Flood Warning!

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We have had 1.90 inches of rain since midnight (through 7am) recorded by my weather station – the latest NAM model I ran this morning predicts up to another 2.5 inches before the storm system moves out tomorrow.  Temperature is a balmy 58° much like a summer morning.

Most of the forecast area is under a flood warning – At 609 AM EST, Doppler radar indicated bands of showers and thunderstorms producing heavy rain around the warning area. Up to two inches of rain has already fallen…mainly around Bloomingdale…Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. Streams were reportedly rising rapidly in these regions. Noticeable rises were occurring on the Macatawa River in Zeeland…Rabbit River near Hopkins and also the Black River near Bangor.  When the rain stops I will get down to the Kalamazoo River to get some photos – it is about 100 yards from my house, luckily we are on a hill so we have not ever had an issue with flooding here at the station.

A area of low pressure will track slowly through the Great Lakes Region through tonight. This system will lead to heavy rain for much of the area along with a risk for flooding. The wind will shift behind the departing storm later tonight…drawing in a colder airmass that will last into Thursday. An elevated instability stays in place today so a risk for thunder will continue. Some fog will continue as well…especially up north where the snow pack persisted.

On a side note today is Hoodie-Hoo day – Step outside at noon, wave your hands over your head, and yell “Hoodie-Hoo!” to chase winter away (and any ground hogs who happen to be swimming by.)  It’s a copyrighted holiday, created and maintained by the folks from Wellcat.com, who also bring such February holidays as For the Love of Mike Day (Feb. 22) and For Pete’s Sake Day (Feb. 26).  Thanks to SS for bringing this to my attention..



 

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Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

Got a New “POND of CUES” here at thee YARDofCUES.
Stay CUED……

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Anybody see what Kyle said was coming our way temperature wise? All that cold up in Canada.

Andy W
Andy W

It’s not going to be too bad Sandy! WoodTV loves the cold, but temps still stay at or above average for the foreseeable future!

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Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Did’nt catch Kyle today, but something I read months ago keeps coming to mind.

“Winter…Long, Spring…None.”

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Bring it on and like I have said the teleconnectors show cold and snow for March! I absolutely love it!

Andy W
Andy W

Oh yeah almost forgot!

https://days.to/until/spring

We’re so close people!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

🙂

Andy W
Andy W

Check it out, hi temps near 40 or into the 40’s over the next 10 days! Loving these WARMER than normal temps! Keep them coming!! Remember the average high temps in March climb very quickly, so even below average temps can still be in the upper 30’s! Let’s keep those 40’s and 50’s going though!

https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USMI0344:1:US

https://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/grand-rapids/michigan/united-states/usmi0344

Slim

Two records set today at Grand Rapids with the high of 62° that broke the old record for the date of 61° set in 1930 and now a new rain fall record for the date. Note the most rain in one day in February is 2.96” on February 21st 1997 and that was a rain to snow event with 6” of snow on top of all that rain RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS, MI 0534 PM EST TUE FEB 20 2018 …RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL SET AT GRAND RAPIDS MI… A RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.9 INCH(ES) WAS… Read more »

Andy W
Andy W

Anyone want to come over for a swim in my backyard?? I have a brand new pond that wasn’t there yesterday!! Lol!!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

LOL!! I have a “new” river how about going fishing?

Slim

New record high temperature set here at Grand Rapids. The high for today is now 62° with a DP of 60° here at my house it is a little cooler iwth the high for today at 60° Right now getting very heavy rain falling
Slim

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

65 in Holland right now. Unbelievable.

Mookie
Mookie

Today has a chance at being one of the hottest winter days relative to average GR has ever seen. 57 degrees is the minimum temp for GR so far today. If we don’t go below that by midnight (or below that by much), we are looking at a truly incredible number. Currently, we are at +32 degrees above average for the day (max and min average)!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Just hit 61 here with just over 2 inches of rain so far. The flooding is crazy in some spots! Chicago drive heading west between Jenison and Zeeland has water pouring over the road in about 4 different spots. Actually saw 3 cars stalled out in it. Yet another parallel with last year.

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

I know exactly where too.

Mookie
Mookie

62 degrees in GR at 2pm. It looks like the experts were too cold again. That’s a new record high if it becomes official!

MichaelV
MichaelV

60 degrees in Otsego at 1pm – 3.23 inches of rain thus far since the storm system began

*SS*
*SS*

Hoodie Hoo!!! LOL!!!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)
Slim

Up to 1.64” of rain for this event here at my house. The temperature here has been stuck at 57° now for since late Last night. So far have not had any thunder here. Much of the snow is now gone. There are still a lot of snow piles left however. Have not gone over into the woods to see if there is still a snow cover there yet.
Slim

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)
Mookie
Mookie

Wow! Record rainfall, record highs, and record mins could all be broken throughout Lower Michigan today. What a day.

Slim

Here are some of the records for February 20th at several locations across southern lower Michigan. The forecasted High in Grand Rapids is near 60° the record is 61° in 1930 but with 1 to 3” of rain forecasted the current record is 1.40” in 1898. Here is a list of the 1. Forecasted highs for the 20th 2. The current record and the 3. Current record precipitation record. Muskegon 1. Upper 50’s 2. Record 62 in 2017. 3. Precipitation record 1.13” in 2004. Lansing 1. Mid 60’s 2. Record 59° set in 2017 3. Precipitation record 1.04” in 1891… Read more »

Mookie
Mookie

Ski hills closed in Michigan in the middle of February. A February to remember!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

The snow is gone except for where the deepest piles were. I have a river behind my place that doesn’t belong there.

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

There is a lot of standing water everywhere here too.

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

>>>BREAKING NEWS>>>Winter is not over. While Feb has taken a horrible turn, March looks good! All of the teleconnectors show a major turn to colder weather and plenty of SNOW chances in March! Bring it on! We could use a monster snow storm in March. Who wouldn’t love that? A few years back I was skiing in April. Maybe that will happen again!

Mookie
Mookie

Wow 57 degrees when I woke up and felt muggy out! It looks all but certain now that February will be another warmer than average month. This is remarkable since many experts were forecasting at least 3 or 4 weeks of bitter cold at the beginning of the month. And if we don’t get any snow in long term like the models are currently showing, we could also be back to below average snowfall for the winter as well. One thing is for certain, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the ski resorts in bad as shape for February 20th… Read more »