Warmer at Lake Michigan beaches than in Miami FL.

June 27th, 2014 at 9:40 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

muskegon glerl   Picture is a screen grab from the GLERL, NOAA Coastwatch cam. at the Muskegon (MI) channel Fri. evening before sunset (click the pic. to enlarge).  With a SE wind, the warm air has moved to shore and beyond.  The current temperature at the Muskegon Channel (84°) and at the S. Haven Lighthouse (88°) is warmer than the current temperature in Miami, Florida (80°).  At 6 pm, the air temperature at the S. Haven buoy was 82° with waves of 5″.   The south mid-Lake Michigan buoy shows an air temperature of 63° and a water temperature of 50°.

Also, check out the funnel clouds over Cape Coral, Florida and the tornado near Brewster KS.  Wind gusts up to 100 mph reported near Hayes Center, NE.   Lake Charles, LA picked up 6″ of rain in three hours.  12.61″ of rain in 4 days in Irai, Brazil, brings their June total to 16.86″ so far. Normal for the month is 3.23″.  Tornado reported near Colfax, WI, causing damage to a gas station and multiple downed trees.  Friday’s U.S. Severe Weather ReportsHudson Bay is now about 40% open water, Great Bear Lake is still ice-covered.  Ice still hugs the north shore of AlaskaWaterfall in N. Vietnam.  67 mph gust 5 miles ESE of Gove, KS

79 Responses to “Warmer at Lake Michigan beaches than in Miami FL.”

  1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Swatz Z don’t forget to holler at your neighbor if the acrobatics start in with the flock , or any twinges in dem bones…lol. Hope you enjoy the weekend Swatz and the rest of Bills Flock…!

    1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      I’m Rollin old school this weekend / Monday and just going on the old weather rock / winda not looking at the models forecasts and all that hocus pocus , ( kidding with the comparison ) but I will read some of the many comments on the blog however I’m sure. But try and skip over and cut and pastes on the forecast. See what happens…! :)

      1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        You know the storm – saw is just daring the SPC to move the slight risk over just a bit , but they know better than to do that by now I hope…lol. ( sorry y’all for all the comments you hv to now skip over )


    2. Jack says:

      ” FLIPPIN DUCK”……. RULES. !! When it Comes to Pre-”duck”ing Storms, The ” FDM” is The Best on thee ” WEB”" YY….stay “Quack” CUEDD……Bill’s BLOG.!!

      1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        That’s a good one Jack , I like it….It could have two meanings. Forecast duck model and a different starting word other than forecast …hehehehe

        1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

          3 meanings I meant…lol

      2. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        How ya been anyways Jack , I haven’t asked in a while , sorry for being rude… Keep them tunes a comin , and stay ” copy right infringement ” I leave tht to you Jack , but you may want to get a memo out to YathtDan. Lol

        1. Jack says:

          How Have I Been ? You Ask, Well. I’ve Been Here a lot Enjoying, My Cut of Paradise. Watching GOD’S Creation and Weather on FURL…!! My Favorite Time of Year in My Good Ole Home State of,,,MIIIICCCCHHHHHIIIIIGGGGAAAANNNNNnnnnnn….. ! !!! ;-) . IS HOT & Humid DAYS, and NITES …. It’s Such a Delight .. 2 Live in THEEE ” BIG” ” M”"itten…..and Lastly, Let ME as a LIFER Here in Michigan… WELCOME U The California KID( SVst),,,, And , In Michigaan We alll Must Most Definetly STAY CUEDD……………The Weather Change’s FAST!!!! That’s What Make it Such a BLAST, no Matter if it’s Spring Summer,Fall..OR WINTER ( yuck) !! It is One Of The Hardest Places in The Good Ole USA , To PREDICT The Weather THEY Say !!! Sorry, For The RAmble ………….. ;-)

        2. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

          Michigan is a lovely state , and thanks for the welcome..! I’m hoping it’s sunny tomorrow so I can’t check out the pond , been wanting to for a while.

  2. Barb says:

    It’s rather cool here on Lk. Huron–only 65.

    1. Barb says:

      Also, the mosquitoes are still terrible here but not nearly the rain as in GR.

  3. Jerry Hoag says:



    1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      Depends if the storms are affected by Lake Michigan :D

    2. John (Norton Shores) says:

      The afternoon storms wouldn’t be affected by the lake, they would develop away from the lake, and could become super cell storms with the possibility of tornadoes, so yes I think somewhere in Michigan will get a tornado watch. I think the rest of West Michigans better chance at severe storms will come later Monday evening with a squall line and or MCS.

