Tuesday – A Few Showers, Chance T-Storm

June 24th, 2014 at 4:25 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local   At mid-morning, rain is falling generally southeast of a line from S. Haven to G.R. to Big Rapids.  Slowly the rain area will lighten-up, shrink and move east.  We will still have a chance of a shower this afternoon, thought they will become few and far between.  Severe weather is unlikely. The Storm We’re in the General Thunderstorm Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center today.  Rainfall for today from the overnight model runs:  NAM (car) 0.21″, European 0.18″, GFS 0.08″.  In this humid air, I’d go with the highest number and maybe then some.  For Wednesday the NAM has 0.02″, the Euro.  0.37″ and the GFS 0.13″.  Thursday is our best shot at a dry day.  For Friday, the Euro. has 0.24″ and the GFS 0.07″.  For Saturday PM, the Euro has 0.36″ and the GFS 0.08″.  For Sunday the Euro. has 0.05″ and the GFS has 0.16″…and for Monday, the Euro. has 0.13″ and the GFS has 0.41″.   The grass is going to stay green.   Also, tornado caught on home security camera.

Speaking of rain…Savannah, GA recorded 6.65 inches of rain Monday. This is the wettest June day on record since records began in 1871…5″ of rain fell in 5 hours at Brook, IN…strong winds, heavy rain and snow in Australia…Finally, largest company in each state by revenue.

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.

114 Responses to “Tuesday – A Few Showers, Chance T-Storm”

  1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Another day with below average temperatures on the way! I love it!

    1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

      Temps still averaging above average for the month. I love it. Who knew? Fantastic.

    2. kevin. w says:

      Stupid and ignorant!

      1. kevin. w says:

        Not you Rodey.

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          kevin w thanks for that informative and riviting commentary! More worthless information from the almighty kevin w! Thanks for listening however!

        2. Rodey (Rockford) says:

          Speaking of worthless information,tell us again how this would be the year of no summer and about the mini ice age we are in. Totally pathetic. Imagine that. Who knew? Definitely not you. I love it. Fantastic.

    3. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      I’ve only had 1 below average day the past 8 days

    4. matt says:

      Hot and humid today its june who knew dont like move. The weathers great hot get outside and enjoy it it imagine that thanks for listening

      1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

        + 100 gazillion.

  2. DF (EGR) says:

    Finally in GR for good. So much for the drought, now it won’t stop. Even Deb is in on the rain :)

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Welcome to the COLD and SNOW zone! You are going to love all of the SNOW that we get over here!

      1. Tim (Spring Lake) says:

        Cold and snow??? Have you even ATTEMPTED to step outside today??? Just because you keep your house temp at Artic levels doesn’t mean squat when you FEEL the heat and humidity the second you step outside. Get real.

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          Its called winter! You are a tool!

        2. Tim (Spring Lake) says:

          Lets see…it’s 80 out with high humidity, with the forecast saying it will stay this way for the foreseeable future, and all you want to talk about is winter? Who, again, is the tool here?

      2. matt says:

        Who knew 90s are coming hot and humid outside i love it bring thanks for listening

    2. GunLakeDeb says:

      LOL!! I had .8″ yesterday, and am getting a nice gentle, soaking rain today. Aside from needing to clean my pontoon boat – I’m kind of enjoying this weather :-)

  3. INDY says:

    Few Showers Today? Bill Lots Of Green On Radar!! INDYY!!

  4. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Dang, lots of rain for me today. NWS Detroit saying 1-2″+

    “Compared to yesterday, the larger scale weather features have become more organized if not stronger in magnitude. The result will be a wet day around Southeast Michigan.”

    1. Cliff(KZOO) says:

      bust on all that rain by Detroit NWS maybe next time?

      1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

        Been raining all day

        1. Cliff(KZOO) says:


          couple places on east side might have just got a inch, looks like a lot around a half inch sorry it may have rained all day but not 1 to 2 inches like you said.

  5. rockthiscountry says:


  6. Kevin (Marshall) says:

    .48 inches of rain so far this morning.

