Friday EveningAugust 1st, 2014 at 3:43 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
9:50 pm – The last of the showers have ended. There could be a patch of fog overnight. Hail reports this afternoon/evening came in from near Greenville, Morley, Delton, Lowell and from several locations in Clinton and Ionia Counties. Small hail fell at the Kalamazoo Airport and in downtown Lansing. Nickel-sized hail in Greenville covered the ground. The radar here will update automatically. The hail pic. from Breanna Manchip is from White Cloud Friday afternoon…over 1″ in diameter. We’ll have a chance of a shower or t-shower Saturday PM – though there will likely be fewer of them Saturday than Friday. The lake-breeze and cooler temperatures will mean there is less of a chance of a shower within about 10 miles of Lake Michigan. Sunday looks dry with a chance of a t-shower by late Monday and maybe early Tuesday. It may turn out to be dry late Weds. into Thurs. We are in an overall dry pattern, so be grateful for the rain you might get. Check out Storm Total Rainfall to see who’s had rain today.
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.