Wrap-Up of Storms on Tues.

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Above is updated the Severe Weather Outlook Map from the Storm Prediction Center for this PM/tonight (Wed.). Michigan is not in the outlook. There is a Marginal Risk of a severe storm from the Rockies to the Atlantic Ocean. Out of view, there is a Slight Risk for parts of New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and for much of New England. Michigan will not have any showers or thunderstorms from Thursday through Sunday.

Peak Wind Gusts with the Afternoon Thunderstorms

The highest wind gusts were around 45 mph at the lakeshore. There was some scanner chatter about something that looked like a funnel cloud near Cloverdale in Barry Co., but nothing happened. As of 8:30 pm, there were 3,317 Consumers Energy customers without power, including 1,101 in Genesee Co. (mainly west of Flint), 767 in Lenawee Co., 478 in Muskegon Co. and 272 in Kent Co. (mainly near Alto along Alden Nash Rd).

Rainfall Tuesday in West Michigan

Here’s rainfall totals from West Michigan on Tuesday. Nationally, as of 8:45 pm, there were 118,540 customers without power in the contiguous 48 states. The county with the most power outages was Marion Co. IN (Indianapolis) with 7,138 customers without power in just that county.

Here’s the storm coming into Grandville Tuesday afternoon (from Chris Start)

Storm Reports for Tue. 8 20 19

Above is storm reports for Tuesday. There was quite the swath of wind damage across Illinois and Indiana. It was mostly downed trees and wires. A semi was blown off I-57. One person was injured when a large tree branch fell on a moving car just SE of Indianapolis. There was roof damage in Catlin IL and a gazebo was destroyed in Beach Grove IL. Below is the map of severe weather reports on Monday.

Storm reports from Monday 8/19

Note the wind damage reports stretching from Alabama to Southern Maine. Winds hit 75 mph at Lewes, Delaware and Forked River New Jersey. 2″ diameter hail fell at Agawam, Massachusetts. As of 2:55 am Tue., there were 39,789 customers without power in the contiguous U.S. with Virginia being the state with the most at 4,730. There were 1,187 customers without power in Michigan. Here’s current radar:

Click for latest Base Reflectivity radar loop from the Grand Rapids/Muskegon, MI radar and current weather warnings

And regional radar:

Central Great Lakes sector

Here’s storm reports as of 1:30 pm (wind damage across Illinois):

Here’s a link to current storm reports. Here’s a pic. that Debrah Tubergen sent me from Illinois:

Approaching squall line of t-storms in Illinois – from Debrah Tubergen

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