Lingering Sprinkles/Drizzle

May 14th, 2014 at 6:56 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local 1630 UTC Day 1 Outlook    The heaviest rain has ended with a few light showers,  sprinkles and drizzle left over today.  A breezy north to northwest wind will keep temperatures in the mid-upper 40s much of the day.   Relatively cool air hangs around thru the weekend.   With average highs near 70°, we’ll see highs only in the mid 50s Friday and Saturday and low-mid 60s on Sunday.   If skies clear and the wind goes calm, frost is a definite possibility, especially in low spots.   That could be early Friday, Saturday or Sunday.   Temperatures will rebound back to +70° for the middle of next week and by then we’ll have a chance of a few scattered showers and/or thunderstorms.

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 the snow has finally melted and the lake ice is gone. Here’s 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.

25 Responses to “Lingering Sprinkles/Drizzle”

  1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Warm weather plz come back , miss ya already , but I guess things could be worse so onwards an upwards we go.

  2. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    I am sure Bill’s blog will not see a lot of comments for a few days, until it warms up and we get some thunderstorms. lol.

  3. John (Norton Shores) says:

    I see lots of 70′s starting next week, this could and hopefully will be our last major cool down! :)

  4. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    I came across this list on accident , but it’s worth a look. “73 ” years of weather related Fatalities.

    1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

      I had no idea so many Die from the Heat

    2. Bill Steffen says:

      You have to be careful with graphs like this. There are quite various definitions of what is a “heat death” or a “cold death”. Human mortality in the most developed counties peaks during the coldest part of the year. Traffic accident deaths are not counted, even though there are significantly more injuries and deaths in cold, snowy winters on the roads than in mild winters with less ice and snow. Disease can be spread more rapidly in winter when people are inside more. One press release said there were roughly 750 heat-related deaths during one week of July 1995. However, that number was a guess based on the simple fact that there were 739 more fatalities than in an average July week.

      1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        When I had AZ as a territory it was amazing how many people would die in the extreme heat , as many elderly / disabled folks would be the most vulnerable , especially when the power grid would go down often due to the heat , really sad situation. I’m not speaking to the validity of the statistics but rather my amazement of this even happening since I had not really been exposed to it before .

      2. John says:

        Heat deaths are extremely difficult to count-the majority of those who die in heat waves were already dying anyway (elderly, sick, etc.), and the heat just “finished them off”, so to say. A lot of deaths are missed in early counts.

  5. Brian(Grandville) says:

    For anyone who hasn’t seen this yet. Its absolutely amazing. Cat saves boys life.

    1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      That’s one cool cat….!

      1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

        At the end of the Video, why does the Lady take off leaving her child laying there ?

  6. Cliff(KZOO) says:

    Had a total of .5 tenths in Scotts since this morning, be interesting to see where its at by morning when I head off to work. Heavier rain is just starting, glad we finished planting crops on Saturday. Might be a while for some to get back out in the fields.

  7. Barry in Zeeland says:

    Great win for the Griffins tonight! Had a blast at the game as we caught 2 t-shirts, a hotdog, and a WINNING lottery ticket!! Ok, it was only $5, but I won with #22 while Tootoo was on the ice!

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:


  8. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    Good night, raining very hard here in Hastings. I am hurting from head to toe. Sounds like the weather will not be good for a few more days. We got spoiled, with those nice warm days. Things will get better.

  9. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    I saw in San Diego and other cities surrounding they have broken all time heat records and with the winds and fires that have begun this could be very very bad situation.

  10. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    Almost forgot, down in Cajun country, Baton Rouge/New Orleans it’s been cooler then normal. I guess we aren’t the only ones with cooler temperatures.

  11. Steven(DerbyLake) says:

    Any chance of a little freezing rain Thursday night? Or icey spots on the roads? Suppose to be in the 30′s.

    1. Stephen(North Muskegon) says:

      I wouldnt think so the dry slot is going to keep most of us dry tomorrow

  12. Dan (Byron Center) says:

    Wow! I should get a boat! Rain and more Rain. Looking forward to the warmer and dryer days coming our way! How about those Griffins! They tie up the series with another game to play at the Van Andel! GO Griffins!

    1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:


  13. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Today is on tap to be a cold May day to say the least! Its too bad the high has already been reached or we would have had a chance of being in the top 3 coldest highs for May 15th Here at my house I now have cloudy skies and a temp of 42° so it’s a coat day today for sure.

  14. Jeff (Richland) says:

    1.05″ at my house as of 7am. Thank goodness, much needed!

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