Becoming Partly Sunny and Dry

May 20th, 2014 at 9:44 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

WW0163 RADAR Thumbnail Image   The rain exits this morning and we become partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s inland and mid-upper 60s at Lake Michigan.  We’ll be dry and pleasant from Thursday thru Sunday with a chance of a shower or t-shower on Monday.  Thursday is the coolest day and still could nudge up to 70…we’ll be at least mid 80s by next Tuesday.   1″ diameter hail in Oshtemo (west of Kalamazoo) and in Pine Grove (Barry Co.), 3/4″ hail at WMU in Kalamazoo.   Pea-sized hail in Gobles.  3/4″ hail reported in Bedford and 1″ hail in Banfield (S. Barry Co.).  Small hail near S. Haven.

Severe T-Storm Watch until 5 am for the I-94 counties and to the south.  Michigan counties in the watch:  Berrien, Branch, Cass, Calhoun, Hillsdale, Jackson, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren and the watch covers N. Indiana.      Semi was overturned on I-294 (the tollroad) just southwest of Chicago.  Baseball-sized hail was reported southwest of Chicago.

Winter Weather Advisory for the mountains of central California.

359 Responses to “Becoming Partly Sunny and Dry”

  1. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

    That storm in Ottawa County may get a Warning….showing 1 inch hail on Radar…

    1. Jack says:

      Yup, Heads UP….Holland !!!!!!

      1. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

        Allendale will get worst of it

  2. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

    latest radar update showed weakening

  3. Jack says:

    Significant Weather Advisory

    The following areas are affected:

    Calhoun
    Newaygo
    Muskegon
    Montcalm
    Ottawa
    Kent
    Ionia
    Allegan
    Barry
    Eaton
    Van Buren
    Kalamazoo
    Significant Weather Advisory
    At 200 Am Edt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
    Fairly Widespread Thunderstorms Occurring Across Southwest Lower
    Michigan From Muskegon To Alma Southward. Thunderstorms Were Moving
    To The East At 25 Mph.
    Storms Are Capable Of Producing Frequent Cloud To Ground
    Lightning Torrential Downpours With Rainfall Rates Of An Inch Per
    Hour And Pea Sized Hail.
    Locations Impacted Include
    Howard City Alma St. Johns
    Stanton Edmore Portland
    Ithaca Bannister Eagle
    Springport Concord Marshall
    Dewitt Mcbride Sunfield

    Precautionary/preparedness Actions
    Stay Away From High Objects Outdoors Such As Trees. Seek Shelter In A
    Sturdy Structure Until This Storm Has Passed. A Severe Thunderstorm
    Watch Remains In Effect Until 500 Am Edt Wednesday Morning For
    Southwestern Michigan.
    Stay CueDDDD

  4. fixxxer says:

    Wicked storm in allendale. Super vivid lightning.

    1. Jack says:

      Hey, fixxxer….U Happy NOW??? ;-) . Stay CUEDDD !!!

      1. fixxxer says:

        No i need sleep. My darn yard is flooded enough. Nice lightshow though. Woke my wife up to.

        1. Jack says:

          Does anything Make U Happy ??? Stay CUEDD…& ENJOY LIFE..For ONCE!!! ;-)

        2. Jerry Hoag says:

          JACK A BIG FAT ONE DOES FOR ME……ACTUALLY THE PARTY AT THE YARDOFBRICKS THAT IS COMING HERE REAL SOON!!!!!!!!!!

        3. fixxxer says:

          of course things do. michigan weather just isn’t one of them.

  5. Jack says:

    WAKE UP,,,!!!! INDY,,,,and THEEE YARDofBRICKS!!!! Heee,heeeeeeee…..STAY CUEDDD!!!

    1. Jerry Hoag says:

      Jack Brother,,,I am awake…..the storms woke me up!!!!!!!!! WAHPPPPPP

  6. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

    Tried to warn ya fixxie

    1. fixxxer says:

      it was a very short lived storm.

  7. Jerry Hoag says:

    WHAT AN INTERESTING LIGHTNING SHOW GOING ON OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW ON THE WEST SIDE OF GRAND RAPIDS!!!!!!!!!! OUCH THAT LIGHTNING STRIKE WAS PRETTY CLOSE….AND LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

    Enjoy it Jerry! :)

    1. Jerry Hoag says:

      HECK YEAH I AM!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Jerry Hoag says:

      TRAVIS MANY THANKS BUDDY!!!!!!!!!!! NOW IF WE CAN GET MUTPILE STORMS LIKE THIS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON THIS GUY WILL BE HAPPY, VERY HAPPY!!!!

      1. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

        I think we are in for a very interesting season ahead!

        1. Jerry Hoag says:

          I DO TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WITH ALL THE COLDER AIR IN PLACE SOMEWHAT STILL IN THE NORTH, (CANADA) AND THE WARM HUMID AIR TO THE SOUTH (SORT OF) AND IT WANTING TO MAKE MANY RUNS UP TO THE GREAT LAKES AREA….I CAN SEE US HAVING MULTIPLE STORM EPISODES THIS YEAR AND HERE IN GRAND RAPIDS TOO!!!!!

