Severe Weather Outlooks – Moderate Risk

July 25th, 2014 at 1:30 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

1630 UTC Day 1 Outlook 1630 UTC Day 2 Outlook 1630 UTC Day 3 Outlook   10 am Sunday – The Storm Prediction Center has expanded the Slight Risk Area, which now covers much of Lower Michigan, essentially south of a line from Muskegon to Houghton Lake to north of Oscoda.   These are the severe weather outlooks for today, tomorrow and Tuesday.  There is a Moderate Risk this PM for parts of E. KY and WV.  The Saturday Slight Risk Area comes up almost to the Michigan border, but the real action today will be across Central Illinois and Indiana.  Hail will be the main threat with the bigger storms initially, as well as gusty winds.  For Lower Michigan SPC says:  “.NRN INDIANA/SE LOWER MI/NRN OH TODAY INTO PA TONIGHT… BROKEN BANDS OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO FORM BY ABOUT MIDDAY NEAR THE SURFACE LOW AND ALONG THE COLD FRONT…FROM ROUGHLY CHICAGO TO NW LOWER MI. THESE STORMS WILL SUBSEQUENTLY MOVE ESEWD THROUGH THE AFTERNOON WITH AN ATTENDANT RISK FOR LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS…GIVEN SUFFICIENT DEEP-LAYER SHEAR AND BUOYANCY. LINES/ CLUSTERS OF STORMS WILL CONTINUE EWD/ESEWD ACROSS PA LATER THIS EVENING INTO TONIGHT…WITH A CONTINUING RISK FOR DAMAGING WINDS..”   There is no mention here of tornadoes for our area, though they are certainly possible farther SE into Ohio, Kentucky and W. Virginia.  I’m off to church…I’ll be into the Tracking Center early this afternoon (or earlier if need be), but I probably won’t update the blog until early-mid afternoon.  Check out the links here and in the thread above.   The GFS has a lot of days with highs in the 70s and low 80s, but no 90° through Aug. 11.  The European’s warmest out to 10-days is low-mid 80s on Aug. 4th.   So, we’ll start August with slightly below average temperatures.

Here’s SPC watches, mesoscale discussions and storm reports.  Here’s regional radar, so you can watch the storms develop and move east.

Another chilly AM in Michigan early Friday.  The low temperature of 53° in G.R. was 10 degreees cooler than the average of 63°.   Other lows:  52° Muskegon, 51° Kalamazoo Airport, 50° Holland, 49° Marshall, S. Haven, Sparta, Watervliet, 48° Belding, Fennville, Hastings, 47° Reed City, Big Rapids, 46° Benton Harbor, Hopkins, 45° Baldwin, 44° Cadillac, Kalamazoo Nature Center, 43° Lake City, 42° Houghton Lake, Pellston, 40° Grayling, Vanderbilt, 39° Leota (Clare Co.), 38° Roscommon.   Much of the country woke up to cooler than average temperatures.  The lowest was 27° in Stanley, Idaho.

Antarctic sea ice extent sets another daily record maximum…we’ve never seen this much ice extent in Antarctica on any July 25.   Arctic sea ice extent highest in 10 years for the date.  NOAA: 28,504 Low Max Records Set in U.S. in Last 365 Days.  Phoenix, AZ officially hit 116ºF Thursday, marking the hottest day of 2014 and breaking the daily record of 114º.   KA-BOOM!!  Lightning from a plane coming into Denver.

116 Responses to “Severe Weather Outlooks – Moderate Risk”

  1. Dan (Byron Center) says:

    Yes it has been a little cooler. However, I think this has been a great summer so far! We don’t need anymore rain. It can stay dry for awhile! Today should be a great day. Get out and enjoy it!

    1. fixxxer says:

      a “little “cooler? have you stepped outside this morning dan? it feels like late october.

      1. Dan (Byron Center) says:

        Fixxxer I was outside at 4 am. It was about 55 degrees. Hardly like October. Is it too much to ask you to NOT complain please? I’m sire you can find something you can be positive about.
        So tired of your every whining post!

