Live Radar Thread

July 12th, 2014 at 7:00 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

  I’ll be in Chicago this weekend celebrating my mother’s 95th birthday (see thread below this one)- so I’ve got a live radar thread here.  The radar should update automatically.  There are lots of links below to check out.   I’ll be off the blog for much of the weekend, spending time with all the family members in town for this special day.  There are some knowledgeable people that comment that will update any watches/warning that are issued.  The coming cool shot for midweek still looks impressive for mid-July.  Enjoy your weekend.

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.

549 Responses to “Live Radar Thread”

  1. Scott (robinson twsp) says:

    I have dp of 71 and temp 72. 3.40 rain now

  2. Jack says:

    From my Police Scanner,,, Trees.Down on Whitneyville RD. Also CAR STUCK in Water o Plainfield in Front of Big Lots ( per usual when it Rains HARD),,,,, Stay CUEDDD…

    1. I am near Whitneyville Rd. Where on Whineyville? Any cross street?

      1. Clint Eastwood says:

        Power map looks like the Whitneyville road/cascade road split.

        I am on 52nd/Quiggle with power and it was super intense for 10 minutes.
        Had water come through a kitchen slider off the rear deck, interior flash flood!

        1. Julie Claire says:

          Clint I am just west of you in the grey ranch with red shutters. Our walnut trees got nailed and we lost power for a few hours.

    2. Julie Claire says:

      Yep. Actually just walked around front yard. Walnut tree branches every where and 2 that will need professional removal twisted at the break point. I am at Whitneyville and 52nd.

  3. Jessie says:

    Well, it stormed for a couple minutes here just south of Caledonia and it looks like we’re done. :(

  4. Karrie L says:

    First rumble of thunder in Kalamazoo

  5. Tim (Walker) says:

    More wind in walker buts what’s weird is its circling

  6. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

    I think im looking at rotation just west of Hastings via Radarscope….can anyone clarify that for me…(I am colorblind….)

    1. Cort S. says:

      It’s not. There are some perturbations in the flow, but it’s not rotation as the wind velocity difference is occurring along the radar beam radial (so it’s either convergence or divergence). The difference in velocities is also no greater than 15 mph.

      1. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

        I’ll take your word for it Cort….ur a pro…I just think its strange that I caught that plus a TVS right over the same spot

        1. Cort S. says:

          Normalized rotation numbers on my GR2Analyst in Barry county are pretty darn weak, even above the lowest radar tilt. That must be an overly sensitive TVS algorithm.

  7. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

    okay…now im positive its rotation…last 2 updates

    1. Travis (Lake Odessa) says:

      or not….lol

  8. Jack says:

    Good Sunday Morning ALL: On July 13 in Southwest Lower Michigan…

    A tornado strikes downtown Grand Rapids at 4:10 AM. Several buildings are damaged and nine people are injured.
    The Dust Bowl summer of 1936 produces the hottest day on record across the state of Michigan. Grand Rapids hits 108 degrees, its highest temperature ever, with Mio, Michigan setting the state record of 112 degrees. At Grand Rapids, six out of the seven days from July 8th to July 14th were above 100 degrees.
    Clouds, rain and a cool northeast wind holds the high temperatures in the upper 50s to mid 60s across West Michigan. The high of 59 degrees at Grand Rapids is only the second time in over a hundred years of record that the temperature did not reach 60 degrees on a July day. Stay CUEDDD…..

  9. Mr. Negative says:

    ADA – One inch so far. Impressive gusts at the momment…heard a few branches crack.

    Tired of the rain! Ten year drought, ten year drought, ten year drought…

  10. Jerrod (Hartford) says:

    Not much here in Hartford. It’s been raining quite a bit. Thundering off and on, but nothing super vivid. Winds probably gusted to 20 mph at most. Severe threat is over and probably was limited anyways.

  11. Jack says:

    Had a Wind Gust Here at The YardofCUES, at 30mph. Didn’t Last LONG, quite CALM out There Right NOW,,,, stay CUEDD

  12. Kevin (Marshall) says:

    Appears the I-94 corridor dodged the bullet this time. Only 2 rumbles of thunder all night and not much rain either.

  13. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    >>>>>BREAKING NEWS>>>>>> Still no 90′s in sight! Could it be the summer of no 90′s in GR! Who would have thought? INCREDIBLE!

