Live Radar, Links and Dangerous Currents at the BeachAugust 29th, 2014 at 10:51 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Saturday late morning – Mostly light showers from east of Kalamazoo to Alma drifting E-NE. Showers and a few storms will develop this afternoon into this evening. Dewpoints are in the low 70s, so there’s plenty of moisture.
The map on the right is a Beach Hazards Advisory (at Lake Michigan) in effect thru this evening . We’ll have a brisk south wind and a strong push of surface water from south to north. That will create a longshore current and it will pile water on the south side of the piers and breakwaters. So if you do go in the Lake Michigan water today, don’t swim or jump off of the piers (especially at S. Beach in S. Haven, Grand Haven St. Park and Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon). The Storm Prediction Center (and me) continue to track the possibility of severe weather Monday PM (see thread above). Check out the links below.
Cristobal is now a strong extratropical storm well off Newfoundland, racing to the east-northeast at nearly 50 mph…headed toward Iceland and then NW Europe, where it’ll be a windy rainy low pressure center (extratropical storm). The storm will shove a lot of relatively warm, moist air up over SE Greenland, where they could get 2-4 FEET of snow. Marie is just a weakening depression far from land. Seas are calming in California and the Baja of Mexico. Friday, there were no official tropical storms anywhere on Earth – extremely rare for late August. Also, deadly mudslide in China.
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.