Tuesday Night – Cool, Chance of a Shower

July 15th, 2014 at 2:46 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

The radar here will update automatically.   It’s been a cool day for mid-July, with temperatures about 15° cooler than average this afternoon.   At 3:45 pm – Copper Harbor in the U.P. was just 49° and there is a buoy northeast of Grand Marais that was showing a temperature of 42° with a 22 mph north wind.  Grand Rapids had a high temperature of just 67°.  We’ll continue to have a chance of a shower or sprinkle.   It’s not impossible that there could be a waterspout on Lake Michigan with the cool air aloft and relatively warm lake waters.  There was one waterspout off S. Haven around 8:15 am Tues. morning that lasted for a few minutes.    There is a slight chance of a shower Weds., then we should be dry with a slow warming trend from Thurs. to Fri.

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.

76 Responses to “Tuesday Night – Cool, Chance of a Shower”

  1. Skot says:

    As “fixxxer” would say “just another day in paradise”. I Love the “EAST SIDE” but REFUSE to go back. HATE it HERE in GR, but……Have no friends there OR here, so what’s the point ?

    1. fixxxer says:

      No one said i wanted to go back anywhere. Leave michigan, you bet.

  2. Dan (Byron Center) says:

    Good to see the cooler air will be outta here in about 36 hours! Any chance that there is some snow with tjis cool.down way up North? We have some awesome weather coming this way for Thursday and on into the weekend!

    1. Dan (Byron Center) says:


    2. fixxxer says:

      Why in the world would you ask about snow in july? No wonder rj wont go away.

  3. fixxxer says:

    Feels like a late october morning out. :(

  4. INDY says:

    I have a Executive Board Meeting in Lansing today should be a nice day for a ride!!!!!! Windows down music cranked and good country smells!!! INDYY!!

    1. fixxxer says:

      AAA meeting?

      1. DF (EGR) says:

        Indy a car insurance exec, maybe.

      2. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

        It’s AA.

  5. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    A refreshing day out side! It feels FANTASTIC! I love weahter like this! GREAT day to work outside or take a jog or go hiking or go golfing, etc, etc etc! Who knew?

    1. matt says:

      Mom must of pancakes and eggs and youre already in baasement who knew. 80s for the weekend just the facts

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Thanks for listening and every time you open your mouth your ignorance shines brightly! You are hopeless! Go crawl back under your rock and hide you loser!

      2. Ned S. (East of Holland) says:

        Nice grammar Matt, as well as sentence structure. Don’t give up your day job to become an author. :-)

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          Yes, matt aka fixxxer is pathetic!

      3. matt says:

        Thank you for the cooment nid i well tri too doo bitter nxt tyme

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          You are one sick person! Seek help quickly before it is too late!!!

        2. matt says:

          You’re one to talk. You live in your mother’s freezer, when you’re not in the basement.

  6. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Been a pretty average July for me so far. CPC shows a big warming trend after this cool shot.

    Felt really nice out this morning! Usually we aren’t so lucky for mid July.

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      Temperature departures from average for July 1-15: Bay City -2.0, Detroit -2.3, Pontiac -2.8, Lansing -3.1, Grand Rapids -3.7, Muskegon -4.0, Cadillac -5.9, Ludington -6.4, Manistee -7.0. At 3 pm on July 15th, Copper Harbor is 49° and a buoy NE of Grand Marais is showing a temp. of 42°.

  7. Joe from Ravenna says:

    I am wondering, how are we comparing to July 1992. I remember that July, because it was the first year of one of my jobs, and I had to wear a sweatshirt a lot of mornings, because it was so cold.

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      July 1992 had an average temperature of 67.2° in G.R. We’re at 68.9° now, which would tie for 6th coolest July ever. However, after a couple more relatively cool 24-hour periods, we’ll swing back to above average next week and that average will likely climb back closer to 70°

      1. Joe from Ravenna says:

        Thanks Bill.

  8. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    GR is way below average for July temps! Let’s keep that trend going baby!

    1. matt says:

      Is mommy making hot dogs for lunch…and back to the basement

  9. Dave says:

    Heavy rain at Hall/131

  10. The good thing about today is Mother Nature is giving us free AC. Although, I wish it was warmer. Mid 80s later in the week so that will be better for me. I tend to like it Warmer

  11. A waterspout has been spotted this morning already. Offshore South Haven

  12. Imthemom (just n holland) says:

    My Barn Swallows aren’t out this morning. I hope they are just snuggled up in the back of the barn and didn’t leave early in disgust of today’s weather.

  13. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Well here we are mid July and here in GR we are yet to have reached 90° yet this summer and as has been pointed out the warmest it has been so far in July has only been 83° And today should be the coldest July since 1987 when we only had a high temp here in GR of 58° and the low that day was 47° and 0.51” of rain was reported. So GR is still in the running to have a summer without a 90° day. Now it would be nice if come next winter we did not have a temp drop below +10° but we all know that will not happen! Now on the rain fall GR is now at the 4.23” mark and climbing. BTW on our trip to the Black Hills we did have two 90° plus days both in eastern South Dakota on the way there and on the way back. While in the Black Hills the temps were very nice in the upper 70’s and low 80’s and we did not have any rain all week. (there were temps in the mid to upper 60’s in the higher elevations)

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Still no 90′s and we might not see any 90′s! Um – imagine that! This could lead us into a COLD and SNOWY winter! Bring it!

      1. matt says:

        Or you could get out of the chest freezer and go play with kids your age. Imagine that

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          Your ignorance shows no limits! Thanks for listening and commenting however! It is appreciated!

        2. matt says:

          What’s the matter you’re mom has limited your internet time.

    2. DF (EGR) says:

      Good stuff slim.

