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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:27 AM

West Michiganders stay safe: Big storm coming in.

Also Tornado watch in effect for much of Michigan lower peninsula until 6PM.

I am going to move my car into the garage as this storm has been reported to have 3/4 inch hail.

We've had a lot of shitty weather here the past two months or so. The last week has featured flood warnings and advisories. All we need is more rain. The ground is saturated and a heavy storm isn't going to do us any good.

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Reply West Michiganders stay safe: Big storm coming in. (Original post)
longship Apr 2013 OP
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2013 #1
longship Apr 2013 #2
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2013 #4
longship Apr 2013 #5
longship Apr 2013 #3
longship Apr 2013 #6
longship Apr 2013 #7

Response to longship (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:36 AM

1. Is the storm they named ...Yogi?

Not only is naming winter storms a bad idea, the names they choose are ridiculous.
Storm before this was called..Xerxes.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:44 AM

2. Michigan TV stations don't name storms.

And neither does NOAA. Those are my only sources.

Severe T-storm warning for coastal counties in southwest MI and marine warnings for same. This looks like a bad storm. Down right scary on radar.

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Response to longship (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 12:36 PM

4. You are getting the top of that line of storms

we will be getting the bottom of the band tomorrow.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 12:42 PM

5. Hopefully it will diminish before it arrives here.

It's calm now, but we expect a big storm in the next couple of hours. I have moved my car into the garage in case of hail. Normally, I leave it out; a good spring shower rinses dirt roads' grime off. I will have no part of hail, though. I've seen what it can do to a car.

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Response to longship (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:21 AM

3. Tornado watch until 4PM for Mecosta, Newaygo, Oceana counties.

I live in rural Newaygo county. This storm is looking scary.

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Response to longship (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 01:07 PM

6. Tornado watch extended to 6 PM EDT.

And extended to large area of lower peninsula MI, essentially counties south of US-10.

Watch out, other Michiganders.

TORNADO WATCH 124 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 PM EDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS MI . MICHIGAN COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ALLEGAN BARRY BAY CALHOUN CLINTON EATON GENESEE GRATIOT HURON INGHAM IONIA ISABELLA JACKSON KALAMAZOO KENT LAPEER LENAWEE LIVINGSTON MACOMB MECOSTA MIDLAND MONROE MONTCALM MUSKEGON NEWAYGO OAKLAND OCEANA OTTAWA SAGINAW SANILAC SHIAWASSEE ST. CLAIR TUSCOLA VAN BUREN WASHTENAW WAYNE

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Response to longship (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 01:31 PM

7. Another update from NOAA.

I don't know if anybody's paying attention here, but I will keep posting just in case.

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY...

AT 116 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF DURAND TO 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF HUDSON...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH. WINDS GREATER THAN 40 MPH...BRIEF HEAVY DOWNPOURS...ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. * THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR...

FOWLERVILLE AND DURAND BY 125 PM EDT...

LENNON AND ONSTED BY 130 PM EDT...

ADRIAN AND OAK GROVE BY 135 PM EDT...

FLUSHING AND BLISSFIELD BY 140 PM EDT...

TECUMSEH AND OTTAWA LAKE BY 145 PM EDT...

MOUNT MORRIS AND PETERSBURG BY 150 PM EDT...

TEMPERANCE AND DUNDEE BY 155 PM EDT...

GUSTY WINDS MAY CAUSE SMALL OBJECTS SUCH AS TRASH BINS TO BLOW AROUND. SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY STRUCTURE UNTIL THESE STORMS HAVE PASSED.

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