383  
WWUS83 KGRR 170907  
SPSGRR  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI  
407 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017  
 
MIZ043-044-050-056-057-064>066-071>073-171100-  
OCEANA MI-KALAMAZOO MI-MUSKEGON MI-CALHOUN MI-EATON MI-ALLEGAN MI-  
VAN BUREN MI-OTTAWA MI-BARRY MI-NEWAYGO MI-KENT MI-  
407 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017  
 
AT 405 AM EST, DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG  
THUNDERSTORMS OVER LAKE MICHIGAN EXTENDING FROM 25 MILES EAST OF  
WIND POINT TO OSCEOLA. MOVEMENT WAS NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.  
 
LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED OVER THE NEXT TWO HOURS INCLUDE...  
GRAND RAPIDS... KALAMAZOO... PORTAGE...  
MUSKEGON... HOLLAND... GRAND HAVEN...  
ALBION... HASTINGS... MARSHALL...  
ALLEGAN... SOUTH HAVEN... PLAINWELL...  
LOWELL... PAW PAW... VAN BUREN SP  
WESTWOOD... WYOMING... KENTWOOD...  
WALKER... SHELBY...  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
TORRENTIAL RAINFALL WAS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS, AND MAY LEAD TO  
LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED  
ROADWAYS.  
 
FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING WAS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE  
STORMS. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK  
A SAFE SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4207 8622 4224 8622 4224 8636 4249 8625  
4292 8622 4309 8625 4354 8650 4374 8619  
4287 8531 4277 8531 4277 8522 4226 8472  
4207 8508  
TIME...MOT...LOC 0905Z 230DEG 33KT 4289 8733 4164 8608  
 

 
 
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