      1. John (Norton Shores) says:

        And might I add, I credit Mike and Jacob for the info on the possibility of tornados storms for Monday.

        1. John (Norton Shores) says:


    3. YeahThatDan says:

      Yes! Jerry! I could see, some here soon. Can we get the big one? What Bill said, is temps will increase! And maybe storms. July 4, it is here soon and could we see, storms and severe weather! How bout the Tigers? First place! Stay cued.

      1. Brian(Grandville) says:

        Nice work again.

      2. Jack says:

        YEAHthatDAN is Ahhhhummm :::: http://www.plagiarist.org/. !!!!!!! ;-) . It’s STAY CUEDD…… Youngen.. Heee,heee.

  4. Mike(Shepherd, Mi) says:

    Here is a sounding for grand rapids 11pm on monday off the 00Z nam. via @haznotification

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      Sigh – no sleep Monday night :-( If I’m reading that correctly, those will be some tall storms….

  5. Mike(Shepherd, Mi) says:

    Here is another sounding for fun from just west of Chicago Monday. If this verifies likely a high risk area somewhere between Iowa and Michigan where ever this energy all comes together. Shear numbers and helicity are off the charts for strong tornadoes.


    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      I have no clue how to read that. Keep us posted though.

      1. Lisa says:

        Me either. LOL

    2. Jack says:

      I hear Ya Brian, It Didn’t HEAR a Thing on That ” Sounding” !!! LOL…. Or Maybe That isn’t Why THEY ( call it a Sounding) !! Looked Kinda Cool Though !! STAY CUEDD: Side sports NOTE,,, Tigers Just Lost in The 11th inning :-( . 2 End our Wining Streak at 7, :-( . Oh WELL, Stay CUEDD for Storms on MONDAY… ;-)

    3. GunLakeDeb says:

      Conversely – I’ve seen worse numbers (CAPE over 3,000)…..and the actual weather was “just stormy”.

  6. Mike(Shepherd, Mi) says:

    00Z Gfs Just went all out for Monday it looks like a dangerous situation for East Iowa, Illinois, S. Wisconsin, N Illinois, and W. MICHIGAN!!!! Enhanced helicity Values near Milwaukee at 5pm are higher than the Tuscaloosa tornado in 2011. There are still a lot of questions and lots can still change but the models are trending stronger not weaker with the dynamics

    1. John (Norton Shores) says:

      This really could be the big event of the season and one of the biggest in years.

      1. John (Norton Shores) says:

        One thing is for sure, storm chasers will be having a blast chasing tornadoes on Monday, if everything comes together!

        1. Mike(Shepherd, Mi) says:

          I will be chasing in Iowa Sunday then wherever the best setup is Monday. I finally have a vacation that lines up with a good event :)

        2. John (Norton Shores) says:

          Have fun and be safe Mike! :)

        3. Mike(Shepherd, Mi) says:

          I will looking to see my first tornado!!!

    2. Jack says:


    3. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Wow! Stay tuned I guess.

    4. Mike, if you get any good pics Send them to me at msterling@michag.com and I will put them on the website ASAP and give you credit,

    5. GunLakeDeb says:

      The Skew-T charts are showing about 90-degree helicity – not the worst in the world; but there are so many other components that come into play.

  7. Mike(Shepherd, Mi) says:

    Gfs at 8pm sunday has Grand rapids with an Energy Helicity Index of 5.8 you need a value of 5 for f4+ tornadoes. Near chicago this value raises to 14!!! Once again only one piece of the puzzle and subject to change but people need to keep an eye out it could be ugly Monday.

  8. John (Norton Shores) says:

    My bet is that the SPC puts us in the slight risk for Monday with their 3:30am update with a 30% high end slight risk.

    1. Mike(Shepherd, Mi) says:

      I agree.

  9. kentwoodchicken says:

    BWAAK! Serious feather numbering going on right now! As you can imagine, chicken is not happy with the Monday Mania. According to my calculations, more than just trash barrels will be twirlin’ on Monday. Then shall panic circle running ensue! And stress induced egg laying! Plus much hiding in coop in frozen fear! Crap!

