Friday PM

June 13th, 2014 at 12:44 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

adds    Here’s a satellite pic. (courtesy NOAA) from shortly before noon (click to enlarge).  It shows the low clouds over much of West Michigan.  These clouds should hold thru the early to maybe mid-afternoon, then slowly erode from WSW to ENE, leaving us with clear skies and some pretty cool temps. for later tonight.  This is relatively chilly air for mid-June.  Noon temperatures:  58° Grand Rapids (with an 18 mph wind at the airport), 56° Big Rapids, 57° Ionia.  Where it’s sunny, it’s only 60° at Benton Harbor.  Up north, it’s 49° in Gaylord and S.Ste. Marie reports 45° and light rain.  The south mid-Lake Michigan buoy reports an air temperatures of 44.8° and an air temp. of 38.3°.  At worst, there could be a sprinkle NE of Grand Rapids, but pretty much everyone should be dry this afternoon thru at least mid-afternoon Sunday.

Also, hail the size of DVDs in Abilene, TexasBigger than baseballs!  Check out the video of the hail from an American Eagle Flight in Abilene!  At least 12 people were admitted to hospitals in Abilene with hail injuries.   Again this year, global hurricane activity below average (81% of normal) – note Hurricane Cristina off SW Mexico jacked up the E. Pacific figure….but overall, so far another quiet year.   Great Lakes ice update:  ”This year is the longest we’ve seen ice on Lake Superior in our 40 years of records,” Physical Scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration George Leshkevich said.  “We had 38% ice cover on the Great Lakes in mid-April.  There are no years in the last 30 years that are even close to that.”   “”The water is still very, very cold and it’s very dangerous for people to go out and get in it,” said a Coast Guard Spokesman.   Moderate Risk of severe storms on Saturday in the Plains.   Nice pic. of looping lightning.  Must have been some crazy thunder with that.

50 Responses to “Friday PM”

  1. I am glad most of Sunday will be dry. I’ll be at the NASCAR Race at Michigan International Speedway near Brooklyn, MI. Would hate for that to get rained out.

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      Have fun!! It’s a great place to watch a race!

  2. INDY says:

    Hey rody how about them 80′s u smoke all the time?? wow who would of smoke!! 58* out at thee YARDofBRICKS will it even make 65* today??? INDYY!!

  3. kevin. w says:

    Beat you to it fixxer: CRAPTASTIC :)

    1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:
      June 13, 2014 at 2:34 pm
      Can you be more specific , next week..? If so when..? Tomorrow will be an active day for Nebraska but I’m not sure to when next week you are referring Kevin as I’m not seeing anything of the ” biggest outbreak ” of the season at least through Tuesday but I haven’t really looked past that point. So plz share ..

      My response from your post on the previous thread Kevin….

  4. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Great temperatures outside today! Keep em coming!

  5. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    No 90′s in sight! I love it! Keep the cool air Rocking!

    1. Tom says:

      Don’t you have summer school?

      1. fixxxer says:

        No but the shortbus forgot to pick him up.

  6. I know a lot of times these storm chances diminish as they get closer, but the one coming Sunday night basically through Wednesday looks to be our best set-up we have hard so far this year in West Michigan. We shall see what the forecasts do holding forward but I am still holding some serious doubt at this time. Best time frame looks to be Sunday night in early Monday, then again Tuesday night into Wednesday. Could have a couple MCS/S here in West Michigan if current forecasts hold.

    Regardless, we will have great weather with temperatures in the low to mid 80′s with an increase in the humidity as well which should help to fuel some of them storms.

    1. Although, if we do get some good storms, we could be dealing with some nocturnal MCS/S

  7. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    First cold day of the month… About time. It was been so hot the past few weeks and I’m having a hard time adjusting to it after the cold winter. It looks like we warm up again soon, but this time with thunderstorms :)

  8. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Oh, I forgot to mention that the NWS is calling for patchy frost north of Muskegon tonight. That’s definitly late in the season!

  9. GunLakeDeb says:

    After watching the video of the aircraft getting hammered with hail – I have to wonder what the outside of that plane looked like???

  10. GunLakeDeb says:

    And that wind is COLD. Just got back inside from washing a car – wish I had worn my snowmobiling bibs instead of shorts out there!!!

  11. GunLakeDeb says:

    “Looping lightning”?? I learn something new every day! Sooo… does it think “I’m gonna strike that car!” “Nah – not that, maybe the telephone pole” “Oops – no – but lookit that nice power tower!” ????

    1. Jack says:

      Looping Lighting ??? Agree GLD, never Heard of it Till TODAY !! KINDA Threw ME for a LOOP !! LOL….stay CUEDDD & HAPPY FRYday the 13th !! ;-)

      1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        +1 Never seen it. Very cool

  12. John (Norton Shores) says:

    NWS mentions a MCS rolling through SW lower Michigan Monday night, with severe weather possible with it! :) looking like our best set up of the year so far for an MCS if it holds true! Come NWS and models do not let us down this time!

