We Got Some Much Needed Rain

Bill's Blog

Here’s some rainfall totals. More: 1.40″ Comstock Park, Muskegon 0.82, Ionia 0.48″, Battle Creek 0.23″, Kalamazoo 0.21″. Wish there was a little more at Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, where they have still have only about 1/2″ of rain this month.

Severe Weather Risk Map for Weds. 5 26 21

This is the Severe Weather Risk Map for this Wed. PM/night. There is a Moderate Risk across parts of Kansas and Nebraska, where there should be quite a few reports of severe winds and hail – along with a few tornadoes. There’s also a large Slight Risk area from eastern Ohio to the Atlantic Ocean.

This is the Severe Weather Outlook Map for Thursday/Thursday night. There’s a large Enhanced Risk from the Texas Panhandle to Illinois. It looks like another day with significant numbers of severe reports…all to our south in the warm air.

Severe Weather Outlook Map from the Storm Prediction Center for Friday PM/night

On Friday, the severe threat is lower, but still includes a large moderate risk area (in dark green on the map above) from E. New Mexico to the East Coast.

West Michigan should be dry from through at least next Tuesday. Cooler air is coming in. It’s only in the 40s to low 50s at the Lake Superior shore and in the low-mid 60s at the Lake Michigan shore. Inland areas have warmed into the 70s this Wed. PM with full sunshine.

Here’s current Michigan weather observations and a surface weather map (temp. in the upper left of each station plot).

Southern Lower Michigan radar
Regional Radar

Also: Lots of “whirlybirds” coming off my silver maple tree…it’s Old Country Buffet for the squirrels.

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