Friday PM

June 20th, 2014 at 2:58 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local  At 6 pm, it’s 61.7° at the beach in Chicago where they have an east wind off the cold lake and 85° at O’Hare and Midway where the wind is west.    As the main rain area moves out, we’ll be left with just an isolated sprinkle this evening.   The sporting events, movies-in-the-park and concerts this evening can probably go on as scheduled, though the ground is wet.  The models overestimated rainfall, which has been generally less than 1/10th inch so far.  While there will be some breaks, expect lots of clouds during the evening and if anyplace goes calm tonight, you’ll probably get some patchy fog.  Slight chance of a shower tomorrow…best chance of that would be where and if a westerly lake-breeze would develop and converge with the prevailing light ESE wind.   There’s a better chance of a shower on Sunday.   If we get any significant t-storms the most likely time would be Tuesday with the front.

Evacuations in Brackettville, TX, where more than 10″ of rain fell, law enforcement reports…4.13″ of rain in Minneapolis Thursday set a record for most rain in a calendar day in June…average annual # of tornadoes by stateflooding in NW Iowacrazy lightning over PittsburghThursday severe weather reports.

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.

85 Responses to “Friday PM”

  1. Dan (Byron Center) says:

    We can dry out. We have had quite a bit of rain. Looks like the rain will be here in a few hours.Yesterday started cloudy and turned out very nice!

  2. Jim S (Saugatuck Twp) says:

    Crazy….went to bed last night thinking we had a half inch of rain on the way. Woke up, completely dry and no sign of rain on the way on the radar. A week where it looked like we may get flooding and we have had a total of 0.41″, all on Wed. I must be in the bubble.

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      I’m in that bubble with you – I’ve only had a tenth of an inch all week. Even though radar looks like I’m getting rain right now – it’s just some random drops falling from the sky that haven’t even wetted the pavement yet.

  3. fixxxer says:

    I hate dreary days like this.

  4. INDY says:

    Good day to be at work……Thanks our grass needs this rain still could use some more Bill…..Love the nice cool temps keep them coming still no 90′s this summer in GR will we even hit 90 at all??? SPRITE IT UP!! INDYYY!!

    1. Barry in Zeeland(currently in Pentwater) says:

      Kind of hard to have hit 90 “this Summer” since it doesn’t start till tomorrow. We have however hit 90 three times this Spring here.

      Last day of vacation here in Pentwater. Looks like a great day for disc golf at the states largest disc golf course. No sun is ok after we all got fried yesterday.

      1. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

        While it has reached 90° in Detroit, Flint and Traverse City it has yet to reach 90 here in GR and Muskegon
        Slimjim

        1. Barry in Zeeland(currently in Pentwater) says:

          By “here” I was referring to Zeeland. I should have been more specific, sorry.

      2. INDY says:

        My summer started 3 weeks ago berry!! yes no 90′s in GR home of Bills blog!! INDYY!!

        1. Barry in Zeeland(currently in Pentwater) says:

          Yes, everyone here knows your in your own little world.

      3. Bernie (At da Lakeshore) says:

        Barry, don’t forget Flip City!

        1. Barry in Zeeland(currently in Pentwater) says:

          We went there 2 days ago, awesome place!! Kind of way out of the way, but probably one of the best set up courses I’ve ever played. We definitely want to play it again!

        2. INDY says:

          I only mash berrys I!!! no 90′s yet!! INDYY!!

        3. Barry in Zeeland(currently in Pentwater) says:

          And this has what exactly to do with Flip City? What is wrong with you?

        4. INDY says:

          Whats wrong with u lolololo!!! INDYY!

  5. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Here in NW GR (Walker) I am getting light rain now and the temp is a cool (for late June) 59° it looks to be a gray damp day today. There is no doubt that we will have to cut the grass several times soon. As we have had a lot of rain in the last several days.
    SlimJim

  6. YeahThatDan says:

    Wow! Lots of rain, on the way! And it is wet already. I could see 2 or 3 inches fall. By July 15! Could it be, it does not get above 80 all summer? Good weather though, for soccer. And Tigers baseball! Stay cued.