        1. Dan (Byron Center) says:

          *sure

    2. Steve (N. Moline) says:

      Yikes! I am at the very SE corner of Byron Township and really do need more rain. Walking through my garden yesterday evening sure stirred up the dust. This is even after the generous rain we received Tuesday night.

    3. Rick Hull says:

      Hi Bill
      Hope your day is going great…
      have a couple questions for you ..
      First what happened to the weather bug that TV 8 sponsored a few years ago? I downloaded it and used it daily. I came in mighty handy …
      Secondly I was wondering what you think this winter might be like just off the cuff ? I am disabled with sever spine problems and the cold and when it snows I as you might think hurt like crazy … I am hoping this year is a bit better then it was last season and I don’t think I am alone…
      Thank you for your time
      Sincerely Rick Hull
      Portland MI

      1. Bill Steffen says:

        Hi Rick – we’re part of a multi-station company and some of the partnerships are decided by corporate. We no longer partner with WeatherBug. I am not on board with the “Super-Nino, warm weather” crowd. Weak El Ninos (and this one will peak in the weak to weak-moderate category) often bring us cool and snowy winters and I’m trending in that direction. We had the 2nd snowiest winter ever in G.R. and Holland last year, and two back-to-back years like that are unlikely (however, remember the late 1970s – 3 hard winters in a row…could happen in this pattern). The last year that we didn’t reach 90° was 1951 and that summer was followed by the snowiest winter EVER in G.R. The snows came early that year. The Great Lakes are cooler than average.

        1. Sandi says:

          OH bah humbug Bill (-: I do remember 1951/52 winter vividly – just a youngster of 5. My sister was born in Dec that year…was quite a trip into St Mary’s. Sure hope we don’t have another one like that.

  2. Skot says:

    Awesome Summer thus far. Unless you Love Nuisance bugs, black flies, skeeters, gnats, bees’. Fleas and tick are thriving though. I would rather live in Australia with the spiders and insects.

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      You forgot one – fixxxer.

  3. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    I can definitely use some rain in my neck of the woods , I’m hoping i don’t get skipped over this time around.. Looks like the SVR wx is going to stay south and east of our area for the most part. Happy happy Friday everyone…!

  4. Wow it’s a cold start this morning. I have 54 degrees here right now. Left the windows open last night and woke up to a chilly house. Looking foreward to the rain this weekend with some temps around average. So far the start of August does not look to bad. Intellicast has 80 on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

  5. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    After the winters heating bill, I’m sure many will agree at least this cool weather is helping at least on the electric bill of having to run A/C and fans all the time, well except for people like me who need the sound of the fan for white noise 365 days a year, LOL!!

    1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      Hear ya on the white noise….thunder storms are a good back drop as well. :)

      1. +1 on the white noise haha

      2. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

        Yes they are, believe it or not I have slept through some storms but darn it all if that fan goes out because of power I am awake instantly! LOL!! Nothing or no one turns my fan off! Even when I go away I have to carry a small portable fan or hope the hotel has a fan setting in their room.

        1. Lol that is funny Swatz. Hey, did you ever find a house in the Kzoo area? I remember you were looking at one time

        2. GunLakeDeb says:

          I can relate to that – I’m a “fan fan” myself!

          I’m LOVING these cool mornings and dry air!!

        3. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

          I couldn’t agree with you more GLD , this weather is great. Nice afternoons and wonderful sleeping weather , with a few warm weekends mixed in , just purrrrfect!! I’m a happy cat.

  6. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    Going to an all day fish fry tomorrow. Hope it’s not a washout. We adults don’t mind staying inside eating, drinking, and playing cards, but the kids want to enjoy the lake.

  7. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Looks like plenty of chances for strong/severe storms for me this weekend!

    So far, the period of June/July has been above average for me in the temperature department. Perfect summer with lots of sun and several good storms already.

    1. DF (EGR) says:

      Detroit is running -2° for June/July.

