Sunday PM/Monday

May 11th, 2014 at 3:06 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local 1630 UTC Day 1 Outlook 1630 UTC Day 2 Outlook  Early Monday – 32 reported tornadoes Sunday…Lots of severe weather to our west and south in KS, NE, IA, IL, IN.  Gust to 90 mph near Milford NE,  82 mph at Omaha…tornadoes, inc. a large wedge in Nebraska and tornadoes in KS.  20K were without power in the Omaha area.  Tornado pics. from Seward NE.  Fire department reported a tornado just west of Rensselaer, IN Tornado Watches from IA to N. Texas.  Gust to 78 at Gary IN, 70 mph Chesterton IN, 61 mph at Michigan City IN, 68 mph Grayslake IL (NW of Chicago)…roof partially taken off a hotel in Joliet IL.   Now this is heavy rain!  We had showers and a few t-showers during the evening.  We still have 3 Flood Advisories in effect.  Chance of showers/t-storm tonight.  As you can see, the Slight Risk Area for tomorrow includes much of Lower Michigan. There’s a Tornado Watch for SE Iowa and W. Illinois.  Storms near Ottumwa have produced funnel clouds, large hail and over 2″ of rain.  At this time yesterday, it was 68° in Denver. Today, it’s currently 33° with light snow falling.  Here’s snow in Boulder13″ snow in Red Feather Lakes Co.   Interstate 80 is closed west of Cheyenne WY. because of snow.  24″ new snow near Encampment WY, 18″ at Sand Lake WY and near Greeley CO, 16″ at Spirit Lake UT.   Daughter #1 reports t-storm in Chicago.    Here’s storm reports from NE Illinois & far NW Indiana.

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.

298 Responses to “Sunday PM/Monday”

  1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    Should get some lightning soon.

  2. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Storms forming what…it can’t be possible.. Lol. Patience and they will come….Am I the only one with hope….I’m tellin ya it’s going to be a popcorn event , not sure exactly when the movie will start , but it’s coming… Lol

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      It’s almost like Christmas Eve night, waiting for morning to come to open Christmas lol

    2. Eileen (Hesperia) says:

      Movie event has started up here and the popcorn is popped and ready. Thunder and lightning thrown in to make it a good show :)

      1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        That’s the spirit ….nice Eileen …. This we part1 of a series … :) . More to come..

  3. Red in Allegan Co. says:

    Wind is picking up here with lightning and thunder. Just waiting on the rain.

  4. Travis Ulberg (West of Martin, Allegan County) says:

    The wind really picked up here too. I heard a few small branches breaking in the woods across the street. It looks like that little thunderstorm is headed directly for my area. At least we are getting a good lightning show.

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      Nothing over here in Hastings…

      1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

        Still nothing here…

        1. Brian (Grandville) says:

          Storm free here too.

  5. Bnoppe says:

    Good news is the crap over us now should be gone by the AM and we should have sometime to destabilize for the show tmw I wouldn’t be shocked if we were in a 30% zone by the next spc update

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      WOW…first time on Bill’s blog?

      1. Bnoppe says:

        Nope been making comments for a few years, I know about the yard of. Bricks
        fixers grumpy Rockey likes cold weather although that’s a flip from his warm weather dilutions last year.

        1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

          And his friend Rodney…I believe. They both have issues…lol.

        2. fixxxer says:

          Im not grumpy. Im bluntly honest.

        3. Bnoppe says:

          Ok fine fixer is our residential truth speaker someone has to be non diliuonal on here

  6. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

    I am seeing some flashes of lightning here. Im not far from you Larry…are you seeing anything yet???

  7. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    I seen my first flash of lightning…

    1. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

      NICE!!!! IM READY!! ARE YOU??

      1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

        I am always ready to rock n roll, for a old

  8. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

    I am pretty excited for tomorrow….I have a pretty good feeling….

    1. fixxxer says:

      We hear that every year lol.

      1. mr. negative says:


    2. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      +1–I agree, might get a little wild.

      1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

        I’ve stopped getting excited ahead of time, I get excited at the moment of it happening.

        1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

          Hey Swatz don’t look now , but some flashes are on there way to your home! :)

        2. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          OMG my geese are sensing something because I had to run out to their pen to shut them up!! They’re going to wake up my neighbors, I came in with my youngest looking at radar, as I ran out there to see WTF their problem was I heard some rumbling in a distance.

      2. steven (Derby Lake) says:

        As long as the power comes back on by 10 pm, if it goes out. Season finale of The Blacklist is on.

        1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

          It’s been one of the best show this season.

        2. steven (Derby Lake) says:

          I’ve missed some, but have seen the last 6 or 7 shows consecutive. Megan Boone (hottie) who plays Liz is from Petosky.

  9. ER From GR says:

    WATCH OUT WEST MICHIGAN!!!!!, an EF4 Tornado will tuch down near lake michigan dr standale area and track north east toward the comstock park neighborhood. Trees flying debris in the air, blowing Fixxxer’s hair!!!