  7. INDY says:

    No work today days like this u want to go to work its not very nice outside!! INDYY!!

    1. matt says:

      Whats the matter you run out of that cheap bottle of thunder bird and papers to roll roll your dried cat nip

  8. Bernie (At da Lakeshore) says:

    Ugg, rain pain is at 7 on a scale of ten today. On the bright side the corn and tomato plants are growing like crazy.

  9. tom says:

    I guess the upside to all this rain is that you do not have to shovel it and you can go out in shorts and a short sleeve shirt instead of bundling up in multitude layers of clothes. My dog loves it too. I wish it would be like this all year long! Happy Summer of 2014!!

  10. INDY says:

    Bill its must be the rain that brings out the IDIOTS !!! INDYY!!

    1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

      No Your here all the Time!

      1. matt says:

        @Rad +gazillion

  11. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    It should be interesting to see where we end up with the temps this month ( June 2014′). So far we look to be pretty close to average with June sitting at + 1.5 degrees ( 68.5 vs 67.0 as average for GR ) . From the looks of the forecast through this month I could see it staying about the same give or take 0.5 as I’m not seeing any heat -waves on the horizon . Looks like Bill has been pretty much on the money so far with our relatively cool / mild start. :)

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      I think you’re right. I don’t think it’ll change much. Most of next week looks to be in the upper 70s and fair. Perfect, IMO.

  12. INDY says:

    Below normal day its cool outside!! Lets hope the sun comes out soon!! INDYY!

  13. Rodey (Rockford) says:

    Been nice and WARM this month. Temps still averaging above normal. Imagine that. Who knew?

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Thanks for the compliments! You are a tool and a loser!

      1. matt says:

        Nice warm weather and rock n roll is dead

      2. Rodey (Rockford) says:

        Thanks for paying attention and taking the time to comment. I love it. Fantastic. Bring it.

  14. Jack says:

    Happy RAINY FRYday…….CUE:::: Rainy Day Woman #13&35 – Bob Dylan – YouTube
    ► 4:36► 4:36
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0Zxd5jp-lI. Heee,heeeee Stay CUEDDD…..Sing along INDY & Others !!! ;-)

    1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

      Hey Jack, Lets Get Stoned !

  15. dano (Norton Shores) says:

    Just two years ago the dooms day crowd and the climate change nuts said the Great Lakes levels were going to continue to go down and not come back. Some were saying even a year ago. Some said it might drop 3 more feet.

    “What if there’s truth in what some scientists say about the water levels dropping because of global warming?”
    “Although there is still some uncertainty about the effects of global warming, current studies suggest that under some scenarios the water level of the Great Lakes could be further lowered by three feet or more by the middle of the 21st century.”
    -National Geographic

    Another Doom and Gloomer..
    http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/does-lake-michigans-record-low-water-level-mark-beginning-of-new-era-for-great-lakes-216429601.html

    …and another…
    http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/areas/greatlakes/explore/great-lakes-lake-levels-case-study.pdf

    I have lived on the great lakes for 60 years, I have seen the water levels high, sometimes too high and low and again sometimes too low. But you cannot get all excited about what happens in a lifetime. I just wish some of these people who wrote the articles would come back and take a good look at where we are at today. But that’s not the news they are looking for.

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Exactly dano! I’ve been sailing for 30 years and I’ve seen levels all over the map.

  16. INDY says:

    HEAT WAVE COMING NEXT WEEK STAY TUNED!! HIGHS IN THE MID 90′S!!! INDYY!!