  7. Sandi says:

    Growing gills here Bill. Hoping for a break to mow the lawn tomorrow. At least everything is nice and green.

  8. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    Raining hard here now. Some thunder too.

    Some of us could use a reprieve from the rain. Monthly totals to date:

    Muskegon 6.62″
    Lansing 5.88″
    Jackson 4.48″
    Grand Rapids 4.27″
    Battle Creek 3.79″
    Detroit 3.20″
    Holland 3.05″
    Saginaw 1.99″
    Flint 1.53″

    Looks like we’re going to get quite a bit more over the next week too.

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Not great news short term, but good news long term for the lakes for sure.

  9. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Keep the below normal temratures rolling all summer, fall and winter!

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      Swing and a miss…

      Monthly temps to date for June:

      Battle Creek +2.2
      Flint +2.2
      Saginaw +2.1
      Kalamazoo +1.5
      Grand Rapids +1.2
      Holland +1.1
      Lansing +1.1
      Muskegon +1.0
      Jackson +.06

      1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

        *Jackson +0.6

    2. Rodey (Rockford) says:

      Keep the WARM and above average temps coming. I love it. Get used to it. Fantastic. Whoo knew?

    3. fixxxer says:

      Shut up rj and take your meds.

  10. matt says:

    Hot and humid weather today with a few 90s on the way who knew imagine that rock n roll is dead and no snow in sight i love it bring it thanks for listening

  11. INDY says:

    Yup I can see why a lot of good bloggers have left!! It only gets better!! INDYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. matt says:

      Boo hoo go lay out with your feet in the kiddie pool by the trash can fire pit and your two cent cocktails

    2. Tim (Spring Lake) says:

      Pretty sure that Rocky calling people who call him out on his comments a “Tool” probably has a lot to do with people leaving. Who wants to put up with that?

  12. kevin. w says:

    Like I was saying earlier about the “ring of fire” for thunderstorms as we get into a warmer and stormier pattern. I read on one of the other NWS forecast discussions (I think it was one of the Wisconsin ones) about the potential for a derecho sometime next week coming from the Minnesota/Dakota areas. Also looked up the 4-8 day severe weather forecast from SPC and looks like they are agreeing on some form of strong convection for next week. Also High res Euro is showing some heat, humidity and periodic storms as well and July from the Euro is showing warmer and wetter east of rockies.




    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      Good stuff, Kevin. I’m curious to see how this plays out.

    2. matt says:

      Excellent post kevin will be interesting to watch love this weather hot and humid

  13. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    It’s a mild, wet and humid day here so far with a temp of 71 here and a DP also around 70. So with this warm rain the flowers, grass, crops and weeds will grow and grow. Now will have to wait for a dry day to cut the fast growing grass. So far this June is running at +1.2 ° for the month and GR now has recorded 4.27” of rain so far with more yet to come. That should add more to the lake levels.

    1. INDY says:

      Slim u are right about lake levels being up!! Water at Holland is just about over my head around the no swim post last year it was not that deep!! All the rain and snow melt has helped!! INDYY!!!

  14. fixxxer says:

    Enough already. This weather is horrible.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Oh look another negative comment from fixxxer! Imaigine that! Keep the temps in the 70′s and low 80′s coming day after day!

      1. matt says:

        Oh look 90s on the way who knew imagine that its hot and humid now who knew bring it i love it thanks for listening

        1. INDY says:

          Bill will be taking the trash off the blog soon that’s the good news the bad news is they come back as other names!! Suns out now time for some sprites and ice!! INDYY!!

        2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          Good call Indy – we all know who uses stupid aliases on this blog! Of course it is the negative, complaining fixxxer er Rodey er matt, etc, etc! Who knew?

        3. Rodey (Rockford) says:

          So what names will you two come back as? I love it.

      2. Rodey (Rockford) says:

        Out of the first 23 days in June only 5 have averaged below normal. Imagine that. Who knew? I love it. Fantastic.