      1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

        +0.8 April
        +2.8 May
        +2.6 June
        -1.7 July

        1. Bill Steffen says:

          The figures above are from Flint – currently the warmest weather station relative to average in the state of Michigan (siting issues?) He conveniently didn’t give the figures at Flint for Nov. 2013 – March 2014:

          Nov. 2013: -1.8
          Dec. 2013: -2.4
          Jan. 2014: -6.9
          Feb. 2014: -8.9
          Mar. 2014: -8.2

          Now, here’s the temperature departure from average for Grand Rapids:

          Nov. 2013: -2.4
          Dec. 2013: -3.1
          Jan. 2014: -6.3
          Feb. 2014: -9.1
          Mar. 2014: -9.0
          Apr. 2014: -0.4
          May 2014: +0.7
          Jun. 2014: +1.8
          Jul. 2014: -3.8 (so far, and not including -10 on the low this AM.)

        2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          Bill thanks for setting global warming fanatic Travis straight! His delusion is running rampant!

  8. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Found this interesting. A newly created map showing every tornado warning since 2002.

    Huge area in West Michigan north and west of GR that has not had a single tornado warning during that time.

    http://thevane.gawker.com/here-are-maps-of-all-38-728-tornado-warnings-issued-sin-1609437753

  9. Just got a little rain here in Byron Center. Wasn’t much and did not last long. It was enough to get the deck and road a little wet

  10. DF (EGR) says:

    I expected to see comments on how “rare” yesterday was since it was much more abnormal than that one hot day… I guess not.

    1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      I was only -5 yesterday.

      1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

        Since you’re halfway between Flint and Detroit, I think you should split the difference.

        Or just continue to cite the warmest of the two.

        1. DF (EGR) says:

          LOL! Good suggestion.

      2. DF (EGR) says:

        Flint was only -5° on Tuesday…… ;)

        1. DF (EGR) says:

          +5°

  11. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Right now Flints mean temp so far this month is at 69.0 and is now tied for the 15th coldest July on record and Detroit mean so far this July is now 70.6 and that is tied for the 16th coldest July on record there.
    SlimJim

    1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

      July 2009 had a mean of only 65.6

      1. Bill Steffen says:

        Grand Rapids July 2009 average temperature: 67.1°. July 2014 for G.R. is 68.8° (right now on track for 6th coolest July) – not including the low of 53° that was 10° below average this morning. Next Mon. and Tue. will more than balance out this weekend. The four coolest Julys in G.R. have all occurred since 1992.

  12. It is hard for me to believe that the east side has had above average months from April up until June, and is only -1.7 for July. I just don’t see where it is possible but idk. Are those above average values true?

    1. Considering April was pretty chilly around here as well as the start of May. The end of may got better. Not sure how it was on the east side

    2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      The numbers that Travis uses from Flint are totally inaccurate! Just disregard his propaganda!

    3. Bill Steffen says:

      Since Flint seems to always be warmer relative to average, I’d take a look to see if there were any siting issues. Has the weather station been moved to a warmer location?…is it too close to a runway or building? Prior to 1989, temperature measurement was done with liquid-in-glass thermometers. The NWS then changed to MMTS and that required electricity. So weather stations that had been well out in fields and forests were moved close to buildings, because that’s where the electricity was…so some stations “got warmer” even though the reason was siting and not “global warming”. Check out the weather station in Tucson that was moved to A PARKING LOT! http://climateaudit.org/2007/07/22/tucsons-amazing-ushcn-station/ Presto! We have “global warming” in the climate record!

      1. Good points Bill. Wonder where there weather station is located. Could it be in a warmer location like you said? Because Flint always seems to be the warmest of all the stations. And the moving the weather station to a parking lot is a joke! You cannot get an accurate temperature reading in a parking lot with the hot pavement especially in Arizona!

        1. DF (EGR) says:

          Keep in mind it is warmest compared to itself (last 30 years), so something with the station changed when no other station is that warm compared to itself. MD-80 effect I’m assuming.

      2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        +100 GAZILLION, BAZILLION!

      3. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        I’ve seen that reporting station before , seems like they could find a better place than that location although I’m sure some will argue other wise.

  13. Scott (robinson twsp) says:

    I’m good with nice and cool.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      + 100 TRILLION!

      1. fixxxer says:

        I hope the entire fall & winter are warm. So i can hear the cool weather freaks bitch and moan.

