Watch ends – More Chances for StormsJune 24th, 2013 at 7:21 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Nearly 50,000 customers without power in far S. Michigan and N. Indiana Monday evening. Indiana-Michigan Power reported 1,221 customers without power in Cass Co., 1570 in Berrien Co. and 342 customers in their area of St. Joseph Co. Michigan. Fire Depts. in Sturgis, White Pigeon and Constantine report they are responding to numerous calls about downed trees and wires. Gust to 50 mph 10 miles south of Coldwater. There were over 21,000 customers in the St. Joseph Co. Indiana (S. Bend). St. Joseph County Central Dispatch reports much of the county is without power. Gust to 60 mph at Mendon. Consumers Energy power outage map showed 2 areas without power in St. Joseph Co. – including a large area east of Centreville. Last report gust to 63 mph at Fort Wayne IN. Winds only got to 32 mph at the S. Haven Beach, 67 mph at the airport at S. Bend. Lots of branches down in S. Bend around Notre Dame – Route 2 was completely blocked. Gust to 42 mph Boardwalk, St. Joseph 79 mph wind at Burns Harbor Indiana and 73 mph at Michigan City IN, 72 mph at Gary IN, 71 mph Mt. Ayr IN with one injury and at least one trapped. 60 mph Mishawaka. Strong winds in La Porte Co. IN. with damage reported. G 58 at Valparaiso. The watch is Ottawa, Kent, Ionia and Clinton Counties to the south – greatest threat for strong wind south of I-94. Rip current danger increasing for the south end of Lake Michigan. Look at the Storm Reports – they are aimed right along the MI – IN border. The strongest winds on the leading edge of the bow echo should move along I-80. . The Chicago Crib – the water intake 3 miles east of downtown Chicago had a gust to at least 61.16 knots ( 70 mph). Use the links in the thread below.