Dry from Tues. PM thru Weds. Night

September 1st, 2014 at 12:23 pm by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

meso watch Some severe weather in N. Lower Michigan on Labor Day.   Two tornadoes spun up, one NE of Kalkaska and one NW of Grayling. Radar caught substantial velocity couplets and also debris signatures.“  Three people were trapped in a house by storm damageHere’s U.S. storm reports.   There was a Severe T-Storm Watch for NE Michigan.   Here’s the meso-discussion that was in effect for E and SE Michigan. Latest GRR NWS discussion.  Roadway flooding up to 1′ deep near M-46 in Merrill, MI, with more than 1″ of rainfall in 45 min.   A mini-hurricane at my house when the squall went thru in Alpine Twp.  Gusts to 40 mph and heavy rain.  My gutters were overflowing.  Only one decent crack of thunder.     Click on the graphics to enlarge.   SPC had a meso-discussion out for a Severe T-Storm Watch for a large portion of N. Michigan.  “   Scroll down to check radar and links below.   When we did the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon on Labor Day, we’d love a day like this, because everyone came inside and turned on the TV – our phone bank would light up.

There’s an outside chance of a sprinkle or very light shower mainly south of a line from Muskegon to Saginaw Counties early Tues. morning.  Most of us will be dry for the day today.  The European model says …less humid Tues. and Weds…warm and more humid on Thurs.  The model has only 0.1″ of rain Friday into early Sat., but that looks underdone to me.  Significantly cooler for next weekend into early next week.  The Euro. takes temps. to the mid-upper 40s next Monday morning.

141 Responses to “Dry from Tues. PM thru Weds. Night”

  1. Rocky(Rockford) says:

    We are in for a great afternoon of weather! Who would have thought?

    1. matt says:

      who would have thought a kid like you enjoys mooching his parents.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Your ignorance still shines bright! Thanks for listening!

        1. matt says:

          And you’re a moocher just the facts.

        2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          Thanks for listening you loser!

        3. matt says:

          You’re the loser that plays wii and makes up lies about going golfing kid just the facts thank you again for listening moocher.

        4. fixxxer says:


  2. Cort S. says:

    Here are radar images from the two possible tornadoes from an hour ago: http://imgur.com/a/WCIH3

    1. Jack says:

      Hey CORT, Love The Images. Are We Going to Get Storms Here LATER ON..BILL & CORT ? Staying CueDDD…..GO TIGERS!!!

      1. Cort S. says:

        That line is the main show, but a stray shower/storm is still possible this evening.

      2. Daniel G says:

        Cort, I sent the images to a friend of mine that lives on River Road north of M72 right on the Kalkaska/Crawford county line. He watched the clouds swirling about, said the wind picked up rather quickly and then it was gone. He also said the dogs got real close and friendly like at about the same time. Noticed they got jiggy!

        1. Cort S. says:

          Must have been quite a sight!

    2. Rick (Coopesville) says:

      Those images kind of look like a debris ball I am no expert by any means but that don’t look good. Hopefully I am wrong.

      1. Cort S. says:

        They are indeed debris balls, at least that first image is much more clear. We can confirm there is debris being scanned by radar by looking new dual-pol radar products known as correlation coefficient and differential reflectivity. I did not post those dual-pol images, just the basic reflectivity and velocity. But there was in fact a little bit of debris being picked up by the radar… likely tree branches and leaves.

  3. Mike Geukes says:



    1. Mike Geukes says:

      0257 PM TSTM WND DMG WOLVERINE 45.27N 84.61W
      09/01/2014 CHEBOYGAN MI SPOTTER


  4. SS (Pwell Area) says:

    Sun out here again!!! LOL!!!

  5. INDY says:

    Looking back at the post fixer trys so hard to fit in!! Kind of funny!! We just over a inch of rain today out at thee YARDofBRICKS…..INDYY!!

    1. Jack says:

      Indy, Thanks for The Kiss The Bricks Party Yesterday !! @ Bill Steffen What a Pleasure & a Honor To Chit-Chat With U, @ Thee YARDof BRICKS Sunday. WE LOVE YA BILL !! God Bless, and, as Always….STAY CUEDDD…… ;-)

    2. fixxxer says:

      Id say after 7 years i dont have to fit it. Wouldnt want to with all the winter nuts on here.

  6. Mr. Negative says:

    ADA – A devastating 2/10 of an inch on rain.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:


  7. Beth says:

    Bill, my gutters were overflowing too. Quick .6 inches of rain south of Hudsonville.

  8. Amy says:

    Was that it for the rain today?

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      Possibly a light shower later.

      1. matt says:

        Oh right like when you said no rain for Friday, and we got rain. Nice try kid.

        1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          Thanks for reminding me – it only rained for about 10 minutes total in GR on FRiday! Another BINGO! INCREDIBLE!

        2. matt says:

          r Right moocher you were way off all weekend on the weather. Your tinker toy weather model was a bust go get a job and stop mooching your parents kiddo. Just the facts thanks for listening again

        3. Brent - Zeeland says:

          Didn’t get any rain here on Friday or Saturday.

