Showers and Thunderstorms moved through West Michigan on Wednesday (9/6). The storms produced gusty winds and areas of heavy rain.

Downtown Holland 9 am Wednesday (Sept. 6) with a thunderstorm in progress

There was no severe weather in West Michigan (one tree was knocked down in Blissfield), but wind gusts reached 47 mph at the Holland Lighthouse and the South Haven Lighthouse, 46 mph Grand Haven Lighthouse, 43 mph at the South Haven buoy and 42 mph at the Port Sheldon buoy.

Rainfall Wednesday: Wayland 1.75″ (in 45 minutes), Comstock Park 1.08″, Kalamazoo 0.94″, Benton Harbor 0.93″, Muskegon 0.64″, Battle Creek 0.64″, Grand Rapids (airport) 0.16″.

Severe Weather Outlook Map for Thursday, September 7

We are not in the thunderstorm outlook for this Thursday or Friday. Isolated to scattered severe storms are likely from New England down to the Florida Panhandle.

Here’s radar.

Overnight, wind gusts hit 60 mph at Navy Pier in Chicago and at Orland Hills IL. There was tree damage in Naperville IL.

ALSO: The warmest 3 months of the year are from June 6 to September 5. Wednesday the sunrise comes at 7:12 am and the sunset at 8:09 pm. That gives us 12 hours and 57 minutes of daylight. We have lost 2 hours and 23 minutes of daylight since the Summer Solstice back on June 21. Daylight is shrinking at a relatively rapid rate of 2 minutes and 52 seconds each day. Solar noon is at 1:41 pm and the sun climbs to 54 degrees above the southern horizon. At the Summer Solstice, it climbs to 70.5 degrees above the horizon.

AND: Amazing waterspout in Greece.