SaturdayJuly 5th, 2014 at 2:04 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Great day today…we’ll call it mostly sunny, there will be some high clouds. After a cool start, inland areas will head toward 80. It will be a bit cooler near Lake Michigan. It’ll be a little breezier this afternoon with winds S-SW increasing to 10-20 mph. Anytime there is a strong wind, don’t swim near or jump off the piers/breakwaters of Lake Michigan. With a strong south or southwest wind, a structural current develops on the south side of the Grand Haven pier, pushing you out toward deep water. You also have the push of the Grand River, which is running well above average flow right now. You can swim at Grand Haven, just move down to the south, preferably at least 200 feet south of the pier. It’ll be partly cloudy and low 70s for fireworks tonight. Here’s where you can see a list of Michigan fireworks by date or town. Tonight we have fireworks in Grand Rapids, Gun Lake, Coldwater, Watervliet, Baldwin and Cadillac (53 places in Michigan all total).
In other news…Friday,Las Vegas NV had their first measurable rain since Feb. 28…Tropical Storm Arthur brings a windy, wet day to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Labrador…Arthur did down a few trees on Nantucket…the peak wind gust I saw on Nantucket was 63 mph and on the Outer Banks of NC 101 mph. Rainfall totaled 8″ at New Bedford MA and 7.2″ at Plymouth MA. Typhoon (same thing as a hurricane) Neoguri in the Western Pacific is headed toward Southern Japan. This will be a major hurricane – category 5 and hit Nagasaki and Okinawa hard…waterspout on Lake Winnipesaukee in NH…flood reports from New England. Law enforcement reporting numerous trees and power lines down in Hancock County, ME including Acadia National Park.
Sat. AM low temps: 53° G.R. and Battle Creek, 52° Holland, 51° Kalamazoo, 49° Muskegon, Jackson, Hudsonville, 48° Marshall, Hastings, 47° Big Rapids, Fremont, Hopkins, Belding, 46° Ludington, 45° Reed City, 43° Manistee, 42° Houghton Lake, 41° Iron Mt., Pellston, Newberry, 40° Cadillac, Baldwin, 39° Champion, 37° Leota. The satellite loop shows high clouds coming in from the west, so the sun will be a bit dim at times today, but still a nice day. Anyone up for some winter weather today? Mt. Washington NH is 36° with a wind chill of 12° and a north wind gusting to 89 mph.