  14. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    So what is this? Last night we had heavy rain, thunder, vivid lightning, high winds and flooding! How is this possible, because fixxxer and his alter personality matt said “no storms”! Incredible ignorance time and time again! Imagine that!

    1. matt says:

      I didn’t say no storms. Incredible ignorance again. Have your mom put you in that freezer box for awhile.

  15. Jeff (Richland) says:

    A paltry .42″ here, not at all what was forecast and hyped up by the NWS for many days prior.

    1. Wickedtwister says:

      Jeff as many others have recently commented just because you specifically didn’t get what nws was calling for doesn’t mean it was hype. You seriously can’t expect for everyone to get severe rain or wind whenever there’s a chance. Some areas through Ottawa and Kent received over 2 inches or close to that last nite.

      1. fixxxer says:

        Im ready for a dryspell.

  16. GunLakeDeb says:

    I received 1/2″ of rain. A quick burst of wind; and then calm. The storms passed on the north end of the lake – about 2 miles from me. Others have mentioned the deep bass to the thunder – even from a few miles away, it was shaking our house!

  17. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Other than the tornado, this summer has been FANTASTIC! One of the best ever! No drought, no temps above 90 degrees and many days of below average temperatures and many more to come! All of this after one of the best winters in the history of SW Lower MI! Keep the AWESOME weather rolling! I LOVE IT!

    1. matt says:

      Yeah and right back in the eighties for next weekend. Imagine that who knew? Your tinker toy weather model needs updating.

  18. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Give me 70′s and low 80′s all summer long! Get outside and enjoy another awesome summer day! I am headed to the golf course and then back over to Lake MI! Summer in MI – nothing better! Imagine that! Who knew?

    1. matt says:

      Imagine that, you must’ve have forgot we get back into the eighties for next weekend. Who knew?

    2. fixxxer says:

      Rj your point is moot. We dont usually get 90s consistantly here anyways. You repeat yourself like a moron.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Your ignorance just keeps shining brighter and brighter. Basically every single time that you open your mouth you prove your utter ignorance on all topics.

  19. ~Sherry~ (Comstock Park) says:

    I have a healthy 2.5 inches in my rain gauge this morning!

  20. fixxxer says:

    Worst “summer” ever!

  21. Julie Claire says:

    I have a question ! Last night during the storm we heard a loud crack and the lights in the house were flashing for a good 15 seconds like strobes. During this, on the west corner of the house where there is no power source, there was a rapid very loud popping,that lasted a few seconds after the electric went out.
    Went into attic-nothing. Went outside-no burn marks anywhere. We do have some big limbs down but thats it. What was the popping ?

    1. matt says:

      It might be something your not seeing in the walls. I don’t know I would maybe have someone check it out, like a contractor. You never know it’s better to drop the money, and have someone check it…just to safe. Just my thoughts.

      1. matt says:

        *just to be safe.

        1. Julie Claire says:

          Thanks Matt. We actually are having the kitchen redone right now and have alot of electrical being changed-thanks for the info I appreciate it and will follow your advise !

        2. Julie Claire says:

          Thanks Matt. We actually are having the kitchen redone right now and have alot of electrical being changed-thanks for the info I appreciate it and will follow your advise !

        3. matt says:

          To me electricity is nothing to mess with. I have great respect for water, electricity, and fire. It’s always better to have a piece of mind that a electrical fire won’t start because, a wire in the wall is bad. I always hate to read stories on this site about a family whose house was destroyed, or lives were lost in a electrical fire. Even if there’s nothing wrong at least you can sleep better at night when there’s a storm.

  22. Julie Claire says:

    It sounded like it was bouncing around the corner of the roof area.

    1. on the grand says:

      I would have it checked out also. Once the house got hit by lighting and the light bulbs all exploded. I had a friend whose home caught on fire after a storm the wires where buzzing in the walls, that is why I unplug everything and turn off everything when there is a thunder storm. I t drive the household crazy but we have fried a few tv and cable boxes.

  23. ~Sherry~ (Comstock Park) says:

    I posted earlier that I have 2.5 inches of rain last night. Well I have two glass rain gauges and one big plastic tubular one. I looked at the large one and it said 2.5 inches but I later learned it was leaking. Well the two glass ones that cannot leak that are in different places in my yard both say 3.9 inches!! That fell in a 2 1/2 hour period. Crazy!!

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