Showers and T-StormsAugust 18th, 2014 at 10:41 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Early Tues. Scattered showers and t-showers are moving across Wisconsin and into West Michigan. No severe weather is expected, though brief heavy rain and gusty winds are possible in a stronger storm. A few spots in Wisconsin have had over 2″ of rain (Wisconsin Rapids 2.42″). The afternoon European model gives G.R. a shot at 90° next Sunday. There will be several chances for showers and storms over the next week. Check out the links below. Here’s the convective outlooks for the next 8 days from the Storm Prediction Center.
Also: Tropical Storm “Lowell” has formed in the Eastern Pacific – no threat to land. Another hurricane will form south of the Baja in 5-7 days. Rainfall last 10 days – drought continues in CA – but rains fall in NV, AZ, WA, OR. Solar energy is cooking birds that fly by. Arctic Sea Ice Coverage Highest Since 2004 – Close To 1974 Levels. REALLY close lightning flash!
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, 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.