High Wind Event Wrapup

Fall Storm Brings High Winds to Southwest Lower Michigan 


October 26-27 2010 storm at Grand Haven. Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Press.

Sample of the Highest Wind Gusts:

71 mph at Ludington State Park at 1040 am on Wednesday.

68 mph at the Holland lake shore at 833 pm Wednesday

61 mph at the Muskegon lake shore at 905 pm Wednesday.

61 mph at Evart in Osceola County at 130 pm on Wednesday.

60 mph at Ionia (airport) at 335 pm Wednesday.

55 mph at Grand Rapids (airport) at 538 pm Wednesday.


Storm Summary

A line of showers and thunderstorms brought isolated wind damage on Tuesday morning. Tree limbs and signs were blown down in Allegan County. After those storms moved east, low pressure over northern Minnesota intensified and brought high winds across Lake Michigan and the adjacent coast on Tuesday afternoon and evening. Then the high winds spread inland, reaching a crescendo on Wednesday that knocked out power to more than 200,000 people in Michigan.

High winds from a thunderstorm snapped this tree in Allegan County on Tuesday morning.

Damage to a barn in Gobles, Allegan County from the high winds on Wednesday afternoon.

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