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Updated: Sunday, 17 Jun 2012, 9:21 AM EDT
Published : Sunday, 17 Jun 2012, 9:21 AM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Power tools are a common Father's Day gift. All the power should be back in West Michigan on Sunday after storms blew through certain areas early Saturday evening.
As of 9 a.m., there were 488 people statewide without power. Of those, 100 were in Kent County and another 215 in Ottawa County.
The showers will clear out of West Michigan by the late morning, with temperatures climbing to the low 80s. It'll be a bit cooler along the beaches. Pleasant temps are expected Sunday night, but it looks like it'll be hot and steamy on Monday.
Overall, a nice day in store for Father's Day, no matter what you have planned.
Father's Day began in Spokane, Washington in 1910 when Sonora Smart Dodd organized a day to celebrate her own dad's birthday. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father's Day, but it wasn't until President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed it an offical national holiday in 1966. Then, in 1972, President Nixon signed it into law.
Outdoor activities should be fine, so Dad can use that new grill or power tiller you bought. Or he can sit back and watch the ballgame.
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