Friday PMJune 20th, 2014 at 2:58 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
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 state…flooding in NW Iowa…crazy lightning over Pittsburgh…Thursday 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.