    1. Jack says:

      Oh COME On, kentwoodchicken….Don’t Be Such a ” STIFF” ( see here). :::: http://www.richardcmoeur.com/bigtrip/1999/gchicken.jpg. LOL…Bwaaak,,Bwaakk, and Cluckity Cluck,, STAY “fear” CUEDD!! ;-)

      1. kentwoodchicken says:

        Say that looks like good old Uncle Byron. Byron Center Chicken that is. That’s him frozen in cluckity fear is the moment a shelf cloud blasted wind that took off a few rump feathers. BWAAK!

        1. kentwoodchicken says:

          *in the moment*

  10. kentwoodchicken says:

    Should be spelled “Hellacity”!

  11. Jack says:

    I Fouund This , just thought I’d SHARE:: http://cuejack.com/IMGS/cj.gif. LOL.,, Stay CUEDD.. ;-)

  12. Jack says:

    PHOTO of THE DAY, Of The ” Northern Lights” near ” FIN”land . SEE HERE ;; http://www.softservenews.com/photos/large/883039_10200687994791943_1886396590_o.jpg. See The ” Fin” ?? Stay CUEDD & Enjoy….. ;-)

  13. Jack says:

    WOW, Check Out This Picture of A ” SUNRISE” !!! ” GORGEOUS ” :::: http://damabeats.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/sunrise.jpg. LOVE it….Stay CUEDD & GOD BLESS YOU BILL & All…His BLOGGERS! :-)

  14. Bnoppe says:

    SPc stil. Mot 100 With sévère

  15. Monday is looking very interesting with very juicy air mass in place and a cold front plowing into it should bring a good solid line of severe storms and heavy rains during the late afternoon or more likely evening and late night hours. Weather watches look like a good bet and even more so if the timing is a few hours sooner than current thinking.

    Sct storms tonight into Sunday morning then likely with the heat and a wave during the afternoon. Monday could be around 90 as it now looks like more sunshine will be possible during the day and dew points around or above 70 will make the day a nasty 3H Day “Hazy Hot and Humid”

  16. Not sure if this link of my Breckenridge Time Lapse will work for all but its’ a .mov file from our Ransom Road Plant which I update 2 to 4 times per day.

    1. takes a few to load unless you have a good internet connection

    2. I try to update around 11am, 3pm and 8pm or in the morning if we’ve had good storms during the overnight hours.

    3. If your browser has Adobe Flash Animation it should work fine

  17. tinainvbcounty says:

    Keeping an eye on the horse next door. When we got hit with a tornado last year, she was upset for hours beforehand, whining and pacing. Better storm warning than the NWS! ;)

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      They are super-sensitive to stuff. I read somewhere, that they can put their noses close to an electric fence and sense the electromagnetic field around it if it’s on. Having seen my own horses do that – I’d have to agree.

  18. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Btw 4th July doesn’t look as cold now

    1. fixxxer says:

      Still cooler than average.

  19. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    I’m waiting for my Kevin w. update. Where you at, brother?

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      kevin is in a bomb shelter! He wants a tornado warning issued 3 days in advance of this storm!

      1. Rodey (Rockford) says:

        At least he provides useful and pertinent information unlike you, you little twit. Thanks for taking the time to read my comments. I love it. Fantastic.

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          Brilliant commentary! Thanks for listening! Oh by the way when is the last time that fixxxer aka Rodey, aka matt has posted some pertinent weather information with a weather link! NEVER! The last time fixxxer posted a link in was to a porn site! Sad but true! Who knew?

        2. Rodey (Rockford) says:

          My guess is the last time you posted anything that wasn’t worthless. Imagine that. Thanks for paying attention and caring enough to comment. I love. Fantastic. Who knew?

  20. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    More below normal temperatures are on the way! Imagine that! It will be a great weekend to hit the links! Get outside and enjoy the summer weather people!! Get ready to ROCK!


  21. Rodey (Rockford) says:

    FANTASTIC. Yesterday was another ABOVE average temp. day. Imagine that. Who knew. Only 5 below average days this month. Imagine that. I love it. A brief cool down next week and then back to average and ABOVE, June’s been WARM.

