Radar and links early Tues. AM

June 3rd, 2014 at 1:07 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local  2:55 am – Significant Weather Advisory for GRATIOT-ISABELLA-KENT-MECOSTA-MONTCALM-NEWAYGO-OTTAWA until 3:15 am.

A few t-storms moving thru during the early morning.  The lightning increased as these storms came across Lake Michigan.  Storms have lightning (not a lot of loud thunder), a gust of wind (nothing severe) and moderate to brief heavy rain.   Gust to 31 mph in Grand Haven.  It’s interesting that some of the storms Mon. afternoon hardly had any lightning and these coming onshore are chock full of lightning.  This storm appears isolated enough that you might be able to see the lightning from 100 miles in any direction.

Model update:  The overnight run of the NAM (car.) gives G.R. 0.90″ of rain from noon to 1 am Weds. with temps. falling from the mid 60s early in the day to the low 50s by evening. The max. wind is about 20 mph from the NE around sunset – not a pleasant afternoon to be outdoors.  The model gives Kalamazoo 2.08″ and Big Rapids 0.42″.  There will be more rain south than north Weds. PM.   The GFS plot has 0.70″ for G.R. Weds. with temps. much of the day in the upper 50s.   The European gives G.R. 0.63″ in 12 hours.  It also gives us a real soaking next Sunday with 1.24″ of rain in 6 hours Sunday PM.  So today (daytime) will be dry…then rain Weds…dry Thurs. to Sat. and rain on Sunday.

Here’s GRR looping radar.  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.

67 Responses to “Radar and links early Tues. AM”

  1. Paul says:

    Nice lightning show for Grand Haven.

  2. Tim (Walker) says:

    Lots of lightning. Looks like line is forming.

  3. Decent looking cells on the Lake coming onshore. What is the lightning count right now?

  4. Jack says:

    media2.woodtv.com/weather/lightning_loop.html
    Hopefully it Makes It Into Grand Rapids.. Need a bit of ” Eye + Ear Candy”……. Flash,Boom……Stay Cued !!!

  5. Jack says:

    http://wx.woodtv.com/weather/web_lightning_tracker1.jpg. Lightning Up The Night…Bring it inland Plz …. Stay Lightning CUEDDD

  6. Jack says:

    WOW…Constant LIGHTING To The West – North West !! Not hearing any Thunder YET…Thanks LORD for a Awesome LIGHT SHOW…..Stay CueDDD, Heading outside to ENJOY The Show & Check out The ISS Flyover at 1:55 am !!! ;-)

  7. Randy says:

    I just watched out of my second story window in downtown Zeeland to view a silent but AMAZING lightning show somewhere to the north of Zeeland. I’m not sure where it was centered, but it went on continuously for about 15 minutes, ending at about 1:45 a.m.

  8. Jerry Hoag says:

    WOW WHAT AN AMZINGLY NICE LIGHTNING SHOW GOING ON OUTSIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  9. Jerry Hoag says:

    THE LIGHTNING IS CONSTANT NONSTOP AND LOVING THE LOOKS OF ALL THE FLASHING!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Jack says:

      Silent LIGHTNING ?? Hmmmm….Cloud To Cloud ? Stay CUEDDD…hoagie man !!!

  10. Jerry Hoag says:

    YEAH LOOKS LIKE A LINE IS TRYING TO FORM TO THE SOUTH OF THE LINE……

  11. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

    I just watched the ISS flyover…AND….while I have a perfectly clear sky here….I am seeing CONSTANT LIGHTNING off to my NW and SW….that storm must be a doozy!

    1. Jerry Hoag says:

      Travis it is all silent lightning!!!!!!!!!! Constant flashing but no thunder, or at least we cant hear it yet here in Grand Rapids…

  12. Jack says:

    Get out the Fiddle, Rosin Up The BOW….It’s Time For GOD’S OWN LIGHT SHOW!!!!!! :-)

    1. Jerry Hoag says:

      AMEN BROTHER JACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I COULDNT SLEEP TONIGHT, IM GLAD I COULDNT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. Jack says:

        YEAAAAAAAHHHHHH… finally Hearing Just a Little THUNDER!!! Low Rumbuling…. ;-)

        1. Jerry Hoag says:

          IM ALSO HEARING A LITTLE THUNDER NOT MUCH WITH ALL THAT FLASHING GOING ON IN THE SKY……

  13. Jerry Hoag says:

    WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE GRAND RAPIDS RADAR IT LOOKS LIKE THE STORM THAT WE ARE SEEING ALL THE LIGHTNING FROM IS MAKING A JOG TO THE SOUTHEAST????? AND MORE DEVELOPING TO THE SOUTH OF IT????????

