Thunderstorms Move East

Central Great Lakes sector loop

 Pic. up top from Dan Voss and the No. Indiana NWS shows a truck tipped by strong winds at the Fort Wayne IN airport, where a gust to 55 mph was recorded.  Other severe reports so far:  1.5″ diameter hail near Three Rivers, 1″ hail at Leroy, nickel-sized hail at Pine Creek and pea-sized hail at Burlington (all three of those in Calhoun Co.) and pea-sized hail at Vicksburg in Kalamazoo County.  Penny-sized hail fell at Albion and 1/2″ hail at Jackson.

  Here’s 1-inch diameter hail that fell this morning in Blanchard near Mt. Pleasant (from Heather Quackenbush). We had numerous reports of small hail from last night’s storms, along with wind gusts as high as 65 mph at Big Sable Point

Rainfall since midnight: 0.95″ Lansing, 0.88″ Holland (4.19″ for the month), 0.79″ Muskegon, 0.73″ for the month (4.04″ for the month), 0.51″ Battle Creek, 0.43″ Kalamazoo.

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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