Partly Sunny Sunday PMJune 7th, 2014 at 11:49 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The rain has moved east of our area. We’ll be partly-to-mostly sunny for the rest of the PM and mostly clear tonight with a chance of an isolated patch of fog where it rained. Rainfall totals: 0.67″ S. Bend, 0.63″ Benton Harbor, 0.54″ Kalamazoo, 0.48″ Battle Creek, 0.21″ Grand Rapids, 0.20″ Lansing. Less than 1/10″ of rain fell in many areas north of Kent County. Here’s a map from the GRR NWS on rainfall totals this AM. The morning run of the NAM (caribou) has the next rain on Weds. The GFS-plot has 0.22″ of rain for G.R. from Tues. night thru Weds. night. That model is also dry for next Friday-Saturday. I can’t wait for the European model data. I have to head back downtown to emcee at Festival (Circle Stage 3-6 pm. The water temperatures at the Lake Michigan beaches Sunday morning ranged from 46° (Pentwater) to 59° at Grand Haven where the Grand River empties into the lake. Also, The water level increase of 13 inches on Lake Superior in the last year means an increase of roughly 7.16 trillion gallons of water. This is the 1st year in two decades that Batchawana Bay North of the Soo has completely frozen.
The weather was awesome Fri. and Sat. for outdoor activities. Festival in G.R. and the B-93 bash scored big crowds Saturday. I emceed stages for 6 hours Saturday at Festival and I’ll be back at the Circle Stage this coming afternoon from 3 – 6 pm. Daughter #1 bought a car – 2012 Jetta with 34K. She’s the daughter in Chicago. I saw daughter #2 at Festival and daughter #3 is in Chicago visiting my mother, who is back from Tennessee for the summer. I got to a couple of open houses before I went to Festival…two great kids!
Also: HUGE hail at World Cup Soccer Match. Another pic. 81 mph gust 1 mile NE of Amherst, TX. 70 mph winds 2 miles ESE of Whitebead, OK, and 1 mile SE of Muleshoe, OK, report NWS spotters. Severe reports from Saturday. Hen-egg-sized hail 10 miles N of Roswell, NM, no reports of damage to alien spacecraft.
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.