Monday 12:30 pm – Here’s radar, showing scattered showers and an isolated t-shower. Here’s current conditions across Michigan. It’s breezy to windy, with gusts at noon up to 37 mph at Holland, 35 mph at Muskegon and 33 mph at Ionia. It’s cool and wet across much of the U.P. At noon it’s only 48 on Mackinac Island. High Swim Risk on Memorial Day over a good portion of Lake Michigan…though with water temps. mostly still in the 40s – I doubt many will venture into the lake past knee-deep.
SPC has Southern Lower Michigan in the General Thunderstorm Outlook for today and Marginal on Tuesday. PM temps. will be warmer than average for most of this week with highs ranging from the mid 70s to low-mid 80s. Here’s Sunday’s Severe Weather Reports from SPC…a fairly active day, though it doesn’t look like anything major…eight tornadoes reported, but it looks like several duplicates.
I was up in Traverse City seeing daughter #3 over the weekend. We were close to the airport. At noon, the temperature at the TVC airport was 71 with a NE wind at 3 mph. At 1 pm, the temperature had risen 10 degrees to 81 and the wind was SW at 7 mph. At 1 pm, I was on the beach at TVC, about 3 miles from the airport, and my car thermometer said 63 and we had a very light NE wind off the water. So that was an 18-degree difference over 3 miles. We watched the car thermometer go down as we approached the bay.The temperature/dewpoint at the TVC airport at 1 pm was 81/47. That’s a 34-degree difference. The clouds thickened and the rain started and by 9 pm, the temperature/dewpoint was 61/57…temperature down 20 deg…dewpoint up 10 degrees.
Also on our trip…lilacs in full bloom in TVC and many tulips still blooming…some fruit trees still in blossom…the trees were about 80% leafed out in TVC, but only about 50% at the highest elevations near Lake City. We saw a fair amount of roadkill…but one live deer on the side of the road. We stopped in Tustin for ice cream. The lady in the store was a Dutch transplant from Zeeland and she told me about the Swedes and Rev. Tustin that built thre town which later became called Tustin. We saw the big buffalo ranch just south of TVC…went to church. We at lunch at a restaurant in TVC – the manager was an African-American gentleman named Michael Jackson. We drove a little ways up Mission Peninsula…very little leafing on the grapes so far on the Peninsula. We saw an awesome dance program Sat night (Maya was in it). Saw a Michigan license plate PRY4SNO and figured it was Rocky. Thanks to whomever decorated the rest area for Memorial day with flags and patriotic bunting. The mosquitoes were out when the wind wasn’t blowing. Hearing some fireworks tonight.
We had some spectacular temperature climbs on Saturday. Here’s some of Saturday’s highs and lows: GRR 40/78, Three Rivers 39/77, Iron Mt. 32/80, Alpena 26/79, Doe Lake 26/80, Raco 79/23 (that’s a 56-degree rise!).
Snow on Mt. Hood in Oregon today. What happened to the roof! Two fatalities from flooding in OK/TX – flood deaths occur from people trying to drive thru water flowing across a road. Oklahoma City has had 18.69″ of rain so far in May. That’s 4″ more than that the previous wettest month ever (June 1989). Here’s what it looked like Sunday on the beach at Honolulu. Sunday’s entry into the “Scary Looking Cloud Club” – it’s not a tornado. Pic. of Lamar, Colorado tornado. Plains KS mile-wide wedge tornado. The Coop station in Eagle, Alaska, reached 91°F yesterday. That is hotter than any day in
#Houston or #Dallas, TX, this year. Bridge – gone! From Outer Space: Lights of SE U.S. cities with northern lights on the horizon. 11.69 inches of rain in 24 hours at Kendalia, Texas. Water going over the spillway at Lake Texoma for only the 4th time in its history. Significant flooding in OK. An overcast and an undercast. House surrounded by floodwaters! 30-hour radar loop of storms in OK. Snow in Colorado and Wyoming. Before and after Texas flooding. Blanco River at San Marcos crested over 43 feet, with a ~30ft rise in 120 mins b/t 7:30Z & 9:30Z!! The river went up 6.5 FEET in 10 minutes as a flash flood wave built and plowed downstream! I-35 closed due to flooding at San Marcos. It’s cold in Greenland! San Antonio River at Loop 410 jumped 11.2′ in 3 hrs. 75 mph gust at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, TX. What a difference!
Links: Here’s Grand Rapids radar and Northern Michigan radar, NAM model 3-day snowfall forecast and GFS model 5-day snowfall forecast. Storm Total Snowfall will show the heaviest snow and 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 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). Here’s the Consumers Energy Power Outage Map, Here’s www.instantweathermaps.com.