With shifting winds and a cool front working through the area today, make sure to check the colors of the flags flying at Lake Michigan beaches today (Friday), and through the Fourth of July Holiday weekend

Beach Hazards Graphic

There is also a Beach Hazards Statement for beaches from Muskegon to the north, where winds and waves could create dangerous conditions. Pay careful attention to the colors of the flags flying at the beaches you visit – where you see the red flags, swimming is not recommended. Don’t swim near or jump off the piers and breakwalls on windy days. There are also Small Craft Advisories.

Here’s lightning Thursday AM from Drew Brummel.

The record high temp. for this Thursday is 99 set in 1931 – we won’t get that warm. It still looks good for the Fourth of July weekend. There’s a chance (not a sure thing) of a shower or thunderstorm Friday AM and Monday PM.

Mackinac Bridge in the fog Thursday AM

Sunset Thursday at Crockery Lake

I got the kayak out for the first time this year. This is the boat launch at Crockery Lake – Ottawa Co. I saw jumping fish, turtles, two great blue herons. A deer ran across the road just ahead of me on the way back and I had to break to avoid a groundhog. Seven deer were in the field north of Grose Park. Lots of happy voices around the lake Thursday evening.

Storm Total Rainfall off the radar for Thursday AM

The heaviest rain Thursday AM was along I-96. I got 0.61″ at my house and it was most welcome. 0.93″ at Ada was the most in our area. Houghton Lake had just over an inch.

ALSO: Tornado on 6/23 near Bunker Hill KS – out here you can often see tornadoes far away because it’s flat with very few trees and buildings to block the view.

Satellite pic. – June 29 Thurs. 2022

Here’s a satellite pic. of the Southwest U.S. and NW Mexico – you can see the Baja Peninsula. Sunny over most of California with clouds over the cooler water (sometimes called the “June gloom”.