    1. ER From GR says:


  10. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

    Regardless….I’ve gotten a few good storms already this season…especially compared to the last few seasons….its a good start. I will stay up all night…even for a small Tstorm

  11. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

    Starting to rain here now. Not a lot of lightning…but some. Thinking late tonight and tomorrow will be quite interesting. I can ‘FEEL’ it in the air!

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      I been feeling it in the air all day. My joints been hurting. My wife’s sinuses been real bad all day.

      1. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

        I love the feeling of an oncoming storm! It really gets me pumped!

        1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:


  12. mr. negative says:

    Let us all go about our lives, while we ignore the ever present face of the storm shredder, the bubble, the 96/131 wishbone, etc. Oh well, there’s always next year.

    1. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

      or you could move….LMAO!

    2. steven (Derby Lake) says:

      Yea you could be like fixer, complain about winter, but yet move to where they get more snow on average than where you currently live. lol

      1. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:


      2. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

        And he hates lake michigan so he moved closer to that also, Killed 2 Birds with one stone.

  13. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:


    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      I need to turn up my hearing aid, no thunder here.

      1. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

        It was the only thunder I have heard…1 loud rumbler!

      2. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

        I’m hoping to wake up to some louuuuuud BOOMERS!

        1. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

          And that’s assuming I actually go to sleep! lol

        2. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

          Looks like the storms are dying, just rain. Maybe tomorrow…

  14. steven (Derby Lake) says:

    See some good lightening off in the distance now across the lake. Doesn’t look to be tracking this direction at all, but we’ll see.

  15. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    Heard a BOOOM and wind really picked up

  16. Got dodged a baseball size hail producing storm near Nebraska City

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      WOW…be careful.

  17. steven (Derby Lake) says:

    Jack, I got one for ya. Just too cute. ;)

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      +1, real cute…lol.

      1. steven (Derby Lake) says:

        It’s a female, it looks like she’s wearing red lipstick lol

    2. Jack says:

      Ha,haaa….” Very Cute” ? Speaking of Rabbits CUE:::
      Heeee…heeee… STAY CUED.. BIG STORMS on….Monday late afternoon to Evening… ;-)

  18. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    A few good cloud to ground flashes….very tame but I will take any and all . My favorite part I think is as some already mentioned and that’s the change in the atmosphere when the front moves in , although gustanados are one of my favorite . That cooled everything down nicely ….. More to come , much more to come….

    1. steven (Derby Lake) says:

      That has to be an incredible light show through Indiana.

      1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

        One flash of lightning and rain…wow, better than nothing.

    2. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      It was VERY tame Darren, hopefully more to come tomorrow and better but not holding my breath.

      1. Jack says:

        Hey what’s Happening…” Bubble’s ” Swat-zoo ?? Staying CueDD at the YARDofDUCKS ? ;-)

        1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          Hey Jack, we’re staying Cued or trying to, busy, busy, busy getting house ready to be listed and hoping and praying we find the right house in Vicksburg and SOON! Listings are extremely very few and far between.

        2. Jack says:

          Prayers your WAY…Swat-zoo To Find The House The Good Lord Has in Store for The New YARDofDUCKS!! DH Still Doing The commute Thing ? PEACE & Stay CUEDD…

        3. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

          Yes he is Jack, 1 1/2hrs one way on a good day, this winter was a B**CH for him,

  19. Ray says:

    TWC has a TOR-CON level of 4 for lower MI tomorrow.

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      GET READY TO ROCK N ROLL….it’s going to be a Wild lol

    2. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

      In my OPINION….. the TOR-CON is exactly that…..a CON

  20. steven (Derby Lake) says:

    Lots of wind now. Had to close the windows up some.

  21. John (Norton Shores) says:

    Intellicast has some big storms developing tomorrow around 6pm and a squall line coming through north of Muskegon after that and then some big storms developing around 8pm, could be a fun evening tomorrow! :)

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      NO…I am planning on grilling out at that time. Don’t rain on my lol

    2. John (Norton Shores) says:

      Grill while watching storms but be careful lol! :)

  22. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

    I cant wait to see the SPC update for tomorrow!!!!

  23. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    NO…I am planning on grilling out at that time. Don’t rain on my lol

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      Sorry…my iPad going crazy…it’s getting hype about the big storms tomorrow. lol lol

  24. John (Norton Shores) says:

    I just have a good feeling about tomorrow, everything is coming together just right, could be some good storms to track tomorrow evening! :)

  25. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    Good night ladies and gents, been a long day. Tomorrow the weather may get a little wild. They are saying the storms may start back up early in the morning.

    1. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

      Good night Larry! Stormy Dreams!!!

  26. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    I am backup, heard some thunder. It is lightning good to my southwest. It’s a little muggy. I better gets some shut eye, I may get woke-up by thunder later on.

  27. steven (Derby Lake) says:

    Bill- Any idea as to why the Trump tower is emphasized in this picture of the link you provided? The lightening is hitting the antenna of John Hancock building.

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