Rain Ends – Dry Through Thurs. AfternoonAugust 26th, 2014 at 11:27 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
6:14 pm - The strongest storms are now moving out of the Detroit area. The Tigers game will go on. The clearing line is moving across West Michigan. We’ll have a dry evening in W. Michigan and it’ll become partly cloudy everywhere. There will be a chance of an isolated patch of fog overnight. Leave a comment if you had strong winds, hail or if you have a rain report. peak gust 64.9 mph at the S. Haven beach. Estimated gust to 60 mph at Okemos. Gust to 47 mph at the S. Haven buoy, 43 mph Ford Airport in G.R. and 40 mph at the Kalamazoo Arpt. and at the Ionia Airport. Small hail and 1.7″ of rain in 20 minutes at Webberville. Rainfall: 1.36″ Lake Macatawa, 1.1″ Jenison, 0.90″ Byron Center. Near Holland: “Holland Christian Middle School was reportedly struck by lightning. A very small fire was extinguished and students were sent to the high school. The Kalamazoo Airport picked up 1/2″ of rain this AM and Benton Harbor had 0.16″. Strong t-storms moved thru N. Illinois and far S. Wisconsin. There were a few reports of 50-62 mph winds and hail in N. Illinois. Morning t-storms have produced measured winds as high as 62 mph northwest of Chicago and some isolated wind damage in the Rockford IL area. Lake Michigan wasn’t a factor here, with the upper level features ruling and the lake being relatively warm now.
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.