Storm Slowly Moving Away

The powerful storm centered over Pennsylvania brought high winds and a mixture of some light rain, snow and sleet across Lower Michigan on Tuesday. Rain showers will persist into Wednesday but the storm will be weakening and moving north, so the winds will be diminishing. Winds on Tuesday gusted over 60 mph along the southern Lake Michigan Coast, with gusts over 40 mph across inland areas. The winds brought some trees down, causing scattered power outages. Here are some peak wind gusts across southwest Lower Michigan from the storm.

Peak Wind (mph)     Location

64 mph.......South Haven (Lake Michigan coast)

58 mph.......Manistee (Lake Michigan coast)

52 mph.......Ludingston State Park, Big Sable Point

48 mph.......Holland (Lake Michigan coast)

46 mph.......Ludington (airport)

46 mph.......Muskegon (Lake Michigan coast and airport)

40 mph.......Grand Rapids (airport)

39 mph.......Lansing (airport), Kalamazoo (airport)

36 mph.......Battle Creek (airport)

In addition to the wind gusts recorded above, there was some wind damage that occurred as a result of the winds. The damage occurred mainly along the lakeshore counties where the strongest winds were recorded. This damage was mainly scattered trees down in the lakeshore counties. Scattered power outages occurred across the entire area. Below is a map of the reports that the office has taken.

You can monitor the progess of the storm here:

Hi-Res National Radar Loop



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