  15. Mr. Negative says:

    A new day…rain

  16. Daniel G says:

    Like I posted yesterday, Myers Lake is about as high as I have ever seen it. Dock going under soon! Another inch in the guage in 24 hours too. Had to lower the dock bumpers on the pontoon beacuse the boat is riding high vs the dock level…and I don’t really feel like raising the dock!!!! Its a major PIA!!! I think I may sneak over and take a board out of the dam/outlet on the other side of the lake…no prolly not. Too much work…
    Everything is GREEN and the skeeters? Well they even want the rain to stop. No one is going outside for them to feed on anymore….

  17. Kevin (Marshall) says:

    .75 inches of rain just south of Marshall so far this morning.

  18. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    I’m hoping the rain stops ASAP so I can hear to camp. There looks to be a little development south of GR, but not too much here.

  19. The last of the rain showers are now exiting Byron Center. picked up another 0.20″ overnight last night making my total at exactly 1″ of rain.

    That’s makes 4″ of rain in the past 4 days for areas just north of Byron Center! I have moved well above normal for rainfall this June at my location.

    1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      Yup, warm and rainy is perfect for the grass and trees. Much better than the past few summers where it has been dry.

      1. Yeah the year 2012 was way to dry! Some trees even started to wilt that year which takes a lot to do that (Especially in Michigan).

  20. Barry in Zeeland says:

    Wow is it humid out there! Sun is just starting to peak out now. Going to be a HOT & STEAMY afternoon if the sun pops all the way out. Around the yard now has the look and feel of a tropical rain forest, without the poisonous frogs of course!

  21. INDY says:

    Sprites are going down nice today !!! On our way to the Zoo!!!! Maybe I will see a few of u bloggers there behind bars!! lololoo!! Bring on the sun lets have more fun……………………………INDYY!!

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      lol – it is also turning out to be a great day to hit the links! I am off to the course! Have a FANTASTIC day enjoying the fresh air people!

      1. fixxxer says:

        So you enjoy playing golf in the rain? Maybe a bolt of lightning will do us a favor.

  22. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Both Nathan and Kyle mentioned on it being “dry” the past few summers. And how Kyle thought that the summer of 2012 was “dry” Well while June of 2012 was drier then average it was by no means all that dry. In fact June of 2012 at GR they recorded 2.17” of rain but in 1988 only 0.25” of rain fell at GR and in June of 1984 it was only 0.62” and in July of 2012 2.56” fell in GR where as in July of 1976 only 0.81 fell with only 1.29” falling in 1989 and 1.28” falling in 1996. And for August while only 1.91” fell last year (2013) in 2012 3.34” fell the driest year going back to 1963 was 1996 when only 0.33” fell in GR that August. So in reality the past few summers were not all that dry in GR.

    1. SBPortage002 says:

      Obviously can’t compare GR to Kalamazoo but in 2012 here I was in the beginning of July, grass dead and haylike, wondering when it was going to rain. So I know down here it was very dry.

      1. If you look at it from another perspective it’s not that dry but my grass was dead (like walking on dry hay) and one of the trees in my backyard died so yes to me it wa pretty dry but I appreciate the facts slimjim. Interesting!

        1. That’s amazing only 0.25″ fell in June of 1988! That’s way below average. Bet grass was very brown that year. We’re you around that year slim?

        2. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

          Yes I was here in 1988 was and the grass was very much brown that year and it was hot as well.

        3. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

          The rain that we recieved during the summer of 2012 fell briefly in thunderstorms. It was not a long term rain and it was so hot that all precipitation was canceled out right when it fell.

        4. GunLakeDeb says:

          Kyle – the south of GR was dry in 2012. Indicators that I use: the outlet from Gun Lake to the Gun River dried up in June – and didn’t flow again until October. Most small rivers were un-navigable, especially those south of GR. Farmers who didn’t have irrigation lost their crops. And lastly – we kayakers couldn’t paddle larger rivers due to the masses of dead deer along the riverbanks – they died from EHD – a disease they got from the bite of a certain kind of midge (fly) that only lays its eggs in dried-up swamps.

          In other words, you weren’t imagining it. It WAS dry.

