Wide Spread Rain & Storms 2pm Update

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Up at 4:30am this morning.  Once I wake up it is hard for me to get back to sleep – must be the anticipation of the day.  I have some Miles Davis playing – I was raised on blues and jazz. Can’t beats Miles, Monk and Coltrane.  I have a tube pre amp running into a 200 watt amp.  These make the music as it was meant to be heard.  I guess you could say I am an audiophile.

Looking at Radarscope there is abundant rain from GR to the north and a few cells over the lake south.  It appears the heaviest rain this morning will be north of Allegan County as the radars are showing the rain stretching all the way to western Wisconsin.  I would say our dry conditions will end for the northern parts of the state with all the rain moving through since Sunday night.

If you want a good radar app I recommend Radarscope – it can be a bit pricey especially the Windows version which is $30, $10 for the Android version but is it great for storm enthusiasts and recommended for storm chasers (this is the app most chasers use).  Below is the 5am GR radar.

 


Next we have rainfall totals from the NWS for the Sunday night Wednesday morning rains.


We are anticipating more rain and storms especially later this afternoon into tonight.  According to model data the strongest storms will develop near the I94 corridor.  The heaviest rain should move through after 10pm for SW lower Michigan.  We could see an inch or more of rain south of GR.  We will see most of the state end up with above normal rainfall and temps by the end of the month.  Temps today will edge close to 90° once again even with the cloud cover.  Heat indexes will be in the low to mid 90s.  I will update if severe weather moves into the area.  Here is the SPC forecast for today.

I added a weather calendar to the front forecast page (still working on it) – check out the temps for next week….  The feature uses auto location so it should show the weather for your area.


 

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GunLakeDeb
GunLakeDeb

I just checked my rain gauge: 3.45″ for yesterday (well, I’m including .06 from this AM). Obviously, the strong line of storms over eastern Wisconsin around 11 PM last night just got clobbered by Lake Michigan, and showed up on our side as “light rain”? Which is OK – 3+” of rain is ample…..LOL!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

This is ridiculous. Constant lightning just off to the north and west, and we haven’t had a drop of rain. It’s like a wall.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

That’s the way it was here until early Monday morning, now we’re over 5 inches since then! From drought to all out flood.

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Were in that area at the moment getting rounds of rain. We must have close to two inches by now .. I will check the rain gauge when this storm moves out.

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

ADA- 1.5 inches of severe raindrops so far…

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

It is very quiet here. No rain, wind or thunder. Like the quiet before the storm. We watched heavy shelf clouds move over.

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

More above normal temps on tap for the weekend and for next week !!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

FACT – still NO HEAT WAVES in sight!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Is our drought over yet?

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Not here. All the rain the past couple of days has missed us to the north.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Just got home, so I’m trying to catch up. So, will there be a second wave later tonight and that’s the one we should monitor??

*SS*
*SS*

I was wondering the same thing. I don’t like severe storms when I am sleeping!!!

*SS*
*SS*

Michael sent you a pic. Have some more will send them later.

GunLakeDeb
GunLakeDeb

OOh – Michael, I’ll email you mine, too (Tiny Pic isn’t working)

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Deb those scud clouds seem to have disappeared finally. Now I can breathe. We have this dark shelf like cloud now and it is very quiet out there. We did see the pancake like cloud you mentioned.

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

We Have been hammered here. Non stop thunder and lightning that is wicked. Flooded around here. Storms just popped up ahead of the line. They say the worst is yet to come. We got everything put in the garage just before it all came. Lantern and radio and phone ready too.

GunLakeDeb
GunLakeDeb

There’s a cell near Dorr that was dropping a lot of scuds (or maybe wanna-be funnels – hard to tell from this distance). That whole line of storms has a strong stacked-pancake shelf-cloud flanking its east side. Looks truly sinister….

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

I have been watching the sky and it looks ominous. They have said the worst is yet to come.

GunLakeDeb
GunLakeDeb

Now it’s windy and pitch-black and raining. Sheesh…

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Well…it amounted to a gentle summer rain. Remember to fear the warnings, trust in radar images with all your heart, …nevermind. Hoping we all knew better.

