Monday PMMay 19th, 2014 at 12:07 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The picture on the left is from Saturday noon at the Muskegon Channel - lots of boats out for the first time. The severe weather outlooks are here for this PM/NIght and for tomorrow. We have a “See Text over the S. Lake Michigan area. The Storm Prediction Center says: “INSTABILITY MAY NOT BE AS STRONG HAS PROJECTED BY LATEST NAM WHERE MID 60S SFC DEW POINTS LEAD TO SBCAPE APPROACHING 2000 J/KG. IN ALL LIKELIHOOD EFFECTIVE DEW POINTS SHOULD BE SOMEWHAT LOWER AND FOR THIS REASON HAVE OPTED TO MAINTAIN 5 PERCENT SEVERE FOR WIND/HAIL. IF MODEL FORECAST BUOYANCY VERIFIES THEN SEVERE PROBS WILL BE INCREASED TO ACCOUNT FOR MORE ROBUST CONVECTION.” At 1 PM, it’s 68° in G.R. and 57° on the beach in Muskegon.
Also: Look at the hail in São Paulo, Brazil (link fixed). There’s still 7% ice cover on Lake Superior. Time-lapse of supercell thunderstorm in eastern Wyoming – note the rotation, but no tornado. Interesting fact….the water temperature of Gun Lake (beach at the state park) was warmer on March 19, 2012 than today (May 19th, 2014). Duststorm incoming! Dramatic flooding in the Balkans. Record fewest # of tornadoes in Oklahoma – so far this year just 5, average is 55.
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.