Flood Warning, Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory

Central Great Lakes sector loop Here’s local and regional radar – these will update automatically.  The map on top is the Flood Warning, which has been expanded to include  Montcalm, Mecosta, Isabella, Osceola and Clare Counties until 8:15 Tuesday.  The Warning for Van Buren, Lake and Mason Counties is until 8:30 tomorrow evening and for Allegan, Kent, Ottawa, Newaygo, Muskegon and Oceana Counties, the warning runs to 10:30 pm.

It’s really nasty in the U.P. this morning.  The wind at Munising is north at 41 mph with a peak gust of 54 mph.  The peak wind at Munising has been 63 mph.   Sawyer/Gwinn also reported a gust to 54 mph last hour.  Lots of trees and wires down in the U.P.  Here’s a webcam from Munising.

Also:  3 waterspouts – Jakarta, Indonesia.  Tornado video from Mississippi, Tornado video yesterday in North Carolina.

  The Flood Advisory has been expanded to include Calhoun, Eaton, Gratiot and Clinton Counties until 8:15 pm.  The original Flood Advisory for Kalamazoo, Barry and Ionia Counties runs to 8:30 pm (no I don’t know why there is a 15-minute difference in times).

  Here’s rainfall totals through midnight.

  We’re now in 2nd place for wettest Octobers in Grand Rapids – we should make #1.


  Here’s October monthly rainfall totals as of midnight.  Through 10 am, Grand Rapids is up to 8.37″, so now this is the wettest Oct. ever.  Kalamazoo is over 11″ for the month, Battle Creek is about to top 10″.  Holland now over 8″ and Muskegon has topped 7″.  Fremont had 42 consecutive hours of measurable rain.  The most rain in any single hour was 0.26″, but the sum total is 3.98″ of rain.  Houghton Lake had a record 3.99″ of rain on Monday.  This storm will help to keep the water level of Lake Michigan up into early winter. Here’s some 4-5″ rain totals mainly from areas north and northeast of G.R.

This is Storm Total Rainfall as of about 2 am – the heaviest rainfall has been from north of a line from near Grand Haven to Lakeview.

  We also have the Wind Advisory for the lakeshore areas.  The Wind Advisory starts at 8 am for Mason and Oceana Counties and starts at 2 pm for Muskegon, Ottawa and Allegan Counties.  For all counties it runs until 3 am Wednesday.

Also:  Record highs of 102 in downtown L.A., 104 in El Cajon, 105 in Long Beach CA and 106 in Camarillo on Mon.  Chilly air mass coming to NW EuropeFlooding from Typhoon Lan in Japan.


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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