The rain has ended from Holland to Mt. Pleasant to the north…still some light rain south of that line. The rain will slowly move out from NW to SE during the late morning and midday. Rainfall totals: 2.75 Muskegon Airpoirt (half a dozen reports of 2 to 2.75″ from Muskegon Co.), 1.78″ Grant, 1.42″ White Cloud, 1.40″ Fremont, 1.31″ Montague, 1.30″ Baldwin, 1.17″ Kent City, 1.10″ Big Rapids, 1.02″ Saranac, 0.95″ Kalamazoo, 0.37″ Grand Haven (quite a contrast from a couple miles up the road at Norton Shores), 0.20″ Grand Rapids (airport). There was also some heavier rain in the U.P.: 2.09″ Rexton, 1.71″ Ishpeming, 1.60″ Harvey 1.38″ S. Ste. Marie, 1.25″ Marquette. Other totals: 2.00″ Engadine, 1.65″ Gaylord, 1.57″ Fife Lake Beach Hazards Statement for this afternoon. You can watch the clearing from NW to SE across the area on the satellite loop. It’s already partly cloudy at the Muskegon beach. Cooler air coming down…at 9 am it’s 55 in Manistee, just 52 in Munising and 51 at Copper Harbor with a north wind at 16 mph. The high temp. for today in W. Michigan generally the temp. at 12:01 am, which was 78 for G.R. At 10 am G.R. just 60.
Since May 15, Phoenix, AZ, has received over 5X more rain (1.26″) than Seattle, WA (0.23″). Parade of tropical storms in the Western Pacific, enhanced by the current El Nino. Chan-hom headed toward southern Japan, Taiwan and China.
Regional and local radar here – First, if you didn’t see my tornado piece on the 5 pm news, it’s HERE. – Chance of showers or t-showers this tonight/early tomorrow. Several tornadoes occurred SW of Green Bay, Wisconsin. They had 0.95″ of rain in 45 min. west of Chicago at Elburn IL and Ladora Ia reported 1.7″ of rain. Wind gusts hit 68 mph at Muscatine IA and there was some wind damage at Moline and Madison IL. High temps. Monday: 85 G.R. (tying highest of 2015), Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, 86 Muskegon, 87 Regional Airport at Holland, 83 Lansing, 85 Detroit (Metro). Coolest afternoon high temperature was 55 at Copper Harbor in the U.P. The high of 85 in G.R. (2 deg. above average) and the low of 61 (1 deg. below average) made it a very close to average day. Back to below average temps. for midweek.
1.65″ of rainfall in 45 minutes in Gardnerville, NV. Nevada is the driest state in the U.S. Heavy rain causing some flooding in Kansas City MO, Wichita KS and Lubbock TX.
Links: Here’s Grand Rapids radar and Northern Michigan radar, Milwaukee looping radar. Regional radar and the Updated GRR NWS Short Term Discussion. More links: Northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar, Detroit radar and Milwaukee radar.Here’s 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 latest 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. 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 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). Here’s the Consumers Energy Power Outage Map