  9. Cliff(Scotts) says:

    .8 in Scotts

  10. Michael g (se GR) says:

    Storm wasn’t impressive at all here, but the lawn liked it.

  11. SBPortage002 says:

    Got back from Mackinaw City a while ago. Got caught in waves of blinding downpours from just south of Cadillac to Kalamazoo. Some areas could hardly see the highway. Mackinac Bridge walk this morning was nice. Partly sunny, temps in low 60s. Made the walk in an hour 35 minutes.

  12. Mike[kalamazoo county] says:

    .9 nice rain

  13. Kevin (Marshall) says:

    .12 inches of rain just south of Marshall.

  14. Jessie (Caledonia) says:

    A bust here Saturday and a bust today. Of course.

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      LOL, right on cue.

      It was never a guarantee. Only a chance of rain/storms and as predicted, most areas (never all), got one of the two.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        I will tell you what was not a bust! The RDB prediction that most of the holiday weekend would be nice with very little rain!INCREDIBLE weather! Keep it coming!

        1. matt says:

          Moocher get out of the basement and stop with constant lies about your trips. Just the facts thanks for listening

        2. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

          Matt doesn’t have a job because he’s illiterate.

  15. fixxxer says:

    Im not looking forward to fall at all.

    1. Jerry Hoag says:

      Cause your waiting for Winter, Right?????

      1. michael g (SE GR) says:


      2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        +100 BAZILLION!

      3. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        fixxxer is the biggest complainer on the face of the Earth! Incredibly ignorant!

        1. matt says:

          Youre a mocher thanks for listening

  16. Jerry Hoag says:

    Well Mother Nature It was a total bust for me before I leave the state of Michigan!!!!!!!!!!!! UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was praying/wishing/hoping/asking/calling/looking (and other all words there are) for a very nice line of storms to hit Grand Rapids and IT WAS A TOTAL BUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mother Nature you have 1 month then I am gone from this state and then the deep south will have to offer it all to me….

  17. INDY says:

    The price is right on this Labor day!! Go Hard working Tigers!! INDYY!

    1. Jerry Hoag says:

      I say 1.00 dollar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did I get the Price Is Right???

  18. Jerry Hoag says:

    There are multiple cells on the other side of the lake in Wisconsin, Maybe they will hold together and head for Grand Rapids????? But I am NOT holding my breath for this. I just have no trust in it anymore……WAWWAWWWWWWWAAAWWWWWWWWW…… I am totally sad by the recent years of storms here…..Yes I know part of Grand Rapids proper got hit by a High End EF1 Tornado a few months back but storms use to be MUCH, MUCH, MUCH, MUCH MORE IMPRESSIVE BACK IN THE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT HAPPENED??????!!!!!!! I know Grand Rapids seemed to have developed this stupid Grand Rapids Bubble. Someone PLEASE get up in your HOT AIR BALLOON and POP this Bubble!!!!!!!! Thanks in advance!!!!!!!

    1. fixxxer says:

      There is no bubble. Its the lake that kills them and prevents development. Sure gives us plenty of snow though. Lucky us, right?

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        YES! Keep up the postive thoughts about all of the SNOW that will be hammering Allendale this winter! I love it!

        1. Tom says:

          Have a great day at school tomorrow!!!!

        2. matt says:

          You love mooching your parents and spreading lies about your fake trips on the playground. Like tom said have fun at school kiddo

  19. fixxxer says:

    Laughable, dertoit has not only been much warmer than us this summer. But had more severe weather.

  20. INDY says:

    We See U Miggy!!! Working Hard On Labor day!! Go Tigers!! INDYY!!

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      You got that right. Now is the time to go on a hot streak.

  21. The Cap Breakers says:

    We dogged that squall line all the way from Grand Rapids to Midland. Not a bad chase, but it could have been better. Lots of rain, but not much thunder. And so the chase season ends like it began…with a whimper. Oh, well…maybe next year.

  22. Some heavy rain on the cells coming across the lake, and that is about it. Not 1 lightning bolt coming from these cells, so heavy rain should be the biggest threat

    1. Lightning strike count is at 1 on the cells on the lake now. Don’t expect much with this. I will take the rain if it can hold together!

  23. INDY says:

    This week’nd was for hard workers what a great time to have 3 days off have a great end of summer party and a nice storm today nothing better out at thee YARDofBRICKS !! Schools back tomorrow so slow down on the roads watch out for kids! Fall means football and turkey best time of the year is here!! Enjoy INDYY!!!!

    1. Jack says:

      TURKEY??? CUE, John Lennon ::::: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtcUEP6goZ0. CRANK IT UP INDY & BILL!!!!! ;-) .

  24. Ended up getting 0.19″ of rain here today. September is typically our rainiest month of the year so we shall see how much we get this month.

  25. Cort S. says:

    Two tornadoes confirmed so far:

    EF-1 in Kalkaska County:

    EF-1 in Otsego County:

  26. Mr. Negative says:

    Four day weekend, four days of rain. It is raining in Ada at this moment…lovely

  27. Jeff (Richland) says:

    .29″ of rain here yesterday as the “line” of “weather” came through…no thunder or lightning, just waves of rain from light to briefly intense. Very strange.

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