  13. Treasure Hunter says:

    Might be a nice night to watch the sky. Full moon. Solar eruptions scheduled to maybe strike earth today so maybe a chance of Northern Lights??? ISS flyover’s not too bright tonight but a couple. Time for a campfire and some smores!

  14. DF (SE Mich) says:

    69 for a high in Flint today… Hence the silence ;)

    Happy Friday everyone! It’s cold out…

    1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      Lol…..crickets.! At least we know when it will be warm out , or at least in flint. Hehehe

    2. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      15 degrees below average high here. Brrr!

    3. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Nice DF.

  15. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Looking like an active weather pattern in the long term beginning Sunday eve , possibly Monday . Also seeing more coming according to the models 17-18, 19-20 time frame of course user caution already implied when talking about our illustrious forecast models but we should at see some waves coming through SW lower in the near term. Boomers all around ..! :) plz

    1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      At least see *

      1. fixxxer says:

        Anything past two days out is a junk forecast.

        1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

          We will see , that much is for sure. This is however a weather blog Fixxxx , just in case you have confused it with a grievance board. ;)

  16. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Guess who’s coming to town next week….? :)

    http://go.usa.gov/9qs4

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      That’s a nice graphic – I may grab it to put on the blog…with proper credit.

    2. Jack says:

      Here is My Guess………CUE::: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSgEDKjmT5o. LOLOL….. Stay CUEDD…. ;-)

  17. fixxxer says:

    This is ridiculous thats its soo cold my heat kicks on. These cold fronts sure have been strong this year.

  18. Anyone remember this?!? Sorry for the long link. This derecho did severe tree damage in Byron Center. Some of the worst I have seen in my life. It sure looked like damage a tornado would do to trees but it was a microburt.

    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1366&bih=667&q=June+11%2C+2011+thunderstorm+Michigan&oq=June+11%2C+2011+thunderstorm+Michigan&gs_l=img.3…23.7678.0.8144.37.17.0.17.0.1.846.3361.4-3j2j1.6.0….0…1ac.1.46.img..33.4.2008.TyU9y3to0bY#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=frKgRpwiVZoWTM%253A%3BjySwbvBzRGqKUM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fmedia.mlive.com%252Fweather_impact%252Fphoto%252Fradar-still-july11-2011jpg-947784d828e59ed1.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.mlive.com%252Fweather%252Findex.ssf%252F2013%252F06%252Fmichigan_is_not_in_tornado_all.html%3B1000%3B700

    1. Perhaps this link from MLive it more eye appealing rather than a long one lol

      http://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2013/06/michigan_is_not_in_tornado_all.html

      1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

        Read the comments. Rob Dale gets the door slammed on him. LOL

  19. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    FANTASTIC temperatures today!

    1. Tom says:

      Didn’t you get a summer job at McDonalds! I’m totally in favor of year-round school-it would keep the kids like Rocky off the blog during the day!

      1. Brian(Grandville) says:

        Not to much harm done saying today was fantastic, but maybe I’m wrong. I kind of enjoy the cooler weather as well.

        1. Treasure Hunter says:

          I’m with ya! Today was a great day. If the past 2 weeks had been like this, rather than the 80′s, it would have been such a great spring! We started in the 20′s, then went to 40′s, wind and rain, to 80′s, sun, and no wind. That was hard on the soccer players this spring. The kids couldn’t even practice until the field were clear of snow and ice! The same ran true for all the local track teams. The high school teams were practicing in the hallways of the school as tracks were covered in snow and ice and many of the first meets had to be cancelled.

    2. Rodey (Rockford) says:

      Brief cool down and then back into the 80′s on Sunday. Bring it. I love it. Fantastic.

    3. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      I agree, but how many times do you need to post it?

  20. Jack says:

    WOW,,,What a HOCKEY GAME….!!!!!!!! GO RANGERS!!!!, stay CUEDDD!!! ;-)

    1. Brian (Grandville) says:

      Im watching it too Jack. An intense game going in to 2 OT.

    2. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      Go kings…!! :)

      1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        Just looked 2-3 Kings yes….!! It was going to happen , better then a slow death at least for the rangers but I would have liked to see one more game. They avoided the sweep so anymore was academic .

    1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      ..need to close advertisement * Hate that

    2. Jack says:

      I Tip my HAT, To Your KINGS !! I wanted The Series to Go 7 games, Just To Have More Time to ENJOY Excellent HOCKEY!!! Stay CUEDDD…. Hey, Darren NO HOWLING at The Moon 2-nite !! LOL…. ;-)

    3. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      Cool that means the Cup will be coming here again. There’s a local boy playing for the kings.

    4. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      The NHL was excited that the two biggest markets ended up in the finals. Just checked the TV ratings. Last year’s Chicago/Boston finals ratings were 2x this year’s finals. Furthers my point that hockey belongs up here where the fans are.

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