Few Scattered Showers and T-Showers Today

July 29th, 2014 at 3:33 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

  Many of us stayed dry this Tuesday.  Rainfall was light in those areas that saw rain in our area:  0.01″ Big Rapids and Mt. Pleasant, 0.02″ Lansing, 0.08″ Battle Creek, 0.09″ Marshall.  Two places that got big storms…Merrill, west of Saginaw had 2.4″ of rain and 3/4″ hail and Manchester near Ann Arbor had 2.1″ of rain and 3/4″ hail.  We are in the General Thunderstorm Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center.  The NAM (caribou) prints out 0.07″ of rain for G.R. today and the GFS-plot has 0.06″.  The Tues. PM run of the European model has the highest 850 mb temperature at 14.6C.  That might get us mid 80s, but not 90.    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.


39 Responses to “Few Scattered Showers and T-Showers Today”

  1. fixxxer says:

    i cant believe how cold it is out for this time of year.

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      Could be worse.

    2. Brian (Grandville) says:

      Whether we like it or not, there’s not a damn thing we can do about it, except complain I guess.

  2. Lori says:

    The forecast for this weekend is a little scary for camping and the coast guard festival. Do you think that the forecast will change at all or will we be all wet on Friday and Saturday?

    1. fixxxer says:

      Probably wet. Thats all its done this year is rain.

  3. Scott (robinson twsp) says:

    Best summer ever!!! Oh wait, that’s Rocko’s line. :p

  4. DF (EGR) says:

    Most abnormal day of the month yesterday in flint and Detroit… Hence the silence I guess. Twice as abnormal as the “rare” day.

    1. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

      The over night low in Lapeer last night was 44° I have a feeling that Lapeer is closer to our east side friend then either Flint or Detroit is.

  5. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Yet another cool mid morning here in Michigan, It looks like some of the coldest lows overnight were is southern lower Michigan with the unofficial state low being 43° at Ann Arbor and 44° being reported at both Mason and Lapeer. it’s a hazy (smoke?) 64° here now?

    1. Jeremy (Three Rivers) says:

      Were any record lows set last night? I read 46 at the house here this morning.

      1. DF (EGR) says:

        Not at the main climate stations but probably top 10 lows.

  6. Those leaves won’t be green much longer.

  7. Bernie at the lakeshore says:

    If it was April everyone would be calling it beautiful weather. One note is the some of the tomatoes have been ripening early for some reason. I have never had ripe tomatoes in July! And I already have grapes turning purple.
    Something is wrong and it isn’t global warming!

    Maybe nature is warning us of a long hard winter ahead. I wonder what the hole in the Ozone Layer is doing. It has been a while since NASA has mentioned it. I don’t think it went away.

    1. Steve (N. Moline) says:

      I have tomatoes ripening also. I agree in that I think this is the earliest I’ve seen them also. And this is not the Early Girl variety either.

      1. Imthemom (just n holland) says:

        Our tomatoes too

    2. fixxxer says:

      Just a typical craptastic west michigan summer. We have had these before. Im not overly concerned about winter.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        More whining and complaining from the biggest Debbie Downer in the World! Imagine that! Who would have thought?

  8. Mr. Negative says:

    Another year without a summer. Bright side?…at least our skiing season will be going strong by early October. Seven months of business for Cannonsburg should help.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      +100 GAZILLION!

  9. yooper4021 says:

    Interesting summary from Grand Rapids NWS on Lake Michigan water temps…


    1. DF (EGR) says:

      Wow! Nice find. I’m glad we are waiting until next year to but the boat in.

  10. DF (EGR) says:

    49° at the Holland pier yesterday?!?! Man, I knew it was cold standing there…

  11. Jack says:

    On July 29 in Southwest Lower Michigan…

    Temperatures soared to record highs as a ten day heat wave reached its peak. The 102 degrees at Lansing would tie the record for the hottest day ever there. Grand Rapids hit 103 degrees as part of a record string of four consecutive days of 100 degrees or higher. Even the Lake Michigan shore was baking, with Muskegon hitting 95 degrees.
    Several rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms from July 27 to July 29 brought flash flooding around Lansing. From 6 to 10 inches of rain was estimated to have fallen in the three days from west Lansing to Dimondale. Several roads were flooded and washed out……..stay CueDDD

  12. Jack says:

    WAY off Topic, However This Makes Me VERY ANGRY!!!!!! SHOCK VIDEO>>> Bold Illegal Immigrants Protest Outside White …
    7 hours ago – Illegal immigrant demonstrators were protesting outside the White House on Monday – but don’t expect America’s immigration officers to …
    WTH……..stay ” Illegal” CUEDD…

    1. Scott (robinson twsp) says:

      Check them all and send back. Do it the legal way or you lose your chance.

      1. Jack says:

        Amen, Scott !! The ” Illegals” Have More Rights than You and I!!!!!!!!! What part of “”"” ILLEGAL”"”"”" doesn’t This President – Govt UNDERSTAND?? Stay CueddDD….AMERICA!!

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

          Damnedest thing I’ve ever seen. All values are turned upside down with this administration.

        2. Brian(Grandville) says:

          You got that right Ned. What country are we even living in now days? Socialism at its best. And that was the plan all along. Who are we as a nation, and as a once highly respected world power anymore?

  13. fixxxer says:

    Worst summer i can remember. I dred what the fall brings.

    1. michael g (SE GR) says:

      1) Dred is an awesome misspelling.

      2) Your memory must only go back to 2010.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        +100 TRILLION!

  14. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Simply INCREDIBLE summer weather! Keep the below normal temperatures rolling! This has got to be the best summer ever! Who knew? I love it!

  15. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    >>>>>>>>BREAKING NEWS>>>>>>>>> Still no 90′s in sight! Imagine that!

  16. Jack says:

    I saw a Few ( 5 total) Early This Morning ( about 2:30 am) . My Eyes will Be SKYWARD once again Tonight !! 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.
    Keep LOOKING UP.,,,.,.,,., & Stay CUEDD, plus GO TIGERS, Knock The ” Sox’s off The White SOX’S”"”"”"”

  17. Darrekk(near downtown GR) says:

    The tornado track map that was released recently. http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu/gismaps/cntytorn.htm

  18. Graham Wellington says:

    I’m thinking of opening my command center in mom’s basement on Thursday!!!!! I gonna need some Cokes!!!!!!!!!! And Doritos!!!!!!!!! Mom hasn’t gone shopping yet!!!!!!!! If someone wants to come over and hang out please bring some!!!!!!!! Storms!!!!!!!! Thee!!!!!!!

    1. TomKap (Michigan & Fuller - GR) says:

      Ask Rocky. As long as you have video games, he’ll show.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        How is this possible? Tomkap (fixxxer junior) is making stupid comments again! Oh that’s right he is related to fixxxer! Are you ready for winter? We may just get hammered with COLD and SNOW! Bring it! Lets set the SNOWFALL record baby! I love it!

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