. I looked at it as a hobby. Kind of like drag racing and Solo II [grin]. Yes, it was very gratifying. The gratitude from people that were getting a well-trained dog for free.

          Heh, and I didn’t have to worry about my wife and daughter when I was gone for an evening or night. *Nooobody* was getting into the house without permission. That was why I got the first Shepherd.

          Sandy -

          I hope you guys found a good home for the dog after your mother passed away. Or did the dog pass first?

        5. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:

          The dog was returned to the Leader Dog place for placement with someone else.

    1. matt says:

      Fantastic rock n roll is dead and so is winter warm weather soon i love it bring it who knew just the facts

  27. Rodey (Rockford) says:

    Fantastic day. Near 70. 70′s Mon and Tues. Bring it Who knew. I love. Thanks for listening.

  28. michael g (SE GR) says:

    Perfect for the River Bank Run this morning. Had a great time!

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      Did you run?? Volunteer?? Cheer on the runners? WOODs coverage was great, it was fun to watch from afar!

      1. michael g (SE GR) says:

        Ran with my wife. Great day!

  29. John (Norton Shores) says:

    Look at that cell near Orrick Missouri! it had a debris ball on it earlier!

  30. John (Norton Shores) says:

    Damage in Orrick Missouri confirmed.

  31. jerry hoag(by the zoo) says:

    I love the sounds of this!!!

    REGARDING SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL…A DAY TWO SLIGHT RISK IS
    LOCATED UPSTREAM FOR TOMORROW WITH A SLIGHT OVER OUR AREA ON MONDAY.
    CANNOT ARGUE WITH EITHER OF THESE OUTLOOKS AS THE BEST MOISTURE
    TRANSPORT AND LLJ WIND SPEEDS MOVE INTO OUR AREA ON MONDAY.
    INSTABILITY WILL BE VERY MUCH DICTATED BY PREVIOUS CONVECTION.

    LONG TERM
    (TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
    ISSUED AT 329 PM EDT SAT MAY 10 2014

    A STRONG COLD FRONT IS STILL PROJECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE CWA ON
    TUESDAY. EXPECT A ROUND OF SHOWERS AND STORMS WITH IT/S PASSAGE.
    IF IT PASSES THROUGH LATER IN THE DAY…AND INSTABILITY BUILDS…WE
    COULD SEE ANOTHER ROUND OF STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS.

  32. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    NASCAR on Fox, on a Saturday night. Look at the clouds building at the race track in Kansas City. CBS News was talking about the severe storms forecast in the plains states for Sunday. I am sure there will be plenty of tornadoes for the storm chasers on Sunday. Who knows Michigan might be a place to chase storms on Monday. GO DALE JR….Should be a good race tonight.

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      I’m amazed at how the rain has skirted the track!

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      Have fun, get some good pictures and be careful. Keep us updated.

      1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

        The severe weather is building in the plains.

    2. John (Norton Shores) says:

      Have fun, good luck and be safe! :)

    3. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Nice, chime in when you can. What’s your destination location, and target area for tomorrow.

    4. GunLakeDeb says:

      Keep in touch, hope you get to see something amazing, be safe, and I’ll be keeping you in my good thoughts and prayers!
      ( do I sound like a Grandma or what…lol!)

      1. Haha Thanks everyone! I will keep in contact and will post pictures Sunday Night when we arrive to the hotel. And Brian, our target area will be western and southwest Iowa. We will likely stay the night somewhere along I-80 between Des Moines and Atlantic, IA

        1. All depends on what hotels are available. When we went to South Dakota in July a few years ago all the hotels between Omaha and Des Moines were full! its was crazy. That should not be a problem though I hope

  33. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    Threat of lightning and rain at the race tonight.

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      Only a 20min. delay in racing. They should be able to finish the race before rain moves in later. GO DALE JR.

  34. Mark (EGR) says:

    Picture perfect day today. Loved every minute of it.

    1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

      1 more day of yard work and i can sit and enjoy it. Why it s*cks to have a long wide gravel driveway.Dirt,Gravel,Sod piled up all around driveway. They brought in a frontend loader this winter to move the snow piles back. Instead of lifting bucket up 8″. Guy was trying to scrap it down to dirt. Gotta Luv IT!

      1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

        WOW, sounds like a mess to cleanup. My driveway needs a little work also.

    2. GunLakeDeb says:

      It sure was enjoyable!!!

  35. John (Norton Shores) says:

    This is what the NWS in Detroit is thinking regarding the severe weather threat for Monday, they sound pretty confident.

    MODELS ARE GOOD AGREEMENT WITH A CONVECTIVELY INDUCED SHORTWAVE FROM
    THE PLAINS SUNDAY EVENING CONVECTION GETTING TO THE GREAT LAKES FOR
    MONDAY. TOUGH TO HANG MUCH ON THAT…THERE IS SOME CONCERN IF THAT
    IS REALIZED. THE WARM FRONT WILL BE POSITIONED ACROSS CENTRAL
    LOWER…MAYBE AS FAR SOUTH AS M-59 OR AS FAR NORTH AS M-10. SOUTH OF
    THAT FRONT THERE COULD BE 2000-2500 J/KG OF MLCAPE. 0-6KM SHEAR IN
    THE FRONTAL ZONE WILL BE 35 TO 45 M/S WITH PLENTY OF 0-1KM AND 0-3KM
    HELICITY. WET BULB ZEROS LEVEL IS FAIRLY LOW TOO. IF THAT SHORTWAVE
    IS AS STRONG AS MOST MODELS INDICATE AND MOVES OVER LOWER MI MONDAY
    AFTERNOON AND EVENING…WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED TO HAVE A GOOD SEVERE
    WEATHER THREAT WITH SUPERCELLS AS A POSSIBLE STORM MODE.

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      Maybe Monday will be our day/night to rock n roll.

  36. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    Very good race tonight. Jeff Gordon won. Good night everyone, should be interesting on Sunday to see what happens out in the Great Plains.

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