Wednesday Evening Shower/Storm

June 25th, 2014 at 3:49 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Local  MD1151 Thumbnail Image9 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 ballgamecooler 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.

147 Responses to “Wednesday Evening Shower/Storm”

  1. Art says:

    Heavy rain, pea-size hail on north side of Battle Creek. Some thunder, very little wind.

  2. Kevin (Marshall) says:

    Huge hail core over Battle Creek.

  3. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Well another below average temperature day! Imagine that! Who would have thought!

    1. fixxxer says:

      Shut up rj.

    2. Rodey (Rockford) says:

      Wow a rare below average temp day for the month. Only the 6th one this month. Been WARM. Who knew. I love it. Get used to it. Fantastic.

    3. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      The high temperature was below average, but the low temperature was much above average. Therefore, the average temperature for the day – taking in account the high and low temperature – is +2 for the day.

      So Grand Rapids still only has 5 days below average for the month.

      1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

        Thanks for the info. Guess I should have checked first.

  4. Nick says:

    the national weather service just said, that the storm cell may have a tornado in it

    1. Mike(Shepherd, Mi) says:

      Warning is dropped storm is weakening

      1. fixxxer says:

        As usual. Storms hate michigan.

  5. Kevin (Marshall) says:

    A continuous roar of thunder to the west of Marshall now.

    1. Cliff(KZOO) says:

      I will admit not sure since the storm came from the north but the thunder sounded total different, seemed higher pitched don’t no if that’s possible but it was a little strange.

  6. Kevin (Marshall) says:

    Sounds almost like a jet engine way off in the distance SW of Marshall.

  7. Cliff(KZOO) says:

    pea size hail in scotts

  8. Jim in delton says:

    penny to nickel size hail at Wall Lake near Delton!

  9. That storm just north of Walker has just been sitting there…move south darn it!! :)

  10. fixxxer says:

    Major rotation here in allendale.

    1. Jack says:

      Spinning in Your Chair Again ?? Fizzzzler….. ;-) . Spin,spin, spin……. ;-)

      1. fixxxer says:

        No im dead serious. Im video taping it.

        1. Jack says:

          Oh Tay…Fixxxers…. I see it Here Gvsu web cam.

        2. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

          It’s convergence fixxer …

  11. fixxxer says:

    Looks like standale is getting it. Never seen cloud rotation like that. All my neighbors were watching it to.

  12. Brian(Grandville) says:

    The storm to my NW looks awesome. Some in cloud lightning and some thunder. It should be over me soon. Had hail again with the first one. I’ve had hail 3 times in the past 3 weeks now.

  13. GunLakeDeb says:

    Well YAY! Our power is back on – HOLY COW! That was quite the ride! Ernie (NWS) even called me to verify the severe warning – I told him definitely! We had 2′ waves, which tore a bunch of boats loose and shredded some boat canopies, tree limbs as large as 3″ dropped from brittle trees like willows, I guessed the wind was between 50 and 60 mph, but there were so many branches flying through the air that I wasn’t about to step outside with our handheld anenometer to measure. We’ve lived here 19 years and this was in the top 5 worst storms for sure. We saw it coming as a solid wall of “white” (rain) coming from the north. Best part? My sis, who lives on the N side of the lake – captured the seiche that came with this storm!! Pictures to follow

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      The water level dropped about 8″ – here’s what it looked like at a low point – it was probably lower during the storm:

      Here’s what her shoreline normally looks like:

      1. GunLakeDeb says:

        She lives on a channel that’s about 3/4 mile long and about 70′ wide. That’s a *LOT* of water to get drained – she said it took about a half-hour for the level to come all the way back up.

      2. Mike(Shepherd, Mi) says:

        Pretty cool thanks for sharing.

        1. GunLakeDeb says:

          My sis said it was a lot lower – the “tide” was already coming back in by the time she ventured outdoors, then went back and got her camera.

  14. Lisa says:

    In Kentwood and hearing rumbles of thunder. Loving it!

  15. Darrekk(near downtown GR) says:

    What a weird storm. It is like it is hitting a wall. I am on the NE side near Spectrum Health Downtown and it is lightly raining and I hear thunder in the distance and it appears the sun wants to come back out.

  16. Looks like I may get one more storm cell before the day is done :)

    1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      That storm looks to be ridding the lake breeze at least it looked tht way. Pretty cool cloud movement with the east wind.

  17. Cliff(KZOO) says:

    fog is already coming in think, looks like I should leave for work early tomorrow as well. was pretty bad this morning going to kzoo

    1. Cliff(KZOO) says:


  18. Kevin (Marshall) says:

    Total rainfall just south of Marshall only a trace. Storm just missed here by a few miles.

  19. GunLakeDeb says:

    That new one looks like it’s headed my way. Oh goody. I forgot to mention the first storm dumped just over a half-inch of rain in about 20 minutes.

  20. Carrie (Byron Center) says:

    What an odd night….intermittently huge booms of thunder and a couple of lightnings and a downpour that lasts just a few minutes.

  21. Cliff(KZOO) says:

    anyone else having trouble getting channel 8 on tv?

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      Our Charter TV doesn’t work – but the internet does (?)

      1. GunLakeDeb says:

        I just asked about that on the newer post that Bill just put up.

  22. Not sure what happened but a lightning bolt was in the distance and the loudest boom occurred. The boom was about 1 second an made the ground shake and nothing followed. Something I think exploded because afterwards I hear sirens

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      That doesn’t sound good :-(

  23. Brian (Grandville) says:

    It looks like that storm rained itself out right over me. Heavy rain for 20 minutes, lots of cloud to ground lightning, and now almost gone on radar.

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