Chilly at Lake MichiganAugust 12th, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
4:10 pm – 0.58″ in the last 7 hours in G.R., 0.87″ total since midnight – finally I get some rain at my house! So far today: .09″ Muskegon, .02″ Holland, just a trace at Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. This is a midday shot of the S. Haven pier (breakwater). Water is coming over the pier – not the place to be today. At the Muskegon Beach, the temperature at 3 pm was just 54° with a north-northwest wind of 20 mph. Beach water temps. are mostly in the low 60s and they could drop into the 50s with the north wind stirring up colder water from below the surface. The mid-Lake Michigan Buoy (40 miles west of Holland) shows waves of 8.2 feet, a north wind at 26.8 mph and an air temperature of 60.6°. Reeds Lake in East G.R. has a water temp. of 75°. Only a few dying sprinkles left and they will exit before 10 pm. Dearborn had the most rain in SE Lower Michigan. One rain gauge there had 6.31″ as of 8 am Tues. and another had 6.16″. More and links in the thread below.