Dry EveningAugust 25th, 2014 at 2:29 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
Early Tues. AM - First 90° temperature of the summer for Kalamazoo and Battle Creek on Monday. It also made 90° in Coldwater, Three Rivers and Sturgis. The storms did produce some tree damage in Prairieville Township (SW corner of Barry Co.) and 60 mph winds near Gull Lake. Small hail was reported in several locations. Wind damage has occurred in a dozen locations in NE Illinois and N Indiana. My daughter (#1) texted that branches were down in Chicago where she was. There was a report of 2″ hail west of Indianapolis. In this humid air, we still have a chance that an isolated shower or storm could spring to life until a weak cool front passes Tuesday morning. Most of us will be dry Tues. PM into Thursday with a chance of storms as we start the Labor Day Weekend. No sign of any really cool air. We’ll be mainly upper 70s to low 80s much of the rest of the week int he afternoon. I got a quick peak at some long range maps and I don’t see anything really cool in the first half of September.
At 7:04 pm – 2,274 Consumers customers without power, 920 of them in Clare Co. Also, 478 in Barry Co., 407 in Kalamazoo Co., 149 in Osceola Co. and 102 in Allegan Co.. Most outages near G.R. are lightning-related. Read the thread below more and some interesting links.