WEST MICHIGAN WEATHER

By: charlesimages , 3:48 AM GMT on October 20, 2013

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November is a transitional month. When we go from Fall weather, to Winter weather. Often, large and powerful storm systems affect areas of the US during November. These storm systems can deepen quickly, spawn severe weather including a few tornadoes, heavy snow, heavy rain, and powerful synoptic winds. These windy storm systems have given this month's average weather a slogan: "The Gales Of November"

11/15/13 - 10:07PM EST:
Warmer air is making it's way into MI tonight into tomorrow. Breezy conditions should prevail. Some rain moves in as well for Saturday with a couple of thunderstorms possible.

Highs could top out in the mid 60s on Sunday with rain likely and possible thunderstorms. Some of which could be strong, or even severe. Especially south of I-96 and even more so south of I-94. Tornadoes are even possible, wind damage appears to be the main threat.

The cold air wraps in behind the system on Monday with rain changing to snow. Any lake effect snow would be likely confined to areas along and west of US 131.

Colder air will rule Tuesday with highs in the 30s and a chance of snow showers.

We clear out for Wednesday and Thursday with highs returning to the 40s.

Another storm system could impact the area late this week into next weekend bringing rain, followed by some snow. More details on that later.

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Rain, Hail, and Fall Colors (charlesimages)
Today we had rain, hail, and graupel. This rain/hail shaft was illuminated by the bright sunshine, and the Fall Colors were set ablaze beneath it!
Rain, Hail, and Fall Colors
Rusty Old Barn (charlesimages)
Fall Colors surround this rusty old barn in Greenville, MI.
Rusty Old Barn
Flat River Fall Colors (charlesimages)
A beautiful scene here in Michigan of the Flat River and Fall Colors near Belding, MI. You can follow me on facebook at www.facebook/com/CharlesRussellSP to see more photography.
Flat River Fall Colors
Pine Lake Sunset (charlesimages)
A beautiful sunset at Pine Lake. With water still as glass.
Pine Lake Sunset
Rain Showers + Faint Rainbow (charlesimages)
Some nice contrast on these showers with a hint of a faint rainbow there on the lower left!
Rain Showers + Faint Rainbow

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37. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:33 PM GMT on January 27, 2014
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36. palmettobug53
5:51 PM GMT on January 01, 2014
Happy New Year! Hope you had a good Christmas, too.
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35. juslivn
10:21 PM GMT on December 31, 2013
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34. charlesimages
3:03 AM GMT on November 16, 2013
I get to play on Sunday. Severe weather potential is very far north!! Here's a pic from my FB page LOL


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33. charlesimages
3:03 AM GMT on November 16, 2013
Quoting 32. RobDaHood:
Happy Friday Charles!
Thanks Rob!! You too bud!
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32. RobDaHood
3:52 PM GMT on November 15, 2013
Happy Friday Charles!
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31. charlesimages
11:25 PM GMT on November 01, 2013
Quoting 29. dewpoint:
Absolutely gorgeous photos, Charles!
Thank you!!

Quoting 30. palmettobug53:
Hey, Chuck! Happy November and white rabbits X 3!

Where did October get to? It seems like just a couple of weeks since my surgery in Sept. Boy, time flies!
Thank you, and to you as well! :) This year has really zipped on by. I can hardly believe it! October didn't stick around long at all haha.
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30. palmettobug53
10:42 PM GMT on November 01, 2013
Hey, Chuck! Happy November and white rabbits X 3!

Where did October get to? It seems like just a couple of weeks since my surgery in Sept. Boy, time flies!
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29. dewpoint
10:38 PM GMT on November 01, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous photos, Charles!
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28. charlesimages
9:43 PM GMT on November 01, 2013
Thank you Sandi!! I wish the same for you my friend :) Can't believe it's November already!
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27. sandiquiz
7:43 AM GMT on November 01, 2013


Hi Charles - Wishing you a very happy, healthy and safe month:)
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26. charlesimages
10:43 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
I was excited, yet calm also to be among that monster. It was such a great day overall. Lots of structure, tons of lightning, large hail. Just a great day. I'd do it again in a heartbeat! It's what I live for haha. There is a funny clip on the B roll video of hail hitting that crack and Mike makes a joke about it and we all laugh. Different video.
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25. palmettobug53
10:26 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
YIKES... How you do that, I dunno. Scared the bejeebers out of me just watching that clip. BIG lightning. Angry clouds. Crack in the windshield.
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24. charlesimages
10:13 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
Quoting 23. schoolcraftwxman09:
Nice to see this up here! Great Job!
Thank you!! :)
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23. schoolcraftwxman09
8:57 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
Nice to see this up here! Great Job!
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22. charlesimages
8:29 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
Well in that case Bug, I should make it a point to go there one day!
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21. charlesimages
8:29 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
Here is a shot my chase partner and good friend Michael Phelps took of me in 2012 staring down the mighty Earth Eater supercell. I was hired onto the tours to help out. I will be hired on again in 2014. Below the image is my video of the Earth Eater. What a beast!