  17. Jack says:

    WARNING TYPE WARNING TEXT – ISSUING OFFICE TIME ISSUED
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM BLACKSBURG VA – KRNK 307 PM EDT FRI JUN 20 2014
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM TALLAHASSEE FL – KTAE 258 PM EDT FRI JUN 20 2014
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC – KGSP 256 PM EDT FRI JUN 20 2014
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MIAMI FL – KMFL 252 PM EDT FRI JUN 20 2014
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM BLACKSBURG VA – KRNK 240 PM EDT FRI JUN 20 2014
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PEACHTREE CITY GA – KFFC 212 PM EDT FRI JUN 20 2014
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC – KGSP 205 PM EDT FRI JUN 20 2014
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM JACKSON KY – KJKL 205 PM EDT FRI JUN 20 2014
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC – KGSP 141 PM EDT FRI JUN 20 2014
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC – KGSP 135 PM EDT FRI JUN 20 2014
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC – KGSP 127 PM EDT FRI JUN 20 2014
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM HASTINGS NE – KGID 1129 AM CDT FRI JUN 20 2014

  18. The best rain I got was a few sprinkles. Thought WAY more was on the way. The clouds can thin out now

  19. fixxxer says:

    Oh look april showers…wait

  20. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Well spring is coming to an end an why not on a day like today , should be partly to mostly sunny tomorrow with temps climbing to 80 for most of the weekend , as that sounds good to me. Sun and average temps.! :)

  21. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Another day of below normal temps! Imagine that! No 90′s in sight! Who knew? Keep the temps in the 60′s and 70′s coming baby! I love it!

    1. kevin. w says:

      Your the most ignorant person I’ve ever known on any blog I been on.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        The almighty kevin w had spoken! Everybody bow down! You are a joke!

        1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

          Speaking of jokes. No bigger joke on here than you. Pathetic.

        2. matt says:

          Warm weather soon deal with it or move imagine that who knew thanks for listening :D

    2. matt says:

      Warm weather and no snow rock n roll is dead who knew imagine that. Next week looks warm as well who knew…not you :D

    3. Rodey (Rockford) says:

      Just the facts. June has been nice and WARM. Temps still running above average. I love it. Get used to it Bring it. I love it.

  22. mr. negative says:

    Rain Forest Rapids, MI

  23. Jack says:

    Mudslide, hill collapse near Fairview Riverside Hospital in Minneapolis
    Updated: Jun 20, 2014 2:11 PM EDT

    A day of heavy rains left its mark on Minneapolis in the form of a massive mudslide behind the Fairview-University of Minnesota Medical Center at Riverside. Thursday evening’s hill collapse dumped 6 to 8 feet of mud and tree debris on West River Parkway.

    1. Jerry Hoag says:

      Jack wow this is where I had my transplant and where I will get my next transplant!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Interesting side note our high temp this June so far ( Grand Rapids ) is 88 degrees and last year we only reached 84. I see some jumping to the conclusion that we won’t have summer this year , well for one it hasn’t even begun until 6:15 eastern time tomorrow. Sooooo I’m betting you will still need your sunglasses , flip flops , barbecue’ s a blazin , suntan lotion , shorts and tees , so come on down summer and lots of sun plz….!! :) .

    1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      Oh and our fearless leader non other than Dollar – Bill might want to break out the official famous ; when will we see our first 90 degree day in GR and maybe the over under on how many thread , just a thought . :) . Also thanks for keeping the weather lean and mean without the hype machine for us weather hobos in the great lakes of Blue vs Green , thanks Bill…!!

      1. Jack says:

        Guess What your Comment , Sounds ahh bit Like ” BLUE CHEER” for Summertime !! HENCE….SPIN: Blue Cheer – Summertime Blues – YouTube
        ► 3:48► 3:48
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXcYZsqkZ-g
        Heeheeeee…Stay CUEDDD & Happy FRYday…..ALL…. ;-)

        1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

          I have never hear that version of the Summer Time Blues……

  25. dereks says:

    Only 58 degrees in Vestaburg.

  26. Jack says:

    FIXXXER DRIZZLE, Here at The YARDofCUES all Day Long…… Furnace just kicked on as WELL !! Oh Well, Sun on The WAYYY 2-morrow ?? Stay CUEDD ….. ;-)

  27. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    So other than a blip on the radar early next week ( possible TSM ) who else is seeing a SVR weather drought for us ( yes , I know we live in the proverbial desert , so shut it fixxer ) until we move into July..? I do understand the models are usually a mess this time of year , but I’m just curious what others think.

