Storms Spawn Attainable Twister In Grand Rapids Space

Extreme climate in west Michigan final night time produced what the Nationwide Climate Service is investigating as a doable twister north of downtown Grand Rapids.

“There was a robust storm that moved in off of the lake and it obtained stronger because it moved east and collided with an outflow boundary from storms that have been farther north,” says NWS meteorologist Walt Felver within the Grand Rapids workplace. “When that occurred, that outflow boundary supplied a catalyst to spin up a probably small twister.”

Felver says there’s a number of harm, with home windows being blown out of 11 vehicles. Bushes and energy traces have been knocked down, however there aren’t any reviews of accidents. Shoppers Vitality has 32,000 with out energy, most in Kent County. There was some thunder and lightning and a little bit of rain within the St. Joseph, Benton Harbor, and South Haven areas final night time, however nothing alongside the traces of the extreme climate round Grand Rapids.

Picture courtesy of Lynsey Mukomel, WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids