Radar/Links for Wednesday’s Rain/Storms – Click link to pics.June 17th, 2014 at 2:45 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Scattered Showers and Storms this early morning and a chance of a shower or storm this PM. The strongest storms may have gusty winds, brief heavy rain and frequent lightning. Isolated severe weather is not impossible, but I don’t anticipate much of that. The heaviest rain looks to be north of G.R. During the evening a cell down near S. Bend produced golfball-sized hail and 2″ of rain. WOW!
There is STILL a patch of snow on the Mt. Ripley webcam, but it looks about gone this am. Also: Check out the HUGE pieces of debris (roofs?) flying around the Pilger NE Tornado. Here’s video of the Pilger NE double tornado. More video of the double tornado in Pilger. Numerous reports from the NWS of 60-75 mph wind gusts in the Des Moines, IA metro area…Law enforcement reports that a roof was torn off a house in Madison, WI. Damage possibly caused by a tornado and law enforcement reports trees down on homes in Platteville, WI. One injury occurred from flying glass..nice pic. of storm in New Underwood, S. Dakota…72 mph wind gust measured just north of Fairfax, IA. Sheriff department reports two dead, including a small child, from tornadoes in Pilger, Nebraska…Sioux Falls has had 7.71″ of rain in 3 days. It is 2.01″ greater than the previous 3 day record of 5.70″.
Model update – overnight data for G.R. – it rains almost every time period. Here’s rainfall off the European: 0.21″ today, 1.01″ tonight (Tue. night), 0.53″ Weds., 0.02″ Weds. night, 0.01″ Thu., 0.44″ Fri., 0.02″ Fri. night, 0.61″ Sat., 0.31″ Sun. night, 0.19″ Monday….and the GFS-plot: 0.34″ today for G.R., 0.61″ tonight, 0.28″ Weds. night, 0.28″ Thu., 0.03″ Thu. night, 0.27″ Fri., 0.12″ Sat., 0.01″ Sun. (which looks suspect because it has Sunday mostly sunny). It won’t be raining all the time and we’ll probably get a day or two in here (Thurs.?) that will turn out dry.
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.