        5. Thanks Deb! I don’t think I was and Nathan you are right that rain had no impact. Farmers around here struggled big time. That tree that died in my backyard was a very old tree too. Well before I was born

        6. GunLakeDeb is that why they were hoping for rain to get rid of the eggs and to fill up the swamps again?

      2. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

        Kzoo only recorded 0.86″ of rain in June of 2012 and the first part of July 2012 was very dry and hot that year so yes the grass was very dry in early July.

        1. Cliff(KZOO) says:

          if I remember correctly almost went a full month without a drop here in Scotts. was very dry, hope to never have that again crops where hurting

  23. Jack says:

    On June 24 in Southwest Lower Michigan…

    A severe thunderstorm produced hail up to 3 inches in diameter and two tornadoes as it tracked across Eaton and Jackson Counties. The first tornado touched down just east of Eaton Rapids and downed trees and power lines. The second tornado hit Layton Corners in north central Jackson County. This tornado did about half a million dollars in damage as it did minor damage to about a dozen homes. Stay CueDD….

  24. Ray says:

    Tornado on the ground near Indy speedway! http://fox59.com/live/#axzz35T8eBGtY

    1. Jack says:

      He,heeee….Rays Here….. Thanks for the Link… Stay cueDD……… ;-)

  25. Imthemom (just n holland) says:

    I’m enjoying the first rose on my bush for 2014. Looked back at my pic’s from winter with my rose bush under a 4 ft drift. I didn’t date it but I guess end of Jan. Today is much better then that day.

    1. Sandy (Hudsonville) says:

      It was a beautiful sight to see mine blooming too. I was really thrilled to see my Butterfly bush coming back this year. It too was under so much snow I was surprised to see it come back. :)

    1. Wow! that is going to do lots of damage going right through the suburbs on Indianapolis.

      The scary part is, I almost moved to Carmel, Indiana back in 2008 for my dads job, but things never fell through. Glad we didn’t I wouldn’t want a destroyed house!!

      1. SBPortage002 says:

        My niece lives in the Indy area, west of the speedway if I am correct. So I hope all is good for her and her family there.

        1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

          Everyone seems to be okay as it looks to only be minor damage from the reports I’ve seen so good news so far.

  26. INDY says:

    Tornado hit Speedway Indy!! Not Good!! IN DYY!!

    1. Jack says:

      YO INDY……. http://web2.wthr.com/webimages/radar16X9x.jpg. Stay CUEDD….. How was The ZOO ???

  27. Cliff(KZOO) says:

    Another 2.18 inches of rain today in Scotts, and pouring buckets out right now. Unreal had .7 yesterday morning and .4 yesterday afternoon and now this. Crops will be good for a couple weeks thanks Mother Nature.

  28. GunLakeDeb says:

    I’m glad that new line of rain is firing just to our south – time to get a bunch of outdoors stuff done!!

    1. Jack says:

      LOL…No Rest for the Wicked ! JK…. Stay CueDDD “……….. ;-)

  29. Jack says:

    HEY BILL….LOVE THE FORECAST….Listen To This OLD LOVIN Spoonful TUNE :: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3zIuDjUW-o Keep The ” Hot Time Summer In City ” Weather Rolling BILL!!! Thanks, Stay CueDDD, My Friend ………. :-)

  30. Jeff (Richland) says:

    .91″ yesterday, .65″ today, 4.84″ month to date here.

  31. Brian(Grandville) says:

    Ian Kinsler says, do you guys miss me now. 1-0 Tigers. Humid out too.

  32. Today turned out to be a very nice day despite the morning hours with cloudy skies and some rain. I made it to 81 degrees today which is basically an average temperature day.

    I am not sure if I am the only one but does anyone else have all those cotton fuzzy things flying in there yard? It makes it look like it is snowing. I have lots of them landing in my yard and pool. Got some cottonwood trees up the road which is likely why that is. Those trees make a mess, not sure why people want them.

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      They make a huge mess. Try going fishing on a lake this time of year, with lots of them around. You’re constantly pulling that junk off your line.

      1. Yeah I do lots of fishing this time of year. We fish Morrison Lake in Ionia Co. Catch lots of Crappie, Bluegill, and Perch there. I get lots of them hooking onto my line. The dragonflies also like to land on my fishing line.