GunLakeDeb
GunLakeDeb

Dead calm here, everything put away or tied down – but I hear LOTS of thunder to our WNW. Mammatus overhead. It just feels like it really wants to rip-and-tear.

*SS*
*SS*

Hear too. VERY Dark looking to our north!

*SS*
*SS*

Sorry here… was hearing thunder… 😉

Slim

Getting real dark to the SW at This time much darker than before. Not as much thunder as of yet. The first shower had a lot of thunder with it.
Slim

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Please take photos of this “weather event”. This way ADA residents can try to understand what the rest of the world experiences. Weather Proof.

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

😉

Slim

Not much wind before but it is now picking
slim

Slim

Just had some pea size hail here at my house much smaller then at Barry’s in Zeeland
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

And a second wave going through with more hail. Up to an inch of rain already in just over half an hour, and my weather station hit 56 mph wind gust.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Holy smokes, check out this hail I just grabbed from outside!

http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=NuVqmzAy%2FKzKWtbuU10ANIh4l5k2TGxc#.W4XRZd8pChA

GunLakeDeb
GunLakeDeb

Ouch – hope your car(s) were inside?

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Ours are, but out sons is outside. Waiting for the rain to let up to check it over.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Funny, our area of Ottawa county was left out of the watch, and we are the ones getting hammered already. Jumped right to a warning. Pouring, lightning, and blowing like all heck.

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Thunderstorm watch … Stay Tuned to your local forecast ..

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Benton Harbor has a heat index of 100! 96 here. This is some crazy heat!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

So they issue a watch now with storms less than an hour away? Seems lately they just skip the watches and jump right to warnings. They need to do that in the Winter when we have watches 3 days ahead of time for 2 inches of snow.

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Storms possibly here around 8 PM,

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

They got here little earlier.

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Sounds like we are in for some severe weather tonight. Keep an eye to the sky. Kyle said this is the most unstable the air has been all summer.

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Rain?…sure, maybe a bit. Storms?…Honestly, we’ve all heard this song before.

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

From Bill, just for fun:

“Too early for a winter prediction, but there are few indicators on the side of a really warm winter right now. “

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

It has jumped 15 degrees in the past three hours. Another hot and sticky day.

*SS*
*SS*

Yes after the rain this morning it has been sticky out.

GunLakeDeb
GunLakeDeb

My rain gauge said 1.7″ of rain overnight (at 9 AM today) – i think the rain shifted quite a bit more south than the NWS thought? I had an appointment in GR, and noted the NE winds there as compared to the south winds here at Gun Lake – with all the mammatus clouds I was seeing, I think the sky is ripe for some storms tonight, given the sun we’re getting now.

INDY
INDY

We could be seeing severe storms tonight we are in a enhance risk we don’t see that everyday. INDYDOG14

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

Especially this year.

Slim

It is now after 11 AM and the clouds are now just breaking up. This mornings thunderstorms dropped another 1.51″ of rain here at my house for a total 2 day total of 3.89″ I would say the drought here in my back yard is now broken. With the sun now out the temperature here at my house is now 72°
Slim

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Some much for that so called “heat wave”! No temps even hitting 90 degrees in GR and about 4 inches of rain! INCREDIBLE! Get ready for low humidties and lows in the 50’s!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Like I said before, a heat index of 96 is brisk, cool, and refreshing.

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

88 and 89 the past two days, which feel no different than 90 – especially when the dew points are in the miserable 70s.

Mookie
Mookie

Nice attempt at spinning… another HOT one today!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

No just hard cold facts baby! This was clearly not a heat wave and yours and Woods prediction of multiple 90 degree days was hog wash and total hype!!

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

ADA – Overnight rainfall was 1.2 inches. We are wet.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Over a inch and a half of rain here for a two day total just over 3 inches. That is more rain than we’ve had the past 4 months combined! Went to bed just after midnight last night and it was still 81 degrees out with a dew point in the 70’s. That makes for some thick nighttime air! Almost 10 a.m. now and the clearing line is only a couple miles West of here. Looks like yet another steamer of a day.