This will be a wild week of weather extremes for West Michigan. Monday morning started with torrential downpours and flooding. West Michigan needs the rain but it came too fast and heavy, resulting in some flooding. Check out the safety tips in the links below.
Thunderstorm and lightning safety rules
Flash flood/flood safety rules
Here are a few of the rainfall totals reported to the Grand Rapids National Weather Service:
5.63” near Wyoming between 5AM and 8 AM
4.85” near Jenison between 5AM and 8 AM
4.30” in Caledonia between 5AM and 8 AM
3.16” in Allendale between 5AM and 8 AM
3.05” in Grandville between 5AM and 7:30 AM
Heat and humidity invade the region for Tuesday with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s. The record high temperature for Grand Rapids on Tuesday is 94° set in 1931.
Chilly air moves into the Great Lakes by the end of the week with highs in the low to mid 60s. Saturday morning low temperatures range from the low 40s to the south and along the lakeshore to the 30s for inland locations up to the north.
See the slideshow at the top of the page for more on the rain and temperature extremes.
The Grand Rapids National Weather Service wants any weather reports as well as any pictures you may have.
You can send then your weather reports via their on-line spotter report form. This can be accessed at: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/grr/spotter/
If you “like” their office facebook page, you can also report your snowfall totals and post pictures to it at: NWS Grand Rapids Facebook Page
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