Monday PM Showers/StormsAugust 25th, 2014 at 11:52 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Scattered showers and t-storms this afternoon. They’re moving west to east. Check radar and the other links below. Certainly some heavy rain in this humid air, along with the possibility of gusty winds and small hail (though the freezing level is pretty high) in bigger storms. Lower Michigan is in the General T-Storm Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center. There is a “See Text” for E. Wisconsin. SPC does mention Lower Michigan: “…MID/UPR MS VLY INTO MI TODAY/TNGT… TSTMS NOW OVER ERN IA AND SRN/ERN WI SHOULD DIMINISH AS DIURNAL HEATING WEAKENS/RE-ORIENTS LLJ AND AS MB UPR SYSTEM CONTINUES ENEWD /REF MCD 1613/. SOME REJUVENATION MAY OCCUR WITH SFC HEATING ALONG OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES EWD INTO NRN IL/IND…AND LWR MI LATER TODAY. ALTHOUGH THE STORMS MAY POSE A THREAT FOR ISOLD SVR WIND/HAIL GIVEN FAVORABLE THERMODYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT…WEAK/NEGATIVE LARGE-SCALE FORCING FOR ASCENT SHOULD LIMIT STORM COVERAGE/SVR RISK. There was some wind damage from storms in southern Wisconsin earlier this morning. Severe weather here in Lower Michigan is unlikely. I’ll update when I can this PM/evening. At 2:20 pm – heaviest storms in far NE Allegan (moving into far NW Barry Co. and in Ionia Co. 77° dewpoint in G.R. and Holland at noon – highest of the year, I believe and close to as high as it gets. Very muggy. Rainfall as of 2 pm: 1.03″ Daybreak Church (Hudsonville), 1 in Ada in an hour, 0.56″ Big Rapids, 0.65″ Grandville, 0.54″ Hersey (Osceola Co.), 0.52″ Allendale, 0.36″ Muskegon, 0.32″ WOOD-TV (Heritage Hill, G.R.), 0.30″ Grand Haven (BilMar’s on the lake). Storms are moving west to east.
The morning run of the European gives G.R. another 0.17″ of rain tonight, 0.01″ Weds. PM (may not happen), 0.55″ Thursday night into Friday…more rain possible over the coming weekend. Still no 90°. Four months to Christmas Day.
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, North American Lightning Tracker with zoom feature. 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.