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          No fixxxer, we make the the best of the weather! What a concept! Imagine that!

        2. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

          Ahh Fixxx , if you want to hear b$&ching and moaning just read your posts.

        3. Scott (robinson twsp) says:

          Just means more campfires with no skeeters. :)

  14. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    One of the best winters ever followed by one of the best summers ever! Cool weather ROCKS! INCREDIBLE!

    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/610day/610temp.new.gif

  15. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Another GREAT day to head to the golf course! Imagine that!

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      It’s a beautiful day for anything outside, except maybe the beach.

  16. INDY says:

    Going to drink some sprites and taste some good food on this nice night out at thee taste of GR tonight!! Bill are u going to be out there??? INDYY

  17. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    >>>>>BREAKING NEWS>>>>>>> In case you haven’t heard there are still no 90′s in sight! Who knew?

    1. fixxxer says:

      We heard your a moron who likes to repeat himself.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Thanks for that brilliant and uplifting commentary concerning the weather! You are sick! Please seek help and thanks for listening!

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

        Fixxxer, I see you as a person who can’t spell. :-)

  18. fixxxer says:

    Wow a whole 69 for a high monday. This will go down as the worst summer EVER!

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      This could be the BEST SUMMER EVER! Keep it coming!

    2. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

      And just another example of complaining ….Common Fixxxer , I started to see an occasion post or two where you were actually adding something to the conversation instead of your normal pessimistic views ( or realism as you call it ) so I know you can do it. There is still hope for you…!

    3. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

      It now looks like July of 2014 will be in the top ten coldest here in GR and a top 20 or better for most if not all of the state of Michigan. Now for the complaining lets just see how the complaining goes when we have a very warm and near snow less winter (it will happen its just a matter of when)
      SlimJim

      1. Barry in Zeeland says:

        My thoughts exactly Slim. All anyone needs to do is go back to the blog posts for the winter of 2011-2012 and read the hourly replies from Rocky/RJ and the nonstop complaining and wailing about what how the winter was going.

  19. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Bill , wondered what your thoughts are ( educated guess , as SVR wx is very unpredictable ) as to if we still may run into a decent SVR wx in august or is the weather pattern at this juncture not favorable. My question is more to a departure from normal ( I know we do hv SVR weather in Aug- nov ) for this time of year as I know many thought we might be lagging behind in that department. Thanks as always Bill.

  20. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    One good item to come from this cool July has been the savings on the cooling bill but I am sure the heat bill this coming winter will more then make up for it.
    SlimJim

    1. DF (EGR) says:

      Seriously.

  21. Jerrod (Hartford) says:

    Bill’s Summer Storm forecast has verified rather well this year and verifies even more tomorrow night with the likely MCS in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Not good in Indianapolis with the races going on there.

    The legend of Bill Steffen continues to grow. I, for one, am glad Bill has stayed here in West Michigan as long as he has. He’s an icon here.

  22. Jerrod (Hartford) says:

    By the way, Michigan is currently at just 220 severe weather reports statewide, including ten tornadoes (13 total last year), 33 hail reports and 177 wind reports. Looks like we may end up near average in terms of severe weather this year, barring a major outbreak. Which, as we know, can happen in the fall (November 17 of last year, for example).

    1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      November 17 was not as bad as expected for our area thankfully. We dodged all the big tornadoes that hit Ohio to our south.

  23. Dan says:

    fixxxer, Maybe some here will complain as you ALWAYS do NO MATTER WHAT!
    I never will complain about the weather. I love ALL KINDS of weather all the time!! At least, maybe you could consider sharing some weather commentary. That might be too much for you!
    You should seriously get some help perhaps you need some medication for depression. I’m not joking around about this issue. I know people who have received this kind of help. You would never even know they had this issue.

    1. fixxxer says:

      Lol. So becuase i hate michigan weather means im depressed? Quit pretending to know me off the blog and stop playing dr.oz. thanks!

