High Wind Event in Southwest Michigan

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Storm Chase Details

Chase Date: December 23, 2007
Chase Partners:
Solo

Chasers Encountered:
None

Miles Logged: 30
States Chased: MI
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks

Chase Recap:

I was awakened around 5:30 or 5:45 am to my weather radio this morning. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for many counties in Indiana, including Hillsdale County in Michigan. Then it went off again for more Severe Thunderstorms this time just off to my west. A quick check of radar showed a line of storms with high winds.

I grabbed my camera and went out into the truck and drove around. I ended up in Clinton County up near St. Johns. The warning was expired for Clinton County, so I headed south. Approaching I-69/Business US-27 interchange, I was hit with a high wind. Estimated winds of around 40mph out of the west. There wasn’t a lot of lightning with this storm, however, there was quite a bit of flashes in the sky from all of the power transformers smashing down in Delta Township and Lansing.

Overall, not much of a chase, but it was a nice Christmas present.