October rainfall: Kalamazoo 12.24″, Battle Creek 10.99″, Holland 9.83″, Grand Rapids 9.31″ (airport), Muskegon 8.72″. The Reeds Lake water temp. is down to 59. Lake Michigan is calming down. Here’s wave heights (and water temps.) at midday: S. Haven 4.5 ft.(57.6 deg.), Port Sheldon 3.6 ft. (57.6 deg.), Muskegon (57.0 deg.), Ludington 4.6 ft. (48.2 deg.). Some upwelling cooled the water temp. at Ludington. Some of the buoys are coming out within the next few days (of when the lake calms down). Small Craft Advisories come down at 5 pm today.
Work continues to clear downed trees and restore power in the U.P. after fierce winds of up to 63 mph caused thousands of customers to lose power. Paulding and Herman MI reported 2″ of snow on the ground this AM. Michigamme, Ishpeming and Marquette had an inch on the ground. The pic. shows a light snowcover this AM at Marquette.
Here’s rainfall for the past 3 day (up to midnight). We’ve had more than 14 times the amount of rain in Oct. than we had in Sept. Fremont had measurable rain 57 out of 58 hours. The most rain any hour was 0.26″.
Here’s October rainfall up to midnight…an October record for most cities in W. Michigan.
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.