Stormy Sunday in West Michigan


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A line of strong storms Sunday downed some trees and caused some power outages across West Michigan during the early afternoon.

The strongest winds hit Muskegon County, where nearly 5,000 Consumers Energy customers lost power during the storms.

A second line of showers and storms formed during the late afternoon from eastern Kent County to Kalamazoo County. Those storms caused a few tree branches to fall in St. Joseph and Branch Counties with some non-severe wind gusts (Coldwater had a gust to 47 mph), lightning and brief heavy rain.

Tree down in Mecosta Co. by Lake Mecosta

Logan Breuker sent me this pic. of a tree down by Lake Mecosta in Mecosta Co.

We’ll be dry today (Mon.) and at least in the morning on Tuesday. Our next significant chance of a shower or storm will come Tuesday PM/night.

The Beach Hazards Statement and Small Craft Advisories expired late Sunday evening. The photo above from Grand Haven late Sunday afternoon shows the +4-foot waves that were pounding the shoreline. With the high water level, these waves were crashing over many of the piers and breakwaters.

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