  14. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    When we were in South Dakota we stayed in Spearfish. (a nice small town in the northern part of the Black Hills) And they hold the record for the fastest temp change

    World record temperature change[edit]
    Spearfish holds the world record for the fastest recorded temperature change. On January 22, 1943 at about 7:30 a.m. MST, the temperature in Spearfish was −4°F (−20°C). The Chinook wind picked up speed rapidly, and two minutes later (7:32 a.m.) the temperature was +45 °F (+7 °C) above zero. The 49 °F (27 °C) rise in two minutes set a world record that still holds. By 9:00 a.m., the temperature had risen to 54 °F (12 °C). Suddenly, the chinook died down and the temperature tumbled back to −4 °F (−20 °C). The 58 °F (32 °C) drop took only 27 minutes.[16][17] The sudden change in temperatures caused glass windows to crack and windshields to instantly frost over.[18]

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:


  15. My current rainfall for the month stands at 4.21″. Will add some more onto that today. Not sure what average is but that is above average I know. If it was September that would be around average

    1. If current trends hold, it looks like we will usher in some above average temps with an increase in precipitation later this month. It won’t get us to out of below average for the month though. If the forecasts hold, July 23 and July 24 could get very stormy and rainy around here.

  16. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Record heat surging across western Canada with 80s reported as far north as the Arctic Circle.

      1. Tom in Alger Heights says:

        Why would you post a link from 12/10/13?

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          Just the facts!

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      The temperature difference between eastern and western North America is amazing.

    2. Bill Steffen says:

      Temperatures in the Arctic north of 80° latitude have been colder than average since early May: http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php

  17. tom says:

    Well it still beats what we had back in January and February. I am still wearing shorts and a short sleeve shirt and was quite comfortable as I was out walking outside this morning. I like not having to run my A/C or my furnace so this is just perfect!

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      +100 TRILLION!

  18. DF (EGR) says:

    It really looks like lake effect snow clouds today…

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Bring it!

  19. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Multiple record low temperatures are on the way!


    1. Here you used to say Accuweather was junk back a few months ago when it showed warm air, but now that it shows cool air you post from it. I am confused??

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Just the facts baby!

        1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

          Junk = facts?

        2. matt says:

          Just think of all that money you could be making if you looked at the job ads. Instead you spend your summer vacation posting accuweather links. Who knew?

  20. 8-14 Day outlook shows Above average chances for rain here across the Great Lakes.


    Average monthly precip for July in Byron Center is 3.78″, I stand at 4.21″ for the month. That is 0.43″ above normal so far. Looks like I will add more onto that as we close out July

    1. DF (EGR) says:

      Keep the Great Lakes filling.

  21. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Sunny and in the low 70′s here… perfect day!

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      Good day to fly a kite.

  22. fixxxer says:

    Doesnt get much worse then this..oh wait! This is michigan, it does. Pick a damn season mother nature.

  23. SDL says:

    Here is a concept fixxxer..then move.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      +2 TRILLION!

  24. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    I personally wouldn’t mind the temps to be a bit warmer than today , but you won’t catch me complaining. When I was in Co a few days back for about 7 days then daytime temps where in the 90”s nearly every day and 3 of those days in the mid 90′s . Maybe my tolerance to heat has been lowered from our past winter idk , but I’ll take our summer weather so far over mid 90′s all day every day.

  25. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Best day ever for a run around the area. Tennis camp didn’t go so well with the rain, but it felt so refreshing to not sweat in the heat. I wish there would be more days like this.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      +100 BAZILLION!

  26. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    Crazy weather today. It was cloudy and very windy, then the skies opened up and it poured for five minutes. Now it’s sunny and virtually no wind at all.

  27. Jack says:

    It’s a COOL, 62 with a Mix of light Rain & Sun Here qt The YARDofCUES. Feels like FOOTBALL weather. Go American League Give ME A ” WIN” 2-Nite for out Det. tigers 2 Get Home Field Advantage in The Post Season. Stay CUEDDD,for Warmer Temps. On TAP……. ;-)

  28. Jack says:

    Nice, Walleye Fishing DAY. Good “Walleye CHOP” on The Lake’s. Walleye on The Grill Tonight ?? YUM……stay CUEDDD….

  29. Sandy (Hudsonville) says:

    Today is the most perfect, beautiful day outside. I have the windows open & no a/c on. Loving it. Bill can you arrange for a whole summer of this weather?

  30. Jack says:

    Hello Bill : Here is a SONG, That Came to my Mind Today in Regards to The ” Chilly Wind” You Just Spoke of on The 5 o’clock News on TV 8. It’s Done By Johnathan Edwards it’s Called ” Blow on CHILLY WIND”"”" Cue, and ENJOY ::
    Stay CUEDD……. ;-)

  31. Jack says:

    Yum,yum, Grill here I COME :::: http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/photopost/data/500/securedownload_1_37_.jpg. Heeheeeeee…Stay CUED. ——- ;-)

  32. Dan (Byron Center) says:

    Rocky, Matt appears to be about 11 or 12. Ignore him. Did you notice how he will only reply to your comments? I’m surprised his brother Rodey isn’t here. Cool.air begin leaving tomorrow! Coolest July day I remember. We reached a high of 64 I think. Time for warmer weather! fixxxer thinks I bring Rocky here. Haha!
    fixxxer if dislike the weather here so much move!
    I think the 90 day outlook is for cooler temps.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:


  33. Jack says:

    PHOTO of The DAY, Re : ” Northern Lights” Here ::: http://www.softservenews.com/photos/large/1266801_385383191564661_61290610_o.jpg. Beautiful !!! :-)

  34. Fantastic says:

    No 90s in sight! Fantastic,who knew?

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