        1. Tim (Spring Lake) says:

          I have seen a ton of it this Spring/Summer. Went camping down in Allegan this weekend, and felt like I was in a warm whiteout at times.

    2. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      Haha yes, I have noticed them. My friends mom was driving and kept on complaining about them while on the expressway. Im not sure what the technical term is for them. I think the rain has lowered the ‘fuzzes’ count for today though.

  33. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    The storm track looks to hover north mainly in Canada for the mid – term as storms will most likely fire in the northern – plains towards Friday with heavy rain looking to impact the Mississippi valley from Friday – early next week. We look to dodge quite a bit of activity to our western neighbors as our weather looks to fairly tame for the foreseeable future. The northern stream looks to be quite active looking into the first week of July at least compared to its southern counterpart. All in all I think we have some enjoyable weather to come and a slight warming trend towards the end of this week / weekend. I’m ready to hit the beach ..! :)

    1. That’s ok, I have had my thunderstorm fill these past 7 days. I am ready for some sunshine now so I can get back out on the hiking trails. I could do without some of the humidity though.

  34. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Hey to any native Michiganders what’s a good overall beach to visit and isn’t extremely far from Cedar S. 1- 1.5 hour driving time would be nice , unless it makes sense to drive further. Thanks in advance for your input . :) ( closer the better )

    1. I really enjoy Holland Beach. That is the beach that I go to most of the time. Then again, South Haven is really nice to (But that could get kind of far for you). You are about 55 mins from Holland beach if you take 131 down to 196 and take that to the Holland/Zeeland Exit. Its exit 55

      1. Ive been to beaches anywhere from Ludington down to New Buffalo, and Holland, Grand Haven, and South Haven stand out the most to me. The nice thing about South Haven is its an easy walk into town where there is ice cream and a bunch of cool stores. Ill let others put in there input now, as they may have a different perspective. Those would be my top 2 favs though.

    2. Brian(Grandville) says:

      I like this one Darren.https://www.miottawa.org/Parks/kirk.htm
      I prefer to go when the waves are big also, no pier to block them from any direction.

      1. Tunnel Park is nice to. Its just north of Holland Beach. Less crowded too. Can get good waves there as well

        1. Brian(Grandville) says:

          I like that park too.

      2. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        Thanks you guys , I appreciate the recommendations …. I’m going to have to get my head around waves at a lake lol. Of course I’m used to the Pacific Ocean form living on the beach for 10 + years and the lakes where I was of course were just that lakes , not the Great Lakes . ( I have looked at wave reports , but more so for the open waters , 25 + feet crazy..) Everyone tells me you feel like your at the ocean so I should feel at home , except fresh water which is so cool.. Thanks again…! :)

      3. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        Thanks for the link Brian , wow that looks nice , waves sound like some good fun. Do people actually surf , or just body surf , I can’t imagine the waves have to much shape but I have no idea.

        1. Brian(Grandville) says:

          People normally surf with the big fall storms. The NW winds create the best waves around here.

  35. INDY says:

    Holland is the best the rich keep it clean !!! Big bathrooms nice walk out path no hot sand on the feet and lots of hot babes!!! Going there again tomorrow!! INDYYY!!

    1. Jack says:

      NICE SUNSET Going Down in GVSU Cam. ::

    2. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      You did say the B word , so holland it is…lol. B stands for beach of course. Hehe. Swimming and Sun ….ahhh

  36. Jack says:

    Tiger Game Update …Game Tie 1-1 !!!! DREW SMILY is Pitching a Great Game. It’s Making ME SMILE ( pun intended)!!!! go TIGERS …..stay cueDD…. :-)

  37. Mike(Shepherd, Mi) says:

    Awesome free website to track individual lightning strikes as they happen


    1. Jack says:

      THANKS !! MIKE, Got It BOOKMARKED….Be Fun To Go To WHEN, T-Storms Roll Through Michigan….Thanks Again!! As Always, STAY CUEDDD !! ;-)

  38. Jack says:

    Nice TIGER VICTORY AGAIN !!! :-)

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