    1. Jack says:

      Bring it Brother Jerry !!! THEEEE YARDofCUES is READY!!!

      1. Jerry Hoag says:

        BROTHER JACK YOU KNOW IT MAN…………………HOAGIEMAN!!!!

  14. Jerry Hoag says:

    DOES ANYONE ELSE SEE THAT TOO?????? DOES THAT BIG CELL IN OTTAWA COUNTY LOOK LIKE ITS MAKING A RUN TOWARDS GRAND RAPIDS??????? THE RADAR LOOP MAKES IT LOOK LIKE IT IS MAKING A RIGHT HAND TURN….RIGHT DOWN I-96//

  15. Jerry Hoag says:

    SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY HAS JUST BEEN ISSUED….NORTHERN KENY COUNTY AND NEWAYGO COUNTIES….PENNY SIXE HAIL MAYBE AND WINDS OVER 50 PLUS CONSTANT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING.

  16. Jerry Hoag says:

    KENT*

  17. Todd in nunica says:

    Great light show as it passed over nunica, even when it was right over me the thunder sounded like it was way far away….kept waiting for some boomers but only real quiet….strange

    1. Jerry Hoag says:

      TODD IS THIS FROM WHAT JUST CAME ON SHORE OR IS IT FROM THE ONES THAT JUST ARE COMING INTO GRAND RAPIDS?????

      1. Todd in nunica says:

        It was from the very first band that came, but yes probably same one that headed to gr, came through spring lake, nunica, coopersville etc

  18. Jerry Hoag says:

    HEY BROTHER JACK YOU SHOULD BE GETTING SOME GOOD RAIN SOON AT YOUR PLACE FROM THIS CELL……..MORE ARE COMING TOWARDS GRAND RAPIDS FROM OFF THE LAKE SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAYBE HERE AROUND 3AM OR SOONER..

  19. Jerry Hoag says:

    WELL GOODNIGHT FELLOW BLOOGERS……………ENJOY THE LIGHT SHOW…I HAVE TO GET UP VERY EARLY AND I DO NEED MY BEAUTY SLEEP…LOL……MAYBE THE STORMS OFF SHORE FROM OTTAWA COUNTY WILL WAKE ME

  20. Intense rain in Rockford

  21. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    Woke up to constant, constant, what sounds like nothing but bombs going off with vivid lightening, looks like we are just going to miss this by the hair of our chinny chin chin. got some rain starting but we aren’t going to aren’t going to be right on top of it.

  22. Jack says:

    Bill can you explain to Me,,,,WHY Lots of Lightning and NO THUNDER ??? Thanks Staying CUEDDDD!

    1. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:

      I noticed that too. Windy here & now it is pouring outside.

    2. Bill Steffen says:

      The lightning is almost all in-cloud, with very little cloud-to-ground. The base appears to be relatively high and the humidity levels are not terribly high. Conditions are such that the sound is not “bent” toward the ground very well.

      1. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:

        Thanks for info.

      2. Jack says:

        Thanks Bill !!! Appreciate The Info. And Knowledge !! Not a Drop of Rain Here in N.E. Gr. ( Dean Lake + 3 Mile Area)… Could Use Some RAIN !!! Tis DRY!! ;-)

      3. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        You are right Bill . Most of the lighting was cloud to cloud , but very frequent and the thunder was just rumbling and not very loud . That really was the definition of a light- show. A few good wind gusts , I would guess a bit over 30 but only as the front moved in.

  23. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:

    Thunder shower here. I can here the thunder now & a good lightning show too.

  24. kentwoodchicken says:

    BWAAK! Woke chicken up! How did this get here?!

  25. Hey Bill do you know what the rainfall rates are in these cells?

  26. I can also report that I did get a little pea size hail in Rockford on my way home. I can have a rain total tomorrow morning at my location

  27. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    That was a treat , woke up to get water and looked west…..I tht I was dreaming….lol. Cedar S was a perfect place to be , as I was watching the lighting and looking at the stars on either side of the storm , really weird but cool. Happy camper. :)

    1. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      It was impressive last night/early this morning

  28. Bob So. of Fennville says:

    Around 1982 lightning burned a barn with a tractor in Graafschap. The Salvation Army passed out doughnuts. After dark, around 10 Pm the clouds had a constant display of lightning. Small Spider webs of red lightning for the whole sky. No sound. A man said, i’m 87 and I’ve never seen anything like it. Bob

  29. INDY says:

    Lots of heat lightning last night around 230am out a thee YARDofBRICKS!! GET READY FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPS!! RUN I TRAVIS RUN !!!! INDYY!!!

