Chance of Thunderstorms

Central Great Lakes sector loop Thunderstorms moving thru W. Michigan. These t-showers produced 16 reports of hail in E. Wisconsin and a handful of hail reports here in W. Michigan. Most of the hail was pea-sized, but there were a couple of reports of hail around 1″ in diameter at Sheboygan WI. There could be a brief period of heavy rain, but the storms are moving along, so the heavy rain would not last in one area for very long. There is virtually no chance of severe winds or tornadoes with these storms, but as cold as it is…small hail is certainly possible.  The t-storms are dropping SE.  To report hail (or any other severe weather) send an email to   1am. Hail covered the ground near Montague and hail was reported at Apple Ave. and Quarterline Road in Muskegon. The Muskegon GLERL weather station had a wind gust to 43 mph. Small hail here at WOOD-TV at 2:20 am.  Hail at Saugatuck/Douglas and Paw Paw.  A few good cracks of thunder here…nothing severe. At 1:12 am, the wind at the Holland Beach was ESE at 6 mph, gust to 16 mph – at 1:18 am, the wind was north at 17 mph iwht a gust to 24 mph. Storm in the Chicago area produced 1″ diameter hail. At 3:05 am – 61 Consumers Energy customers without power in Kent Co., 19 in Muskegon Co. and 1 in Oceana Co. 


Meso discussion for hail potential for E Iowa and N. Illinois during the early morning.

Links: Here’s Grand Rapids radar and Northern Michigan radar, Milwaukee radar, Northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar, Detroit radar, Regional radar, the Updated GRR NWS Short Term Discussion. Here’s College of DuPage Radar Map (pick any radar in the U.S.), College of DuPage Grand Rapids radar, the West Michigan Lightning Tracker, National Lightning Tracker, the local warning/advisory map, the National warning/watch/advisory map, and a surface weather map. Here’s the 84-Hour snow forecast from the NAM model and the 120-hour snow forecast from the GFS model. You can checkout the latest Grand Rapids NWS discussion, the Northern Indiana NWS discussion (includes the Michigan Counties that border Indiana), the discussion for Northern Lower Michigan, and Eastern Lower Michigan. Here’s the Spyglass Condos Weather Station the S. Haven GLERL station, the Muskegon GLERL station, the Grand Haven Steelheaders webcam and weather station, and the weather station at Holland State Park. Check out the links to webcams. Here’s the infrared satellite loop (night) and the visible satellite loop (daytime), Lake Michigan water temperatures (summer). Here’s recent storm reports from SW Michigan, Northern Michigan, NE Illinois, SE. Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and E. Michigan. Check out the wind and wave height at the South Mid-Lake Michigan Buoy (Apr. to Nov. only), the North Mid-Lake Michigan Buoy (Apr. to Nov. only), the buoy at Big Sable Point near Ludington and the weather station on the beach at St. Joseph. Here’s Michigan ski conditions. Cool U.S. satellite loop.

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