    1. It has been below normal for 14 of the last 16 months here, last 2 not to bad however.

      14 1 23.0 8.2 16.1 -7.2 1515 0 39.9 11 -10.8 7 0 26 30 11
      14 2 23.1 7.0 16.1 -9.5 1370 0 42.4 19 -10.7 28 0 24 28 8
      14 3 32.9 16.2 25.4 -9.4 1226 0 58.1 31 -14.4 3 0 13 27 4
      14 4 56.2 35.7 45.1 -1.8 603 5 78.5 21 23.7 15 0 0 11 0
      14 5 68.1 47.6 58.0 -0.2 289 74 84.3 30 35.0 17 0 0 0 0
      14 6 77.6 58.5 68.2 -0.2 59 147 87.6 1 42.6 14 0 0 0 0

      1. Jan -7.2
        Feb -9.5
        Mar -9.4
        Apr -1.8
        May -0.2
        Jun -0.2

  22. Dikehopper (Fennville) says:

    This is the waterfall in northern Vietnam that Bill tried to link to:


  23. kevin. w says:

    Really were going there again that’s a joke.

    I’ve been up since about 7 this morning looking over all the data and enjoying some coffee. So here’s my take on this and what SPC is thinking that why there not even in a slight risk area. My take first on SPC is they must be basing on a split in the energy one part going with the surface low and the storms turning south going into southern Wisconsin/Northern Illinois/Indiana and parts of southwest lower Michigan. From what the upper air data shows in the view of SPC is that there won’t be one big squall line or super cell development with this and I see what they think on this scenario. HOWEVER with the amount of energy already in place summer wise (temps near 90, dewpoints near/above 70, strong south to southwest flow)
    now on the cooler side (temps in the 50s/60s, dewpoints in the 40s, north to northwest flow) is a prime target for a potent severe weather event. I think SPC doesn’t want to jump on the band wagon just yet, but not even putting all of the midwest in slight risk is basically what is severe 101 class to me.

    Everything matches well for a severe weather outbreak and a major one for sure. All the severe weather charts I’ve looked over (for an hour on all the models) is pretty much pointing to a bow echo (not derecho) high straight line wind event WITH super cell/tornadic developement ahead of the line (wind changes direction rapidly as you go higher in the atmosphere). One thing that sticks out like a sore thumb in the models is the jet max show winds over 100 kts and two models now show 115 kts jet just like the 1998 wind profile did back then. If I was SPC I would have a slight risk all over the Central great lakes and then tomorrow/Sunday have a moderate risk for eastern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, central/eastern Upper Peninsula and all of lower Michigan and parts of Indiana. Sunday if all these dynamics are still in place and the atmosphere hasn’t been turned over too much from convection they should have a high risk out. Thats just me and I can see why there not jumping things just yet for the fact that the models want to split the energy, one with low and the other with the storms turning south. Personally with the speed max over 100 on all the models its difficult to split that type of energy moving at that pace like it was back 1998. This is not a derecho type of event its just tremendous energy wanting to be released within these storms and this event may unfold very fast with all this energy. Super cells may form rapidly producing tornadoes without warning in my opinion. I’ll add more later but I’m going to be in an area without any internet connection so I’ll try my best and everyone have a joyous summer day. :)

    1. John (Norton Shores) says:

      Thank you Kevin! Very informational! :)

    2. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      Thanks, Kevin. I appreciate you keeping an eye on this.

    3. DF (EGR) says:

      Nice info Kevin.

    4. Tim (Walker) says:

      I was thinking the same thing Kevin about 1998. I remember the storm. I live in the neighborhood which was hit the hardest in west MI. My eyes will be glued to the skies Sunday and monday.

    5. GunLakeDeb says:

      Excellent write-up. I’m still a little skeptical – I’ll let you know you were spot-on when I emerge from the tornado shelter ;-)

  24. kevin. w says:

    I also want to add that after this cool down some models show a very large ridge developing the middle of next week and we may be in a good area for rounds of heat, humidity and thunderstorms. That’s what most models are showing but with a fast paced northern jet it may get punched down from time to time and we may not get into the real heat to our south, but a different pattern possible, will see. :)

  25. fixxxer says:

    Not liking the looks of the 4th at all.

    1. SBPortage002 says:

      Current NWS forecast for the 4th…sunny, high of 77. Sounds nice.

    2. GunLakeDeb says:

      Bring your family to Gun Lake – the water temp is too warm (80+), so the surrounding air is warm, too.

  26. John (Norton Shores) says:

    The NWS in Milwaukee expects the slight risk area to be expanded farther north with future updates from the SPC for Monday!

  27. Jeremy (Three Rivers) says:

    I see I’m already in the Slight Risk for Monday. Things could get interesting.

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