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20. palmettobug53
8:28 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
Didja know that another name for Charleston, SC is 'Chucktown?' Google it and see! lol
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19. charlesimages
8:26 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
Keeper, Africa looks like a nice place to be this time of year. Or Australia! A lot of cold air in Canada preparing to break loose and move SE.

Thanks Rob! Yeah, I have avoided the camera for the most part since I gained weight, but I'm losing it all now so soon I will be photogenic once more! That shirt I got at the Def Leppard/Journey concert in 2006. It rocked!
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18. RobDaHood
8:22 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
Cool.
Thought it was. Haven't seen a photo of you in a while.
Like the shirt!
:o)
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17. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
8:21 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
global tenps hr 192 gfs

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16. charlesimages
8:20 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
LOL yeah just a little guy. I catch and release.

Glad to be back Rob :) Thanks for the compliment, I always tried to be a good guy! That is me in my avatar. It's a pic from 2008 but I photoshopped myself over a lightning picture from 2007 that I duplicated a few times.
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15. RobDaHood
8:17 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
LOL
Yeah, doesn't even qualify as sushi!

We are glad you came back Charles. You were always one of the good guys. BTW... is that you in the Avatar?
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14. charlesimages
8:01 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
Hey Sandi! I am back to stay this time :) Especially with winter coming up. I have missed WU and all of you great folks! I am posting photos again as well. Would you believe that I will be 26 this year? Oh my, time flies. Haha. Good to see ya! Glad you liked the photos. We are having a late color show too. Still lots of green, and with the cold, most leaves are turning brown. It is a mixed show this year.

Yeah Bug, FB isn't for everyone. That site has gotten bad as of late.. wanting money to promote our posts to our own friends! How greedy is that? I do get tons of interaction there though from 1000s of people. The entire "storm chaser community" is on there, so that is my main social circle. WU is a great place. I had some bad times in the past here, but not only have times changed, but so have I. A LOT.. I am a lot different than I used to be. But I missed WU and a few friends had suggested I bring the West MI WX Blog back so I did, and I am glad! :)
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13. charlesimages
7:56 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
Nah Rob, just a little guy. Here is a cell phone photo of the Chub from my facebook page haha.

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12. palmettobug53
7:22 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
Yeah, some of us have resisted the call to FB and points west. Or east, north, south, as the case may be.

Maybe I'm in a rut but, personally, I'm perfectly happy staying here on WU. It's warm, comfy and some of my best friends are here.
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11. sandiquiz
7:19 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
Welcome back..... again!
Should I take bets on how long you will stay this time? Will you still be here for your birthday so we can all wish you a Very Happy Day:) lol

Wonderful photos, I especially love the autumn trees along the river... our trees are still very green, and are only just beginning to colour. If we get some cold nights the leaves will fall and we will miss the colour this year:(
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10. RobDaHood
7:18 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
Well, I hope that it was a chubby chub!
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9. charlesimages
7:05 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
Hey Keeper! Thanks for the maps! Feel free to post them whenever you want to, I enjoy them and they certainly do add good info to my blog! Winter is usually busy here around WU, so I definitely picked a good time to come back.

Hey Bug! Thank you! It has been a few years since I had it. I want to say 2008 or 2009? So I was a little weary bringing it back, since I didn't know if people would remember me. But I was pleased to see a lot of you regulars still active on here, so I did it! Glad you like the Rusty Old Barn pic. I was looking for fall colors, and saw that and just said "Oh yeah, that is the shot!" A nice gem north of town.

Hey Rob! Thanks man! It has been a while since I regularly blogged here. I did some hit or miss blogging for a while, but now I am back full timing again. Don't know what took me so long lol. Glad you like the shots! I tried fishing that part of the Flat River, I caught one Chub. There were more, but only one bit haha.

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8. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:17 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
its getting close now to winter weather program for the next 5 months
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7. RobDaHood
3:14 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
Good to see you blogging again Charles.
Really nice pics.

Love the Barn shot and that river pic makes me want to get out the kayaks!
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6. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:13 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
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5. palmettobug53
3:12 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
Good to see you again and glad that you've brought the W. MI Weather Blog back.

Love the rusty barn pic. I have a thing for old barns and that one looks great with the fall foliage.
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4. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:10 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
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3. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:09 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
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2. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:09 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
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1. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:08 PM GMT on October 20, 2013
good to see ya ci as always I will post all weather images here as well as my page and the docs also blizzs blog during the up and coming winter season
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