Wednesday Evening Shower/StormJune 25th, 2014 at 3:49 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
9 pm – The last showers/t-showers are moving SSE thru Branch Co. and are along the Kent/Ottawa Co. line dropping slowly SSE. The t-shower in Branch Co. is the strongest and may have hail and gusty winds along with heavy rain. All warnings have expired. Storms have reached their peak and should now ever-so-slowly weaken.
Trees and wires down in Fremont and N. of Fremont. Wire down near Grant. Public reported golfball-sized hail near Battle Creek, also quarter-sized hail in Fremont and Delton, small hail in Augusta. Also, gusts to 45 mph in Battle Creek – small hail at Bedford and along M-37 at Hickory. Gusts est. to 60 mph with 2-foot waves when the storm passed through Gun Lake. 1″ hail on the SE side of Gun Lake. Mesoscale Discussion from SPC. Watch not anticipated due to relatively small area impacted. Earlier t-storm produced nickel-sized hail in Walker, dime-sized hail in Cutlerville, marble-sized hail in Marne and pea-sized hail in Standale, Wyoming. Leave a comment if you get hail, or call us at 1-800-8-WOOD-TV.
We’ve had only 30% of possible sunshine over the last 8 days. During that time G.R. has had 3.25″ of rain. We’ve had measurable rain on 7 of the last 8 days. Plenty of rain over most of the agricultural areas east of the Rockies means we’re looking at good crop yields as of this point. June rainfall so far: 4.57″ Grand Rapids, 6.69″ Muskegon, 4.70″ Battle Creek, 3.71″ Kalamazoo. Big fire on Alpine Avenue today. Thurs. and Fri. look dry. The best bet for more storms will come late Sunday and late Monday into Monday night. Also: Check out the SNOW that’s left in SE MN…Over 2.5″ of rain in less than an hour near Fort Collins, Colorado…Cleveland has received over 3.5″ of rain on Tue…foul weather at the ballgame…cooler than average temperatures north of 80° latitude in the Arctic has slowed the summer ice melt…Antarctic ice about to set all-time record for greatest extent.
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.