Strong to Severe Storm This Evening

June 30th, 2014 at 3:51 pm by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather


Severe T-Storm Watch for Berrien and Cass Counties.  Still getting some wind damage reports from WI/IL – but they are spotty.    SPC SAYS THIS IS A “PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION!”   Update from SPC:   WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS ARE SPREADING ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND SOUTHERN WISCONSIN. EXPECT 60-75-MPH WINDS TO REACH CHICAGO TO MILWAUKEE DURING THE 545 PM CDT TO 700 PM CDT TIME FRAME. BRIEF TORNADOES MAY ALSO OCCUR. DISCUSSION…THE ONGOING MATURE…DERECHO-PRODUCING MCS IS EXHIBITING AROUND 50-55 KT OF FORWARD MOTION AND HAS LIKELY REACHED PEAK INTENSITY. WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS HAVE BEEN REPORTED…WITH A RECENT WIND GUST TO 78 MPH MEASURED IN SWRN WI. THE FAST SYSTEM MOTION WILL ENHANCE INFLOW AMIDST AN EXTREMELY UNSTABLE AIR MASS TO SUPPORT MCS MAINTENANCE AND WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS ACROSS NRN IL AND SRN WI INTO EARLY EVENING. LINEAR EXTRAPOLATION OF THE ONGOING ACTIVITY TAKES THE SVR-WIND THREAT ACROSS THE CHICAGO AREA AND MILWAUKEE…PRIMARILY BETWEEN 545 PM CDT AND 700 PM CDT.”  Dewpoints have been in the mid-upper 70s across Illinois this afternoon – really adding fuel to the fire.  The storms in Wisconsin and Illinois  are going to hit here this evening…maybe 8:30 pm at the lakeshore and 9:15 in G.R. and Kalamazoo.  Get ready.  Take down hanging baskets, keep your garage door closed, esp. if it faces west, secure trampolines, pick up and secure anything that might blow around (garbage bin, toys)…don’t park under a tree.  Please watch 24-Hour News 8 for the latest.  Here’s U.S. Storm Reports today – lots of them across Iowa into N. Illinois and S. Wisconsin.  TV comes before the blog.  I’ll update here when and if I can.   Calm weather expected the rest of the week after tonight.   Tornado Watch for much of S. Wisconsin, N. Illinois for “widespread damaging winds”.

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.

473 Responses to “Strong to Severe Storm This Evening”

  1. Jerry Hoag says:

    Bill will most likely be breaking in on Channel 8 any moment now……..

    1. fixxxer says:

      Theres no reason to.

      1. R.C. says:

        I’m sure you will be heartbroken if Bill does break in :)

        1. fixxxer says:

          I dont watch woodtv.

        2. Jack says:

          Hey, fixxxie boy… YOU Know…U REALLY SHOULD !!! So, You not so Ignorant & UN- Informed!! Just Sayin…..

  2. tinainvbcounty says:

    What’s the cloud structure look like lakeshore peeps?

    1. fixxxer says:

      If you ask indy he sees a f5 tornado.

  3. Jerry Hoag says:

    Yeah Bill will be breaking in because of the Issuance of the WW, He mentioned at 6 that he would when one was issued he would.

    1. fixxxer says:

      Bill is sitting back laughing at the nws.

      1. Jack says:

        No,,He is Laughing at U…mr.fizzzzzie…. ;-)

        1. Jerry Hoag says:

          At Jack….+1 Gazillion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        2. fixxxer says:

          Laughing at how right i always am.

    2. Don (Battle Creek) says:

      I think if there was going to be a watch, it would’ve been issued before now

      1. tinainvbcounty says:

        I think they were waiting to see what was happening when it came onto the lake.

        1. Don (Battle Creek) says:

          There’s one up now-spoke too soon:

  4. SDL says:

    In Muskegon, bothing real spectacular clous wise. Not really that dark.

    1. SDL says:

      Sorry for spelling. Nothing real spectacular cloud wise.

    2. fixxxer says:

      That becuase its not even 1/2 way across the lake.and it definitly split.

    3. Jerry Hoag says:

      Storms aren’t that close to you yet but soon they will be………………….

  5. Watchman Tyler(Kentwood, MI) says:

    if one gets issued it might be from ottawa-kent-ionia counties to the south, but im no expert

    1. fixxxer says:

      The far southern half by chicago is severe. The nothern is not.

