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Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1254 AM EDT WED JUL 2 2014

...STORM SURVEY FINDS THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS CONDUCTED A
STORM SURVEY ON TUESDAY OF AREAS HIT BY HIGH WINDS ON MONDAY
NIGHT. DOWNBURST WINDS...GENERALLY IN THE 60 TO 80 MPH RANGE
TOOK DOWN DOZENS OF TREES ACROSS THE INTERSTATE 94 CORRIDOR
INCLUDING THE KALAMAZOO...BATTLE CREEK...AND MARSHALL AREAS
THEN EAST AND NORTHEAST INTO JACKSON AND INGHAM COUNTIES.

THE WORST DAMAGE WAS JUST NORTHEAST OF ALBION IN CALHOUN
COUNTY WHERE TWO HOUSES HAD SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE AND
THERE WAS WIDESPREAD TREE DAMAGE. TOP WINDS IN THIS AREA
WERE ESTIMATED TO BE IN THE 80 TO 90 MPH RANGE BASED ON
THE DEGREE OF DAMAGE. THIS IS IN THE LOWER RANGE OF EF-1
ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA DAMAGE SCALE.

NO CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE WAS FOUND OF A TORNADO...BUT THE
PATTERN OF WIND DAMAGE DID SHOW EVIDENCE OF A LARGE AND
BROAD CIRCULATION...MOST LIKELY THE RESULT OF A STRONG
MESOCYCLONE THAT PASSED OVER THIS AREA. THIS DAMAGE PATTERN
HAS BEEN NOTED BEFORE IN SIMILAR TYPE STORMS...MOST NOTABLY
THE MEMORIAL DAY 2011 STORM THAT HIT THE BATTLE CREEK AREA.

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