  30. Rodey (Rockford) says:

    A brief cool down and then back to average temps. Fantastic. Bring it.

  31. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Another very mild and muggy morning. 73 degrees here.

    First two days in June: +10.5 above average for me

  32. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    I slept right through the lightning show last night. And my rain gauge did not record any new rain over night so here at my house I did not receive any rain from this storm either. So it a sunny but cool start to today with the rain that is expected tomorrow I will get the grass cut today. With the rain it looks like we will have several days of cool June temps but hey it still should be warmer then it was back in 1945 when GR recorded it a low of 32° for a cold frosty June morning.
    Its 67° here with sun and a cool wind blowing.
    SlimJim

  33. Kevin(Rockford) says:

    Scored some more rain last night. Strange storm..lot of lightning without thunder, then 10 minutes later it was nonstop thunder followed by torrential rain and a little hail. .41 overnight – .61 running total.

  34. fixxxer says:

    64 for a high tomorrow. How craptastic. Can i have my 80s and sun back please?

    1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      Could be my first cool day in 17 days… the horror

      1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

        It always averages out in the end.

  35. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:

    What a beautiful day!! Hope you all are enjoying it.

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      I second that. :-)

  36. Jeremy (Three Rivers) says:

    Lots of rain yesterday. My weather station measured over a half inch in less than an hour. The yard already looks better.

  37. Craig (Holland North Sider) says:

    Could use a nice soaking rain tomorrow. Hope it shows up since we missed everything last night and yesterday. It looks more like mid August around here than early June.

  38. John (Norton Shores) says:

    Now we have to keep our eyes on Sunday for a possible MCS and severe weather.

    .LONG TERM…(THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY)
    ISSUED AT 329 AM EDT TUE JUN 3 2014

    ONLY SIGNIFICANT WEATHER IN THE EXTENDED IS THE CHANCE FOR
    THUNDERSTORMS LATE SATURDAY INTO EARLY MONDAY AS SHORTWAVE TROUGH
    MOVES EAST FROM THE NORTHERN ROCKIES TO THE GREAT LAKES AND
    SOUTHWEST FLOW AHEAD OF IT POOLS MOISTURE INTO LOWER MICHIGAN. SFC
    CYCLOGENESIS TAKES PLACE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS SATURDAY AND
    EJECTS NORTHEAST…CLEARING LOWER MICHIGAN BY EARLY MONDAY.

    MODEL GUIDANCE SHOWS BEST CHANCE FOR WIDESPREAD CONVECTION WILL BE
    ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AS APPARENT MCS DEVELOPS ACROSS NORTHERN
    ILLINOIS AND SPREADS INTO LOWER MICHIGAN. INSTABILITY AND SHEAR
    PARAMETERS APPEARS SUFFICIENT FOR SEVERE…SO WILL HAVE TO MONITOR
    THIS THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

    &&

    1. Don’t hold your breath. They talked big about our severe weather a week ago and said we were in the main storm track but that didn’t happen.

      1. John (Norton Shores) says:

        I know, just posting the info, not getting any hopes up and I would actually prefer just the rain, we need more, been to dry.

    2. fixxxer says:

      Lol some of you NEVER learn.

      1. John (Norton Shores) says:

        Whatever fix, you do nothing but come on here and trash others post.

  39. mr. negative says:

    SE GR – 1/10 of an inch of rain “appeared” overnight

  40. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Btw – Since this is a weather blog , I saw the mention of ” heat lighting ” and that is actually a common misconception when seeing lighting in which is to far away to hear the thunder . In ” general ” terms there are basically to forms of lighting , cloud – cloud ( intra – cloud ) and cloud to ground ( CG ) which is usually a negative flash and in some cases you will have a positive flash. The more common negative flash will complete the strike with a positive charge in the cloud and a negative charge on the ground, and the rare positive flash will do the just the opposite. I really like lighting …lol.

    1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      * short version btw , didn’t want to bore ya…

  41. Jeff (Richland) says:

    .40″ of rain yesterday here. Looks like a soaking tomorrow, bring it on!

  42. Mike(Shepherd, Mi) says:

    I was able to see the lightning here when the storms were over mid lake about 90 miles. I didnt even know there were storms until i saw the distant flashes. Pretty amazing they were visible that far away

  43. DF (SE Mich) says:

    Update on Lake Superior ice from the cold biased Detroit Free Press and Associated Press… ;)
    http://www.freep.com/article/20140603/NEWS06/306030138/Lake-Superior-ice-in-June

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