Monday/Tuesday RainAugust 4th, 2014 at 3:52 am by Bill Steffen 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.