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A low pressure system quickly intensified over the weekend of February 23-24th, as it crossed the Great Lakes region.  This system brought blizzard warnings to western portions of the Great Lakes to high wind warnings across the rest of the region.  The increased pressure gradient associated with the storm, along with a well-mixed boundary layer led to high winds over the region, with gusts in 60 mph range. The strong winds ramped up on Sunday morning across Southeast Michigan with the highest gusts occurring in the afternoon and evening. Downed power lines led to numerous power outages across the state on Sunday with issues lasting into Monday, as well as a few locations with structural damage.
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