Rain Watershed Reports

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It will be mostly cloudy today and scattered light rain showers and sprinkles will develop late this morning and afternoon. Highs will be in the 40s. Dry weather is expected late tonight through Saturday. Colder air will arrive on Sunday, on strong gusty winds, with rain showers changing to snow showers with a dusting of snow accumulation possible. Temperatures will fall through the 30s Sunday.


Some time ago I wrote a post on the various watersheds in Michigan.  Today I am adding the rainfall data from CoCoRaHS for the month of October.

Kalamazoo Watershed

The Kalamazoo River watershed spans parts of Michigan. It has a total area of 229,730 acres or 359 square miles.

Accumulated Precipitation for October 2020: 6.88 in.

There are 21 CoCoRaHS stations in this watershed including mine.

 

Gun River Watershed

The Gun River watershed spans parts of Michigan. It has a total area of 73,275 acres or 114 square miles.

Accumulated Precipitation for October 2020: 3.64 in.

There are 11 CoCoRaHS stations in this watershed.

Springbrooke/Kalamzoo River Water Shed

The Spring Brook-Kalamazoo River watershed spans parts of Michigan. It has a total area of 146,138 acres or 228 square miles.

Accumulated Precipitation for October 2020: 4.15 in.

There are 24 CoCoRaHS stations in this watershed.

Grand River Watershed

The Grand River watershed spans parts of Michigan. It has a total area of 199,702 acres or 312 square miles.

Accumulated Precipitation for October 2020: 3.31 in.

There are 46 CoCoRaHS stations in this watershed.

Lower Thornapple River watershed

The Lower Thornapple River watershed spans parts of Michigan. It has a total area of 159,739 acres or 250 square miles.

Accumulated Precipitation for October 2020: 3.72 in.

There are 33 CoCoRaHS stations in this watershed.

Rush Creek Grand River

The Rush Creek-Grand River watershed spans parts of Michigan. It has a total area of 235,203 acres or 368 square miles.

Accumulated Precipitation for October 2020: 3.45 in.

There are 94 CoCoRaHS stations in this watershed.


In my next post, I will cover the Lansing Area and some more as time permits.


 

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Nathan (Forest Hills)
Nathan (Forest Hills)

Interesting info Michael, I took a class in college on watersheds because my research focused on ArcGIS and my professor wanted me to learn about hydrology in more detail. Looking forward to Lansing stats.
Also Im excited for winter! I will be more active once the snow starts!

INDY
INDY

Currently 42* degrees out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR turn the heat up another cold below average October day in west Michigan loving it ….INDY …

Slim

I was just out side to do a few things in the yard and boy that wind is COLD. For my walk I am going to get my winter coat out. At this time it is cloudy, windy and 44.
Slim

INDY
INDY

Yes it’s a nother cold October day that’s for sure don’t forget the winter hat and gloves also Slim …INDY ..

Slim

Not disagreeing with Barry as what he said is true. But at this time with 3 days to go October 2020 will still be the coldest October since October 2009. Both here and at GRR the low so far this month has been 30. The low for the month so far is also 30 at Lansing and Muskegon, 29 at Kalamazoo and 31 at Holland. And as for snow fall while we have not yet seen snow fall in most of west Michigan up at Marquette at the airport they have recorded a record snow fall amount for any October… Read more »

INDY
INDY

Your right Slim thanks again for the facts yes 30’s in October are pretty uncommon for West Michigan standards it’s been years since we had this cold of a Fall just wait for November and December we don’t even want to think about January and February lol when we add tons of lake effect snow …Enjoy a nother below cloudy average day in west Michigan…INDY

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Well you say that every year, but the fact is the past several years the lake effect snow has been almost non existent. If we stay in the same pattern this year, and several outlooks from different sources including the one Slim quoted last week say we will, there once again could be a lack of lake snow again this Winter. For now our official snow fall stands at 0.0”. Pretty “uncommon” for October.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Been crazy busy with work since I took over, but still try to read the blog everyday. I like the watershed info MV! Something different.
This October has been a little cool, but it looks like we will end the month with ZERO snow. In fact we are already running below average with snow as we’ve normally had almost half an inch by now. In our area we still haven’t even had a freeze yet as the coldest temp so far this Fall has been 33 degrees.

Slim

If there is no reported snow fall in the next 3 days it will only be the 2nd time in the last 10 years were not even a trace of snow fall was reported at Grand Rapids. And remember the last 10 October’s were mostly warmer than the 30 year average.
Slim

Slim

At this time it is cloudy and 39 here. The low both here and at the airport was 37.
Slim