9:30 pm - CMU hanging in there with Ok. State toward the end of the 3rd quarter, 17-13 OK ST. Utah up 10-3 on Mich. A last t-shower in Hillsdale Co. and a few other light showers/sprinkles. Most of us will be dry the rest of the night with patchy fog. Winds of 35-40 mph and heavy rain were reported in the heavier storms. They did have a gust to 59 mph at the Flint Airport. Powerlines fell into a house near Dexter and started a fire. 4.3″ of rain has been reported near Midland, with 2.54″ at Auburn in Bay Co. 2.25″ of rain fell in 6 hours near Dryden in Lapeer Co. Radar indicates up to 3″ of rain fell in Isabella Co. 2.09″ in Mt. Pleasant. Flood Advisories have been issued for Gratiot, Eaton and Ingham Counties. Rain totals from 8 am to 2 pm were 0.54″ in G.R. and in Mt. Pleasant, 0.85″ in Big Rapids, 1.02″ in Saginaw, 1.18″ in Houghton Lake and 1.25″ at Midland. Rainfall from 2 pm to 8 pm included 2.05″ at Mt. Clemens. Here’s storm reports from SW Michigan, SE Michigan, N. Michigan.
Email sent to me this am from the storm last night in S. Ottawa Co: The storm that rolled through Ottawa county last evening that prompted the severe storm warning for Eastern Ottawa and Kent counties, caused damage here in the mobile home park in which I live. I have a tree on my house, and a shed door almost blown off. Parts of my tree is down the road, under cars, hooked on a truck hitch, and in between my house and my next-door neighbor. I noticed at the time of the storm, heavy rain, strong wind, and hail, which started very light but got heavy. The lightning was bright. After the storm passed, I was out checking my damage and my neighbors were doing the same. The tree that came down on my house came down from the south. My daughter, who lives 2 doors down to the north of me, lost her southeast side skirting. A patio table that is on the front side patio, was blown up against the house, which would be going west. Another neighbor across the street from her, had south side house siding blown off. The trim on his home is ripped up from the east going west. With it being dark out after the storm we did not get much a tour of the park to see what other damage is around us. Radar indicated possible straight-line winds near Zeeland. If you had damage leave a comment below.
Earlier – GUST to 58 mph with visibility down to 1/4 mile in a heavy t-storm at Houghton Lake Tues. evening. Gust to 45 mph, 1/2″ diameter hail and 1.5″ of rain just southest of Gaylord. An inch of rain in 15 min. at Charlevoix and 1.27″ of rain at Atlanta. Mio had 0.82″ of rain. Wind damage near Ann Arbor.
The high temp. of 89 in G.R. Weds. made yesterday the 3rd warmest day of the summer. It was cooler at Lake Michigan, where the afternoon beach high temp. at Muskegon was a more comfortable 76 – the afternoon high at the S. Haven beach was 77. The warm air boosted the water temp. of Reeds Lake to 76. High temps. from WOOD’s Weather Stations Weds: 87 at WOOD-TV (Heritage Hill), downtown G.R. (GVSU), Hudsonville (city hall), Jenison (high school), and Calvin College…84 Boatwerks in Holland, 83 Muskegon (GVSU), 80 Grand Haven (Bilmar’s).
We have a chance of showers and storms today and Friday. Severe weather is unlikely, but brief heavy rain is likely with the heavier storms. Some non-severe gusty winds and small hail is possible. The radars here will update automatically…here’s a satellite loop and a surface weather map, . Here’s GRR looping radar and the GRR NWS discussion. Here’s SPC severe weather outlooks…only the usual General T-Storm Outlooks for West Michigan. They did have some 1″ diameter hail and a couple trees down in NE Wisconsin. Here’s SE U.S. radar – some heavy rain in SE Georgia. Farther west, we have showers and storms from the Gulf Coast northward. Showers and cooler temps. in Washington state continue to help firefighters. Here’s Michigan weather observations.
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 link from private weather stations). Here’s the Consumers Energy Power Outage Map.
The warm and muggy air sticks around through Labor Day and in fact, the real less humid air probably won’t really get here until around Thursday of next week.