Posted: Oct 23, 2020 / 11:42 PM EDTUpdated: Oct 23, 2020 / 11:42 PM EDT
Significant rain fell across Lower Michigan from Thursday evening (Oct. 22) to Friday (Oct 23). Look at the rainfall totals from N. Lower Michigan – led by 5″ at Suttons Bay in Leelanau County. Traverse City, Mancelona and Gaylord got over 4″ of rain.
Here’s storm total rainfall from the radar at Gaylord. There was a fairly large area over Lake Michigan that had over 5″ of rain.
Most of West Michigan had over an inch of rain. Other rainfall totals: 3.61″ Bloomingdale, 3.44 Grand Junction, Cassopolis 2.35″, Hastings 2.31″ and Oshtemo had 1.45″.
Here’s storm total rainfall from the G.R. radar – note the bands of heavier rain in Van Buren County and in Cass County. BTW, that streak on the image above that runs northwest to southeast is caused by a water tower close to the radar dome that is blocking part of the signal.
This is forecast rainfall over the next 7 days (through the 30th). Very little rain is forecast for West Michigan over the next week – generally less than 1/4″. The heavier rain will fall in the mid-South from Oklahoma to Virginia.