Wednesday’s StormsJune 18th, 2014 at 3:53 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Here’s 3 pictures of Thursday’s storms – click on the pics. to enlarge – the first by Mike Madole is lightning at the Muskegon Airport, where they had a daily record3.93″ of rain. The middle pic. is looking west in rural Allegan Co. at the approaching roll cloud – that’s from my wonderful daughter #2. The third pic. from Novia Doyle Moser is a good candidate for the Scary Cloud Club. That low-hanging scud-cloud looks like a funnel. It isn’t. A funnel cloud will be visibly rotating. Thanks to all who sent in pictures and video of the storms. You can send them to us through ReportIt here at www.woodtv.com or send them in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s GRR local radar and regional radar. Rainfall: Norton Shores 5.00″, Grand Haven 2.8″, Sparta 2.06″, W. Olive 1.78″, Ada 1.63″, East G.R. 1.54″ Rockford 1.43″, Grand Rapids (airport) 1.01″. We had one report from Grandville of golfball-sized hail, ping-pong ball-sized hail in Byron Center, 1″ diameter hail in Jamestown and New Era, 3/4″ hail in Kentwood, Wyoming and Roosevelt Park, 1/2″ hail in Cascade, Cutlerville and Clarksville. Here’s storm reports from Wednesday for the U.S. (quite a few in S. Michigan, N. Indiana and N. Ohio).