Winds Diminishing

April 28th, 2014 at 7:00 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

AdvisoryWind Damage Two 4 28 14   Tree down north of White CloudThe winds have diminished, though it will stay breezy into Tuesday.  We’ve had a few trees/branches down (see pic. from Wyoming and pic. on the right of a maple tree down near White Cloud).  As of 10 PM, Consumers Energy has 2,505 customers without power, inc. 880 in Osceola County.  Peak winds today:  50 mph Macatawa (Holland), 49 mph Muskegon and on top of the Press Box at East G.R. High School, 47 mph Mason Co. Airport, 46 mph G.R. and Allegan, 44 mph Big Rapids and Oceana Co., 43 mph S. of Fremont, Hart and near Hastings, 41 mph S. Haven, 39 mph Ionia, 38 mph Kalamazoo.

Also – snow cover Monday AM in the U.P.:  34″ in the woods near Delaware (north slope), 18″ Mohawk, 14″ Copper Harbor, 13″ ESE of Calumet, 12″ Atlantic Mine and Munising (south), 7″ Michigamme, 6″ Big Bay, 4″ Watton and Ishpeming.  The low temperatures was 23° in Champion Monday AM – Mt. Bohemia will be open for skiing next weekend.

Great Lakes ice extent as of 4/28 is 26%.  Lake Superior still has a 50% ice cover, Lake Huron 23%, Lake Michigan 10%, Lake Erie 3%, Lake Ontario 0.1%.

8 Responses to “Winds Diminishing”

  1. Scott (robinson twsp) says:

    Coming up to Tulip Time, wouldn’t expect anything other than rain all week. lol

  2. Sad to hear the damage reports coming in as well as the 2 deaths in Oklahoma. Praying for the families of the victims as well as for those who may have lost there homes.

    On another note, I still cannot get over that El Reno tornado to this day. Tim Samaras was a great guy who I always liked. He is a role model to me. No matter how much chasing experience you had, that May 31 El Reno tornado outsmarted even the most experienced. Still looking at satellite images from June 2013 you could see the scar of where the path went. I still find it odd that is made a big curve and went back north.

    As I get older I want to study more on tornadoes and how to better predict them. Tim Samaras did awesome work, and that work needs to be completed.

  3. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    The weather will be crazy this week.

  4. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Whew finally made it back home. It sounds like there is a big outbreak to our south.

  5. Jeremy says:

    I was in Rogers, AR this past week for work and Thursday night everyone was talking about how Sunday was going to be bad. I left Friday but they were concerned already.

  6. Jill C. says:

    Already windy here in northern Muskegon County. I’m learning, these last two years since we moved back, that our weather here can be quite different than what you’re getting in GR. Cloudy here; sunny there. Or ten degrees warmer there. Or raining there but snowing here. ;)

  7. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    The winds are between 15-17 mph at this time. If we get 45mph winds we could see some damage. Good night and sweet dreams. I will be busy tomorrow, and I need my beauty rest.LOL

  8. Bernie at the lakeshore says:

    I spent about 4 hours on the garage roof replacing shingles today.

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