WednesdayJune 10th, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
2:08 am: The last sprinkles are dying out. There will be some patchy fog in the morning and some low clouds. Storms produced heavy rain, hail and winds to 35-45 mph. – limbs down at 60th and Kalamazoo Ave. – 2.75″ of rain at the Lansing Airport…1.74″ 5 NNW of Lansing, 0.93″ of rain in 30-minutes in East G.R. Rainfall: 0.70″ Grand Rapids, 0.36″ Kalamazoo, 1.19″ Muskegon, 0.65″ Holland, 0.43″ Big Rapids, 2.30″ Delta Twp. west of Lansing, 0.35″ Ludington, 0.60″ Battle Creek, 0.16″ Jackson. We’ll continue to have a chance of showers or a t-storm this evening. There is a slight chance of a shower or t-shower tomorrow. Friday and Saturday look partly – mostly sunny and dry. Storms are likely Sunday night.
More evidence this will NOT be a “Super” El Nino (means a cold winter is still on the table for 2014-15…not saying it’s going to happen, just be wary of those people forecasting a super-warm winter).
Also, there were 6 fatalities as severe thunderstorms swept across parts of Germany on Monday. It was cold in the U.P. this morning. Jacobsville got down to 32° and the low temperature was 34° at both Champion and Doe Lake. Houghton reached 38°. There is STILL a patch of snow on the Mt. Ripley webcam! Look at the size of the iceberg floating in L’Anse Bay 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.