Winds Have Died DownOctober 31st, 2013 at 7:39 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Here’s the Consumers Energy Power Outage Map. There are still a couple power outages (early afternoon) that should be fixed shortly. We had a Wind Advisory in effect for all but the Indiana border counties until 8 AM. Peak wind gusts: 54 mph at the Spyglass Condos Weather Station at the Holland Channel, 51 mph at Michigan City, Indiana, 49 mph East Grand Rapids (football stadium) 47 mph S. Haven Lighthouse, 41 Chicago water intake, 47 at Grand Haven (Channel), 43 mph at the Regional Airport in Holland, 40 mph Detroit and Manistee, 39 mph at Benton Harbor, 38 mph in Grand Rapids and 35 mph at Battle Creek. Gusts in W. Michigan should reach 40 mph, especially at the Lake Michigan shore. Winds will diminish a little during the afternoon. There was a High Wind Warning for the area from Flint to Saginaw and east through the Thumb Region. We also had a Gale Warning for Lake Michigan through Friday AM for waves up to 12 feet over the open water. There are Flood Advisories for the Thornapple River in Barry Co and Sycamore Creek in Ingham County, but no significant flooding is anticipated. Strong winds ahead of the front in central and eastern Indiana into W. Ohio last night. Winds were measured at 65 mph at Greenfield, IN and estimated to be 75 mph at Muncie, IN – numerous power lines are down. We missed the worst of that.