Evening/Night Scattered Showers/StormsJuly 22nd, 2014 at 2:02 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Bill here – weather is my passion, but it still takes 2nd place to a “daddy-daughter day”. Daughter 2 and I went to dinner, then to the Tues.night concert at Meijer Gardens, then out for dessert. The storms have produced gusty winds, a dozen hail reports and heavy rain. The Muskegon airport had 1.21″ of rain in less than an hour. The Grand Rapids Airport so far has had only 0.02″. The heaviest storm/rain will continue to drop south thru Van Buren Co., Berrien and Cass Counties. Here’s storm reports. Temperatures fall from near 80° into the 60s as the storm and cold front comes through. Radar here should update automatically – lots of links for you to check out below and check the other threads for more on the severe weather threat this evening/night and the long-range outlook. Here’s simulated radar, which predicts evening t-storms. Here’s regional radar. The high temperatures in G.R. was 89°, so we didn’t make 90° and won’t for at least the next 10 days. The only place to make 90° was Holland, which seems kind of odd since the wind was coming off Lake Michigan. Looks like the wind was coming down a runway. The Muskegon beach had a high temperature of 77.2°.
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, 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 recent 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 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 in the U.P. 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.
Typhoon Matmo produced 16.46″ in last 15 hours. 0.04″ of rain measured in downtown San Francisco this AM. Biggest one day total since April 27.