      1. Once a marine always a marine says:

        I agree this has been great comfortable summer tired of the arguing and complaints. Been splitting lots of wood by hand no spitter here. People be thankful it could be 100 or 13 degrees get outside and move them bodies! If you don’t like it get up and move out of state jeez many of us here all but hate you!!! SEMPER FI

  24. Jack says:

    THE ARRIVAL OF A WARMER AND MORE HUMID AIR MASS WILL BRING A THREAT
    OF A FEW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS WEEKEND. SATURDAY LOOKS LIKE
    THE DRIER OF THE TWO DAYS… WITH THE BETTER CHANCE OF RAIN ON
    SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE PRIMARY RISK OF SEVERE
    THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE WEEKEND WILL BE SOUTH OF MICHIGAN.

    MUCH COLDER WEATHER WILL MOVE IN FOR MONDAY WITH HIGHS STRUGGLING TO
    REACH 70. TEMPERATURES MOST OF NEXT WEEK WILL REMAIN BELOW NORMAL
    WITH A RISK OF A SHOWER OR STORM MAINLY INLAND FROM LAKE MICHIGAN.

    &&

    .SHORT TERM…(THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT)
    ISSUED AT 300 PM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

    THE MAIN FCST CHALLENGE IS CONVECTIVE POTENTIAL AND TIMING OVER THE
    WEEKEND. THE BEST RISK IS ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH THE
    ARRIVAL OF A STRONG SHORTWAVE DROPPING DOWN FROM THE NORTHWEST.

    12Z MODELS HAVE BACKED OFF A BIT ON POPS/QPF TONIGHT… LIKELY
    RELATED TO THE LACK OF A FOCUSED LOW LEVEL JET AND RELATIVELY WEAK
    MOISTURE TRANSPORT. WILL KEEP POPS IN THE CHANCE CATEGORY.

    INSTABILITY INCREASES ON SATURDAY WITH THE ARRIVAL OF SFC DEW POINTS
    IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S. SB CAPES OVER 2000 J/KG ARE PROGGED IN THE
    AFTERNOON INLAND FROM LAKE MICHIGAN… WHICH COMBINED WITH DEEP
    LAYER SHEAR OVER 40 KTS COULD SUPPORT SOME HEALTHY STORMS.

    HOWEVER AN IMPETUS FOR CONVECTIVE INITIATION OVER SW MI ON SATURDAY
    IS VERY QUESTIONABLE SINCE THE SFC FRONT SHOULD BE JUST SOUTH OF THE
    MI/IN BORDER. ONLY CHC/SLGT CHC POPS SEEM WARRANTED WITH THE BEST
    SFC CONVERGENCE EXPECTED TO BE LOCATED TO OUR SOUTH AND ALSO TO OUR
    EAST ACROSS ERN LWR MI.

    CONVECTIVE POTENTIAL ON SATURDAY NIGHT IS NOT GOOD EITHER DUE TO THE
    LACK OF A LOW LEVEL JET/FORCING… DESPITE GOOD INSTABILITY WITH MU
    CAPES OVER 2500 J/KG.

    CONVECTIVE POTENTIAL DOES HOWEVER INCREASE ON SUNDAY AS APCHG STRONG
    SHORTWAVE INDUCES A SFC LOW/TROUGH OVER LWR MI. COMBO OF H5 HEIGHT
    FALLS… STRONG SFC CONVERGENCE… AND CAPES OF 1500-2000 J/KG WILL
    MAKE TSTMS LIKELY. A SVR WX THREAT COULD DEVELOP SOUTH AND EAST OF
    GRR WHERE BEST DEEP SHEAR OVER 35 KTS IS PROGGED. DEEP LAYER SHEAR
    ON SUNDAY DECREASES FARTHER NORTH AND WEST.

    .LONG TERM…(MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
    ISSUED AT 300 PM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

    TEMPERATURES WILL AVERAGE AT LEAST 5 TO 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL
    EARLY NEXT WEEK AS THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH CONTINUES TO AMPLIFY OVER
    OUR REGION. SOME MAINLY DIURNALLY DRIVEN SHOWERS AND PERHAPS A FEW
    STORMS ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO INSTABILITY FROM DAYTIME HEATING AND WITH
    THE POOL OF COLD AIR ALOFT UNDER THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH. Stay CUEDD….Happy FRYday !!!

  25. Jack says:

    IT’S ……………………………………………FRYDAY !!!!!!! CUE : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahvSgFHzJIc. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND & Stay CUEDD ( plus). How about Dem….TIGERS!!! ????? ;-)

  26. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Wow take a look at all of those Heat Advisories in the Plains! So glad we live in the isolated area of cold :D It is 102 in Topeka Kansas! Crazy!

    1. DF (EGR) says:

      Agreed!

    2. DF (EGR) says:

      By the way, Topeka’s record high is 110° in the dust bowl days… :) 102° doesn’t even come close to their top 3 record highs for today. Just reporting interesting stats :)

      1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

        Yup the heat waves during the dust bowl definitely were intense. Basically it is just one of those years where it is warm out west and cool out east (and I don’t think it’s cold, it feels nice to me).

        1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

          Kansas breaks 100 every year.

        2. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

          Yeah very typical to break 100 there. Not here though hah

  27. DF (EGR) says:

    Sun is out and mist is falling from the sky in EGR, strange. Another day much more abnormal than Tuesday’s “rare” day in the books…

    1. fixxxer says:

      Trust me this cold pattern isnt rare for west michigan. Its typical.

      1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

        Wrong again.

      2. Once a marine always a marine says:

        No just couple years ago 86 dry summer etc WRONG

  28. Jack says:

    HEADS UP,,,GANG ::: JUL 25 Go someplace dark! Meteors this weekend and in coming weeks
    Every year, people look forward to the August Perseid meteor shower. And it’s wonderful, with regular rates of about 60 meteors per hour. In 2014, though, the year’s largest supermoon on August 10 will interfere with the peak dates of the Perseid shower (the mornings of August 11, 12 and 13). But never fear. The Perseids rise to a peak gradually, and there’s another meteor shower going on around now, too. The Delta Aquarid shower – whose radiant point is shown on the chart above – doesn’t have as definite a peak as the Perseids. This shower is now producing a steady supply of meteors, which you can see in dark skies. Happy VIEWING , Keep Looking UP & Stay CUEDD…… ;-)

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      Jack, THANKS!!!!
      I am blessed with nice dark skies!

      1. Jack says:

        You are Welcome GLDeb !! Enjoy, and God Bless YOU! :-)

  29. Jack says:

    Here is The PHOTO of The Day, From Aurora Borealis ( Northern Lights ) Home Page . Check it Out, It is BEAUTIFUL !! :1)

  30. Jack says:

    WHOOPS, helps if I put the Picture UP, Lol…..ENJOY :: http://www.softservenews.com/photos/large/1275028_257131294412246_925615532_o.jpg. Stay CUEDD….. ;-)

  31. Brian(Grandville) says:

    Hey fixxxer, I’ve got a maple tree out back with some red leaves on it already. How do you like that.

    1. DF (EGR) says:

      May be from lack of rain. All I know is I’m on the back deck and it is awesome out! :)

  32. INDY says:

    Hey anybody ever see I travis on Bills blog this cool summer??? Pure Michigan outside tonight and great food with lots of sprites!! Glad the taste of GR is on the north end of town close to home!! INDYY!!

    1. Jack says:

      INDY, Where U at ?? For, Food , DRINK ( SPRITES ),,,,,,,, & MUSIC….HERE ??? http://www.trademarkia.com/logo-images/potts/food-music-drink-tom-dick–harrys-77693674.jpg. Peace OUT & STAY cuuedDD

  33. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    What an unbelievable summer! Simply AWESOME! ROCK n ROLL will never die!

    1. Jack says:

      Hmmm, Right on…….CUE::: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cawk2cMTnGo
      Crank IT and Sing Along if Ya PLEASE…!!! Happy FRYday……….psssttt…Stay CueDDD.

  34. Brian(Grandville) says:

    Hey Jack, the skies are really clearing out, what do you think.

