The Wind Advisory expired at 8 pm.
“The strong winds took down a large tree across Michigan Avenue in Vicksburg causing power outages in the Village. Emergency crews responded. The area was blocked off as power lines were on the ground. Remember that when the power is out, traffic signals become 4 way stops.
Peak wind gusts: Lansing and Battle Creek 59 mph, Jackson and Saginaw 53 mph, Grand Rapids, Ionia and Kalamazoo 52 mph, Detroit, Big Rapids and Crystal 51 mph, Jamestown 50 mph, Comstock Park, East Gr. Rapids, Charlotte and Alma 49 mph, Hillsdale 48 mph, Pentwater and N. Dorr 47 mph, Marshall 45 mph, Holland, Coldwater and Benton Harbor 44 mph.
As of 9:30 pm, there were 14,095 Consumer’s Energy customers without power from 521 separate outages. That’s half the customers that were without power at 5:30 pm – so Consumer’s is doing a good job getting people back on line.
Gale Warnings were also in effect for Lake Michigan until 8 pm for waves of 6-9 feet and wind gusts to 40-50 mph.
Wind Advisories extended from South Dakota east to include all of Lower Michigan and eastern Upper Michigan.
Grand Rapids temperature for April 1-13 was 1.3 deg. cooler than average. 2022 is running nearly 2 deg. cooler than average. We’ve had 11.2″ of precipitation so far this year and that’s 2.55″ above average.
We may not have seen our last snowflakes. The map above is the European model total snowfall over the next 7 days. This model sometimes overdoes it a bit, but it is giving G.R. another 1.3″. There will be certainly be more snow in the U.P., especially around the Keweenaw Peninsula, where several inches is likely, with most of that coming early next week.
You can still go skiing/snowboarding in Michigan. Big Snow Resort/Indianhead Mountain hopes to remain open all the way to May 1.
ALSO: Day 3 of the North Dakota Blizzard. The five skyscrapers that get hit by lightning the most. Zillions of daffodils. 47″ of new snow! Lightning causes wildfire. Looping lightning. Dog playing in snow. Rare April snow in France. Pretty moonrise. Lightning seen from space. Undercast. Heavy rain down South: 7.49″ at Hughes AR and 6.82″ at Tunica MS. KA-BOOM! There’s a hurricane in the Western Pacific.