Strong Winds Create Power Outages & Damage in the Great Lakes
Strong winds continue to blow across the Great Lakes, creating numerous power outages, knocking down trees, and damaging structures. Roads have been closed due to debris and power lines across roadways. Strong wind gusts have blown semis over or off roadways.
A truck driver walks from his overturned semi to an ambulance along U.S. 23. High winds caused serval accidents this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/Cb2gZBse2x
— JD Pooley (@pooleyjd) March 8, 2017
Strong winds ripped the roof off of this mobile home in Kentwood. pic.twitter.com/C5A7W5Ogyk
— Evan Linnert (@linnerte) March 8, 2017
— bizymare (@bizymare) March 8, 2017
Sustained winds above 30 mph have been observed from Minnesota to New York. Gusts have approached 60 mph in some areas.
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) March 8, 2017
Some of the strongest winds clocked have been in Michigan, with gusts approaching 70 mph.
Thanks for all the wind damage reports thus far. Additional reports are greatly appreciated. Here's what we've seen at this point. pic.twitter.com/TX0Ks3ZCED
— NWS Detroit (@NWSDetroit) March 8, 2017
— NWS Grand Rapids (@NWSGrandRapids) March 8, 2017
High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories continue from the Upper Midwest through the Ohio Valley and into the Northeast. A strong and deep low pressure center near Hudson Bay in Canada is driving the damaging winds.
The strongest winds are being clocked this afternoon in the region and should start to diminish later this evening into Thursday.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels