Sunday PMJuly 26th, 2014 at 3:58 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Radar here will update automatically. 10 AM – As I write this, just a few scattered light showers. Most of the fog has evaporated…there is still some fog at and over Lake Michigan. We should see showers and scattered t-storms developing. Any of the storms could contain gusty winds and hail. The Storm Prediction Center has expanded the Sight Risk Area to cover much of Lower Michigan (see thread below). The threat for any severe storms would be greater as you travel southeast toward and into Ohio. The most likely time for severe weather, if it develops, would be between 1 pm and 6 pm. Monday and Tuesday look basically dry and cool with daytime temps. about 10 degrees cooler than average. Then there may be a few scattered showers Weds. and Thurs., but they would be widely scattered. Here’s simulated radar, and regional radar. Check out the links below:
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.
Also: 20.25″ of rain from June 1-July 25 in Sioux City, IA, is most for this period of time, exceeding 13.24″ in 1972 by a lot…Flash flooding reported in downtown Kingman, AZ…Stanley, ID, broke its July 25 low temp record with 25 F…duststorm moving into Phoenix…duststorms in Arizona are often caused by strong winds that push out of t-storms. Here’s the t-storm that produced the strong wind in Phoenix. There are 10,000 customers without power in Arizona from the strong winds. Near zero visibility was reported along Interstate 8. Double rainbow in Denver. Flash flooding in Zion N.P in Utah causes new waterfall to appear. Downtown San Francisco hits 85ºF Friday, breaking the previous record of 82º