    1. Jack says:

      Think, I may take a L@@K for The Meteor’s Tonight. Probably after The TIGER Game ( another Victory Hopefully) ! Problem is I have lots of ” Light Pollution” Here at my House. But, I’ll give it a Shot. How bout U Brian ? Staying CUEDD…..go Tigers,!

      1. Brian(Grandville) says:

        Same issue with the light pollution. I can still see some though. What direction should we bee looking?

        1. Brian(Grandville) says:

          Nope, my best view is directly above, and to the north. Better luck with the perseids in a few weeks.

        2. Jack says:

          Hey Brian, U should be able to See BOTH RightNow…. Late July and early August, 2014, the Delta Aquarids
          Like the Eta Aquarids in May, the Delta Aquarid meteor shower in July favors the Southern Hemisphere and tropical latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. The meteors appear to radiate from near the star Skat or Delta in the constellation Aquarius the Water Bearer. The maximum hourly rate can reach 15-20 meteors in a dark sky. The nominal peak is around July 29-30, but, unlike many meteor showers, the Delta Aquarids lack a very definite peak. Instead, these medium-speed meteors ramble along fairly steadily throughout late July and early August. An hour or two before dawn usually presents the most favorable view of the Delta Aquarids. Fortunately, in late July, 2014, the rather faint Delta Aquarid meteors will not have to contend with moonlight, as the waxing crescent moon will set at early evening. Try watching in late July and early August, when the Perseid meteor shower is building to a peak. The new moon in late July 2014 makes this year a favorable one for watching the Delta Aquarids.
          Good Luck…….stay CUEDD & Go TIGERS, Beat the HALOS again.

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

    The sky is clear here near Holland. It does seem like early fall here.

  36. michael g (SE GR) says:

    Resident spinmaster Travis took quite a beating today. All of the cherry picked data he finds just kind of gets swept away by the other 95% that he chooses not to mention….

    1. DF (EGR) says:

      He set himself up, that is for sure, calling Tuesday “rare”…

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

    I read where the earth was nearly hit by a coronal mass ejection in 2012. That’s like an EMP attack from the sun. Unfortunately, the powers that be don’t appear to get it, because nothing is being done to strengthen the electrical grid. It would not be pretty to be without power for months or years. Population control would be very simple, nor would we worry about climate change.

    1. DF (EGR) says:

      My father was always freaked out about that sailing with only GPS now… I always said we’d hit land eventually being on Lake Michigan :)

  38. If anyone wants to see a firework display, Byron Center is having their fireworks tomorrow night at dusk. It’s all in part of the Byron Days annual festival. You could even come early to check out the festival. It’s a lot of fun! Just thought I’d pass it along to you bloggers who may be looking for something to go and do on a Saturday night

    1. Barry in Zeeland says:

      Where are the fireworks at?

  39. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Hey Bill were you sick on July 19 while doing the news?

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      I’ve had a cough that I’ve had trouble shaking, nothing major.

      1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

        I haven’t watched since because we switched TV providers and everything was all messed up but ill have to tune in tonight and see how its going

  40. Vincent(N.E.Kent CO) says:

    Just a 5 to 6 hr drive South,SW would get ya into the MOD risk area. HMMMM? Otherwise,a great night here in my neck of the woods.

  41. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    How long can this perfect summer last? I’ll tell you how long! All summer! Let’s review the facts:

    1. No 90′s in sight and we will not see any 90′s all year!
    2. We will see highs in the 70′s far more than in the 80′s the rest of this summer!
    3. fixxxer is hopeless!
    4. Below normal temperatures are awesome!
    5. We will be getting hammered with COLD and SNOW this winter!
    6. This could end up being the BEST SUMMER EVER!
    7. Bill and storm team 8 are the BEST!
    8. ROCK n ROLL will never die!

    1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      I agree with numbers 3 and 7 ;)

  42. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    I really am starting to go through withdrawals , I could use some some SVR wx , jeez. ( big boomers and bolts ). I feel like I’m walking through raindrops as I have seen unsettled weather to our west , east , south but a big goose – egg around these parts. The sun is out and it’s another beautiful day so guess I should put down my violin.

  43. Swatz_Zoo(Cedar Springs) says:

    I’m going through withdrawal as well.

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