Significant Thunderstorms For Our Thursday Night – Mid Michigan

started by CathieU, August 30, 2019
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      There were a line of thunderstorms which crossed over the state from the northwest late yesterday leaving 0.62″ of rain in my gauge.  Severe TS warnings were issued well into the storm and by that time we could determine that for ourselves.  A weak tornado was even confirmed just east of New Lothrop shortly after 9 PM and that was about the time that we got it here.  There was heavy rain, pea sized hail, strong winds and plenty of lightning to go with it.   I sat out watching the storm approach for about half an hour until the thunder got quite close.  That’s something that I love to do but don’t get many chances to do it since we get very few storms here where I live.  Today is wonderful with cooler temps and plenty of sun.  We were looking forward to a lovely weekend but now we are told that Saturday night may bring rain thanks to Hurricane Dorian.  I’m wishing that she would do an about face and head back out into the Atlantic, and I’m sure the folks in Florida feel the same way.  But will be will be.

      Our 3:30 PM temperature is 75°F (24°C), the humidity is 47%, and winds are from the west at 12 mph, gusting to 16 mph.  The pressure is 30.10 in (1019.3 mb) and rising.  Visibility is 10 miles.  The dew point is 53°F (12°C).  Yesterday’s high was 83°F (28°C) and the overnight low was 57°F (14°C).  Averages for this date are 80°F / 57°F.


      This Afternoon:  Partly cloudy with a high of 75°F.  Winds W at 15-20 mph.

      Tonight:  Partly cloudy.  Low 49°F.  Winds NNW at 5-10 mph.

      Saturday:  A mix of sun and clouds.  High 75°F.  Winds ENE at 5-10 mph

      Saturday Night:  Increasing clouds with showers developing late.  Low 56°F  Winds light and variable.  Chance of rain 40%.

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