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Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 52 kts.
State MICHIGAN
County/Area VAN BUREN
WFO GRR
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-09-28 13:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2009-09-28 16:00:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Thunderstorms swept across much of southwest lower Michigan during the late evening hours of the 27th and early morning hours of the 28th in association with a strong cold front. Most locations saw wind gusts of 25 to 40 mph along with heavy downpours and occasional thunder and lightning, but a few residents in Montcalm county saw wind gusts to 65 mph with snapped trees and minor roof damage. Another isolated severe thunderstorm brought down a couple of trees in Ottawa county.
Very strong winds developed on the 28th across all of southwest and west central lower Michigan. Most inland locations experienced peak wind gusts in the 30 to 50 mph range. However, a 60 mph peak wind gust was recorded at the South Haven GLERL site, a 55 mph peak wind gust was recorded at the Muskegon GLERL site, and a 53 mph wind gust occurred at Big Sable Point.
Event Narrative A peak wind gust to 60 mph was measured at the South Haven GLERL site during the mid afternoon hours of September 28.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERIDAN CLARK ARPT MONTCALM CO. MI 09/27/2009 23:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VAN BUREN (ZONE) VAN BUREN (ZONE) MI 09/28/2009 13:00 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OTTAWA (ZONE) OTTAWA (ZONE) MI 09/28/2009 13:00 EST-5 High Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALLEGAN (ZONE) ALLEGAN (ZONE) MI 09/28/2009 13:00 EST-5 High Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K