  9. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

    LOOKS LIKE ITS MY TURN WITHIN THE HOUR!!

    1. Jerry Hoag says:

      TRAVIS YEAH YOU ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOTS OF VIVID LIGHTNING WITH THIS STORM COMING THROUGH GRAND RAPIDS AND SOME PRETTY HEAVY RAIN AND SOME PEA SIZE HAIL AT MY HOUSE

      1. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

        I JUST HOPE IT SURVIVES! LOOKS LIKE ITS BUILDING AGAIN

        1. Jerry Hoag says:

          LOOKS LIKE IT MAY FOR YOU BUDDY!!!!

  10. Jerry Hoag says:

    LOOKS LIKE THE STORM IS ABOUT DONE HERE……AT LEAST THE VIVID LIGHTNING IS JUST ABOUT OVER WITH AND THE RAIN IS STARTING TO LIGHTEN UP A BIT….

  11. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

    HEADS UP ALLEGAN!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Jerry Hoag says:

      YEP HEADS UP ALLEGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Jerry Hoag says:

    OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT LIGHTNING STRIKE WAS REALLY CLOSE AGAIN!!!!!!!!! MY WHOLE HOUSE SHOOK PRETTY GOOD WITH THAT THUNDER RUMBLE!!!!!!!

  13. Ray says:

    Pretty wild thunder in Wyoming!!!!

    1. Ray says:

      Sounded more like an explosion!

  14. Jerry Hoag says:

    this was issued at 316am:

    The following areas are affected:
    •Ottawa
    •Kent
    •Ionia
    •Allegan
    •Barry

    Significant Weather Advisory
    At 316 Am Edt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
    Strong Thunderstorms Along A Line Extending From Holland Tulip Arpt
    To Pullman To 25 Miles West Of Pullman Moving East At 35 Mph.
    Pea Size Hail Wind Gusts Greater Than 40 Mph Frequent Cloud To
    Ground Lightning Brief Heavy Downpours Are Possible With These
    Storms.

  15. Jerry Hoag says:

    THIS IS HEADING FOR YOU TRAVIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ENJOY MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

      WILL DO!!!!

  16. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

    ALREADY SEEING LIGHTNING AND HEARING THUNDER!

    1. Jerry Hoag says:

      WOW, THAT STORM SHOULD UPON YOU SOON THEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Jerry Hoag says:

    THAT CELL IN ALLEGAN COUNTY LOOK REALLY HEALTHY!!!!!!!!!!!!! LIKE MAYBE ALMOST SEVERE CRITERIA???? ALMOST…..

  18. Jerry Hoag says:

    WELL FELLOW BLOGGERS I AM HEADING BACK TO BED TO LISTEN TO THE THUNDER WHILE I LAY THERE IN BED……..WHAT AN AWESOME SOUND TO LISTEN TOO AS YOU TRY TO FALL ASLEEP!!!!!!!!!!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

    1. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

      GOODNIGHT JERRY!!! STORMY DREAMS!!

  19. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Nice thunder and lightning here right now.

  20. kentwoodchicken says:

    BWAAK! Wowza! Feather flyin’ fracas outside!

    1. Vincent(N.E.Kent CO) says:

      Feathers are laying flush here. Party is over for me. Just watching you’re show from my garage. Sounds like it has picked up some. Chicken dinner sounds good.

      1. kentwoodchicken says:

        According to my calculations you need a burger Vincent BWAAK!

  21. Benjamin (Kalamazoo) says:

    Another storm heading this direction and bowing. Round 2 storm report: Same as round 1.

  22. Vincent(N.E.Kent CO) says:

    Picked up just over a 1/4 inch of rain tonight. 2.5 inches last week. I’m good.Bring on a great holiday weekend.

  23. Benjamin (Kalamazoo) says:

    The bow storm still has its bow. According to nexrad its a mesocyclone with 70% chance hail of an inch. Damn. The dewpoint is still a tad high, the humidity high. Tornadic?

  24. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    Just rain

    1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      Swatz any good boomers your way , it looked good on radar , just north of Cedar they looked to be training a bit.. Anyways down south was good fun ….

  25. Resourceful Nana says:

    Got my wish-the heavy rains went around me last night. Just 2/10 in the rain gauge this morning. Calm and still humid out, though. Perfect for seeds to sprout! I can just barely hear the storms at the southern border of the state-15 or so miles from me.

  26. fixxxer says:

    looks as were back tot he 60′s for highs the rest of the week, figures.

  27. GunLakeDeb says:

    Like Resourceful Nana, I had a mostly-quiet night :-) Didn’t get rain until 4 AM, which came in with some thunder, but nothing close by and no wind. .2″ of rain in the gauge. A good night’s sleep. Life is good :-)

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