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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
1017 PM EDT SAT OCT 30 2004

...STRONG WINDS WHIP SOUTHEAST LOWER MICHIGAN ON SATURDAY...

A VERY STRONG AND TIGHTLY WRAPPED STORM SYSTEM MOVED ACROSS THE UPPER 
GREAT LAKES THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON SATURDAY. THIS SYSTEM USHERED IN 
VERY HIGH SOUTHWEST WINDS. BY NOON THE WINDS HAD PICKED UP AT MOST 
LOCATIONS...GUSTING TO AT LEAST 30 MPH. THE 2PM TO 5PM WINDOW SAW 
THE HIGHEST WINDS ACROSS OUR REGION. WINDS WERE VERY STRONG DURING 
THIS TIME FRAME...WITH SUSTAINED WINDS FROM 35 TO 45 MPH AND GUSTS 
WELL OVER 50 MPH. WIDESPREAD DAMAGE WAS REPORTED. ALL 17 COUNTIES IN 
SOUTHEAST LOWER MICHIGAN...FROM BAY COUNTY SOUTH TO LENAWEE AND 
MONROE COUNTIES...EXPERIENCED WIND DAMAGE. CENTRAL DISPATCH FROM 
EACH COUNTY RECEIVED NUMEROUS REPORTS OF POWER LINES...SMALL 
TREES...AND LARGE BRANCHES DOWNED FROM THE HIGH WINDS. BY 5PM THE 
WINDS CAPABLE OF THIS TYPE OF DAMAGE HAD SUBSIDED...HOWEVER VERY 
GUSTY WINDS CONTINUED WELL INTO THE EVENING HOURS.  


THE FOLLOWING ARE WIND REPORTS RECEIVED FROM OFFICIAL NATIONAL 
WEATHER SERVICE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SITES...TAKEN ON 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2004 THROUGHOUT SOUTHEAST LOWER MICHIGAN. THE 
WIND SENSOR AT THESE SITES ARE LOCATED ABOUT 7 FEET OFF THE GROUND. 
THE GUSTS WITH AN ASTERISK INDICATE SITES WHERE THE PEAK WIND GUST 
IS ONLY RECORDED AT THE TIME OF OBSERVATION AND MAY NOT REPRESENT 
THE HIGHEST WIND GUST AT THE SITE.


                   PEAK WIND       OBSERVED     
LOCATION             GUST            TIME      

DETROIT METRO        56 MPH          430 PM
ANN ARBOR            56 MPH          323 PM
HOWELL               55 MPH *        200 PM
NWS WHITE LAKE       55 MPH          230 PM
YPSILANTI            55 MPH          350 PM
MONROE               54 MPH *        215 PM
DETROIT CITY         52 MPH          407 PM
FLINT                51 MPH          200 PM
GROSSE ILE           50 MPH *        230 PM
LAMBERTVILLE         48 MPH *        222 PM
PONTIAC              48 MPH          300 PM
PORT HURON           47 MPH *        518 PM
ADRIAN               47 MPH          230 PM
SAGINAW              46 MPH *       1230 PM
MOUNT CLEMENS        46 MPH *        155 PM
BAD AXE              45 MPH *        521 PM
PORT HOPE            40 MPH          430 PM



THE FOLLOWING ARE WIND REPORTS AND DAMAGE REPORTS RECEIVED FROM 
TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS. ALL WIND GUSTS LISTED ARE MEASURED BY WIND 
INSTRUMENTS WHICH ARE IN MOST CASES MOUNTED ON THE SPOTTERS ROOFTOP.
THE BELLE ISLE REPORT...HOWEVER...WAS MOUNTED 60 FT ABOVE THE DETROIT
RIVER AT THE DOSSIN MUSEUM.


              PEAK WIND  OBSERVED     DAMAGE
LOCATION        GUST       TIME       REPORTS

OTISVILLE       72 MPH     130 PM     PATIO FURNITURE/TRASH CANS ETC.
SHELBY TWP      69 MPH     400 PM     LARGE TREE BRANCHES DOWN
ROCHESTER HILLS 67.5 MPH   400 PM     ROOF DAMAGE/SMALL TREES DOWN
TROY            63.9 MPH   400 PM     LARGE TREE & LARGE BRANCHES DOWN
KIMBALL TWP     62 MPH     420 PM
CLINTON TWP     59 MPH     325 PM     A BUSINESS LOST PARTS OF ROOF
SALINE          58 MPH     245 PM     
BELLE ISLE      57 MPH     239 PM  
DRYDEN                     347 PM     NUMEROUS TREE BRANCHES DOWN
PORT HURON                 330 PM     LARGE TREE & 2 LARGE LIMBS DOWN
FAIRGROVE TWP              220 PM     TREE SNAPPED/LARGE BRANCHES DOWN
FLUSHING                   230 PM     POWER LINES DOWN ACROSS ROAD/SIDING 
                                      RIPPED OFF HOUSES

NOTE: THE LAST 4 REPORTS CAME IN WITHOUT WIND SPEEDS.



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