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. Not much thunder with this system.Most of the rain this (Sat.) PM will be SE of a line from Holland to Alma. There will still be a few showers north of that line. Here’s SPC severe weather outlooks…only the usual General T-Storm Outlooks and a small Marginal Area for the leftover moisture from “Erika”, which is now just a tropical wave. It could still regenerate to a tropical storm, but nothing much there now in terms of circulation. Here’s SE U.S. radar – some heavy rains for NW Florida and SW Georgia. Showers and cooler temps. in Washington state helping firefighters. It’s windy along the coast, gust to 56 mph at Astoria OR shortly before noon. 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.
Also: Projected track of Erika over Cuba and just off the west coast of Cuba. Dominica prime minister says 20 killed, island set back 20 years by damage from TS Erika. Peak gust on the island 62 mph, but much of the damage and fatalities due to flooding. Gust to 50-55 in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) Fri. evening. Dr. Shepherd on why hurricane intensity is hard to forecast. Landspout at Newton KS. Big waves today in the Dominican Republic. Hurricane Jimena now a Category 3 storm – no threat to land. Nice cumulonimbus cloud here. Cancun waterspout. Aurora Borealis seen from the Intl. Space Station. Message in a bottle discovered 108 years after it was sent! Flash flooding ongoing in Dayton, IA. Unofficial report of 9″ of rain Friday! Lehigh, Iowa received 6.50” of rain in 24 hours. 25 years ago – the Plainfield IL tornado – strongest tornado so late in the year. The tornado moved WNW to ESE. High temps. from yesterday…including 93 in San Francisco, 90 in San Diego, 112 in Imperial CA…warmest was 118 at Death Valley CA (August avg. is 115). Waterloo, Iowa, broke its Aug. 28 rain record with 4.10″.
Total GLOBAL Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) Sep 1985 – Aug 1995: 8102 Sep 1995 – Aug 2005: 8310 Sep 2005 – Aug 2015: 6676 Good news: Alaska – “cool, damp August” mostly ends firefighting; just 13 active firefighters now vs 3000+ at peak. Lightning and a waterspout together.
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