  28. fixxxer says:

    With days like this i can see why our summer will be below average. How craptastic!

    1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      Can you muster a positive comment fixxer , I mean common man …! Just try it , you might like he opposite of miserable or craptastic as you say. I mean at what point does one take positive words and convert those words into that of negative ones , really ..!

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        fixxxer is a hopeless loser! Don’t waste your breath!

        1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

          Wow just like you. You two are a lot alike.

        2. matt says:

          warm weather next week who knew imagine that

  29. GunLakeDeb says:

    We’re FINALLY getting some rain!! I know a lot of you are up to your ears in rain – but we had very little. Maybe this will give us another tenth….LOL!

  30. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    Had the day off. Took a nap with the windows open. The steady, gentle rain was amazing. It reminded me of being up north when we were kids and stuck inside because of rain just like today. Playing board games, euchre, and Uno.

  31. Jack says:

    PER : BILL, 90 degrees in The 8 Day Forecast ???? Stay CUEDD & Tuned to STORM TEAM 8!!!!!!! ….. ;-)

  32. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    More below normal temps are on the way! Get used to it!

    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/610day/610temp.new.gif

    1. matt says:

      More warm weather on the way who knew imagine that. Rock n roll is dead, and we got many warm days ahead, mini ice age ya right thanks for listening.

    2. Rodey (Rockford) says:

      You forgot to post the 8 to 14 day outlook. More above average temps coming. Get used to it. Iove it. Who knew? Fantastic.

      1. matt says:

        ha ha ha ha Rodey you captain global cooling nut just got owned :D Nice find Rodey

  33. Bill just said last week in June could be hot. Could be near 90 if forecasts hold this coming week

      1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        Yes , looking like a nice SW flow ridding up end of month , maybe boomers will hitch a ride as that looks like our best chance before June is out the door.

        http://weather.unisys.com/gfs/9d/gfs_850_9d.gif

        1. Could get some boomers as soon as Monday night late into Tuesday!

        2. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

          Ya , I mentioned that earlier but I’m referring to Booomers / SVR Wx the kind that the KRP vehicle really wants. :)

        3. Yes my chase vehicle is always prepared. But it’s good it’s quiet right now with severe weather because my car needs a rest from Wednesday. Went all the way to Oceana County! And across Muskegon County.

  34. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Should be some great golf weather coming up for many weeks on end! Then get ready to get hammered this winter with COLD and SNOW!

    1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      Winter …? Let’s try and make it to summer then fall then…..your favorite time of year.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        That is a reasonable suggestion!

        1. matt says:

          More warm weather coming soon, great grilling weather, fishing, and outdoor activities, who knew imagine that. It’s not too late to pick up a summer sport and enjoy the warm weather. Thanks for listening.

    2. matt says:

      Warm weather imagine that who knew and rock n roll is dead get used to it, many more warm days coming don’t like it then move thanks for listening

  35. Jerry Hoag says:

    Jack says:

    June 20, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Mudslide, hill collapse near Fairview Riverside Hospital in Minneapolis
    Updated: Jun 20, 2014 2:11 PM EDT

    A day of heavy rains left its mark on Minneapolis in the form of a massive mudslide behind the Fairview-University of Minnesota Medical Center at Riverside. Thursday evening’s hill collapse dumped 6 to 8 feet of mud and tree debris on West River Parkway.

    Reply

    Jerry Hoag says:

    June 20, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Jack wow this is where I had my transplant and where I will get my next transplant!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  36. Jerry Hoag says:

    Bill—-Has Grand Rapids ever before ever gone without hitting 90 in a summer before????? and do you think we could do that this year????

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      Yes…in 1951 – and that year we had nearly 2 feet of snow in the first week of November and the snowiest year on record with 144″ downtown and 132″ at the airport.

  37. How did I not know Byron Center got hit with Walnut to Golfball size hail Wednesday morning?! Lol I am seein pics 1 mile from my house of the big hail. I must have been sound asleep

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      It was about 9 a.m. Kyle. I was in Wyoming at the time, and saw 1″-1.25″ hail where I was.

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