Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
429 PM EDT MON AUG 22 2016

...STRAIGHT LINE WINDS IN KENT COUNTY FROM AUGUST 20TH STORMS...

In addition to an EF-0 tornado that moved through portions of
Grandville and Wyoming on August 20th...National Weather Service
damage surveys identified areas of straight line wind damage in
Kent County from August 20th storms.

.Estimated winds of around 100mph...equivalent to EF-1 wind damage

A small area of wind damage caused by estimated 100 mph winds was
found near M6 between Ivanrest Ave SW and Kenowa Avenue SW.

South of M6...Ironwood Golf Course saw the worst of the damage
losing a significant number of large trees. North of M6 just west of
Wilson Ave SW along 64th Street...a number of very large trees were
uprooted causing significant damage to one home.

.Estimated winds of 65 to 75 mph...equivalent to EF-0 wind damage

A long stretch of straight line wind damage occurred from just
northeast of the intersection of M6 and Wilson Avenue SW through
East Grand Rapids. Notable locations that were impacted by
straight line winds include Maple Hill Golf Course and Pinery Park.

This damage was mainly to trees with a few fallen trees resulting in
damage to homes.

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