Winds DiminishingApril 28th, 2014 at 7:00 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The 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%.