Strong WindsJanuary 19th, 2013 at 4:40 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Peak Gusts: 71.9 mph on the beach at Michigan City, IN. 67.1 mph Grand Haven Channel, 64.7 mph Muskegon Beach, 62 nph S. Haven Beach, 61 mph Lansing, 60 mph Battle Creek and at the Holland Beach, 58 mph in East Grand Rapids, 55 mph at Marshall, 52 mph at Kalamazoo and Ionia, 49 mph Fremont. I’m glad the leaves are off the trees. Thunder and lightning in NE Kent Co. shortly before 11 PM – centered near the Lake Bella Vista dam by 9 mile and Blakely! Lots of lightning from Gratiot Co. to Saginaw Bay around 11 PM. Gusts to 64 mph at Northport…60 mph Chicago (Harrison Crib) 58 mph Kenosha and Fond Du Lac, Mineral Pt. WI and Monroe WI. 1″ of snow in 12 minutes at Gaylord! The Wind Advisory continues into the morning for all of Central and Southern Lower Michigan. Temperatures quickly fell below freezing as the cold front arrived around midnight and snow flurries/showers will continue. We also have a Winter Storm Warning for parts of NW Lower Michigan, where a foot of snow could fall. Red Wings not lookin’ real good…18 shots to 2 at one stretch…we’ve got to do better than that! Pictures by Drake Olmstead (wave) and Kelly from Rockford with the hail pics.