Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
715 PM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

MIZ043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-030115-
INGHAM MI-MECOSTA MI-EATON MI-CLINTON MI-IONIA MI-MUSKEGON MI-
GRATIOT MI-OCEANA MI-BARRY MI-KENT MI-NEWAYGO MI-ISABELLA MI-
MONTCALM MI-MUSKEGON MI-OTTAWA MI-ALLEGAN MI-OCEANA MI-OTTAWA MI-
715 PM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY...

STRONG TO POTENTIALLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH DAMAGING
WINDS...LARGE HAIL...AND FREQUENT LIGHTING ARE EXPECTED OVER THE
AREA THIS EVENING.

AT 7:15PM...A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDED FROM HART TO NEAR MOUNT
PLEASANT. THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS REPORTS OF SMALL HAIL AND WIND
GUSTS TO 50 MPH WITH SCATTERED TREES DOWN AND POWER OUTAGES.  THESE
STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SOUTHEASTWARD OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL
HOURS REACHING HOLLAND...GRAND RAPIDS...AND LANSING AROUND 1000 PM
EDT. A FEW OF THESE STORMS MAY BLOW DOWN LARGER SWATHS OF TREES AND
DAMAGE BUILDINGS.

ADDITIONALLY...WIND GUSTS OF 45 MPH AHEAD OF THE STORMS ARE CAUSING
SOME POWER OUTAGES ACROSS THE AREA. THESE WINDS SHOULD SLOWLY
DIMINISH INTO THE EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF THUNDER ROARS...GO INDOORS. ALLOW 30 MINUTES OF TIME BEFORE
RESUMING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. PLEASE REPORT ANY OBSERVED DAMAGE TO
YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM EDT FOR
SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN.

LAT...LON 4382 8643 4381 8461 4347 8461 4346 8437
      4278 8436 4278 8416 4243 8414 4242 8627
      4271 8621 4301 8623 4362 8654
TIME...MOT...LOC 2307Z 240DEG 49KT 4286 8572

$$

COBB


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