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The National Weather Service said Wednesday that 20.4 inches of snow fell in Ottawa County near Allendale and 17.2 inches fell in East Grand Rapids.
“Lots of flooding, downed wires, downed trees, traffic lights out — it’s a mess,”
Trained spotters for the National Weather Service report a 65 miles per hour wind gust around 7:30 p.m. near Holly.
The National Weather Service offers an explanation for the fall-like temps.
A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for the overnight hours for some areas of southeast Michigan.
Meteorologists are tracking a so-called “derecho” weather pattern that could spawn severe windstorms in major Midwest metro areas with gusts as strong as 100 mph.
The National Weather Service holds Skywarn Spotter Training classes this Spring in southeast Michigan.
Melting of abundant winter snowfall and rains are expected to result in high water levels in many of Michigan’s rivers this spring, creating flooding and affecting recreation.
A late winter storm has dumped as much as 15 inches of snow on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, with up to 2 feet forecast in places.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory in effect until 10 p.m.