WeekendAugust 2nd, 2014 at 2:00 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Uncategorized, Weather
The radar in the upper left will update automatically. I’m off to Grand Haven for the Coast Guard Festival. I’ll walk in the parade and stay to say a few words before the fireworks (some of the best in the Midwest). There may once again be a few widely scattered showers and thunderstorms popping up in the afternoon. Again, the chance of rain will be lowest at the lakeshore. In an overall dry pattern (Grand Rapids officially has had just a tenth of an inch of rain in the last 2 weeks), be grateful if you get a little rain. There could be a few patches of fog around sunrise. Sunday looks dry. Check out Storm Total Rainfall to see who’s had rain today.
Also: Tropical Storm Bertha bringing heavy showers to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas…should miss the U.S, though a stalled front will bring some heavy rain to VA and NC. Minimal Hurricane Iselle in the Eastern Pacific could eventually bring some heavier showers to Hawaii. Typhoon Halong in the Western Pacific is a Category 4 storm with a very well defined eye. Flooding north of Phoenix AZ. 1.36″ of rain in 45 mins, 2 miles NNW of Glendale, AZ. Lightning over Phoenix.
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.