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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
547 PM EDT SAT OCT 1 2016

MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-012345-
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-CLARE-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-ISABELLA-MUSKEGON-
MONTCALM-GRATIOT-OTTAWA-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-
INGHAM-VAN BUREN-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LUDINGTON...BALDWIN...REED CITY...CLARE...
HART...FREMONT...BIG RAPIDS...MOUNT PLEASANT...MUSKEGON...
GREENVILLE...ALMA...GRAND HAVEN...JENISON...GRAND RAPIDS...IONIA...
ST. JOHNS...HOLLAND...HASTINGS...CHARLOTTE...LANSING...SOUTH HAVEN...
KALAMAZOO...BATTLE CREEK...JACKSON
547 PM EDT SAT OCT 1 2016

...COLD AIR FUNNELS POSSIBLE THIS EVENING...

CONDITIONS TODAY SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF WHAT METEOROLOGISTS
CALL COLD AIR FUNNEL CLOUDS. A COLD AIR FUNNEL IS A FUNNEL CLOUD
THAT DOES NOT DEVELOP IN A TYPICAL SEVERE WEATHER ENVIRONMENT AND
TYPICALLY FORMS IN A COOLER AIR MASS.

ALTHOUGH METEOROLOGISTS CAN PREDICT THE DAYS WHEN COLD AIR
FUNNELS ARE LIKELY TO OCCUR OVER A GENERAL AREA...THESE FUNNEL
CLOUDS WILL NORMALLY APPEAR WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING. THEY ARE
TYPICALLY SPAWNED FROM CUMULUS CLOUDS THAT MAY NOT EVEN BE TALL
ENOUGH TO PRODUCE THUNDER AND LIGHTNING OR EVEN RAIN.

COLD AIR FUNNEL CLOUDS ARE GENERALLY WEAK AND SHORT LIVED... AND
VERY RARELY TOUCH DOWN. THOSE THAT DO REACH THE GROUND BECOME WEAK
TORNADOES (WINDS OFTEN 50 MPH OR LESS) THAT GENERALLY PRODUCE ONLY
MINOR DAMAGE. IF FUNNEL CLOUDS ARE SIGHTED TODAY...PLAY IT SAFE
AND GET INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE IMMEDIATELY.

$$

MEADE




Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
955 AM EDT SAT OCT 1 2016

MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-021400-
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-CLARE-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-ISABELLA-MUSKEGON-
MONTCALM-GRATIOT-OTTAWA-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-
INGHAM-VAN BUREN-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-
955 AM EDT SAT OCT 1 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST LOWER
MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE AREA TODAY.
SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED. HOWEVER...SOME SMALL HAIL AND COLD
AIR FUNNELS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

AREAS OF FOG WILL BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED.

$$



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