Heavy Rain in Michigan

Bill's Blog

Here are some rainfall totals from Wed. 5/1/19.  There was some flooding in the Detroit area, notably in Dearborn.  The 1.2″ in Muskegon was a daily record for 5/1.  For the year, Grand Rapids has had 14.26″ of precipitation – average is 9.72″, so that’s 4.54″ above average.  The above average precipitation has come without any significant flooding, but it has contributed to the high water levels of the Great Lakes and some inland lakes.

There were 29 reported tornadoes on Tue. from SW Missouri and SE Kansas south to N Texas.  Several injuries were reported near Blue OK. 

This map shows the probability of severe weather for May 1.  At this time of year, the most likely area to see severe weather is Oklahoma into N. Texas. 

Click for latest Composite Reflectivity radar loop from the Grand Rapids/Muskegon, MI radar and current weather warnings
Here’s Grand Rapids radar – more showers today and perhaps an isolated non-severe thunderstorm.

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