Radar and links early Tues. AMJune 3rd, 2014 at 1:07 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
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.