MondayJune 15th, 2014 at 6:33 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Current radar is on the left…on the right is a picture of the National Weather Service Office in Marquette taken Sat. AM. Click the picture to enlarge. You can see some frost on the roof!! Here’s storm total rainfall from GRR. You can see (until they reset it) where it rained, with a thunderstorm came into Benton Harbor and fell apart inland, there was a shower moving across N. Muskegon Co. to near Big Rapids and some other sprinkles…not much. Most of today (Mon.) will be partly sunny and dry. I’ve got an appearance at The Meadows Golf Course at GVSU, where there will be a fundraiser golf/lunch…then into work. Thanks to Hudsonville for giving me a few minutes to share some historical information about our Founding Fathers and their interest in weather as part of their Flag Day Ceremonies on Saturday. It’s was a relatively quiet day for severe weather in the U.S. Sunday. Things will pick up this week and we’ll have a few storms to deal with this week.
Model update: The NAM (car). overnight run gives G.R. dry weather this Monday, 0.33″ rain on Tues., 0.06″ Tues. night and 0.14″ Weds. The GFS-plot gives G.R. 0.41″ Tues., 0.01″ Weds., 0.51″ Thurs., 0.65″ Fri., 0.12″ Sat./Sat. night and 0.19″ Sun. It then finally turns us a dry, cooler and less humid from around the 23rd to 28th. It takes us into the mid-upper 80s. Tues. to Thurs., but doesn’t give us a 90° through the end of the month.
There is STILL a patch of snow on the Mt. Ripley webcam! Wettest 24-hours ever in Sioux Falls SD, official 24-hour rainfall was 4.65″. Old record: 4.59″, 8/1/1957. I was kind of surprised the old record wasn’t a little higher. KA-BOOM! International Falls MN has seen its wettest June to date and their wettest start to a year. As of today at 5 pm June 15th, International Falls has received 7.61 inches of rain. The previous highest amount for June 1-15 was 5.66 inches in 2002. Since January 1st, 16.43 inches of precipitation has fallen. The previous highest amount was 14.61 inches in 1941.
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.