Monday/Tuesday Rain

August 4th, 2014 at 3:52 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

The radar in the upper left will update automatically.  We’ll see a few scattered showers and t-showers today, tonight and probably on Tues. before it turns dry again for Weds. to the weekend.  There is a model discrepancy on rainfall.  The NAM (car) has .03″ for G.R. today, .03″ tonight and .05″ on Tues.  The GFS has 0.15″ today and 0.13″ on Tues.  The next rain on the GFS after that is Sunday evening.  The European on the other had has 0.04″ today and 1.38″ on Tuesday.  A lot of places could use rain…G.R. has had only 0.10″ of rain since the middle of July!   We are in the Storm Prediction Center General Thunderstorm Outlook for today.  A storm of reasonable size could produce some small hail.

Some heavy rain in a few spots in drought-stricken S. California.  Mount Baldy, CA received over 3.5″ of rain in a 2 hr period Sunday.  There was one fatality there when a car got swept into floodwaters.   Los Angeles had 0.02″.  Believe it or not, that was a daily record rainfall for Aug. 3rd.  a t-storm dropped 4.28″ from 3:15-4:15 pm at one mountain weather station.  Reports of flooding and debris flows on hwys 2 and 39.   No tornadoes in Kansas in July 2014, last time was July 1998. KS July average since 1990 is 7. July max is 29 in 1993.  5th day in a row Apalachicola FL (on Gulf coast) has set/tied record low. Today, in afternoon after t-storm 69°F.  Death toll from China quake rises to 381 (magnitude 6.1).   Tropical Storm Iselle will produce some significant rain in Hawaii as it weakens to a depression.  Barrow, AK, saw first sunset since May.  West Michigan losing a touch over 2 minutes of daylight each day.

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 late.  st 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.

19 Responses to “Monday/Tuesday Rain”

  1. Scott (robinson twsp) says:

    Hope one of those showers floats over me. Little on the dry side.

    1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:


    2. Clara says:

      I hope we get some rain too. My two 55gal rain barrels are getting a bit on the low side, and my roses don’t like city water. I’ll use it if I have to, but I would really rather not. My lawn is also pretty crispy but since it’s mostly weeds, I’m not terribly concerned about that.

  2. fixxxer says:

    Sickened how fast the summer has gone by. :(

    1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

      I’ll have to agree with you on that, Fixxxer

    2. INDY says:

      With Nothing To Do Ever I Would Be Sick to!!! INDYY!!

      1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

        I have so much to do that summer is going by too quick!

  3. DF (EGR) says:

    Even with the 88° yesterday it was only 1° above normal, nice cool nights. 81° already at my house…

    1. Jesse (Zeeland) says:

      I don’t think the average high temperature is 87 degrees, I think it’s around 80-81 this time of year.

      1. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

        But the low was 58° and the average low is 62°

  4. FarmerPete says:

    It looks like a thunderstorm over central WI is heading our way now….

  5. So far here at 11 I have 81 degrees with some very sunny skies. I have been loving this day after day sunshine though even though we really need the rain. It would be best for the rain around this area to come at night to really sit and soak into the soil.

  6. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Phew… my car said 83 degrees at lunch already.

    Sunny days with clear cool nights… perfect

  7. John (Norton Shores) says:

    Nice here closer to the lake too, 79 right now, I would take this the rest of the summer!

    1. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

      I would take temps like this all year long!

      1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

        yep, Slim it sure would be a nice place to live if we didn’t have to deal with Winter.

  8. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Here at my house I now have a temp of 84° witch at this time is the same as the airport. At this point I still think GR will not have a 90° even with GRR reading somewhat warmer then surrounding locations but we still do have about one month to find out. After we get past the first week in September it will be very hard to reach 90° in GR.

  9. Brian (Grandville) says:

    I see the lake shadow is taking effect already. Looks like I will have to wait untill later for any chance of rain here.

  10. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    Looks like yet another perfect, sunny weekend coming up.

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