      1. SDL says:

        No s— fixxee. He asked me and I told him what I see right now. Your a moron.

        1. fixxxer says:


  6. R.C. says:

    That vortex has some sweet looking wind velocities, tracking to hit Ludington/Manistee area

    1. Jerry Hoag says:

      Yeah its pretty cool looking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. LymanInColoma says:

    Just hearing my first far off rumbles of thunder here in SW Michigan, bring on the storms!!!

  8. fixxxer says:

    The whole line and 2nd line arent that impressive. Must be loosing steam.

  9. tinainvbcounty says:

    Been breezy all day, now almost still.

  10. Jesse says:

    It’s expected to strengthen as it hits land again. Nice shear moving in and Cape over 2,500. The atmosphere is ripe

    1. Katie in Kentwood says:

      yes but by the time it strengthens it will be past us here in GR

    2. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

      We’ll see if it does but my guess is east of Grand Rapids once it sucks up the juice from the lake shore and GR than the show will begin for the eastern 1/2 of the state. Now if it strengthens right when it hits shore and gives us an amazing light show than a pleasant surprise but for now, I’m not impressed either.

  11. SBPortage002 says:

    We have had severe storm warnings before without a watch. I should know, it’s happened down here not long ago.

    1. SBPortage002 says:

      albeit borderline severe storms. Also, on Saturday over in Barry County.

  12. Mason, Oceana, and Muskegon County in a warning

  13. Jerry Hoag says:

    Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Muskegon and Oceana Counties

    1. Jerry Hoag says:

      Mason too forgot that, sorry folks….lol

    2. SBPortage002 says:

      Bingo…as I said…

  14. R.C. says:

    Look Fixxxer!! A t-storm warning for northern Muskegon, Oceana, and Manistee counties. Ain’t that a (blank)

    1. fixxxer says:

      Like the warning we had last week for all of 5 min?

      1. SDL says:

        Its a warning, which you said wouldn’t happen. Go crawl back under the rock where you live.

        1. fixxxer says:

          Ok rj.

    1. R.C. says:

      Fixxxer hardest hit

      1. fixxxer says:

        How so? Do u see anything severe here?

        1. R.C. says:

          You know I have to give you some good natured elbow ribbing

  15. R.C. says:

    I have never heard or have seen of a warning that short in duration

  16. R.C. says:

    Oooooo, seeing some back building reintensification southward off the northern segment down to Muskegon. Line segments could be fusing back together.

    1. Don (Battle Creek) says:

      That’s what appears to be happening to me as well

  17. Bobby (Ada) says:

    Severe T-Storm Watch for us now :)

  18. Jerry Hoag says:

    A WW now issued…WAHOOOO

  19. Carrie (Byron Center) says:

    Thunderstorm watch for kent until 2am

  20. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    I still have to LOL at the radar how the infamous split happens right as it’s aiming in on GR/Kent

    1. fixxxer says:

      As expected.

    2. Don (Battle Creek) says:

      The line segments are reforming/re-fusing back together, based on radar trends

      1. R.C. says:

        The line could really intensify once it hits the shoreline. We’ll see. A lot of untapped air.

  21. R.C. says:

    Berries and Cass counties are going to get nailed. That portion of the line in the Chi-town area looks potent

  22. Katie in Kentwood says:

    watching the grand haven beach cam…seems like nothing is going on there

    1. Katie in Kentwood says:

      And there are people swimming in the water!!! Dumb-****s!

      1. R.C. says:

        But…but….they want to have fun LOL!!!!

      2. Julie Claire says:

        I guess we never let a thunderstorm watch keep us out of the water. If there is lightening obviously it’s a very bad idea to be in the lake. I don’t see wicked surf or lightening. How are they dumb ?

        1. Katie in Kentwood says:

          because of the lightning, and I heard the rip current risk is really high right now

      3. Julie Claire says:

        If there is lightning I stand corrected, as well as the elevated rip current issue that I was unaware of…my bad :)

  23. R.C. says:

    Northern line segment stretches southward to just west of Grand Haven. Back building should continue

  24. Bruiseviolet says:

    Tornado warning in Albion

  25. Sheena says:

    storms came through pullman lots of lighting and loud thunder and damaging winds lights flashed here but dident go off

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