Strong winds moved through Lower Michigan Saturday afternoon, resulting in widely scattered downed trees and power lines. As of 8:25 pm Saturday, Consumers Energy reported 115,696 customers were without power. That included 15% of Barry Co. 11% of Newaygo Co. and 8% of Calhoun Co.
The Wind Advisory expired at 8 pm. A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31-39 mph last for an hour or more or wind gusts reach 46 to 57 mph.
Gusts reached 64 mph at the Kalamazoo Airport, 62 mph at the Muskegon Channel, 60 mph at Big Sable Point near Ludington and 59 mph in Battle Creek. The peak gust at the Ford Airport in Grand Rapids was 53 mph.
Winds will diminish overnight and while it will be a bit breezy on Sunday, winds will not be nearly as strong as Saturday
Here’s the forecast wind speeds for 3 pm Sunday. As you can see, it will be breezy, but not nearly as windy as Saturday.