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“Detroit right now sits in fifth place for the coldest month of all time…”
As Detroit tied a record low Monday, cities across the state broke decades-old records the National Weather Service reports.
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.