Record Rainfall Friday and Windy Friday Night

 

  • A record daily maximum rainfall of 2.83 inches was set at Grand Rapids Friday. This breaks the old daily record for October 30th of 1.02 set in 1991.
  • A record daily maximum rainfall of 1.73 inches was set at Muskegon Friday. This breaks the old daily record for October 30th of 1.23 set in 1991.
  • A record daily maximum rainfall of 1.11 inches was set at Lansing Friday. This breaks the old daily record for October 30th of 0.97 set in 1870.
  • With 2.83 inches at Grand Rapids, Friday October 30th was the second wettest day on record for the month of October. The wettest October day on record was October 3rd, 1954 when 3.59 inches of rain was measured.
  • Rainfall at Lansing and Muskegon Friday did not make the top ten list of wettest October days.
  • Grand Rapids has measured 7.64 inches of rainfall for the month of October. This makes October 2009 the second wettest October on record. October 1954 was the wettest on record with 8.32 inches.
  • This October in Muskegon ranked as the sixth wettest with a total of 6.00 inches for the month. The wettest October for Muskegon was in 1991 when a total of 7.33 inches fell.
  • It has not been nearly as wet at Lansing this October. The 4.08 inches for the month is a far cry from the record wettest October which occurred in 1941 when 7.32 inches fell.

 
Grand Rapids Area Wettest Octobers

Rank   Value     Year
  1         8.32      1954
  2         7.64      2009
  3         7.48      2001
  4         6.71      1911
  5         6.30      1969
  6         6.18      1941
  7         5.61      1991
  8         5.58      1959
  9         5.37      1988
 10        5.05      1990


Muskegon Area Wettest Octobers

Rank   Value     Year
  1         7.33      1991
  2         6.56      1969
  3         6.36      1954
  4         6.15      1904
  5         6.09      2001
  6         6.00      2009
  7         5.98      1941
  8         5.88      1921
  9         5.15      1959
 10        5.13      1919


Lansing Area Wettest Octobers

Rank   Value     Year
  1         7.32      1941
  2         5.73      1884
  3         5.71      1875
  4         5.69      2001, 1877
  6         5.58      1990
  7         5.18      1881
  8         5.00      1911
  9         4.99      1959
 10        4.97      1932
 17        4.08      2009

 

 

 

 

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
646 AM EDT SAT OCT 31 2009

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0203 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 4 SSE MUSKEGON 43.17N 86.22W
10/30/2009 M52.00 MPH MUSKEGON MI ASOS

0316 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 2 ENE LUDINGTON 43.97N 86.41W
10/30/2009 M43.00 MPH MASON MI AWOS

0635 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 2 S HOLLAND 42.75N 86.11W
10/30/2009 M48.00 MPH ALLEGAN MI ASOS

0756 PM NON-TSTM WND GST SSE BALDWIN 43.90N 85.85W
10/30/2009 M35.00 MPH LAKE MI OTHER FEDERAL

THIS GUST WAS MEASURED BY THE BALDWIN RAWS.

0815 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 2 SE MASON 42.56N 84.42W
10/30/2009 M37.00 MPH INGHAM MI AWOS

0854 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 1 ENE CHARLOTTE 42.57N 84.82W
10/30/2009 M44.00 MPH EATON MI AWOS

0855 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 1 SSE MARSHALL 42.26N 84.96W
10/30/2009 M37.00 MPH CALHOUN MI AWOS

0907 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 4 SSE KALAMAZOO 42.24N 85.56W
10/30/2009 M44.00 MPH KALAMAZOO MI ASOS

0936 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 4 SSE SOUTH HAVEN 42.35N 86.25W
10/30/2009 M36.00 MPH VAN BUREN MI AWOS

0939 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 1 NE MOUNT PLEASANT 43.61N 84.76W
10/30/2009 M44.00 MPH ISABELLA MI AWOS

0948 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 5 NNW LANSING 42.80N 84.58W
10/30/2009 M49.00 MPH CLINTON MI ASOS

0949 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 1 NW BATTLE CREEK 42.33N 85.21W
10/30/2009 M47.00 MPH CALHOUN MI ASOS

1015 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 4 SSW ALMA 43.32N 84.69W
10/30/2009 M37.00 MPH GRATIOT MI AWOS

1055 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 3 WNW JACKSON 42.26N 84.46W
10/30/2009 M45.00 MPH JACKSON MI ASOS

1230 AM NON-TSTM WND GST 2 NNW LUDINGTON STATE P 44.06N 86.52W
10/31/2009 M53.00 MPH MASON MI OTHER FEDERAL

THIS GUST WAS MEASURED AT BIG SABLE POINT.

0145 AM NON-TSTM WND GST 1 W SOUTH HAVEN 42.40N 86.30W
10/31/2009 M51.00 MPH VAN BUREN MI BUOY

THIS GUST WAS MEASURED AT THE SOUTH HAVEN GLERL BUOY.

0225 AM NON-TSTM WND GST 4 W MUSKEGON 43.22N 86.33W
10/31/2009 M49.00 MPH MUSKEGON MI BUOY

THIS GUST WAS MEASURED AT THE MUSKEGON GLERL BUOY.

0420 AM NON-TSTM WND GST 4 E KENTWOOD 42.90N 85.51W
10/31/2009 M43.00 MPH KENT MI ASOS

 



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