Weds. Midday Update

Central Great Lakes sector loop Here’s local and regional radar – these will update automatically.   Not much out there, mainly a few sprinkles and some of that isn’t reaching the ground.  The top pic. is the Muskegon Channel (from NOAA Coastwatch). You can see the sky is clear if you look to the northwest. Waves at the Muskegon buoy, a couple miles offshore, are running at only 4″ at 11 am. The South Haven buoy shows 6″ and the Port Sheldon buoy is at 11″. I don’t have beach water temps. any more, but here’s the buoy temps: Ludington 63.7, Muskegon 63.1, Port Sheldon 66.1, S. Haven 64.8 and St. Joseph 64.8. The Reeds Lake water temp. at 11 am was 68.

The top pic. is the Muskegon Channel – looking northwest you see a lot of blue sky.  This is a late morning satellite picture.  The center of the weak circulation that is Irma is in western Kentucky and that will slide slowly northeast.  The chunk of rain in Indiana will continue to move north and weaken.  The Kennedy Space Center remains closed today (Weds.).  Hurricane video from Reed Timmer.  Still 2-3 feet of water in downtown Jacksonville FL.

Look at size of the area covered by the remnant clouds of hurricane Irma – from Lower Michigan to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Plains out into the Atlantic Ocean.  Look at how the hurricanes have cooled the surface ocean water by stirring up colder water from below the surface.

cone graphicSome Good News: –  Hurricane Jose should stay off the East Coast.  It also misses Bermuda as it weakens to a Tropical Storm.   gasoline shortages very slowly improving in FL and the Southeast.  It was quite cool for this time of year under Irma’s clouds and rain – Talahassee FL had a high temp. of 65 yesterday.  They get days warmer than that in mid-winter.  The 65 at TLH was one of the coolest high temps. in the contiguous U.S. yesterday.  The Eastern Pacific has a few tropical depressions, but is relatively quiet right now.  Fort Lauderdale’s main beach road, A1A is now a giant sandbox.  The number of snakebites in Jacksonville has increased significantly.

Also:  Lightning over the Tyrrhanian SeaFlooding in Uruguay.  Typhoon Talim hits JapanSatellite view of Typhoon Talim,   Windy in NW EuropeWind damage in the Netherlands-29F at Summit, Greenland.

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. 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, the Port Sheldon buoy, the S. Haven buoy, the Muskegon buoy and the Ludington buoy. Cool U.S. satellite loop.

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