Seeing Storms 100 Miles Away

I took the picture above just south of Crockery Lake.  Looking southeast you could see some cumulonimbus and towering cumulus clouds.  These showers/t-showers were about 100 miles away.   This is a snippet from the G.R. radar storm total precipitation map.  Forget the light blue…you can see there was rain in Hillsdale, SW Jackson and a couple of dots in E. Calhoun County.  The only rainfall total I saw was 0.09″ in Hillsdale County.  The Hillsdale Airport does not report rainfall, but I saw their visibility dropped from 10 miles to 1.75 miles (that would be because of rain) and…