Rain Ends – Dry Through Thurs. Afternoon

August 26th, 2014 at 11:27 am by 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.

106 Responses to “Rain Ends – Dry Through Thurs. Afternoon”

  1. Geneo Grenville says:

    Was on my back from Flatrock when the storm hit at Okemos rain real hard and wind.

    1. Bryan says:

      I drove through the Ingham Co portion of the storm at 340pm between Williamston and Okemos. Sheets of sideways rain for at least 20 minutes. Never seen as many cars just pull off to the right side of the road on I 96. Had to be some strong winds. Near the corner of Jolly Rd and Meridian Rd a Facebook photo of a basketball hoop, cemented down and completely clasped and blown down. It pulled the cement slab up from the secured bottom base. From near the corner of Grand River and Winding River Dr in Williamston, our back deck patio umbrella was blown over the deck railing with the round glass table top still attached because it was bolted. It pulled the screwed bottom attachment right out of the weighted base unit. That has never budged in the 14yrs that we lived here, including the 2006 Downtown Williamston Tornado that was a Quarter Mile from our house.

      In my unofficial opinion, I am going with a microburst or straight line winds.

      1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

        My kids go to Okemos schools so the area you’re referring to is very close to our house. We didn’t get the hail but we sure got the wind, rain, and lightning. Very impressive storm, for sure.

  2. Jack says:

    FINALLY,,Starting The TIGER GAME…..GO TIGERS damn The Yankees !! Stay CUEDD…… ;-)

      1. Jack says:

        Looks like The Tigers will have to Rely on Rick + Mad Max down the Stretch…I still believe The Tigers will Be in The World Series When all is Said and Done….Just My Opinion. so…..STAY CUEDDD…..Tiger FANS!!!! :-)

  3. GunLakeDeb says:

    Less than a tenth of an inch of rain for us today – but lots of lightning! At a meeting I attended this evening, a guy handed me a wood shaving, about and inch wide and 3 inches long, and paper thin. Said his yard was covered with these “woodflakes” after lightning hit his Basswood tree this afternoon! It looks like the lightning separated the growth rings? Of course, he lost a lot of electronics with a strike that close….

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  6. Jeff (Richland) says:

    .36″ of rain yesterday at my house. Better than nothing and helped moisten the soil back up since it had not rained in a week.

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